One of the benefits of being a member of SAC is the share scheme we have with Peterborough & District Angling Association, one of the oldest and most respected clubs in the country.
P&DAA’s new website has just gone live, which gives details of the waters which you as an SAC member can fish at no extra cost. In exchange, P&DAA members also have access to SAC fisheries.
Due to the complications of Coronavirus, the 2020 AGM has been cancelled. As mentioned on the Facebook page, discusions on pertinent matters have taken place within that group. Whilst we appreciate everyone in the club is not on Facebook or in that group we have used it as a medium to ask those who can to vote on issues which need to be resolved prior to 2021.
Most importantly were the questions about the size of the club and the fees for 2021. Currently the club has 250 members. Last year the club chose to limit the membership to that number and once again the question of raising that limit was put to the club. The commitee came up with various options, which included keeping the limit as it is, raising it, lifting it altogether along with possible changes to fees. After 2 rounds of voting to find the two most popular choices, it was decided by 74 votes to 16 to keep it set at 250, raise the 2021 fee by £5 to £35.
As many anglers are aware, we have a waiting list for membership. It was also decided by vote that all new members, regardless of where they live or how long they’ve been on the waiting list must be proposed by an existing member.
Membership renewal will open on the 1st of December 2020 and the club will take renewals from existing members until 1st February 2021. After that date any outstanding places will be allocated to new members on the waiting list and they will be asked to provide a proposer at that time.
Once again we are sorry that it has been difficult to discuss all these options with all members at a face to face AGM. The impact of Coronavirus has touched many aspects of life but we are very pleased that, during the current situation, fishing is still allowed and we can continue almost as normal on the banks.
Following huge numbers of enquiries about joining the club SAC has stopped taking on new members as the limit, which was agreed at the 2019 AGM of 220, has been reached. The popularity of SAC is phenomenal. The club has grown to become the largest Shrewsbury based angling club within 4 years.
This year SAC has taken on more sections of the River Severn, as well as a pool, and we will review the membership numbers again at the 2020 AGM, it will likely increase. If you would like to join the waiting list for 2021 then please contact the club using one of the methods listed on the Contact Page
Priority for 2021 membership will always be given to existing members, who need to complete their renewal no later than January 31st 2021. After that date, we will take on new members until the limit is reached.
As of 13th May all Shrewsbury Anglers Club fisheries are open as usual. Please remember that the coarse river season does not start until June 16th and coarse fishing, with the exception of Eel fishing, is prohibited until the start of the coarse season. Any angler wishing to fish the river for Eels must ensure they are doing so within the EA regulations and contact the club secretary prior to fishing. Fly fishing for Salmon is currently allowed on the Severn. Salmon anglers must be in possession of an EA Salmon & Migratory Trout Rod License.
Coarse fishing is available to members now on the Lords Pool. A Limit of 10 anglers at a time is in place on the pool. Members wishing to fish Lords Pool must book on prior to fishing. Please contact the secretary directly or as a message on Facebook if you wish to fish the pool. – https://www.facebook.com/shrewsburyanglersclub/
Due to the current COVID19 crisis, all SAC club fisheries are closed until further notice. All work parties and social engagements are canceled.
As soon as restrictions are lifted our fisheries will reopen. We will notify our members both here and on Facebook when we have further information.
The SAC Secratary has been busy filming on the banks of the River Severn today, along new sections recently accquired by the club. The videos show anglers parking and access to the fishery and provide a quick guide to the length of the sections and type of swims which are fishable.
Enjoy the first installment……
A fantastic 7lb 1oz Chub for member Ian Gregory has broken the official club record earlier this year. A 7lb Chub is a very special fish. We’ve known of a few from the river in recent years but this is the official club Chub record. Well done Ian.
Following the 2019 AGM, earlier this month, it was decided to increase the membership as the club portfolio expands. SAC will increase the membership from 150 to 220. Those anglers who have added their names to the waiting list in 2019 will be contacted with details of how to join. Existing members have until the end of January 2020 to renew their membership for 2020 to avoid missing out.
It was also decided at the AGM to increase the membership fee to £30 and abolish the joining fee for new members.
A full list of the minutes has been posted on the AGM Minutes Page.
The 2019 SAC AGM will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at the Coracle Pub, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury. All 2019 club members are welcome. Please bring your membership card with you. All members will have the option to vote on any matters raised. The agenda for the meeting will be published prior to the date.
Roger Carswell fished the last few weeks of the 2018/19 season which produced this stunning 13lb 10oz Club record Barbel from a very high river. Roger fished couple of big Lobworms on a simple rig with a large hook in a slack on the inside of the bank.