Salmon Day Permit

Due to requests made to SAF committee, as to the availability of a Salmon Day Permit. We are pleased to announce the introduction for this coming salmon season (day permit). Cost will be £20 for a dawn to dusk day permit.

Day Permit will be able to be purchased from Total Angling. You will need to produce your Environment Agency Salmon Licence. This permit will cover all of our SAF river portfolio waters.

We appreciate that your intention to fish the dawn may not be convenient for the travelling angler to obtain a permit on the day in question. For this purpose you can purchase a pre-dated on-line permit here via PayPal. No other options of purchase of a permit over and above from shop or online are availed.

Irrespective of how you purchase your day permit you must carry your day permit and E/A licence and if utilised your PayPal receipt with on the day of fishing. As surely you will be asked to show this detail, unable to do so you will be asked to leave the fishery.


Requested by the E/A, the following restrictions apply until further notice:

No Coarse fishing in the Weir Pool, downstream of Fisherman’s Walk you may Coarse Fish throughout the Coarse season. No Pike PLUGGING, LURE, DEAD OR LIVE BAIT in the whole length of Sydney Avenue. This is purely due to the excessive volume of salmon running at this time and expected to continue through November. As always, you may Pike fish during Coarse season on any other section using any tactic.

Riverfest 2015 Qualifier – River Severn, Shrewsbury. Sunday 18th October

Shrewsbury is back! What a brilliant and fair sectioned match with near perfect conditions. All that was required was some extra water on as the river was very low. Every angler caught fish on this 60 peg event.

In first place and the first angler to qualify for the final was Steve Maher with a fantastic catch of roach for 30-0-0. Steve fished bolo float over groundbait with maggot in 10ft of water and caught steady throughout the match. the roach were to a pound and a quarter. He used a size 18 hook t0 0.10 hook length. He was in Section A on the County Ground, just above the footbridge in Frankwell Car Park.
Winner Steve Maher - 30lb

Winner Steve Maher – 30lb

Second to Qualify was local star Adam Williams. He caught dace from the start on bolo and waggler with maggot. Adam also had two good chub, roach and perch in his section winning bag of 18-3-0. He was on peg 19 above the footbridge in B section Quarry. The third qualifying place went to Doug Foreshaw on peg 53 in section C in the quarry near the tennis courts. Doug was struggling with about a pound of silvers in the first 2 hours and decided to switch to the pole. He had a few more small dace and roach, then got into something bigger a 6-1-0 chub. He played it for quite some time and landed it on a no5 elastic. This completed his total weight of 12.1.0
The top six on the day were as follows 1- S Maher 30.0.0, 2- A Williams 18-3-0, 3- P Downes 17-0-0, 4- T Chalck 16-2-0, 5- D Ashington 14-14-0, 6- T Moreton 14-4-0
L to R - Doug Forshaw (3rd), Steve Maher (1st), Adam Williams (2nd)

L to R – Doug Forshaw (3rd), Steve Maher (1st), Adam Williams (2nd)

Angus Rae

Simon Ladd has this morning stunned the angling community in Shrewsbury and far beyond in the tragic news of the passing of Angus Rae.
As Chairman of Shropshire Anglers’ Federation on behalf of our community our shock and sincere condolences are expressed to his family and friends, of whom he had many.
Enviable in his angling knowledge and respected for his varied interest be-it sea, coarse or game. Angus and I never managed to see eye to eye on many subjects on Shrewsbury angling. Many times Angus and I would get into a disagreement diatribe of some description; many times within these diatribes I have reiterated my respect for the ability and passion of Angus. So sudden and unexpected………………..JR

September 2015 Fish of the Month Winner

Well done to local angler Edward Handbury, winner of this month’s Fish of the Month competition with this personal best Barbel of 9lb 2oz from Monkmoor. Fishing on the river has been very difficult during September as the lack of rain and dropping temperature over night has really put the fish off the feed. But, as Ed has proven, persistence pays off!

Don’t forget to email or upload to Facebook entries for October. Tight lines!

Edward Handbury. 9lb 2oz from Monkmoor and a new PB. September 2015 FOTM

Edward Handbury. 9lb 2oz from Monkmoor and a new PB. September 2015 FOTM