Audco Angling Club
Audco Angling Club

Club A.G.M November 7th November

The Annual General Meeting will be held in Newport on Thursday 7th November.  Any proposals submitted before the deadline in October will be reviewed and discussed along with other club business.

Audco Silver Fish Match - Apley Pool Oct 27th

Stuart Miles is running a Silver fish match on T.A.A.s Apley Pool on October 27th (Sunday), draw 9am fish 10-3pm.  There are limited pegs for this event, so those interested in fishing contact Stuart ( or Tel 01952 550548.  Depending on how popular the match is others may follow.

Matson Wins Series 2019

Dave Matson won the series made it a hatrick of series wins, by taking the leage again in 2019. This equals a recent record set by Ron Mullinder a few years back.  It was over with several matches to go and it was the remaining 4 places that we're being contested (pay out for top 5).  Stuart Miles took runner up spot, narrowly beating Ron Mullinder who finished 3rd.  Phil Bowen and Roy Biddulph shared the 4th spot prize.


Well done and thanks to all those who attended this years leage which saw some good matches across varied venues again, next year will be similar venues.  We saw six different winners across the 11 arounds, with each round paying at least top 3 and the overal league pot being split between the top 5. So there was always something to fish for and interest levels remained right through.  Anyone out there want to test their match fishing skills, then contact Stuart Miles or Bob Pritchard to book on for next year as spaces will go fairly quickly! 


Dates for 2020 will soon be annouced check back here for more details!







New Fish Stocks Bearcroft Pool

Following the successful extension of the lease on Bearcroft Pool, the club are pleased to notify memebers that several hundred small Carp have been added to the water.  These fish are around 6-10" at present but will give the venue a boost.  This part of the clubs on-going commitment to water management and refreshing fish stocks.

Long Lane Invitation Match

Fancy introducing a friend to the club or have a non member friend who would like to fish Long Lane Pool?  Why not book on to the inviation match on 6th October 2019? 

Loss of another local Legend

The club have learnt of the recent passing of another fellow Angler and true gent.  It is with sad regret we report that Steve Brown of Dawley Angling society has passed away.  Our thoughts are with his family / friends and all at Dawley AC at this side time. 


Audco Match Sunday 16th June - Long Lane Pool

The next round of the Audco League has been switched to our own water Long Lane on Sunday.  This is due to very high water levels on Parkers Pool in Telford.  Many of the pegs are underwater due to the huge rainfall we've seen this week!  So the draw and match time are the same but it's now at Long Lane.  Apologies to any club anglers for short notice, however Bearcroft Pool (Hinstock), Newport Canal and the stretches of the Shropshire union are available on Sunday.



Audco League Round 4 - Long Lane 2nd June

The 4th round of the league was contested on Sunday.  Thirteen Anglers turned out for the round with warm weather, despite lots of spwaning fish the venue produced well and again it was different winner for this round! With Dave Matson keeping up trend of a different winner each round!


1) Dave Matson (Peg 2) - 51lb 13oz

2) Ron Mullinder (Peg 17) - 33lb 3oz

3) Phil Bowen (Peg 5) - 26lb 5oz

4) Nigel Simpson (Peg 8) - 25lb 13oz



Alan Smallman Macmillan Match 1st June

The annual pairs match was conested on Saturday on the clubs stretch of canal in the town and also the Honeysuckle stretch.  It was a great turnout to support the event and help raise funds for this notable cause, 10 pairs competed. 


Winning Pair was Dave Emlyn and Alan Naylor with 6 points.  There we're two pairs tied on 2nd place with 6 points each (Pete Lee and Stuart Miles & Bob Pritchard & Kelvin Emlyn.  Bob and Kelvin edged it to 2nd on weight:


Audco Length:


1) Pete Lee - 11.9.0 (Peg 5)

2) Mick Price - 7.6.0 (Peg 7)

3) Alan Naylor - 5.2.0 (Peg 19)




1) Kelvin Emlyn - 16.10.0  (Peg 6)

2) Godron Dolan - 13.15.0 (Peg 11)

3) Dave Emlyn  - 13.15.0


We would like to thank all those who participated and helped us raise £60 for Macmilan.  Special thanks to Landlord of Kings Head (Mick) who laid on some food after match for prestenations and thanks to Paul Quinn who donated a crate of beer to winning pair. Also thanks to Phil Bowen who sorted the pegs out on sections, Bob for organising and taking bookings and the guys for weighing in.  Well done guys!


Alan Smallman Macmillan Pairs Saturday 1st June

The Macmillan charity pairs open takes place Saturday 1st June, this has now been named in memorial to the former club president the llate Alan Smallman over 10 pairs have already booked on for the match, which takes place on our Newport length and the Honeysuckle length.  Draw is 9am fish 10am-3pm with after match refreshments in the Kings Head Newport.

Audco Series so far

The Annual League is well underway now, with three rounds now passed.  The top 5 (without any dropped rounds) is as follows:


1) Dave Matson - 9 pts

2) Phil Bowen & Roy Biddulph - 13 pts

4) Bob Pritchard - 17pts

5) Mick Groom - 19pts


Next Round on June 2nd Long Lane Pool.

