Procedures Re Covid-19 and our boat fishing trips
These procedures are to be implemented to reduce the risk of virus transmission on our boat fishing trips.
20 April 2021
All shops including tackle shops are now open, and the travel restrictions to England have been removed.
From April 24th, the number of people that can meet outdoors will increase to 6 people from 6 households, whilst maintaining social distancing.
So from April 24th numbers on the Oystercat will increase to a total of 6 people including skipper & crew, and on the Belle to a total of 4 people these numbers include skipper / crew.
1 April 2021
The 2-household limit still applies to meetings outdoors, so little has changed in terms of the numbers on the boats.
From April 12th, provided the current conditions prevail, all shops can open, and the travel restrictions to England will be removed.
27 March 2021
There has been a further relaxing of the Lockdown rules.
From Saturday March 27th, travel limits within Wales have been removed, though travel to/from England is not yet permitted. A maximum of 6 adults from 2 households can meet outdoors, socially distanced. This still means that the boats can only operate with a skipper and crew, unless people are from two households, when a maximum of 6 adults applies.
This will be reviewed again by the Welsh Govt on April 1st.
12 March 2021
There has been a slight relaxing of the Lockdown rules.
We can now travel locally (within 5 miles), and a maximum of 4 adults from 2 households can meet outdoors, socially distanced.
This effectively means that the boats can only operate with a skipper and crew, unless people are from two households, when a maximum of 4 adults applies.
The marina is open from Saturday March 13th, and the Tawe lock will re-open from 0700 on Tuesday March 16th following maintenance.
Tackle shops are classed as non-essential, so remain closed to visitors, but can operate on a click & collect basis.
19 February 2021
Lockdown continues for a further 3 weeks. There is a slight relaxing in that up to 4 people from two different households can exercise together outdoors from Saturday. Excerise must still start and finish from home and driving for exercise is not permitted. This will be reviewed again by the Welsh Govt on March12th.
29 January 2021
Wales is still in level-4 lockdown. This situation will be reviewed again by the Welsh Govt on February 19th.
Oystercat - Max of 6 people from 2 households. The household limit is expected to be removed on April 26th 2021.
Whilst the Oystercat has sufficient deck space for 9 people to fish and maintain distancing when at anchor or drifting, the difficulty is the comfort of those on board whilst the boat is travelling.
The Oystercat does kick up spray at speed, and with the cabin unavailable, this means anglers will need to shelter between the rear of the cabin and the livewells, and it is this area that limits the numbers on board to 4 plus skipper & crew – a total of 6 people. The current regulations restrict numbers to a maximum of 6 adults from 2 households.
At the skipper’s discretion additional anglers may be permitted, within WAG guidelines, but this would depend on the weather and may mean some anglers getting wet whilst travelling. The weather may be good at the start of the day but can deteriorate later.
Mumbles Belle - Max of 4 people from 2 households. The household limit is expected to be removed on April 26th 2021.
Due to its smaller size, numbers on the Belle are limited to the skipper plus 3 angler from 2 households..
Bookings for trips are via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or the online forms.
When the Corona Virus restrictions are relaxed, we will be able to resume trips with more anglers onboard.