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Welcome to the Junior Section of the website. If you want to find out more information about the Junior Section of Sunderland Freshwater Angling Club you have come to the right place!

To qualify as a Junior Member of SFAC you must be a minimum of twelve years of age and be below the age of sixteen years on the day you apply for membership. The current annual charge is £10.00 per annum. Those aged under twelve are permitted to fish the bottom lake ONLY IF ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
Any angler aged 12 or above must have a National Rod Licence to fish . Anyone caught fishing without a National Rod Licence could be fined up to £2,500. A Rod Licence entitles the holder to fish with up to two rods and line at the same time. Junior Concession (Aged 12 to 16) Rod Licences can be purchased on-line at:-
by telephoning 0870-1662-662 (for Debit & Credit Card Holders)
or at any Post Office.

Police Officers, PCSOs, Community Wardens, S.F.A.C Water Bailiffs and other S.F.A.C Members all have the legal right to ask anglers fishing Silksworth Lakes for proof of Club Membership and to see any Rod Licence/s
Any member of the public holding a current Environment Agency Rod Licence has the right to ask anyone fishing with rod & line in any water to produce their Rod Licence/s


If any junior members have photographs of themselves with a good fish, we would be more than happy to include them in our website pages. However, under the child protection legislation we would need to have written consent from a parent or guardian. Could we ask therefore, if any Junior members wish to have photographs published on this site to forward written authorisation to the Club Secretary

Remember fishing is an enjoyable pastime with emphasis on the joy of fishing. All members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not cause offence to other anglers and members of the general public. Remember when you are fishing you are representing the club and anyone misbehaving will be reprimanded and, dependent on the seriousness of the offence, could find their membership rescinded.

Junior members can take part in all competitions, provision is made for a Junior competition running in parallel with the senior event.