It’s been a momentous year for us all, with weather ranging from -13 to +40 and more saline than nature could deal with in the late summer. We have seen massive changes in direction from Natural England and the Hoveton Great Broad project, which has finally seen sense.
We end the year with more EA fisheries officers, than before bringing new ideas and thoughts into the Agency, which we welcome.
We have been invited to attend meetings to present our case on many Broads issues and seemingly getting a voice around the table. So there are some positives.
However the Board has now realised that although we felt we had members support following the members meetings from October 2021 and early 2022, we realise what we actually have is support from angling, rather than support from the anglers.
We find this an impossible position to maintain any meaningful real delivery and outcomes.
To this end, there will be a recommendation in January sent to members to consider on how we evolve BASG into 2023, with an AGM and General Meeting to be held in late January.
Have a great Christmas, finally this year with family and friends and we will be back in touch with our members in January.