Bearcroft and Newport canal have seen recent work party and tidying up efforts by committee members, any members wishing to lend hand very weclome just talk to a committee member!
The series is well underway again now half way through, any members wishing to fish it next year, please put forward your interest to any committee member or Stu Miles. In addition look out for the Silver Fish matches that will be added soon (Autumn dates coming).
The Club have re-stocked Bearcroft Pool with Tench and F1's, several hundred additional fish have been added recently.
The series stared in April on the S.U.C followed by round 2 at Long Lane Pool.
The club matches are starting again from April. The Government and Angling trust Covid guidlines must be observed, so socially distanced and rolliing draws will continue to take place in 2021.
Dave Matson is running regular Weds matches using Marchamley, Melverley Farm and Long Lane venues, but please book on with Dave if you want to fish these (07530 239501)
The League is set to return too in April with two matches to start things off here, first up is the Shropshire Union Canal on the Honesty box stretch (Between bridges 50-51). This will be followed up on the 25th April with round two on Long Lane Pool.
The lockdown is due to be reviewed in Government on 22nd, however restrictions are expected to be in placed until at least 8th March 2021. Watch this space for more updates. It's o.k to continue to fish solo or with memebers of your family (local only).
ALL CLUB WATERS ARE NOW OPEN AGAIN, FOLLOWING LATEST GOVERNMENT COVID LOCKDOWN UPDATES.
MATCHES ARE STILL NOT ALLOWED, BUT AT LEAST YOU CAN FISH SOLO AND ENJOY NATURE AND THE OUTDOORS, PLEASE RESPECT THE GUDIANCE AND STICK TO LOCAL VENUES ONLY!
New 2021 Club Cards will be on Sale from outlets (Neport Sports, Oakengates Angling Centre and Rod & Gun Dawley. No price increases: £28 Adult, £20 O.A.P / Disabled & £10 Junors.
The clubs A.G.M has been cancelled / postponed until further notice, inline with up and coming national lockdown and Covid restrictions. We will continue to run as are and monitor the situation. New dates for 2021 A.G.M will be announced in due course depending on the progress of the Covid restrictions.
All Matches for November have been cancelled due to the English lockdown. Pleasure fishing can continue but be senisble and stick to rule of two people and travel locally to fish please.
Long Lane Pool will be having some major work carried out on 24th October and therefore pool is closed for Fishing for that day (Saturday 24th).
Silver matches commence with first one on Melverley Farm Sunday 11th October.
Charity Pairs is September 12th book with Bob Pritchard or Phil Bowen if interested in this event.
The club would also like to remind any one fishing the SUC at Hinstock (and other lengths) Please ONLY fish pegs away from the overhead Wires!!! Please read the signs and no sighing under these (there are sign posts where fishing isn't allowed please follow this!)
The pairs match is scheduled for 12th September on Audco and Honeysuckle canal stretches.
The club have re-arranged the Annual Pairs match (held on the canal) to September the 12th. Delays due to Coronavirus restrictions, but has not been confirmed for the new date.
Matches back under way following Covid outbreak. With social distancing in place and limited places, and pre-booking on in place. Matches start on 3rd June at Long Lane, with fixtures following at Melverley Farm Sunday 6th June.
Update on Covid (as per main page) Long Lane, Bearcroft Pool and SUC are re-opening from the 13th May. Newport canal remains closed until further notice. We believe several tackle shops are operating a call and collect service, check with your local tackle shop for more information.
Waters remain closed due to Covid-19, everyone stay safe and lets all get back out there when it's over!
A further update on Covid-19 and following recent Government rules of stay at home, and non essential travel. We have now closed the waters for Fishing until further notice. They remain open to walk around (on discretation of owners) but we should all refrain from Fishing at this time on the waters. We trust members will abide by the Government and NHS guidlines and we will continue to monitor the situation closely and thank all memebers for their support and understanding during this time. Stay home, save lives.
Club matches have been cancelled or post poned following Government advice on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The club will continue to monitor the situation and make necessary changes if required. See the Home page link for full Goverment / Angling Trust statement.
At present matches up unitl End of April have been cancelled check back for more updates.
The club meetings have also been cancelled for the next 3 months.
Winter matches and knock ups are happening on the club waters from Shropshire Union canal, Newport Canal and Bearcroft Pool. Venues have been fishing up and down, with some good days / weights and some tougher ones. But as it's been mild so far this winter why not join us on a Saturday?
Also a quick well done and thank you to Dave Jones and team for the excellent recent Winter works carried out on Long Lane Pool. The guys have tidy the place up, especially the pegs from 9 to 12 check it out. Fishing has been good up there too, Fish are in excellent condition and some fantasic Roach coming out bonus!!!
Long Lane in fine condition. The Club thanks Dave Jones and is mates for the fine work carried out on Long Lane Pool, the banks have been cleared and rails fitted on the sloping banks of pegs 10-13 and plenty of plants / weeds trimmed so pool is looking very good, cheers Dave!
