Emstrey is a separate fishery which is not covered by the standard STF day or annual permits.NIGHT FISHING IS PROHIBITED. Permit to fish is provided by a separate annual ticket which can be bought online, as outlined below.

The River Severn at Emstrey consists of over a mile and a half of right hand bank, which follows the Severn Way, as the river flows South East, out of Shrewsbury. The river changes from deep slow sections to fast gravel runs and provides good sport for both coarse and game anglers, particularly Barbel, Chub and Salmon. The section begins in the first field upstream of the A5 bridge, bears to the left into a long straight, then turns to the north and forms a large sweeping right hand curve towards the downstream limit. The start of the river is deep and wide, large bags of Bream and silvers are common here. As the course of the river continues past the farm it becomes shallow and fast. Barbel, Chub and Salmon fishing here is excellent, particularly in the summer months. The depth increases again as the river runs towards the end of the fishery. Big Barbel often show here during the autumn and winter months when the river is carrying extra water.

Parking is available at the farm or in the new car park on the left hand side down the lane below Asset Surfacing.Access to the car park is via the gate with a combination lock. The lock code is sent with your permit and must not be disclosed to anyone.Make sure you close and lock the gate. Parking at Asset is no longer permitted. Access to the river must be made along the hedge line and not across the fields. Vehicles must not be driven on the fields. Please respect the farmers land.

There is no limit to the number of permit holders for Emstrey. An annual Emstrey permit covers both Salmon and coarse fishing. Juniors, aged 12 to 16 are free. However, there are no other concessions. The permit is £30 a year and covers Emstrey only. This permit does not cover any other STF river sections or pools.

Buy Emstrey Only Annual Permit


Anglers may also fish Emstrey on a day ticket. An Emstrey day ticket is available for this fishery only and does not entitle anglers to fish any other fishery. Day tickets for Emstrey can be purchased for coarse or Salmon.

Buy Emstrey Only Day Ticket