We hold regular competitions for our members, which are well attended, and also have five coaches who can offer instruction in any aspect of coarse fishing.On this website you will find up-to-date information on our activities and lots of information on our waters, as well as a load of pictures and a rogues gallery of the committee who run the club.There is a new forum section where you can ask all your questions and find out more information on the club and its events, and to top it off there is also a great social group called Fishbook, where you will find all sorts of up-to-date information and news articles related to coarse angling, and you can keep in touch and chat with other members of Skewen Angling Club and share all your stuff! To join the group, simply register with the website. Once your account has been approved you'll be good to go! Give it a try!
Here at Skewen Angling Club we love a good-old selfie or two! If you have any pics or videos you'd like to share with us then you're in luck because now it's simpler than ever! Whether it's a simple snap taken by one of our five waters or a picture of your finest catch, sharing your pics and videos couldn't be easier!
Once you've registered with us you may share your pics or videos in any of the galleries. To share your pics or videos, simply select the relevant gallery, such as The Square Pond or Gnoll Pond, and follow the on-screen instructions when the page opens. All the galleries can be found under either Photos or Videos in the main menu. And if that wasn't simple enough, you can also post your pics and videos directly to the Fishbook page by clicking on the camera icons. More on Fishbook below!
In our galleries you will find a heap of photos that show how our club waters were made more accessible to the public, and there's tons of photos of all our members enjoying their favourite pastime - coarse fishing! A huge amount of these photos were provided by committee member Mike Doyle, so a big thank you to Mike for all the great photos! Go take a looksie!
Gnoll Pond is situated on the outskirts of Neath in the middle of the Gnoll Country Park. The Gnoll Fishpond, is around 15 acres...
The Gnoll Bottom Pond, or Gnoll Community Fishery, was once an open air swimming pool and lately lay stagnant and lifeless....
The Neath canal can be split into two separate parts. The upper, runs from just below GlynNeath to Resolven...
SKEWEN COARSE Angling Club was formed in 1984 by members of the B.P.A.C., which had recently become defunct due to apathy from the majority of its members, and also some local anglers who recognised the need for a club to help guide new anglers both young and old in the art of angling and care for the environment.
The club started its meetings in the back room of the Rock & Fountain public house in Skewen, where it still meets today. The club's first committee was Ray Southwell, Chairman, Jim Foulkes, Secretary, Jos Hall, Treasurer, Tony Hughes, Kevin Hughes, and Mike Doyle as committee members.
The club was mainly a pleasure angling club, organising trips to other waters as well as local ones.
As the membership grew over the next couple of years the committee began to organise competitions for the members, first between club members only, and later on as matches between ourselves and other clubs. The club joined the Welsh Federation of Coarse Anglers in order to be part of a national organisation for match fishing, and as there would be no fishing without clean waters, it also joined the Anglers Co-operative Association to protect the waters it fishes from pollution.
The demise of the B.P.A.C. meant that the fishing rights to the Tennant Canal were up for grabs and after some meetings with the representatives of the Tennant estate, our club was able to take on theses rights for our members.
This meant that by issuing permits for this water, we could raise revenue for the club to further improve the waters, both for our members and the environment.
The club was in discussions with Mr Vobe for some time about sub leasing the Square Pond from him, when in 1991 he decided to give up his lease of the water and allow our club to enter into negotiations with the representatives of Carnaud Metal Box for control of the fishing rights.