Welcome to the home of Southport Sea Anglers

Chairman: John Law O.B.E

Treasurer: Kevin Gould

Secretary: Tony Shortall

Match Secretary:

About Us

Southport Sea Anglers (SSA) is a friendly sociable sea angling club where people have the opportunity to get together and share information, tactics or just have a chin wag.


Club members wishing to clarify Match Start Times, Stewarding Duties or Venues are advised to contact the Match Secretary:


The Southport Sea Angling Club is keen to encourage new members in particular Junior/Lady Members who can take part in a healthy safe participant sporting activity.  For a membership pack and details of forthcoming competitions please contact the secretary Tony Shortall on 01704 569362 or 07835963896  email: tony.d├ęcor@talktalk.net

Southport Sea Angling Society

A Potted History

The residents of Southport, Ainsdale, Birkdale and Marshside have always had communities of fishermen.  When the pier was constructed the locals began to use the structure as a means of catching fish to feed their families. 

In 1947 a group of individuals decided to form a competitive fishing club and called it the Southport Sea Angling Club.  Club matches were held on the pier using all manner of salvaged equipment to fish with, including ex army tank antenna or bamboo poles scrounged from local carpet shops.

The club continued to use the pier but only fished during the winter months. 

One of the original members is current member Graham Teale who still had his original membership card.

In the late sixties membership wained until the seventies when the club became the Southport Sea Angling Society expanding membership to over 180 members.  This included a thriving junior section and a ladies section holding open matches on the pier attracting up to 150 anglers from all  over the country. 

Meetings were held in various pubs and clubs which included the Rookery Club, the Bold in Churchtown, The Shakespeare and Hesketh Casuals Club in Wright St. 

Various functions have been enjoyed by members including fancy dress parties, cheese and wine parties, dances and jumble sales to name but a few of the fund raising events that took place.

In the eighties the club changed again and was called The Koronet Angling Club.  When the Koronet closed it doors the angling club followed only to be reborn again by Ronnie, who had the tackle shop in Virginia St, holding meetings at the London Pub in Kensington Rd.

The club was successfully run by Dave Wright, Fred Ingleby, Kevin Gould and John Law.  The current secretary Tony Shortall has held that position for a total of fifteen years with  Southport Sea Angling Society, The Koronet Club and now the current club in its present form with sixty members and growing.

Southport Sea Angling Society