Shire Angling Club
The promotion of hunting, fishing and woodcraft
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Dormant (not recruiting)
The Shire Angling Club
President: Ponso Pondhopper
Board of Governors:
Fleuralys Nimbletoes (Club Secretary)
Penina Pondhopper (Events Organiser)
A museum for the Shire
Alongside Farming and Cooking, it is hunting and fishing that makes the Shire the place it is. The Shire Angling Club exists to preserve and celebrate everything good about woodcraft: tracking and hunting for food and hides; gathering wood and wild produce; and above all fishing. The pinnacle of our success is the Shire Museum of Hunting and Fishing with its conservation centre. Here, on permanent display are the fish of Middle Earth, with special displays of hunting and curiosities. A pumping system has been installed to feed the tubs where we hatch the young catfish that go back into the ponds around Michel Delving. In this way we can safeguard our stock of fish for the future.
The museum can be found at 5 Harrow Road, Bramblebury. Admission is free.
The Shire Angling Club organises fishing competitions, talks and demonstrations throughout the year. The competitions are open to all, regardless of fishing skill and are a great opportunity to visit the Shire's best fishing holes (and some further afield). Special competitions include the annual Brandywine Salmon Run and the Great Trout Tickle in Oatbarton. Watch out for announcemnts in the Bramblebury Gazette, or contact Penina if you want to be put on our invitation list.