Covid-19 Guidlines

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Hygiene Guidence


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.


  • The boats have the necessary cleaning equipment and hand cleansers on board. You should bring your own protection equipment and sanitisers.
  • Covid-19 is transmitted in tiny droplets, spread through coughs, sneezes. singing, loud talking and shouting out loud, so do not do any of these actions. Droplets can also be airborne and spread if droplets end up on surfaces and people touch them and then their faces such as lips, nose and eyes.
  • We will always follow Welsh Government Guidelines.
  • Social distancing and good hygiene requirements are still in place.
  • Protecting the face and regular hand washing, especially after removing face protection, can help prevent infection
  • If you have Covid-19 symptoms you should not be going fishing on our boats. The skippers decide who to allow on board and if the skipper suspects a member is showing symptoms of Covid-19 they will not be allowed to board.
  • The skipper will carry out a full safety briefing listing all measures put in place to keep to Welsh Government guidelines and what member anglers have to do to follow these guidelines.
  • While social distancing measures are required, we will be limiting the number of anglers on board to ensure the correct separation between nonfamily members living at a different address. Family members living at the same address are exempt from the social distancing rule between family members only.
  • There will be no provision for storage of personal items or seating in the cabin while travelling. Travel light to create more space around the boat and plan for all weathers.
  • We will not be providing tea or coffee, or cooking facilities. Please bring your own food and drinks.
  • Anglers will not be allowed in the spaces occupied by the skipper and crew.
  • Use the rubbish bins on board at your fishing position. Do not walk around the boat. We will dispose of the rubbish at the end of the fishing trip.
  • Should an angler suffer a bout of seasickness they will be kept well away from other anglers.
  • Only use the toilet in an emergency. Use a bucket of sea water for urine and dispose safely over the side.
  • Anglers to meet at the boat car park adhering to social distance measures. Stay in your car until the marina gate is opened by the crewman and then line up at current distances.
  • Entry to the marina and boarding the boat will be done in an orderly manner observing the social distance and fishing position on the boat. Disembarking will be a reversal of embarkation. Where possible there will be a one-way system for getting around the boat.
  • We recommend you wash down and sanitise your rod and reel after use.
  • We expect everyone aboard to help clean fishing-related mess in their allocated area. This will give us a better platform for a deep clean once everyone has left the boat.
  • There will be only one fishing trip per day.
  • During the pandemic, we are all ultimately responsible for our actions and ensuring the safety of ourselves and all around us. Please be thoughtful and considerate to everyone you meet in the car park, marina walkways and aboard the Oystercat, it is as much for your safety as others.







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.




Reduced Numbers on club boats to maintain social distancing


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 or the online forms.


When the Corona Virus restrictions are relaxed, we will be able to resume trips with more anglers onboard.



MMBFC Committee