Welcome to Salford Friendly Anglers Society
Please click on the links below for a welcome message in your language
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We have translated this page into many European languages to help you understand who we are, what our club does, why we do it and what our rules are. You can join our club here
The aims of our club are
- To ensure that the government continues its clean up of the River Irwell (which for over 100 years was the most polluted rivers in Europe)
- To encourage people to take up fishing as a hobby
Members of our club sit on many regional committees to help deal with water quality problems and also to help devise strategy to ensure that people can gain access to good fishing.
To help encourage people to take up fishing as a sport we offer free fishing on our waters which include 9 lakes, 6 miles of river bank and are currently in negotiation for fishing on some of our local canals.
We hold regular fishing competitions in order to raise money to buy new fish for our waters. New fish mean better sport.
We have two main rules
- You have to be a member of the Society to fish our lakes and river and also hold a valid EA rod licence. (You cannot fish in the UK without buying a national government permit from the Post Office – this permit allows you to use a rod or pole – it does not entitle you to fish anywhere you like).
- You have to return all fish you catch back to the lake or river. You are not allowed to kill and eat the fish you catch from our waters. We call this catch and release. If you want to eat fish – buy it from the supermarket. If we all ate the fish, then there would be none left – and no one would want to go fishing. The main reason why you can catch many fish from our rivers and lakes is because we practice catch and release.
Membership of our Society is free and can be obtained by filling in your contact details here. (you will receive a membership notification within 28days)
The Society meets every two months, usually at the Kings Arms in Salford.
We email all members notification of the dates of meetings in advance.
We also have a popular Facebook page – you are like our page and join in the fishing talk.
A few words of caution – if your photos or comments on Facebook show that you are not practicing “catch and release” or if the members feel as though you do not treat the fish you catch with respect before returning them to the water – you will get a tough response !
Treat the fish and nature with respect and you will make many good friends
Welcome to the club!