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!
The Annual Audco League commences on Sunday 25th March at the Shropshire Union Canal, there are still a couple spaces for those who would like to participate in this years league, you don't have to commit to fishing all of the rounds either. We take the best 8 results from 11 matches to decide league positions at the end of the series (September), and each round will pay out as indiviual matches!
We like to wish all our members, their families and visitors to our webpage a very merry Christmas and a happy 2018!
An update from the Committee on the status of the Club.
2017 has been another very good year for the Club, enabling the club to yet again freeze card prices for the new season. The club is in good health both Financially and strong membership point of view.
We have the lease on Bearcroft Pool until July and it’s in the process of being put on the market for Sale, as were the incumbent tenant renting the water and have spent hundreds of pounds stocking the venue, we have submitted a bid into purchase the water. It remains to be seen as yet if this bid will be accepted and during this period of transition, no further stocking will take place. As a club this would be a good long-term acquisition and should we be successful, would help the long-term future of the club by having our own water. However, we do rely on the support of you the anglers and valued members, so would be looking at all options to help finance such a move. For future information on Bearcroft, please refer to the club website www.audcoac.co.uk
The Club have continued to reduce costs in some areas by sub-letting and water sharing with other clubs on the Shropshire Union Canal, whilst at the same time growing the number of fishable canal stretches available to you, this was a success in 2017 with some fantastic winter fishing on the canal had during the early part of the year.
The match scene has continued well this year, with many events including the league series which was again well attended by match anglers. All of which helps raise valuable funds for the club and enable funds to be reinvested in fish stocks and maintain waters we have.
The Club would also like to call on the help of members for support in water maintenance, this is a crucial area for any Angling Club, and one which we rely on volunteers. This has mainly, been by fellow committee members, but is one where more help is also appreciated and needed. We have invested in plenty of tools and waders for such work, these are available and are free for all members to use in Club water maintenance. If you have time and can help the club with maintain then we’d very much like to hear from you (contact a committee member or Club Bailiff to register interest). We also meet every first Thursday of the month at The Phez in Newport, so feel free to come along and join in.
We would like to once again thank all members for their continued support during 2017 and wish you all a very happy end to the year.
Look forward to seeing you out on the Bank in 2018!
Audoc AC Committee
The stocking policy at Bolas is paying dividends for pleasure Anglers. Dave Jones a long term member and supporter of Audco has had a real Red letter day recenlty on Bolas pool, with no less than 16 decent Carp falling to his tactics, not to mention fish lost! He had 12 fish between 4lb & 10lb 6 fish of around 1-3lb and a couple pound of silvers! Why not visit and have a day in the quietest most peacful venue on the card!
Team Ted Carter took the spoils on the National Team Division One Angling trust with 2 section wins and 389 points. Maver Midlands we're runners up on the day with 386 points. Individual winnner was Ed Warren with 9kg 180grms and he came from F section, our stretch of canal.
The Annual Macmillian Pairs match is to be run on July 29th, using our section and the Honeysuckle section of the canal. The draw will be at 9am on the Audco car park, Anglers can choose their sections, with a random draw for each. £22 per pair with £1 going to the section winnner . Post match presentation will be held courtesy of Paul Quinn at the Phesant Inn Newport. Contact Bob Pritchard on 07531 780 250 to register interest and book on.
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iIn light of Dave Jones stepping down in November as Club Chairman, the club are pleased to announce his replacement and fellow comitttee member Dave Matson as new Chariman of the club. Dave is a very experienced Angler and has vast knowledge of working with various Fishing clubs and assocations across the Midlands. Welcome Dave and good luck with the new role.
March 2016 - Several hundred small Carp have been added to the few hundred Skimmers recenlty (see below) stocked into Bearcroft Pool. The Club are committed to improving the fishing across all waters with a stock roataion and new stock policy in full swing.
The club are embarking on adding stocks to key venues and demonstrated the commitment this weekend with new Skimmers being added to Bearcroft Pool, more will be following in coming weeks. See latest news for more info.
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 2018 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.