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,

SFCC Small Boats

A warm welcome to all leisure boat owners. At SFCC we have an enthusiastic group of members who enjoy exploring our Exe Estuary and South Devon coast in a variety of craft.

The SFCC Small Boats group organise a variety of trips, usually once per month to both local attractions and also more ambitious destinations.

As we have our own in-house RYA affiliated training team, all small boats group members are always accompanied by minimum Powerboat Level 2 skippers on all events. Indeed our Small Boats Group organiser, Tom McFarlane is a fully qualified RYA Powerboat 2 Instructor – which helps members who may be new to boating or boating at sea, the confidence to stretch their legs and venture further from the Exe.

This in-house expertise helps develop confidence in boat handling technique and how their boat handles in less ideal conditions. Experience can be gained with with plenty of support and advice close at hand.

Previous trips include bar meal river trips to Lympstone and The Turf and our own Dawlish Warren back beach for the mid summers day SFCC picnic.

Trips further afield include Lyme Bay beach, SFCC Brixham Gathering, Dartmouth and up the Dart to Sharpham Estate for a camping weekend.


Small boats 2023

If we are lucky enough to have weather like last year, we need to get out on the water as much as possible!!  The plan is to run a small boats trip each month over evening spring tides. Weather depending, there will be a mix of destinations ranging from 1NM-10NM. 
It would be great to open the trips to all members, including those that might not have access to small vessels on the Exe.  To ensure this is possible, there will likely be options to catch a ride with other members, so if you fancy it, don’t be afraid to get in touch
(Tom 07342 205617). 
All trips will begin from the Brunel Landing Pontoon, with details of departure times being published closer to the event on the Small Boats webpage (https://starcross-fcc.co.uk/small-boats/), SFCC Facebook and WhatsApp.

Provisional dates (with further detail to follow and subject to short notice change due to weather) are:

May 5th (Friday) – HW 19:41; 3.7m
June 6th (Tuesday) – HW 21:16; 3.9m
July 3rd (Monday) – HW 19:32; 3.8m
August 4th (Friday) – HW 21:45; 4.3m
September 15th (Friday) – HW 19:59; 3.9m
Oct 14th (Saturday) – HW 19:29; 3.9m 

Details of destinations and available spare boat spaces will follow closer to the date.

To assist in making short notice announcements, we are building a SFCC Small Boats WhatsApp group – please text me your mobile number and name if you would like to join.


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Future Social Events

SFCC Christmas Party

SFCC Christmas Party

Places are booking up fast – don’t miss out on a great meal by Claire from the Atmospheric. Add your name to the list on the club noticeboard with your menu choice!

What’s Coming Up At SFCC

Future SFCC Events

Saturday 9th December – Christmas Dinner

Saturday 16th December – Christmas Draw

Sunday 31st December – New Years Eve Party

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

Our Members bar is open each evening other than Mon & Wed.

Tues 8pm – 11pm, Thurs & Fri 7.30pm – 11pm, Saturdays 6.30pm – 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