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.
The Club is currently building on the success of last year's Angling Festival which saw over 30 youngsters either have a go at angling for the first time or receive coaching to improve their existing skills.
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. In rising to that challenge we are running a series of coaching events this year at our Aston Magna lakes. If you took part in any of last year's junior activities then we will be in touch, but if you didn't and would like to find our more, 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.
The first three coaching sessions are now complete with many of our juniors joining in as well as some new ones. Everyone has been catching fish, including some excellent specimens, the best of which so far was caught by Jacob Horton, who was learning about stalking carp in the margins with floating baits. The beautiful 6lb common was caught using a 60 year old split cane rod built by Richard Walker and a 1930s bakelite centrepin..... now that's style!!
The Contest on 21st June was attended by 6 juniors who between them caught over 18lb of fish in just 90 minutes..... a catch rate that even the Club's match anglers were impressed with. Overall honours went to Megan Harris for both the top weight and the heaviest fish.
We are also very lucky that the Town Council have awarded us a grant to help with the organisation of this year's Angling Festival. The planning meetings have been running since January and more information is now available on both the 2014 Festival and Laser Clay Shoot pages, with more details to follow.