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Specimen Claims


In light of the new statement from the Government the committee has met through Skpe and agreed the following:-

Specimen Fish claims can now be accepted from Wednesday 13th May 2020.

A reminder that all claims need to be recorded on calibrated scales.

Where your club has taken out insurance for their members, may we also remind you that you will not be covered by this insurance unless you are participating in a club organised event.

AGM and Presentation night

                The AGM and Presentation night was well attended. Thanks to all that took the time to travel and to those who made their apologies.

Ratification that Fish weighed afloat can now qualify for Federation awards was passed by the membership.

SCALES Certification

With the addition of accepting fish weighed afloat a reminder was given to the membership that all Fish that are submitted for Federation awards must be weighed on Certified Scales

Trading Standards in Exeter was suggested as one of the most cost effective ways of acheiving this.

man who catch a fish

Conserve. Protect. Promote

Welcome to all, whether you’re a keen and dedicated angler, a wishful armchair fisherman, or you’d just like to keep in touch with the wonderful world of fishing.

We aim to offer our members a one-stop-shop for essential information, fishing news, tools and useful links to aid you in your angling pursuits.

If you’re not a member through your fishing club and you Fish within the Federations boundaries, you can join as a personal member. Membership fees are just £10pa, which includes our handbook and entry into competitions. Get in touch for more details and to join!

man who catch a fish

About the South West Federation of Sea Anglers

We are a non-profit organisation with over 30-years of history. We aim to promote and encourage sea angling and to provide a body that will serve affiliated clubs and personal members.

Our Club membership boundary runs between Bristol and Weymouth, extended to included the Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly. Personal members are welcomed from outside of the club boundaries.

 Our fishing boundary covers the southern banks of Severn Estuary, Aust Ferry, Severn Bridge all the way around to the South East at Hengistbury Head in Dorset.


Members of affiliated clubs and personal members are entitled to all of the privileges of the South West Federation of Sea Anglers, including the right to enter any competition for cups, medals and prizes offered by the federation. There are separate categories for personal and junior members.

The Federation can offers clubs a reasonably priced public liability insurance to cover anglers while fishing. club events. This is currently available for £80pa, due 1st January.

man and his girl with a fish prize

Fish for Prizes

The Federation runs a fish of the month competition throughout the year. This is awarded for the best specimen registered, boat and shore. Also, for the best junior specimen registered overall. 

Certificates are also awarded for every specimen fish recorded. These are presented at the AGM/Presentation night.

Contact Us

For more information about our Federation or to join, please get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you!

Secretary: Mr. Andrew Atkinson

33 Western Avenue


North Devon

EX39 1SD

Treasurer: Pauline Roberts

49 Winslade Road,


EX10 9EX

South West Federation of Sea Anglers

Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset