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 […]

River Irwell To Receive Major Fish Restocking

Great news today from the EA –¬† that a winter restocking is on the way for the River Irwell 10,000 roach, chub and dace are on order from the EAs fish farm at Calverton¬† and will be stocked in the Irwell at a variety of locations downstream of Burrs Country Park This is great news […]

Wallness Social Angling Society Spastics Effort 1962

Like many old angling clubs the long lived but now defunct Wallness Social Angling Society was based at the Wallness Tavern, Wallness Lane, Salford (less than 200 yards away from the current Salford Friendly Anglers HQ). The Wallness Social Angling Society featured regularly in local angling club matches and are mentioned in many of our […]

The Freshwater Fish Preservation League

  A meeting was held at the Swan Hotel, Fountain St, Manchester on the 11th November 1908 between committee members of The Salford Friendly Anglers Society, The County Palatine Angling Association and the Moss Side Social Angling Club with the remit of setting up a group of local angling associations dedicated to improving our sport […]

The Angler Magazine 1948 Fish Prints

Stashed away in an old faded manila envelope we found these amazing fish prints – they are the complete set that was given away in “The Angler” magazine in 1948.