Audco Angling Club
Audco Angling Club

Series Dates for 2022 announced 

We have posted dates for next years Leage on this site now (see "The Series" tab for more information.  It will be limited to 15 Anglers and entry on first match will be £25 with £15 per round thereafter.  Same sort of format 11 rounds taking your the 8 best results to determine winner and top 5.   Each round will also see a payout and probable sections depending on turnout. 


We'll again use a mixture of venues with the Shroppy Canal featuring twice, plus Wigmore (new venue) and others. Keep checking back here for updates. 

Silver Match Apley 9th October 

The club are running a Silver fish match on Apley this Saturday.  Draw from 8:40am (fish 10am - 3pm).  You MUST have booked on with us to fish this and we will be using pegs 1-15 and 28-34.  Given the numbers booked on we will likely run 2 sections of the pool.  It's a rolling draw / soical distanced etc. 


Series 2021 ends 

Well it was great to be back on the bank in 2021 after all the uncertantiy, disruption and sadness that the global pandemic brought to us all.  Something that none of us had witnessed before in our lifetimes, it certainly makes you appreciated the simple things in life that are often taken for granted. 


The 2021 league saw, us all happily get back out, fish and enjoy the banter (socially distanced of course) an interesting league was close run and with several new entrants this year, it was great to see different winners in each of the first 6 mathces!  Simon Dromgool won the starting match on the Shropshire Union, followed by Dave Matsons win on Long lane in round 2., Dave Burton took  round 3 and so it went on throughout. 


We had some great matches, Dave Burtons fine 32lb of silver fish won on Stirchely Top, Bob Pritchard pushed all the way, with some fine performaces Phil winning on Stirchely Top having only fished it a handful of times.  Gerald Large also had a fantastic Debut league seaons coming in 2nd overall with some fine results along the way and masterclass on the feeder!   Melverley match was well attended and everybody had double figure weights, Dave Matson had an excellent 82lb to win that round. 


We'd like to thank everyone for making it great return to match fishing and attending this years league, we hope to see you out there next year!  And althought the league is over for this year we still have many club matches and Silver matches to see out 2021.  Tight Lines everyone! 

Canal Matches Switched to Bearcroft Pool Oct 2nd & 16th Oct

Due to the Shropshire Union Canal being used for a large national matches, we have swapped next Saturdays match to Bearcroft Pool. 

Matson Wins Audco Series 21 

Rounds 9 & 10 saw those closet to Dave Matson drop points, meaning despite his worst result of the campaign (5th) Dave has won 2021 series with one round to go.  There is still plenty to be settled on the last round though with Phil Bowen moving up to 2nd place.  Bob Pritchard and Gerald Large are both level on points with final round on Long Lane coming next Sunday (28th September). 


The standings are (with 3 worst matches taken off): 


1) Dave Matson - 19 Poiints. 

2) Gerald Large - 23 pts

3) Bob Pritchard - 24 pts

4) Phil Bowen - 26 pts

4) Dave Burton & Simon Dromgoool - 36 pts 


Top 5 paid out on last match, top 5 battle still on with a couple of others pushing to challenge with 5th! 

Canal Matches Cancelled 

It is with regret that we have cancelled the October matches on the S.U.C (Shropshire union), this is due to National and International Pairs events being held on the sections during this month.  October 2nd and October 16th have now been cancelled as club matches.  Keep a look out here as we may run the dates but elsewhere.  This dosen't effect any other waters and our Silver Matches are still going ahead too. 

Silver Matches Dates confirmed 

We're delighted to anounce that we will be running some Silver Fish matches this Autumn. There are limited spaces on these, so you need to book on with Stuart Miles to confirm you're space.  They are not a league just individual matches and you can fish as many or as a few as you wish. 


9th October -  Apley Pool - Telford (wood pegs tbc) 


30th October - Stirchely Top Pool - Telford (whole pool booked). 


20th November - Parkers Pool Telford 



League Update 

Round 9 saw Dave Matson re-take top spot with a  26lb catch from Peg 14 on Parkers.  Phil Bowen was very close with 25lb odd of peg 22 and Simon Dromgool took 3rd place with 15lb 10oz. with his first visit to the venue.  A good turn out on the day, shame the fishing wasn't as good as it has been on there of late!   A little summer break now, next round is on Apley Pool on Sunday 12th September. 


See "The Series" page for more info, 

Audco League rolling on

iIt's been a good league so far with 6 different winners over the 7 rouunds, Bob Pritchard and Dave Matson are leading the way, but plenty of others in the hunt for a top 4 end placing!  All to play for following Round 7 (see Recent Match results)!  Round 8 will be on Melverley Farm Laneside on 18th July.  

