Catch and release a qualifying shark within 12 months of your application.
The SACGB full membership qualification criteria is changing from qualifying length to qualifying weight. The change will become fully effective on the 1st October 2018 but until then its possible to join as a full member of the club with shark of qualifying length or one of qualifying weight
The minimum qualifying weight is 75lbs which is calculated using the formula, (girth * girth * length nose to fork of tail)/800. All dimensions to be in inches
A qualifying Blue Shark must be a minimum of 70″ from nose to fork of tail.
A qualifying Thresher Shark must be a minimum of 48″ from nose to fork of tail
A qualifying Porbeagle Shark must be a minimum of 55″ from nose to fork of tail
A qualifying Mako Shark must be a minimum of 58″ from nose to fork of tail
The source data to determine the dimensions for Thresher, Porbeagle and Mako comes from NOAA (Apex Predators)
Catch and release a shark within 12 months of your application
A photograph of the shark in profile along with a measuring tape or other easily visible measuring device is preferred to accompany your application
Joining Fee – £20
You can download a copy of the membership application form here . The joining fee includes your first year subscription.
Annual subscription – £20
Once your application has been approved you will receive a member certificate, membership card, rule book and a lapel badge.
Transfer from associate member to full member once a qualifying shark is caught and released is free.
|Benefits||Associate Member||Full Member|
|Two Newsletters per year which give updates on events, notable catches, committee projects etc||YES||YES|
|Administrator access to club Closed Facebook Group||YES||YES|
|Access to club shop to purchase branded clothing and other items.||YES||YES|
|Compete for club Challenge Trophies and Records (only fully paid up members can compete for trophies)||Yes – provided the fish is of qualifying size and the associate member upgrades to a full member||YES|
|Entry to the Annual Festival||Yes – provided there are insufficient full members to fill the available spaces||YES|
|Serve on the Committee||Yes – provided there are insufficient full members prepared to stand for election||YES|
|Make suggestions/proposals to the committee via the website portal||YES||YES|