Shipston on Stour and District Angling Club » Community Information
Club membership runs from the 1st April to 31st March each year and there is no joining fee, no waiting list.
2016 has seen an exciting addition to the Club’s list of waters. In association with ADDAC and Stratford on Avon AA, whose members can also fish this water, we have secured the fishing rights to the River Avon below Severn Meadows Bridge, Pegs 1 to 51 at the racecourse.
The club also retains its traditional 7 stretches on the River Stour totalling approximately 4 miles of riverbank. Some of the stretches are adjacent to each other but are named differently due to their differing entry points. The majority of fishing is for coarse fish, the major species being Chub and Roach, but there are also Dace, Gudgeon, Perch, Eels, Pike and the occasional Carp and Tench. A good Stour Chub would be 3 1/2 lb and each year a few 1lb Roach and Perch are caught.
Trout are present in a couple of the higher stretches where the water is fishable with the fly in April and May, when there is a small Mayfly hatch, but after that weed growth makes it difficult. Some members have also been experimenting with Tenkara fly fishing techniques in some of the other stretches.
Whilst the majority of members are pleasure anglers there is an active match section fishing an average of 13 away matches and 20 home matches each year. The away matches are on a variety of match venues around the area, like Napton, Meadowlands, Boddington and Earlswood as well as other river venues at Hampton Lucy and Barford.
Over the last 6 years the Club has undertaken a lot of work at our Railway Cutting Lakes at Aston Magna to bring them back from dereliction. Significantly more water is now available to fish. Over the years additional fish were stocked into all three lakes and there are safe fishing positions all the way around each lake which are now providing excellent fishing with Carp, Rudd, Tench, Bream and the occasional Chub and Roach.
The three lakes are located in a secluded and sheltered wood with plenty of wildlife that has been spotted including badgers and roe deer.