Work Party on 5th July Audco Canal Newport 

The club have a work party taking place on Monday 5th July from 6pm in evening. If anyone wants to join and help feel free to turn up and lend a hand! 

Audco League shaping up! 

It's a closely contested series so far this season with 6 rounds gone and 6 winners so far!  Dave Matson keeps hold of top spot (with 1 worst result dropped) but all to play for going into the second half the campaign. . . . 


1) Dave Matson - 14 points 

2) Bob Pritchard - 17 points

3) Gerald Large - 18  points 

4) Phil Bowen - 19 points 

5) Dave Burton - 26 points. 


Round 7 on Long Lane 4th July ! 

Long Lane Rules update 

For the avoidance of doubt!. . .  


Following recent rule breaches at Long Lane Pool, we wish to remind ALL members of some key rules and recent additional rules: 


1) NO FIXED FEEDER OR LEADS -  Introduced as some fish have been seen tethered to feeders which is of course no good for Fish welfare.  We have decided therefore to insist on running feeders / leads. 


2) NO PET FOODS OR FLOATING BAITS ON THE POOL - Always been a rule and important for several reasons. 


3) NO BOILIES - Again always been a rule on club waters. 


4) One Rod only at a time -  Always been in the rule book 




Any one caught breaching these rules will be in danger of having their card and membership revoked.  


Tight Audco League 

With five rounds gone and dropping worst one of 5 so far, the league is looking interesting and it's nip & tuck!  A close top 4 battle is going on: 


1) Dave Matson - 11 points

2) Phil Bowen - 13 points 

3) Geral Large - 14 points 

4) Bob Pritchard - 15 points. 


See Match Results "The Series" for more information 

Bearcroft New Fish Stocks and Work Party 

The club are delighted to announce that more fish have been stocked into Bearcroft Pool.  We recently added more F1 Carp and Tench too the water, following last years introduction of F1's.  Also we will be carrying out maintenance of the pool on Tuesday 8th June, so from mid afternoon expect some disturbance if your Fishing!  Tight Lines! 

Audco League After 4 rounds 

It's a tight league this year with so far a different first place every round, so all to play for!  Dave Matson leads the way (without any rounds dropped) but Bob Pritchard, Phil Bowen and Gerald are all closing in and keeping it interesting!  Each Angler can drop their worst 3 results so at this point nothing dropped we have a race on!   Next Round June 6th at Stirchely Top pool. 


Audco Leage Round 3 Venue Switched 

To all those fishing the Audco League, the venue has been moved from Marchamley to Stirchely Top Pool in Telford this Sunday (9th May).  This is due to not being able to guarantee pegs on Match Lake at Marchamley, so we had no choice but to Switch it.  Same fee, same time (rolling draw from 8:40am). 


Macmillan Pairs Match Saturday 1st May 

Due to Pandemic last year, many matches we're re-scheduled and this year the Macmillan pairs match takes place the first Saturday of May.  The club will be using the Newport club stretch and the Honeysuckle length.   See match results for details on weights. 


Well done to Ian Jones and Bob Sands who won the pairs for 2nd year in row with 6 points.  Dave Matson and Bob were 2nd with 8 points.  12 pairs fished so well done to all that attended. 


Special thanks to Bob Pritchard, Phil Bowen, Dave Matson who put event on and carry on Alan Smallmans great work.  Also special mention to Gordon Dolan who dontated his winnings to the chairty, the club raised £92 for Macmilan. 


2021 League Kicks of Sunday 11th April!

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). 


Mid-Week matches return 

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. 



2021 League 

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! 

Pleasure Fishing now back on! 

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   . . .


Tier 3 Impact 

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 

Chairmans Message 

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 

Merry Christmas to all members 

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! 

Fur & Feather Dec 5th Long Lane

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! 

Lockdown 2 Fishing 

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



A.G.M 2020 cancelled 

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. 



Long Lane Closed Saturday 24th October 

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. 


Jones and Sands Win MacMillan Charity Match

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). 

Autumn Silver Fish Matches 

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. 


Audco Charity Pairs Re-arranged date announced

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.


Match Fishing Gets Green light to start again

Covid 19 - Re-Opening Statement

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.




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.




10) Please respect the rules and advisories, remember that failure to respect these will result in loss of memebership card and possible venue closures.




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:















Angling Trust Covid Guidance
Fishing Guidance now fishing open again
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Angling Trust
Fishing Resumption document
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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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.

2020 Matches

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.

Angling Trust offer

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





Bearcroft Pool Update

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!

Rod Licenses

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



Work Parties

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.

AGM Proposals

1st October 2020 for any proposals for AGM.

5th November 2020 AGM - 7:30PM

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