The popular Audco Series returns this year following the year out last due to Covid. The 1st round kicks of this coming Sunday with us on Shropshire Union Canal - Honesty Box stretch (bridges 50-51). The same socially distancing rules apply (as per Angling trust and Gov guidlines) so the rolling draw will be done from 8:45am and just 2 members will conduct the weighin. Match will start at 10am and finish at 3pm. All Anglers are booked on, series entry is £25 and then £12 per round thereafter (same as 2019).
With the easing of restricitons, the return of the popular Wednesday matches return this April. The first one up is 7th April on Long Lane Pool. Dave Matson is running these and will be using Long Lane, Marchamley and Melverley Farm, these are normally popular matches and the social distancing draws continue (in-line with Gov and Angling Trust guidlines), so please book on with Dave on 07530 239501.
The annual Audco league is set to be back following last years Covid disruptions, Anglers have allready booked on with us so this year should be a welcome return to match angling. Assuming we get go ahead the first match is due to take place on 11th April, so let's all hope with vaccine roll out we'll be out back soon!
Less than 48 hours after the announcment the Government have confirmed Fishing solo can continue to support mental health and well being during Lockdown 3 See below statment link . . .
The club are still digesting the full information released today 30th December and wait for responses from Angling Trust. However it's expected the pools will remain open for members to fish (solo or with members from same household). Matches will be postponed in short term as with impact of Tier 3 measures.
Check back here for more updates
Well as we know 2020 had been somewhat different, but the Fishing has seen an upturn with beginners and returning anglers. Who perhaps for years had given up. Hopefully all have found relaxation in these troubled times? The Fishing all said has been very good, with Long Lane Pool being very popular with good catches of Silvers and many double figure Carp showing.
The desilting and weed claering of the Newport Canal as resulted in some good mixed bags of Fish, good Bream, Carp and Tench showming.
The Shropshire Union Canal has also fished with some big bags of Bream, Roach even though boats can be disruptive. Bearcroft Pool has had F1's introdcued this year, which have fed well into the Autumn. We are now introducing a quanitity of Common / Mirror Carp and hope the Silvers (which were on hold due to Covid 19) will soon be stocked. We're also looking at adding some Tench to the venue.
Hope you all have a good Christmas, stay safe and tight lines for 2021! - Dave Matson
We all know Christmas won't be the same this year but nevertheless, We'd like to say thanks for your support during 2020 and hope all our members have a good and safe Christmas, let's hope 2021 is a great year!
The clubs last match of the year will hopefully proceed ahead. Once lockdown ends and depending on tiers / governemetn announcements we expect that match fishing is lilkey to return. If anyone wishes to fish the Christmas fayre match then you must book on with Stuart Miles / Bob or Dave Matson please.
We will monitor the situation with the restrictions and abide by these, hopefully the Fur and feather will proceed as usual a rolling draw and soical distancing in place. Watch this space!
The new Lockdown restrictions in England came into force on Thursday 5th November. So from this point until at least December 2nd no groups should be meeting to Fish and all matches are suspended / cancelled during this period. Anglers can meet one more person at fisheries and normal Government guidance should be followed at all times. NO FISHING ON SAME PEGS unless from same household please.
See Angling Trust link for more info
The club won't be holding an AGM in 2020 due to all the lockdown and Covid issues. We will continue to run as are for the time being and will release details and dates in due course. Please use the contact us if you have any suggestions for A.G.M.
Some major maintenance will be carried out on Long Lane Pool on Saturday 24th. The digger and crew will be on-site for the day to complete essential maintenance. We like to thank members for their understanding and it will be open again on the Sunday 25th.
Ian Jones and Bob Sands took the spoils in the re-scheduled MacMillan Charity match on Saturday. Well done guys 6 points to Win the event (See match results for more info).
We have 3 Silver fish matches on the schedule for October / November. Places will be limited to 15 pegs so book on to confirm with Stuart Miles if interested. The matches are not a league just three indiviual matches:
October 11th - Melverley Farm Laneside Pool
Nov 1st - Apley Pool, Telford
Nov 22nd - Stirchley Pool, Telford.
Rolling draw as with all my Matches, rock up pay, draw and off to your peg! £12 per match fisht 10am to 3pm. Other dates may be added if popular.
The Annual macmillian Pairs match has now been re-arranged for Saturday September 12th. This event will be held over our length of Newport canal and the Honeysuckle length. Contact Bob Pritchard to book on.
Serck Audco Angling Club would like to thank all members for their patience during the lock-down restrictions and for what has been a smooth return to the waterside. All of the club waters are now open, subject to the guidance from the Angling Trust. Newport Canal is open to members only, we would advise anglers to use the pegs nearest the car park as the pathway is a lot busier than usual. SAAC is a member of the Angling Trust, the governing body of our sport. They have put a lot of hard work in to getting the restrictions eased on Angling, but if there is another spike in infections and anglers are seen to be not following the guidance then the ability to fish may be rescinded. Please adhere to the guidelines and we would like to encourage members to report anyone jeopardising the future of our sport to a committee member. Tight lines and stay safe.
The Angling Trust has now released advice for running matches again, following a thumbs up with restrictions from the Government as of 26th May. Clubs who have bookings with us should proceed if they wish, but please inform us. Our club matches will be re-instated with careful social distancing in place. Numbers will be limited so match anglers should ALWAYS book on during this period.
