Shipston On StourCornerstone of the Cotswolds

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 Gone fishing…

…and where better to go than the quiet waters of the Cotswolds and South Warwickshire? Here you’ve got it all. Beautiful countryside. Easy access everywhere from Shipston. A range of rivers, canals, lakes and fisheries. Fish that bite. And, to top it all, we have a three-day fishing festival which was so popular last year that we’re doing it all again. That’s going to hook in anglers from all over the country – so don’t miss out!

Shipston-on-Stour & District Angling Club

This friendly and approachable angling club was formed way back in 1953 at Burnley’s Café in New Street Shipston. While the Café is long gone the fishing club is still going strong. In fact, due to the club’s forward thinking and planning it now boasts more than 135 members and this year held 40 contests! More than half of these take place on the club’s own waters.

The club runs angling on seven sections of the river Stour. All have different styles and features. The Upper Stour at Willington is well known for its excellent wild-brown-trout sport, while the rest of the river is better known for its large head of chub, roach and dace. There are also perch, pike, eels, gudgeon and a few carp and tench. The biggest chub tend to get caught at Halford and Honington against the features. There are some big pike to be caught at Honington Bridge!

The club also has three lakes at Aston Magna, which hold a good head of carp, tench, chub, roach and rudd. The first and smallest lake is right of the car park and offers fabulous fishing with no walking at all. The second and middle lake has carp up to 5lb and a large amount of tench and chub. The third and largest lake holds carp up to 16lb and more, plus a shoal of chub that can be seen easily from the raised banks – but are not so easy to catch!

Our lakes are situated in a wooded area surrounded by all manner of fauna, flora and wildlife, which includes deer, fox, badger, owl, kingfisher, heron, robin, red kite, rabbit and wildfowl.

The club is holding its second three-day fishing festival, starting on July 25,2014. This event attracted anglers nationally and proved a huge success last year. The event was sponsored by Bait-Tech and local business and tackle shops. It was also a part of National Fishing Month, set up to encourage juniors and new anglers into the sport, where incentives include free day licences, tuition and advice. A this festival alone, more than 30 new junior anglers signed up.

Check out www.shipston-angling.co.uk for more information.

Fishing tackle shops
Alcester Sports and Tackletel- 01789-762200
Baileys of Warwicktel- 01926-491984
Banbury Gunsmithstel- 01295-265819
Castaway Fishing Tackletel- 01295-254274
Evesham Discount Tackletel- 01386-424997
K & M Tackle Chipping Nortontel- 01608-645435
Scrubys Stratford Upon Avontel- 01789-293950

Angling clubs and fisheries can be contacted through all of the above shops.

Here are a few that are local to Shipston:-

Stratford Upon Avon AA – www.stratfordangling.co.com

Barford AA -www.barford-angling.co.uk

Royal Leamington Spa AA – www.Leamington-angling.co.uk

Evesham And District A A

www.edaa.webs.com

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Oct
10
Tue
20:30 Pub Folk Night Horseshoe Inn @ Horseshoe Inn
Pub Folk Night Horseshoe Inn @ Horseshoe Inn
Oct 10 @ 20:30 – 21:30
join Keith and Donald for an informal pub Folk session every Second Tuesday bring your instruments and voices or just yourselves!
Oct
17
Tue
20:30 Quiz night Horsehoe Inn @ Horseshoe Inn
Quiz night Horsehoe Inn @ Horseshoe Inn
Oct 17 @ 20:30 – 22:30
pit your wits against the finest (!?!) brains in Shipston in this ever popular monthly quiz
Nov
14
Tue
20:30 Pub Folk Night Horseshoe Inn @ Horseshoe Inn
Pub Folk Night Horseshoe Inn @ Horseshoe Inn
Nov 14 @ 20:30 – 21:30
join Keith and Donald for an informal pub Folk session every Second Tuesday bring your instruments and voices or just yourselves!
Nov
21
Tue
20:30 Quiz night Horsehoe Inn @ Horseshoe Inn
Quiz night Horsehoe Inn @ Horseshoe Inn
Nov 21 @ 20:30 – 22:30
pit your wits against the finest (!?!) brains in Shipston in this ever popular monthly quiz
Dec
12
Tue
20:30 Pub Folk Night Horseshoe Inn @ Horseshoe Inn
Pub Folk Night Horseshoe Inn @ Horseshoe Inn
Dec 12 @ 20:30 – 21:30
join Keith and Donald for an informal pub Folk session every Second Tuesday bring your instruments and voices or just yourselves!

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