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Fishing Match on Stanton Canal 5th July

Stanton Canal is closed for pleasure fishing on Sunday 5th July from pegs 1 – 28 due to a rearranged match.

Please contact Ade Knighton on 07835 306533 if you wish to take part.

Pleasure fishing allowed after 4pm.

Roughs Pond closed Sunday 28/06/2020

Roughs Pond is closed on Sunday 28 June 2020 for a club fishing match.  Pleasure fishing is allowed after 4pm.

Many Thanks

Junior Members

Please note that following the committee meeting held this morning (30th May 2020) all junior members under 16 must now be accompanied by an adult when fishing Stanton Waters.

This is to comply with the terms of our insurance and current child protection legislation. Junior books are now available again, with the understanding that the member will be supervised by a responsible adult aged over 18.

Stanton Fishing Match 31st May 2020

There is fishing match on Stanton Canal on Sunday 31st May. Please note that pleasure fishing is unavailable before 4pm.

Club Waters to Reopen

Stanton Fishing Club Waters are set to reopen on Wednesday 13th May. The car park will be open from 8am with a strict distancing rule of 2 meters between parked cars. All official pegs will be available to fish on Club Waters

With regard to Stock Pond (the middle stretch of the canal between the waterfall and the bridge) only permanent pegs along the towpath are to be fished.

Anglers must be in possession of the new Stanton Membership book (or proof of purchase from local tackle shops) and a current Rod Licence.  These will be checked by Club Bailiffs so please have them to hand. New books will be available to purchase on Wednesday morning in the car park. Please have the correct money to avoid unnecessary contact – £25 adult, £20 concession.

Keep nets are banned for the foreseeable future.

Please abide by social distancing rules at all times. Stay safe and enjoy!

Angling Trust COVID-19

Angling Trust Statement

We must all do what is required of us by the Government and work together to fight this pandemic. Therefore until further notice we should all refrain from fishing. This is about saving lives and supporting the NHS.


In regards to the current restrictions announced by the Government on Monday 23 March 2020 it is clear that the only permitted activities that have been specified are walking, running and cycling for the purpose of local daily exercise. Today we have written to the Sports Minister highlighting the benefits to both physical health and mental wellbeing that angling provides and that we are ready and prepared to offer whatever support the government or Sport England require now or in the future to get people back fishing as soon as is safely possible.

Click on the link below for updates from the Angling Trust

We will post updates for all anglers on our dedicated support pages

Many thanks, stay safe and look after each other,


Due to last night’s announcement from the Government on Covid-19 we reluctantly have put a ban on fishing our waters until further notice. We have to follow the guidelines set out by the Government. Please respect the ban and don’t fish our waters, our bailiffs will be checking our waters and will remove any members seen fishing. Please be aware the combination locks have been changed. Keep a eye on the website and our Facebook page for updates. Many thanks.


The new 2020 membership books are out now – please check our membership page for information on how to join.

Stanton Match On Privates Pond Sunday 8th March

Privates pond closed Sunday 8th March for club fishing match. Anyone interested please contact Adrian Knighton – 0783 530 6533 to enter:  Draw 8.30am, fish 10am till 3pm – £15 to enter.

The Future Looks Bright

The committee would like to thank all members for their continued support of the club. When so many clubs are on the decline our membership has increased every year for the past 7 years. It’s because of this fantastic support that we are able to give free membership to our junior members.