Our History

The club has boasted several familiar angling names among its numbers.
They include former World and All England champion Robin Harris, the latter title also picked up by Wilf Rockley and Russell Hole.
Russell was the editor of Angling Times and a key player in the development of EMAP's iconic fishing titles.
Deeping St James AC began life as The Crown and Anchor AC, then becoming the Black Bull AC, before adopting their current name around the 1950s
Back then nearly all club matches were fished on the River  Welland through the Deepings, this stretch being known as the Several Fishery because several people, 20 in all, owned one share each. Dividends came from day tickets sold on the water by the then bailiff Jonny Robinson.

During the 1960s, club chairman at the time, Jim Measures, began buying up these shares on behalf of the club, the result being that the Several Fishery, and ownership of the fishing rights, became part of Deeping St James AC.

The club has over 20 trophies that can be won by members, to read more about the history of each one see -  here