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is another spike in infections and anglers are seen to be not following the guidance then the ability to fish may be rescinded.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.
David Matson the club chairman has the following statement following the AGM for members:
This year we have see a slight increase in membership a good sign.
The Fishing has gone well in 2019 with some very large bags at Long Lane Pool. Newport Canal is undergoing a major change with ove over £100,000 being spent on desilting, resulting in better depth, removal of weed which shoudl encourgage aquatic live. It has been fishing well for all spieces this year and we hope to carry out additional stocking with more Silvers in the new year.
Bearcroft Pool has also been fishing and last month we stocked it with a large quantity of F1 Carp and again we plan to re-stock with Silvers soon in the new year. The Shropshire Union Canal has been exceptional this year, also hosting the National Fishing Championship.
A few of us spent time keeping the venues in good order, but we would be very happy with help, so if any members can lend a hand then please phone one of the numbers on the club card for details.
Thanks for your continued support in 2019 and tight lines for 2020
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 2020 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
Jaynes Tackle - Tel 01952 257400
Home Essentials - 1-1a Lower Bar, Newport
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