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,

Becoming a member of SFCC

Here at SFCC we welcome new members to our club who have an active interest in water based activities across the spectrum of boating pursuits. Memberships are on offer to anyone over the age of 18 years, however we regret that we are unable to provide purely social membership. We regret that owning a SUP or kayak does not qualify for membership.

Two types of membership are available, individual and family. We also provide various storage and access options for members. SFCC’s facilities are open to members, at all times, provided an entry device has been purchased.

Members benefit from free parking in either of the clubs two car parks. Parking is strictly for SFCC members vehicles only and is enforced by our ANPR parking security partner. Members vehicles are exempt from parking fees. Please ensure that you provide us with your Vehicle Registration 48 hours before your membership familiarisation evening so that you can avoid a parking fine. Please see the link to our membership application system above for details of respective cost options.

All applications are then discussed by the general committee and must receive majority support. Membership runs 1st January to 31st December.

Our club is run mainly by volunteers for the members, so we welcome new members who would like to join in, volunteer and help us run the club.
Please feel free to contact us via e-mail 
. We will be happy to assist you with any membership questions you may have.    

How to join SFCC

We have on online membership system that helps you to apply to join our famous club.
We unfortunately can’t offer social memberships, your application will only be successful if you currently own a boat or are in the process of acquiring a boat.

Future Social Events

SFCC AGM – Annual General Meeting
Saturday 18 Feb 8pm
No Saturday night cooking

 SFCC Cast Off Party
Saturday 25 March 8pm

Bring a Plate Buffet – Entertainment from Mark Price and his entertainment team – Not to be missed!

 SFCC Boat Jumble
Sunday 2 April 9.30am

Held in Brunel Tower Car Park – Refreshments available.

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 following is the outline programme of events for 2023, organised by Steve Cowell our Fishing Secretary:

  • 20th January 2023 – Meteorology
  • 3rd Febuary 2023 – Lifejackets – RNLI safety check
  • 24th February 2023 – Knots for Boaters
  • 3rd March 2023  – Fishing for Beginners
  • 10 March 2023 – Wine Tasting – limited to 24 members – 7 European wines,  £15/head – email forum.sfcc@gmail.com to book – not to be missed!
  • 24th March 2023 – CPR and other essential First Aid at sea

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


01626 891996