The club have decided they'll be no Series this summer, but we will instead run matches at venues (where possible) booked as standalone matches. We will review these measures and see how matches go. It should also be noted that the keepnets can now be used (normal rules apply as per card), but remind all memebers to respect the special terms during this time:
No sharing of pegs (unless from same house)
No tackle sharing
Social distancing at all times.
Following the recent update in Covid measures by Government announced on Sunday night. Some sports and outdoor activites will be permitted to resume. This is of course subject to changes at any time as the situation remains fragile and very fluid, it also is subject to water / fishery landlords permission. We have had permission from owners of Long Lane, Bearcroft Pool. These fisheries will be re-opening from 13th May along with the Shropshire Union Canal.
Newport Canal remains closed until further notice, we are awaiting approval and instruction from the council on this. Please note that the Club have had permission for re-opening BUT this is subject to Anglers following rules and Government guidlines, so we ask all members to respect the soical distancing and if you have any symptoms of Covid you must stay away from venues. We are all glad to be able to fish once again, but it's vital that memebers observe the Covid guidlines, use commonsense and stay safe. We'd also like to thank members for the continued support throughout this crisis.
NOTE SOME OF THE CONDITIONS OF RE-OPENING THE VENUES:
1) Abide by Government guidlines and remain minimum 2 meters apart at all times.
2) No Fishing between pegs (this is normal rule anyway!)
3) No Peg sharing (unless memebers of same house hold)
4) Anglers should fish Solitary.
5) We recommend Anglers wash hands and or use Hand Sanitiser (NOT PROVIDED).
6) Open and close gates with gloved handed or as above Sanitise hands once done. DO NOT LEAVE GATES OPEN DUE TO POSSIBLE LIVE-STOCK.
7) NO KEEP NETS.
8) NO MATCH FISHING EVENTS.
9) MEMBERS ONLY NO DAY TICKETS.
10) Please respect the rules and advisories, remember that failure to respect these will result in loss of memebership card and possible venue closures.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SHROPSHIRE UNION WATER IS SHARED WITH HODENT AND THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED OPENING FROM 13th MAY WITH RESTRICTIONS PLEASE READ:
We will monitor the situation and if guidlines change will update, so please check back here for future updates. We advise that Anglers follow all Governemnt rules and guides on Covid and Fish safely. We also recommend checking with Angling Trust for more generic information on Fishing, they have produced a doucment relating to these more generic reecommendations:
We live in very surreal and worrying times at present, and following the Angling Trust and Government guide and advisory (see Link for details on this advice)
We can confirm that all Club matches have now cancelled until at least Early May and the club monthly meetings will be cancelled for the next three months. Check back here for more updates, we recommend following the Government guidelines, please stay safe and lets see you all back out once this is all over.
New club cards are out at usual outlets now and venues have been selected for the matches and popular Audco league. A venue change has taken place with the 2nd Round being swapped to Marchamley from The Hough (April 26th). Spaces are limited on the league which will commence on 29th March. There are spaces available still, so those wishing to fish it this year please let a committee member know or contact Stuart (see Series page link from Match Results page).
Also worth a mention is John Buttery memorial Match on Saturday 2nd May and the Alan Smallman McMillan Charity pairs on Saturday 6th June, both worth noting in your diaries.
Audco Angling club is proud to be a supporter and member of the Angling Trust and we urge members to think about joining as individual members. Join now and get £29 to spend at Fishing megastore *
Fishing Megastore is the online outlet for Glasgow Angling Centre and carries a great range of coarse, Sea & Game angling tackle and clothing from all major manufacturers.
The Angling trust is recognised by government as anglings national representative body - THE united voice of Angling in the UK.
*Discount offer available until 31st December 2018 to new and returning adult (Age 22+) and senior citizen members who have not held a valid membership during the last 24 months. Discount code will be notified to qualifying members by email within 10 working days of receipt of subscripton payment and is valid for 6 months against a single purchase from the Megastore. Offer NOT available to members payinn by monthly direct debit.
12 months Adult membership of the Angling trust costs £29 of £25 for over 65's
Call the Angling trust Membership team on 01568 620447 or join online at www.anglingtrust.net
We would just like to confirm that we've managed to secure the lease on Bearcroft Pool for the next 24 months. Memebers may continue to fish the venue as normal.
Thanks to Paul Quinn at The Phez in Newport for aftermatch support as always!
Don't forget your annual Rod Licenses, Due on the 1st April. Don't caught without one as the fines are bigger than any fish you could possibly hope to catch!
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New Cards Available From Normal outlets
The New 2021 club cards are now available from the normal outlets and fishing tackle shops from 30th December.
Rod and Gun - Tel 01952 503550
Oakengates Angling - Tel 01952 616 054
Newport Sports - Tel 01952 272722
The Club are always looking to improve the water and the fishing experience for all to enjoy, as part of this we are always interested in hearing from you if your able to spare some time to help with tidying up and general work at our waters. This time of year is often a good time to carry out this work, so if you've got some time spare please contact us or speak with any committee member for details of work parties.
1st October 2020 for any proposals for AGM.
5th November 2020 AGM - 7:30PM