The clubs fur and feather was held on Saturday 7th December on the Shropshire Union Canal with some good weights (see match results).
New 2020 Cards now available form all the normal outlets and Club bailiffs £28 for Adults, £20 Senior / Disabled and £10 for Juniors (no increases).
Newport canal is in process of being dredged, which will clear much of the silted up bottom and tidy the water up. The work is being carried out by contractors on behalf of Wild Life trust and partners, and is likley to take several weeks with Telford, Lilleshall and our streches bening affected. Some disruption should be expected during this time, overall the depth and quality of water should be improved.
Club AGM Thursday 7th November at the Kings Head, Newport.
Half Price Audco cards are now available from all normal outlets. New cards will be on-sale from January.
New fish stocks added to Bearcroft Pool, several hundred F1 Carp have been added to the Fish stock at Bearcroft Pool, Hinstock in-line with club commitment of re-stocking and managing the waters.
SUC Matches - Look out for Winter matches and opens on the shropshire canal.
The Audco series draws to an end this month and we'd like to thank everyone for supporting the League this season. It's been well attended and offered varied venues, with some great weights and we've had 6 different winners over the 10 rounds so far!!!!
Dave Matson has wrapped up the series again for the 3rd time in a row equalling a feat that Ron Mullinder set a few years back. Well done Dave consistency is key and you've certainly showed that. The race is on now for the best of the rest and to complete the placings (see series link for more info and league standings).
Also anyone wishing to register their interest in the league for next season, should contact Stuart Miles or Bob Pritchard so a place can be reserved for next year.
The fishing is far from done though, with many matches on the Newport Canal and SUC sections into the Autumn as well as invitation matches, look back here for further updates.
The club are delighted to announce that several hundred small Carp have been stocked into Bearcroft Pool, continuing the stock re-fresh policy.
The Lilco Juniors have a match on Long Lane on 10th July from 6pm. This is a 2 hour match from 6:30pm till 8:30pm.
We are pleased to announce that Bearcroft Pool lease has been renewed and will remain twith the club. This is beyond the current 12 months, so we're delighted to have retained the venue.
The club undertook pool maintenance during May on Long Lane and we thank memebers who came along on the work party and helped us. Peg repairs and general clean up was done.
The League kicks off Sunday 7th April 2019 at the Shrops Union Canal Bridge 51 "Honesty Box" length. Draw 9am fish 10am-3pm.
The League match on Melverley Farm (14th July) is confirmed as on the Birches pool.
NOTE Matches on Bearcroft Pool have been changed from Sundays to Saturdays for the forthcoming matches:
24th March NOW 23RD MARCH
14th April NOW 13th April
12th May NOW 11th May
Also advanced notice that there is a Litter pick being planned by Canal Trust which will use Kayaks on the Canal (Newport) for 16th June 2019.
Jan / Feb
Matches on the canal are the main inforamtion for the start of the year, with several matches on Newport Canal and some on Shropshire Union Canal. Check out tweet feeds for latest updates on venues.
Oct / Nov
The recent AGM brought a couple of changes to the Committee with Phil Bowen stepping up to help out with role of Treasurer and Paul Quinn has been elected to President of the club following years of continued support.
No changes to prices for the cards either for 2019 (froze for the 5th year running). It's also worth noting that the club no longer have Bolas on the roster as it was deemed not worth continuing with.
The club is saddened to hear of the loss of two key members and friends, Alan Smallman and John Buttery. Alan passed away late August and John sadly passed away Tuesday 11th Sep. See the home page for further statement from the club.
League enters final furlong - The series concludes on Sunday 16th Sep at Long Lane with the winner already known (Dave Matson), thanks to all that attended and supported this again in 2018.
July / August -
The club are delighted to inform members that Bearcroft Pool will remain on the card for the forseeable future.
Long Lane Match (Sun 17th June) has been cancelled.
Bearcroft Pool - Please be aware the Club have rent on this venue until end of June. It's unknown after this time, so please check back here for more updates.
The annual pairs charity match is taking place this month on the Newport Canal and Honeysuckle lengths in the Town on the 26th May draw 9am, see details on home page for booking on.
The next match on Newport Canal (5th May) has been switched to Bearcroft Pool due to low water levels on the canal.
The annual league started this month, with round one on the Shropshire Canal. The recent cold spell with snow and ice levels meant it was hard going.
The club are running opens on the Shropshire Union Canal, Saturdays between now and March, contact Harry Groom or check the Twitter feeds (or this page) to confirm if matches are going ahead. Weather and attendence permitting!
The clubs first match of the year is on 20th January on the SUC canal, look out for additional dates too as it's been decided to run some Opens on the club stretches of the SUC through February.
The club cards are now on sale in the usual outlets.