Welcome To Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club


A warm welcome to all fishermen, and women. SFCC fishing section caters for members, chiefly in boats, wishing to fish our local waters of Lyme Bay and South Devon areas.

Welcome to the cruising section of The Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club. We like to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy cruising in our beautiful local waters, and extended areas.

The Club organises a series of events throughout the year, ranging from Speciality Meals, Discos, BBQ’s, Bar Draws and impromptu ‘get togethers’, Annual Gala Night and Festive celebrations,

Here at SFCC we welcome new members to our club who are active in water based activities across the spectrum of boating pursuits. We regret that we are unable to provide purely social membership.

SFCC is committed to member training and is a certified RYA Training Centre. Courses run include; Day Skipper, Yachtmaster, Essential Navigation, VHF, First Aid, Diesel Engine, and Powerboat 1 & 2.

The club offers a range of 24/7 facilities to it’s members based around the historic Brunel Tower that dominates the shoreline at Starcross on the western side of the River Exe Estuary,

Fishing with SFCC

A warm welcome to all fishermen, and women out there. SFCC fishing section caters for members, chiefly in boats, wishing to fish our local waters of Lyme Bay and South Devon areas.
We look to provide a safe, supportive environment for our members to enjoy their chosen pastime, in the company of friends with a similar interest. All individuals are encouraged to improve their skills, both in respect of fishing, as well as perhaps more importantly, seamanship too. As a club, a number of forums and classes are arranged, usually during the quieter winter months, aimed at raising our members skill base in as many related topics as possible. The opportunity to also learn from fellow members is considered probably the club’s best asset.
A full calendar of keenly contested boat competitions run through the fishing season of April to November inclusive. Single specimen fish are the quarry in all cases. You need only bring your biggest fish to the weigh-in. We encourage returning any fish not required for the eating.
Members are asked however, to appreciate that postponement, or cancellation of events, due to unsuitable weather, will occasionally be necessary. Please always try to confirm details with me, Steve Cowell, on 07545 883402, if you think there may be any doubt.
Whilst our club is mainly orientated towards boat angling from our own port, we do also recognise good shore caught fish. Several of our members are keen shore fishermen and it seems appropriate to respect this. No awards are offered to shore caught fish.
SFCC’s fishing calendar traditionally ends on Presentation Night, usually in January, with fishermen and cruisers all getting together to enjoy a social evening. Everyone is always eager for the new season to arrive, of course.
Wishing you light winds and enjoyable fishing

Please send all photos of significant fish caught to me at fishing.sfcc@gmail.com


News – Something Fishy … recent catch  

4lb Trigger Fish - caught 2/9/23 Steve Lomas

4lb Trigger Fish - caught 2/9/23 Steve Lomas

13lb Buss Huss - caught approx. 19/8/23 Steve Lomas

Presentation of the Trophies and awards for the 2023 season

Cups and winners: 2023 season

Mortimer Challenge Cup– Paul LeMilliere
(Best boat specimen & Fish of the Month – June)
Tub gurnard 4lb 9oz

Junior Challenge Cup – Charlie Puddefoot
Mackerel 9.2oz

Algiers Cup – Steve Lomas (Most species – 9)

Geoffrey Claridge Challenge – John Astill
(Men’s bass competition 58cm)

President’s Trophy – Denise Stacey
(Best Plaice 3lb 6oz)

Anthony Cup – Dave Stacey (Best bream 2lb 6oz 8

Exwell Challenge Cup – Dave Stacey (Best Skate 10lb
14 oz 12drms FoM October)

Jeffrey’s Cup & Barnett Trophy – Russell Thompson
(Flatfish competition Flounder 14.2oz)

Whitbread Plaice Cup– Russell Thompson
(Plaice competition & FoM September 1lb 5.4oz)

Fish of the Month:
May – Gemma Crosbie Dawson (Conger 23lb)
July – Matt Dart (Plaice – 2lb 14.4 oz)
August – Steve Cowell (Red gurnard 1lb 3.2oz)
November – Denise Stacey (Red gurnard 1lb 8.8oz)

Perpetual Challenge Trophy & Tribe Pollack Cup –
Matt Dart
(Pollack competition & best wreck pollack & FoM April –
4lb 15oz)

Surrey Challenge Cup – Matt Dart (Best rough ground
pollack 2lb 3.4oz)

SFCC International Challenge Cup – Matt Dart
(Conger competition 7lb W.O.B.)

Millenium Cup – Matt Dart (Men’s mackerel 13.6oz)
& Robert Pine Trophy (Best mackerel)

Carter Challenge Trophy – Matt Dart (Black bream
competition – 1lb 8.8oz)

Phil and Carol Burrows Shield – Matt Dart
(Competition Accumulator Champion – 30 points.)

2 nd Russell Thompson – 29 pts
3 rd Mike Whiting – 25 pts

Click on the images below to enlarge

Something Fishy…. 2023 SFCC Catch Photos

Click here to read Steve Cowell – Fishing Secretary’s presentation

Friday Forums

Sharing expertise and experience amongst members

At SFCC we are friendly and informal. We also know that if you’re new to boating it’s often helpful to learn from people who are a bit more experienced. That’s why we hold Friday Forums throughout the winter (when we aren’t using our boats) to learn new methods or just hear a talk about an interesting topic.

The ‘closed season’ winter / spring programme of events for 2023, organised by Steve Cowell our Fishing Secretary, is now complete.

More dates to be confirmed soon.

Any enquiries or suggestions for future forums should be directed to: forum.sfcc@gmail.com

SFCC Newsletter

SFCC hours

Club Bar Summer Opening Times

Our Members bar is open every evening other than Monday & Wednesday.

Tuesdays 8pm – 11pm
Thurs & Friday 7pm – 11pm

Saturday Cooking 7pm – 11pm
No Saturday Cooking 7.30 -11pm

Sundays 6pm – 9pm


Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club, Brunel Tower, The Strand, Starcross, Devon, EX68PR
Pontoon Location:
GPS: 50°37’.656N / 003°26’.731W
W3W: obey.marathons.intelligible
North Mooring PC741 location:
GPS: 50°37’.674N / 003°26’.621W
W3W: forum.marathons.rush
South Mooring PC648 location:
GPS: 50°37’.389N / 003°26’.484W
W3W: punks.tutored.nicer


01626 891996