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URGENT NOTICE - River Severn Emergency Salmon Protection Byelaw: The 2019 Byelaw has been extended by Defra through to the end of 2020.  Please see further information at the bottom of this page. 


Shrewsbury Town Fisheries manages the Town Waters.  Their website provides lots of useful information relating to fishing the Town Waters and annual permits and day tickets can be purchased online.  New signs are displayed that have all relevant telephone numbers and information.  Please contact the Bailiff on 07976 020559 or Total Angling on 01743 462699.

We have been working with local anglers to repair and maintain existing pegs, grant applications for improvements to fisheries at Frankwell, personal security for bailiff and improved communication and the removal of dangerous trees and snags from in and around the river.

Click here for further information on the River Severn emergency salmon protection byelaw:




Shropshire Anglers Federation is the body responsible for about 3,000 permit holders who use waters local to Shrewsbury.
There are a number of tackle shops in the town, which issue permits and are happy to advise on local conditions.

Useful Contacts:

Environment Agency 

01743 272828

Midlands Region, Upper Severn Area: Environment Agency, Hafren House, Shrewsbury, SY3 8BB

Daily bulletin on river conditions - 08459 333111

Information and general enquiries - 08708 506506


Environment Agency - Fish Section

The Environment Agency are the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales.

Other Useful Websites (click on the blue links to go to the websites) - Fishing portal                                           Go Fish - Directory UK freshwater fishing locations, this link takes you to the Shropshire page

Met Office - Weather reports and related services           Anglers Mail - Local fishing news website



PDF icon Salmon Protection Byelaw - Press Release 10-Jun-20236.3 KB
PDF icon Salmon Protection Byelaw - Final Statement 10-Jun-20280.89 KB
PDF icon Salmon Protection Byelaw - Final Covering Letter 3-Jun-20212.94 KB
PDF icon Salmon Protection Byelaw - Final Letter to RODS 4-Jun-20216.36 KB