Shropshire Union Canal
We have two stretches of the canal, our original stretch by Goldstone – where by means of various agreements with other clubs we can offer HAC members access to adjacent stretches too, plus, from 2014, a new HAC ‘members only’ stretch at Market Drayton.
See maps below to ensure you are fishing the right areas at the right times!
Bridges 53-55 are leased to HAC, and bridges 51 – 53 are jointly leased with Wyche Angling Club.
Under a long standing reciprocal agreement, HAC Members can also fish the the Wyche Angling Club stretch (bridges 48 – 51) and the Wem Angling Club stretches (bridges 55 – 58).
Note. From 1/01/2013 an agreement has been made permitting members of Serck Audco Angling Club to fish a certain number of matches from bridges 53 – 55 only.
With over 120 pegs available and good access, this stretch of the canal has been a popular feature of the club for over 25 years.
Species include double figure Carp, Chub up to 5lb, Bream to 3lb, with the usual stocks of Gudgeon, Perch and Roach.
This water is recognised in the wider Midlands and North West, with several big competitions having been run on it, e.g. the Embassy Pairs, Angling Times Winter League semi finals, Fishmania and the National Championships.
Day tickets can be obtained in advance from the Membership Secretary, and club/match bookings can be made too.
Some pictures of the Goldstone stretch can be seen in the gallery below.