Fisheries Update 31/03/2022

Permit Fees 2022/23

All season permits fees will remain the same as last year. The only change is the Day Ticket fee for the Town Waters and Emstrey and that will increase from £7 to £8. This will cater for the increase in some costs and also go towards helping funding the Junior Academy activities for future years.
Please note- We audit all permits at the end of each calendar month and then issue your season permit cards. They are sent out via Royal Mail to be with you by 14th of the following month in the post. There have been some delays with the post. Please ensure you enter your full postal address when purchasing your memberships to eliminate the chance of failed deliveries. If you do not receive your card by the 14th, email us with a copy of your web receipt and we will resolve the issue. Cards that fail delivery do come back to us with a return address on the envelope.

Fisheries Development/Improvement Plans for this year and going forward:

Mousecroft Pool
Removal of two willow trees(recently completed) and the installation of 6 more fishing platforms ( 3 completed recently and 3 more to be added later in the year.
More fish stocked with crucian carp, tench and roach. (Completed)

Radbrook Pool
Repairs to damaged fishing platforms (completed) and pool cleared out of debris.

Installation of a number of new Shrewsbury Town Fisheries signs.

Doctors Field and Belvedere/Monkmoor Boundaries
New fisheries signs.

Sydney Avenue
Installation of 3 new replacement fishing platforms.

Installation of 3 new fishing platforms to complement the platforms on Monkmoor.

Oxon Pool
New replacement gate and fence.

A separate post for the developments here shortly once confirmed.

We shall be completing the repairs of the Monkmoor Lane of which has been held up due to wet conditions and some materials. This will be completed hopefully soon.

Junior Academy
A series of coaching events for our Juniors to take place this year. Ian James Head Coach will be assisting in running these events with the help of our newly trained coaches. Ian will be supported by the fisheries and Dave Evans Angling Trust “GetFishing” that will give an exciting opportunity for young anglers to learn or improve they’re fishing. The events will be promoted via our Facebook and Website pages as they go live. This is an important part of the fisheries to encourage Junior anglers to take up the sport for anglings future. I am pleased that Sonubaits, Middy, Total Angling and various other companies are supporting us with this venture. I would also like to thank Stan Steadman for his donation of £232 to go to the Academy from his historical tours of Shrewsbury. This is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use.

Voluntary Bailiff Service
We shall be joining the Angling Trust VBS service Headed by Kevin Pearson this year to add to our fishery enforcement this year. This will give added skills and knowledge to our bailiff teams from Kevin, EA enforcement officers and the police.

River Water Testing
Some of our bailiffs and Water Keepers will be provided with training to be able to test water quality on our river sections. The training has been offered by Severn Trent Water to help us monitor our river water quality etc.

All of the above will be carried out all being well through this year in addition to our maintenance programme. We are currently repairing and maintaining our fishing platforms in the Quarry and County Ground.
A number of match funding grants have been applied for to assist with some of the above. It’s going to be busy.

I would like to thank all of our fishery staff for all they’re hard work and commitment to the fisheries. They help make it what it is. Also all our partners, Shrewsbury Town Council, The Environment Agency, Shropshire Council, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Angling Trust, Severn Trent Water, Our Contractors, Cuan Wildlife, Angling Clubs and the Police for they’re valued help and assistance.

Enjoy your fishing and tight lines.

Andy Jones
Fisheries Coordinator