Work Party turnout

Thanks to all members for their recent support in working on pegs at Long Lane Pool.  Club wish to thank you all for the sterling effort last week.  Pegs 3, 8, 10, 12, 14 we're all worked on and improved as was the Island overhanging trees etc.


Long Lane Work Party Thursday 23rd May

The club will be conducting some works at Long Lane Pool on Thursday evening (weather permitting) with some peg work being carried out.  The plan is start around 5:30/6pm in the evening.  Any club volunteers are welcomed!!!

Audco League Starts Sunday 7th Fully Booked

The Annual 11 round league starts on Sunday 7th April 2019 at Shropshire Union Canal Bridge 51 "Honesty box" stretch.  The contenders for this year have all been booked on and there is now a waiting list as we're at capacity of 16 Anglers for the series.

First match is £25 (includes league entry and match 1) and then £12 per round (same as last year).  The Draw is at 9am on Sunday.


John Buttery Memorial Match

The club announced two Memorial matches in honor of two Anglers and committee members (John Buttery and Alan Smallman) earlier  iin the year.  The first of these matches will be held on the Newport Canal on 20th April.  Draw 9am (5 hours).  These are open matches so please book on with Bob Pritchard for those who'd like to enter this event (07531 780250).


The Macmillan Pairs match (June) has been renamed in honor of Alan Smallman in recgonition of his work not only for the club but also for the Macmillian chairty.

New Series starts in April

The annual League kicks off in early April with round one coming on Sunday 7th April on the Shropshire Union Canal.  Same format as previous years with 11 rounds between April and September, taking the best 8 results to decide positions.  Payout each round as well as at end of the league for multiple places. Costs the same as last year with £25 for first round (which includes first round fee and entry to the series) and then £12 per round thereafter. 


We will be using various waters around Shropshire for the league and those interested should book on with Stuart Miles or speak with committee member to register interest.

Happy New Year!

We wish all our members a very happy new year and tight lines in 2019!

There are some matches running on the Shropshire Union Canal during the first quarter with regular matches, check back here for more details.

Chairman Statement

The recent AGM meeting in Novemebr set up changes and challenges, and summed up the hard year the club have undergone.  The sad loss of two key friends and fellow commitee members left vacancies and tasks that required attention.  Full Statement below:




Chairman Statement
Audco Chairman Statement Dec 18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [56.6 KB]

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





Funeral Service 28th September 2018

Following the recent news of the sad loss of our club president and more recenlty our treasurer Mr John Buttery, we can confirm that a service will be held for John at the Telford Crematorium on Friday 28th September @ 12:30pm with the wake being held at the Swan at Forton afterwards.  No flowers please, but donations are welcomed for Leukaemia research.

Club Mourns the loss of two Stalwarts

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of two inspritional Club legends this week.  We heard about the loss of our cherished club president Mr Alan Smallman only two weeks back and no sooner that news was digested that we learnt of the sad passing of our good friend and club Treasurer, Mr John Buttery.


No words can explain the shock and grief felt at this time, both we're fundamental in the running of our beloved fishing club, and both dedicated much time to cause and will truly be very sadly missed. Their hardwork, passion and determination to help make Audco AC what is it today and give joy to many of our members can't be overstated. 


Alan was a founder member of the club and his allegiance to Audco AC streches back to the 1950's.  John was also at the helm of the committee for over 20 years, both guys were a credit to the sport as well as the club and we are proud to have worked and fished alongside such gentleman. We have  many fond memories of our time spent fishing alongside them as well as working with them to make the club the best it could be, we hope to continue their great work and ensure their legacy remains.


  Our hearts and sympathy go out to their familys at this very difficult time.  The club will make further annoucements in due course.




Bearcroft Pool Update

We would just like to confirm that we've managed to secure the lease on Bearcroft Pool for the next 12months.  Memebers may continue to fish the venue as normal.


Audco section was used for one set of pairs.


The Winners of the 2018 Macmillian match were Richard Cavey & Tony Tuner with 7 pts, runners up (on weight) with 8 points was Joe Duce & Pete Jones.  Pete Lee was winner of the overall match (and Honeysuckle section with a fantastic 23lb) and Phil Bowen won the Audo stretch with 9lb 12 (see match results for further breakdown)



Richard and Tony 2018 Winners of Macmillian Charity Match


The Phez in Newport was used for the after match presentations. . . 



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!

Audco 2018 Series
Details of 2018 league, fishing venues and how to sign up.
Audco League 2018 Document .pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [50.8 KB]

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Boat (& Motor) for Sale





2 Man Solid rowing boat For Sale, with 2 life jackets and 2 oares. 10ft x 4ft in good condition £249.  Collection only.

In addition to this the club are also selling a Shakespeare Boat Motor, which is over £200 (new), this one has hardly been used, is 12volts, with 54lb thrust (no battery with it) but offers of £125 are invited. 









New Cards Available From Normal outlets

The New 2019 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



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

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