The Avon Angling Club
Quality, affordable fishing for the local and visiting angler
The Avon Angling Club has been in existence for over forty years. The club's aim is to provide affordable, quality fishing for both the local and visiting Anglers.
The AAC have the Trout leases from Browns bridge to the confluence with the Clyde - the majority of the river. The club also leases the Salmon rights from the Crown Estates for the whole river.
If you purchase an annual permit this confirms you as a Avon Angling Club member and this entitles you to vote at our regular monthly meetings. These are held at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of every month in the Stonehouse Institute.
The AAC is very active all year round. The clubs activities all revolve around our hatchery and clubhouse at Craig Bridge, next to The Strathaven Ales Brewery.
The hatchery is used all year round. It is used to grow trout eggs to fry (small fish) over the winter time. These fish are then released in to the burns which flow in to the main stem of the river. Anyone who is interested to come and see inside the hatchery is welcome to come along any Saturday morning to visit after 9am.
With the club being so active, we are always in search of volunteers to come along and help out with some of our activities. This will involve walking the banks of the river to collect rubbish, building styles for access and general maintenance. When we have no work to do we walk the river and observe the abundance of flora and fauna. If you are interested in helping out at the club we meet every Saturday morning from 9.00am onwards at our club house.
The club hold yearly competitions and outings, dates of which can be found on your permit or on the competitions page. All events start from Craig Bridge at 9am. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
where to fish
**CHILDREN 12 and UNDER FREE PERMIT**
All children aged 12 or under will be entitled to a free permit for the 2015 season. Contact J Wilkie on 07407 549697 to receive the free junior permit.* Please note the free tickets will not be available from permit outlets*