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Sowerby Angling Society 50th Anniversary Dinner

We are delighted to announce our 50th anniversary this year.
We hope you will come and join us for a celebratory dinner at Fantinos Italian restaurant in Sowerby on Friday 25th of May from 6:30PM.  No long speeches, just fine wine and dining.

You are invited to bring along a partner or non fishing guest as you wish. All members should have had an email with further details. If you didn’t receive one please use the contact form and let us know. Hope to see you there.

Nigel Pringle

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Membership Renewals + The Great Clean Up part 2

It’s that time of year again and membership renewals are due by the 31st of March. Again there is no increase in subs this year and membership still remains at £35 per annum for Adults and £15 for Seniors. If you are not intending to renew for this season please let me know.

Please be sure we have up-to-date contact details for you as we will be unable to send you your membership card without them i.e have you moved this year and have you let us know your new address/email? .
Payment details are contained in the email send to members. If you didn’t receive a copy please let us know.

Catch returns are compulsory for all members, including nil or didn’t fish. The new membership card has space for you to record this information and also your guest’s. However, they can be sent to us in any form you like; you can send them by e-mail, phone, letter, back of fag packet e.t.c. But please send them.

**IMPORTANT** Due the implementation of GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS in May this year it is going to be presumed that continuation of your membership of Sowerby Angling Society gives us permission to store your Name, Address, Email and phone number in a data base. This data will be used for the sole purpose of the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary to maintain contact with you and inform you of future events, such as work parties, AGM’s, renewals etc.  No data will ever be disclosed to third parties. If you are not happy for us to store your data in this way, please let us know and we shall delete it.

The Great Clean up Part 2.

After the amazing haul of detritus removed from the lower waters last autumn, Andre has kindly agreed to arrange another clean up.

This has been cancelled (28th Feb) due to the inclement snowy weather. We will reschedule.

Hope to see many of you there.

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2018 Annual General Meeting

Sowerby Angling Society AGM 2018

We are intending to hold our AGM on Wednesday 21st of February at the usual venue;
Thirsk and Sowerby Institute.
The Flatts
North Yorkshire

Please arrive from 7PM for 7:30 Start.
As usual we will provide a light buffet and would appreciate if those intending to attend could let us know in advance so we can cater accordingly.

An agenda will be sent out shortly. If anyone has any issues they would like to raise at the meeting please let me know.

2018 subs can be paid on the evening and up to the 31st of March. Whilst we have no current plans to increase subs, this has to be confirmed at the AGM before we can accept renewals. Details will be sent to all members after the AGM.

Hope to see many of you there.
Nigel Pringle

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The great litter clear up!

Today was part of the great Cod Beck litter clear up.  A group of us met with waders and rubbish bags  determined to clear some of the accumulation of litter from the lower water. We were quite successful; these pictures show a little of what we removed.  I had no idea it had got that bad. Thanks to Andre Richer for being concerned enough to organise it all.  Thanks to all you volunteers, you know who you are!!! Heroes each and every one of you, especially a non-member. Rose thanks for assisting.



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Aquatic Invertebrate Samplers Wanted

Are you interested in freshwater invertebrates and what fish eat?
Want to learn a little more about this fascinating area and at the same time do something positive for your club?
Sowerby Angling Society is looking for a few more volunteers to assist in our regular bug monitoring program on our waters.
If you are interested full training will be provided, in return we ask for about a couple of hours of your time every couple of months  to take and record samples from specified sites. You will work in pairs and your data will feed into a national bug sampling scheme.
It can be a  good excuse to get a little extra fishing in too. Particularly as you will know what “dish of the day” is.

Please contact us using the contact page if you are interested and can spare some time.


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Renewal Deadline 1st of April

You will be please to know that memberships of Sowerby Angling Society remain the same as previous years at £35 for adults and £15 for Senior Citizens and Juniors.

Please note the deadline for renewals is 1st of April. You should all have received an e-mail with renewal details. If anyone did not receive an e-mail could they please contact me (use the contact page) and let me know.

Exchange Days

We have again arranged exchange days with The Cod Beck Fishing Club. They have several miles of the Cod Beck above Thirsk, all small stream fishing. Go to information and use the contact form on the exchange days page. Days need to be booked in advance.

Nigel Pringle

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The Beck by Steve Schroeter

Just added an article first published in Trout and Salmon about the Cod Beck by one of our long standing, now life member, Steve Schroeter.
It can be found under the articles tag on the menu or click here.

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