Club Membership

Full Membership

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

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

Qualifying Length

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)

Associate Membership

Catch and release a shark within 12 months of your application

Photograph

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
Voting Rights NO YES