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.
Well, we knew it wouldn’t be long for someone broke the record again. Here it is, SAC member David Reynolds with a superb 22lb 4oz lure caught Pike from an unnamed SAC River Severn section. What an awesome fish, well done David!
Club Record February 2018 22lb 4oz,
SAC Secretary, Chris Wood, caught a club record Pike at 16lb from Preston Boats this weekend. Chris, a prolific Pike angler, fished a Mackerel tail on the bottom at close range. Although we believe bigger Pike have come from this section over the years, the record list has only been going since the start of the club in 2016. This is a fantastic fish but this record may not hold for too long. Can you beat it? Pike are now at their heaviest at this time of year as they are packing on weight ready for spawning. There’s no better time to get on the river and try.