Membership Information

Fishing with the RN&RMAA

Personal membership of the RN&RMAA Association falls into the 3 categories listed below: Full, Associate and Life and the membership form can be downloaded from here.

  1. Full Membership. TThis is the corporate grade of membership open to all serving officers and ratings of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. They are eligible for election to the Association's Central Committee and can vote at Committees (if elected to voting posts) and at the AGM. Only Full members are entitled to benefit from Naval Non-public funds provided from the NSSC or RN Sports Lottery
  2. Associate Membership. This is open to retired personnel of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. It is also open, by invitation, to a strictly limited number of MOD(N) civilians, long-term Defence contractors and other civilians who have special qualifications or attributes by which they can contribute to the Object of the Association. Associate Members may hold committee positions if duly elected but may not vote on any issue effecting disbursement of funds nor on any issue at AGMs.
  3. Life Membership. This may be given as an honour to retiring Full Members who have given particularly long and meritorious service to the Association on the Central Committee. Life Members have the same rights as Associate members.

Fishing at Sultan & Dryad

While the RN&RMAA are fully recognised by the Single and Combined Services Sports boards and attracts funding from central funds as well as Sports Lottery, and offers members access to trade accounts with Fox International and Richworth Bait and Tackle, we are fully aware of the desire of Portsmouth locals and visitors to the locale to fish Southwick Park lake and HMS SULTAN moat. To do this you will also need to join the Portsmouth Royal Navy and Royal Marines Coarse Angling Association. Further information can be found on the Portsmouth RN&RMAA Coarse Angling Association website.

In future it is hoped that matches run by the Portsmouth RN&RM CAA will become selection matches for higher national divisional matches administered through the RN&RMAA. Work is ongoing in this area. In the meantime, if you want to fish Sultan & Dryad, you need to join Portsmouth RN&RM CAA (website link above).

Membership benefits of the RN&RMAA are obvious and you might give some thought to being a member of both associations.

Tim Broughton, RN&RMAA Membership Secretary