If you wish to join, or renew your membership, you will need to complete a current Membership Form, downloadable from HERE and arrange to take it to our Membership Secretary, Roger Higginson, in Market Drayton – together with the correct fee (cash or cheque payable to Hodnet Angling Club) and other items*, see below.

Please check with Roger by ‘phone first (01630 658055) that it is convenient to visit, and please only ring/visit during sociable hours.

*You will also need to provide:

– A passport sized photograph for your Membership Card.

– Evidence for any concession sought, e.g. student, disabled or pensioner

Note. All member’s data collected as part of the membership process, or other means, is managed in accordance with our GDPR Policy, available HERE.


Please also read the Notes at the foot of this page:

Category 1 – Junior Members^ (Free)

Those aged below 12 years (as at April 1st each year.

Category 2 – Junior Members^ (Concessionary) = £14

Those aged 12 to 16 years old inclusive (as at April 1st each year)

Category 3 – Full Members (Concessionary) = £32

Those aged 65, or over, (as at April 1st each year), Disabled and Students aged 17 – 21 inclusive (as at April 1st each year) and who are in full time education

(Subject to proof of status and at discretion of Membership Secretary)

Category 4 – Full Members = £45

Those aged 17 years old or over who are not eligible for any other Membership Category

Category 5 – Full Members (Joining fee) = £5

Those who have not held Membership within the last 5 years

Category 6 (a or b) – Day Ticket- for those aged at least 12 years old^

a) Public Day Ticket (Shrops Union Canal, bridges 51-55 only) = £3 if bought at least one day in advance from the Membership/Match Secretaries, or £4 (in advance or on the day) from the Wharf Tavern, Goldstone.

Warning: Ticket only valid on date shown. £10 fee for persons found fishing without a valid ticket.

b) Member’s Accompanied Guest  Ticket (all Club Waters except SU Canal) = £5

Available from Membership Secretary and must be booked/paid for at least one day in advance.

Valid only on day shown and guest must be accompanied by the sponsoring Full Member. Max two tickets per guest per Membership Year.

If the guest joins HAC in the same Membership Year, their paid day ticket fees will be credited against normal membership fee.

Category 7 – Special – A range of differing fees – made available at discretion of the Committee:

Including a ‘part year’ membership – for new members who join in the period between 1st January and 31st March each year and who pay for the next full Membership Year at the same time. Additional fee £5


i/ As per rule 1.4, where their names are noted on the Membership Card at the time of issue, a Full Member can take one accompanying person, at a time, from their own Family* fishing on Club Waters wihtout charge – as a Temporary Member.

  • ‘Family’ shall mean the Full Member’s married, civil or co-habiting partner or any of their children^ aged up to 16 years (inclusive).

The above means that if a Full Member has anyone in their Family (as defined) that they may in the year ahead wish to take fishing with them, they need to name them in advance on the Membership form and card. If they have two people that they think they may wish to take fishing at the same time, then one of them will need to obtain their own Membership Card.

ii/ ^ For insurance reasons, anyone fishing Club Waters who is aged below 16 years old must be Directly Supervised~ by an accompanying adult (whether a Member or not) aged 21 years or over.

~ ‘Directly Supervised’ shall mean that the accompanying adult is located in the same, or an adjoining, swim.