Christmas Message

A Christmas Message:

2020 has been a very dramatic year, with the severe flooding earlier on and then COVID-19 rearing its ugly head in March of which has had a profound effect on us all. I hope that we will get through this soon and get back to some more normality in 2021.

Fishing is one leisure activity that has flourished through this pandemic with the attributes this gives to Health and Wellbeing for anglers.

Shrewsbury Town Fisheries Memberships have massively grown and it is good to also see more anglers coming back into the sport and also the influx of more Junior anglers. We shall be doing a lot more for our Junior Members this year to help them get into fishing. Full details will be announced in January with our plans for next year.

Despite the effects of COVID, we have continued to move forward with our Fishery Developments including A further phase at Mousecroft Pool,including paths, new pegs and clay lining to resolve leaks. Eight new pegs at Monkmoor, plus the Monkmoor Habitat Project. One further peg on the County Ground,that makes it complete and also one new peg at Sydney Avenue. There are more to come here. We have also completed a large phase at Oxon Pool, added a new website and opened it to membership in July.

Finally we have renewed all the peg numbers in the Quarry and County Ground and have also continued with all our routine maintenance on all our fisheries. By the way, we have not forgot about Emstrey.

Unfortunately, we could not hold our Annual Open Evening Event this year due to COVID, but hopefully we can in 2021.

All this is not possible without you the Anglers, our Fisheries Team, who work very hard and long hours and our Partners, Shrewsbury Town Council, The Environment Agency, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Angling Trust, Shropshire Council, The Countryside Team,Contractors, Fellow Angling Clubs and many others.

It’s been a busy year and It’s great to see you all enjoy your fishing.

On behalf of us all at Shrewsbury Town Fisheries, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

Stay safe.

Andy Jones
Fisheries Coordinator