Posted by: AAPGAI | November 5, 2015

Message to AAPGAI members

As most of you are aware, our autumn assessments this year were held at a new venue, on the River Test at Broadlands. This proved to be an excellent location that we will return to in the future and I owe a big thank you to Ron Holloway for his assistance in arranging and to Neil Freeman and John Hall who run the fishery, they couldn’t have been more accommodating.

We had a 50% Pass rate as well as having 4 trainee assessors start their ACWE qualification.

The format of our weekends has now changed slightly in so much as there is no longer an open day, the Saturday is now reserved for members only, although we will invite candidates who took a provisional assessment but were unsuccessful.

At the AGM, our Chairman and former secretary Illtyd Griffiths stepped down, and will be much missed. Without Illtyd’s foresight and input from the formation of AAPGAI, we would not be in the position that we are today and we all owe him a great deal of thanks. I will attempt to hold the reins until we have an EGM at Cockermouth in the spring where we will elect a new Chairman.

Thank you to all of the assessors and members who came to Broadlands, it was great to see some of the members that we haven’t seen for some time and to have the opportunity to fish on the Test. I look forward to a return visit probably in 2017.

Kind regards

Gary Champion

Acting chairman