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,

Social Events at  SFCC

 I’m Kerry Smith, SFCC’s Social Secretary.

The Club organises a series of events throughout the year, ranging from Speciality Meals, Discos, BBQ’s, Bar Draws and impromptu ‘get togethers’.  Towards the end of the year we hold our Annual Gala Night – a chance to dress up and get out of those deck shoes / wellies! …. and of course Christmas and New Year celebrations should not be missed.

We have two Skittles teams, (Men’s and Ladies), and play other riverside based clubs during the off season months.

A New Members evenings is arranged, generally in May (see link below for dates). All are welcome to come along on these nights to support New Members and meet the Flag Officers and Committee.

All events will be advertised within the Club and displayed on the club Facebook page.
A warm welcome is always extended to visitors with affiliation to RYA, Angling Trust, and any other fishing or cruising clubs.

The Club has a close relationship with the RNLI – particularly the Exmouth Lifeboat crew. A lot of our events are held to raise greatly needed funds for the RNLI, so please come along and give your support.

On Saturday nights food orders are taken from 18.45 hours until 20.30 hours, please check the club notice board, for private function bookings/social events, when normal Saturday Cooking will not be available.

The Club-house is available for hire, but this has to be at the convenience of the Club and members. Please contact me through the club if you need any further information. Application forms are available from the bar. Do come along and meet us. We pride ourselves with being a friendly, fun-loving Club and you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Finally, we are always looking for new ideas, suggestions and help. If you feel you can help or have any suggestions on how we can better improve our social side of the Club, please contact us.
Kerry Smith.  SFCC Social Secretary.

Saturday cooking will continue throughout the winter – please contact Debbie Pearce to book a table on SFCCtablebooking@gmail.com

Brunel Restaurant Menu

All main courses are served with Chips or Jacket Potato and a choice of Peas, Mushy Peas, Beans or Salad

Surf and Turf – 8oz British Rump Steak and Scampi £16.00
Sirloin Steak – 8oz British Sirloin Steak £14.00
Rump Steak – 8 oz British Rump Steak £12.00
(All above served with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Onion Rings)
Gammon Steak – 12oz with Egg or Pineapple £11.50
Rack of Pork Ribs – Served in BBQ sauce £11.00
Dirty Fries (Chips topped or with hot or mild chilli and cheese) £8.50
Cheese Burger – 6oz British beef burger £9.50
Burger – 6oz British Burger in a bun £9.00
(Burgers are served with Tomatoes, Lettuce and Onion Rings)
Vegetarian meals available – please ask for details (V) £9.00
Chicken Nuggets £8.00
Premier Wholetail Breaded Scampi £10.00
Whole Cod Fillet – Freshly cooked in Beer Batter £10.00
Jacket Potato – Tuna & Sweetcorn or Baked Beans (V) £7.00
Jacket Potato – With Chilli (Hot or Mild) £8.50

Extra Sides Available
Egg, Pineapple, Peas, Beans, Mushrooms (V) £0.50
Bowl of Chips (V) £2.00
Bowl of Onion Rings (V) £2.00
Bowl of Salad (V) £2.00

Ice Cream – A Selection of Ice Creams – Please ask the a member of staff £2.00
Hot Chocolate Orange Cake £4.00
Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding £4.0

Allergen Advice – Our food may contain Gluten, Fat, Dairy and Nuts. Please ask staff for more

Email Debbie  SFCCtablebooking@gmail.com to book your table. Pay on the night.

SFCC Events

Saturday 21 January – Exmouth ShantyMen 8pm start – Meals SOLD OUT

Saturday 28 January – Saturday Cooking

Saturday 4 February – Saturday Cooking

Saturday 18th February 8.00pm – Annual General Meeting – No Saturday Cooking

Saturday 25th March – SFCC Cast Off Party – Bring a plate buffet – Disco by Le Grand Fromage

Sunday 2 April – SFCC Spring Boat Jumble – 09.30 start.

Thursday 6th April – New Members Evening + Easter Draw

Please book with Debbie Pearce on SFCCtablebooking@gmail.com

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.

Recent Social Events
SFCC Christmas Draw – Sat 17 Dec 2022

All images courtesy of Ewins Aerial Photography www.ewinsaerial.uk. Click on the images to expand.

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