We Need Your Help

We don’t ask for much from our members – other than for you to respect our waters, our fish, and other users of the waterside. However – this is a call to arms from the committee to you our members. We are having a real struggle to maintain our waters this summer – as new […]

Family Fishing – Does It Get Better Than This ?

One of our members David James Bendle decided to do a short write up about the reasons why he takes his daughter (now aged 4) fishing with him, and how fishing is a great ying to the yang of life. Davids blog is also a great read – take a look here No more words […]

Irwell Grayling

Great to see that local angler Jamie Needham has caught a Grayling from the River Irwell in the Bury area. We have always known that they are in there …. and in the River Roch too …. its just that they are as rare as hens teeth Catching an Irwell Barbel is a special achievement […]

World Fishing Day 2018 Salford Quays Lure Competition Result

We had a great time today on Salford Quays. For those who haven’t fished Manchesters inner city venues before – have a click of these two links to see what you are missing Urban Monsters   and Matthew Wright When Are You Coming Fishing In Our Trout Heaven?  The weather was fantastic, plenty of people came […]

Salford Quays Lure Competition 23rd June 2018

To celebrate World Fishing Day 23rd June 2018, Salford Friendly Anglers Society (the Worlds oldest fishing club formed in April 1817) are holding a lure fishing competition at one of the worlds best urban fishing venues – SALFORD QUAYS The competition is open to all comers Meet at Salford Quays Beefeater Pub ( M50 3SQ […]

The 1903 Challenge Fishing Match

In 1903 – Broughton Angling Club issued a challenge to Salford Friendly Anglers Soc to fish an inter club match at a local venue – where the losers have to purchase tea for the winners. 115 years later – we have thrown down the gauntlet to Broughton Angling Club to re-run this match on Sunday […]

De-Silting Kingfisher Lake

Please be aware that Kingfisher Lake will be closed to all access (fishing, walking, mooching, having a look) from 25th January until 2nd February – to allow contractors to de-silt the top end of the lake (see area marked in red on map below) Kingfisher Lake probably has the highest fish density of any of […]

Website Upgrade In Process

Please bear with us – we are in the process of upgrading our website – all our pages still exist – see drop down menus – however the way the content is being displayed for the next 48 hours or so isn’t as user friendly as it used to be. We should have things right […]

No Plaice For Racism In Fishing

There’s no plaice for racism in our sport. A fishery owner has put up this sign at his fishery — I didn’t realise we were still living in the 1930’s – very sad to see such blatant racism. Also very sad to see – in fact disgusting to see – that the Police don’t think […]

A Historic Challenge From Broughton Angling Society Dated 1903

Back in 1903 it was commonplace for angling clubs to issue challenges to other local clubs.. We found this invitation to hold a fishing competition from Broughton Angling Society dated 1903 – challenging The Salford Friendly Anglers Society to a match. I attended a Broughton Anglers Society meeting last night (the 5th Dec 2017) and […]