Welcome to Shipston on Stour and District Angling Club's website.
The Club aims to provide high quality angling in and around Shipston and has both lakes and river stretches that we think achieve this aim.
Membership cards for the coming 2015/16 season will first be available at the AGM at 8pm Shipston Sports Club on Friday 20th March, all current and prospective members are welcome to attend. After that cards can be collected or posted out, just contact Malcolm Allinson on 01608 661508 / 07958 693690 (9 Mill Street, Shipston on Stour. CV36 4AN.)
Summer 2014 saw the Club is complete it's second three week Festival of Fun and Fishing, building on the previous year's 60th Anniversary festival.
On the first weekend, 700 ducks took to the water in 4 races at the Club's Willington stretch of the Stour and in doing so raised over £400 for Shipston Home Nursing and Fight for Sight. A huge thank-you to those who came and cheered the ducks on the day and to those who were kind enough to buy a duck (or more).
The main Angling Festival took place over the weekend of 25th to 27th July and was supported by 3 days of events at Shipston Sports Clubs. There were plenty of activties with, to name just a few, angling coaching, laser clay shooting, karate displays, a dog show, a childrens fair, bands or a disco on each night and lots of great food, beer and cider.
The conclusion of the angling element was the prize giving (results available via the links above) both for the 3 day competition and for the junior match on 21st June. Junior Megan Harris was awarded the cup and trophy for the top weight and biggest fish respectively and a host of tackle prizes. Each of the other participants received a rod and reel outfit.
Over the main weekend 28 new juniors had a go at Angling and all were invited to our Introductory Day at the Club's lakes at Aston Magna on Sunday 3rd August which was the third weekend of the Festival. This event was open to all and many of the new juniors took the opportunity to have another go at angling.
This brings the total number of juniors that have fished with the Club in 2013 and 2014 up to over 60, with many of last year's juniors joining in with this year's events. We are very lucky this year to again have our junior angling activities sponsored by Stour Valley Lions. The Lions have been excellent supporters of the club and are constantly challenging us to do more with the juniors. We feel we're doing quite well and doing justice to their support.
In December 2014 Stour Valley Lions have again declared their support for junior angling in Shipston with a generous donation. More details and a photo can be seen on the Junior Angling page.
If you'd like to find out more about the junior activities then please contact Mike Wells on 01608 664026 / email@example.com or take a look at the new Junior Angling page which has details of the events.