Audco Angling Club
Audco Angling Club

Audco League Hotting Up! 

The Annual Audco league is hotting up quite literally!  Round 7 saw 13 out of the 15 Anglers turn out for an early morning draw, and Stuart Miles won on the day but Dave "Bertie Bagger" Burton continued his impressive campaign with another 2nd placing.  Gerald Large also showed his consistency with a 3rd place finish on the day.  All this means is that Gerald tops the table after 7 rounds, with Bertie in 2nd place and Dave Matson very closely following in 3rd place. 


Anglers can drop 3 out of their 11 worst results to give us the overall placings at the end, with this in mind (and when we drop 2 of these to date) Bertie and Gerald are neck and neck each with 14 points! Dave Matson on 16 points makes it an interesting league which looks like going down to the wire this season!  Next up on 31st July is Long Lane Pool. 

Club Monitoring Waters 

With the Extreme Heat wave expected over the Weekend and in to early next week the club are monitoring the waters to ensure minimal distress to fish with oxegen levels up and down we need to be mindful of stress on the fish.  Please re-frain from using nets during this time in pleasure fishing sessions.  We will update members should further actions be required. 


Earlier Start for Round 7 this Sunday! 

Round 7 of the Audco League at Melverley Farm Laneside Sunday has a revised draw and fishing time.  Due to expected extreme (possibly record) heat we've decided to start 2 hours earlier! So 7am draw fish 8am to 1pm.  In the interests of wellbeing it makes logical sense to suspend or at least start earlier when cooler, we've opted to keep it in the diary but bring in an earlier draw time. 


Regular Knock up matches Bearcroft Pool 

There will be regular Wednesday matches held on Bearcroft Pool, running from 9am until 3pm every Wednesday bar the 1st Weds of the months.  These matches are not on the original match fixture schedule, but in addition to it.  PLEASE NOTE: these are modest knock up matches and pleasure anglers are welcome  tol fish the venue on these un-official match dates if they wish too so please don't be put off if there are a few match anglers on the venue. 


There will NOT be matches on 1st Wednedays of the month, as the club have official match on the 1st Wednesday at Long Lane Pool and we will always do our upmost to prevent both pools being booked on the same day. 

Match times are 9am to 3pm. 


Silver match on Stirchely Top Saturday 2nd July

We have an open  Silver fish match running on Stirchely Top pool this Saturday, which will be our last one until they return they return in the Autum. To book on please contact Stuart Miles, £12 entry draw from 8:45am fish 10am - 3pm.  Carp don't count! 

Long Lane Works 

Nice Work Bertie!  Peg 11 is now finished and massive thanks to Dave "Bertie Bagger" Burton who has done a splendid job of peg 11. Very tidy. 

John Buttery Memorial Match 18th June 

Rembering the great John Buttery this Month with the annual memorial match being held on Honeysuckle length.  John put many hours of time in helping support and running of the club, forever in our hearts and never forgotton. A real club stalwart, the match has the normal draw time of 9am. 

More Stocking of Fish!

The club have this week (wc 2nd May 22) placed new F1's into Long Lane Pool.  There were around 250 new fish introduced this week around 4-6" long.  Please be aware that if fishing matches, these should be placed in Silverfish net only.  They shouldn't be placed in with bigger Carp (nor weighed with them please), please weigh with Silvers as seperate weigh.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Macmillan Pairs Newport Canal Saturday 7th May

The Annual charity pairs match takes place this weekend on Newport and Honeysuckle lengths of canal, draw will be 9am at the Club town stretch, fishing 10am - 3pm. 

Silvers Match Apley Pool 16th April 

The next Silvers match takes place at Apley Pool Teford over Easter Weekend, Saturday 16th April.  This is now booked up and confirmed, fishing road side pegs 1-8, 34-28.  Carp do not count in the Silver matches.  Draw by 9am, Fish 10am -3pm. 

Audco League Starts Sunday 10th April! 

The 2022 Audco League starts this Weekend on the Shropshire Union Canal.  We will be using the Hinstock Wood (Barn Stretch) on Sunday and parking in the field and on the road.  This is the first of 11 rounds of fishing where we take top 8 results out of 11 to decide positons.  It runs from April to September, £25 entry on your first match and then £15 per round fished. 





Kids out on Bearcroft Pool! 

The local School from Hinstock will be conducting a nature walk and explore at Bearcroft Pool on Thursday 24th March.  They'll be supervised on their Science project visit.  

Long Lane Work 2nd April  

The planned maintenance is now scheduled for 2nd April.  The pool will be closed on the day as machinary will be in used for essential peg / bank maintenance.  We appreciate the members understanding. 

Audco Series 2022 fully booked!

The very popular Audco League which starts in April and runs to September is now fully booked.  We have 15 Anglers on this with a little waiting list too.  Please ensure if you can fish this or change your mind, you inform Stuart Miles as those waiting could be offered space.  We have had to limit to 15 due to peg numbers of some of the venues. 


tThe entry fee is the same as other years (£25) and is due on or before the first round on 10th April S.U.C more details to follow.  Each round is £15 which includes peg fees, there are 11 rounds in the league as normal. 


Happy New Year! 

We'd like to wish you all a happy new year and tigh lines in 2022! 

Annual Chairmans Message 

It has been another successful year with card sales near all 200 used leaving the club in a very healthy position The work done on the banks at Long Lane has been extensive with pegs undergoing repair, Bearcroft due to work of a few has been kept fishable However we still seem to have problems at Newport Canal. We have had a successful match series run again well by Stuart, after the loss of it due to Covid last year. A very successful midweek of club matches run on many venues every Wednesday with up to 20 club members involved, and Sat matches run at Newport and Bearcroft have given our members good options. On a good note we have secured Bearcrotf for the next Four years
On a sad note due to illness we have lost the services of two long time bailiffs Pete at Bearcroft and Dave at Long Lane we wish them both well and thank them for the service they have given to our club. Looking forward to the coming year and with the hope it will be as successful with no more lockdown worries.


2022 Cards on Sale soon

New 2022 club cards on sale from normal outlets now, no price increases: 


Adults - £28 

OAP/ Disabled £20 

jJunior £10 

Fur and Feather Christmas Match

A great turn out for the annual Christmas match, no fewer than 19 Anglers attending.  One unlucky member was taken ill at the draw, ambulance called and he recovered to fish on!  So thanks to everyone and the Ambulance crew for helping out.  Stuart Miles won overal with 8lb 6oz from peg 19 (see match results for more info). 


Thanks to all those who attended and those who brought along prizes, Dave Matson for donating £10 towards the prizes and the club for donating funds for prizes too. 

Christmas Fayre Match Dec 4th 

The Audco fur and feather takes place this Saturday 4th December on the Shropshire Union canal.  Rolling (social distanced) draw from 8:40am -9am, fish 10am -3pm.  They'll be prizes and likley sections, please bring prize if possible.  Book on with Bob, Stuart or Phil. The draw will be on the Honesty Box stretch. 

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 



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.  


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New Cards Available From Normal outlets

The New 2022 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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