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Thanks for visiting our club website, as you will have seen from our home page, we are a well established club based in Warrington Cheshire, with approximately 200 members and we have two pools stocked with a wide range of fish from Carp (Crucian, Common and Mirror, no F1's), Roach, Rudd, Perch, Tench & Gudgeon. We also did some restocking of both pools in November 2011 and again in January/February 2014 which has also improved the fishing according to our members, and will continue to improve as the new additions grow. Decking at our Brownlee's Pool has also been completely replaced and is an excellent location for a quiet day's fishing

Below we have tried to answer FAQ's (Frequently asked questions) and give you details on our club. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us, either in person, by post or e-mail.

 
     
 
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Find out about:-

Bailiffs
Closed Season
Rod Licences
Club Licences
Club Meetings
Matches - Adults
Matches - Payment Scheme
Matches - Juniors
National Fishing Month

Presentation Night
Events
Work Parties
Safety - Overhead Power Lines
Groups

 
         
  Penketh & Old Hall Angling Society Bailiffs - 2016  
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    Above you will see our club bailiffs who patrol our ponds.
Should they ask to see your club licence and Environment Agency Rod Licence (if applicable), please be courteous they are ensuring that our pools are fished only by valid members and that the rules are being adhered to, this is for the benefit of all of our members, the pools, the fish and our local neighbours.
If you have any questions regarding our pools, the club or any concerns please feel free to advise the bailiff.
 
         
  Closed Season Back to Top  
         
 

The coarse fish close season (15th March to 15th June inclusive) applies to all rivers, streams and drains in England & Wales, but does not apply to most still waters including POHAS.

There are, however, some exceptions that retain the close season - the Broads and some Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs); these sites are listed in the Schedules attached to the byelaws, which you can obtain from your local Environment Agency office (tel 0845 9333111).

So to reiterate, if you are a club member with a valid club licence and rod licence (when applicable), you can fish 365 days a year on either our Whitegate or Brownlee's Pools.

 
         
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You need a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence if you are aged 12 or over and fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel in England (except the River Tweed), Wales, and the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland.

You will be asked to leave our waters if you haven't got or can prove you have either a valid club and EA rod licence.

EA Rod Licence  
         
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  Club licences run from 16th March to 15th March the following year. Licences available are Adults, OAP's and Juniors.
Juniors are deemed to be aged under 18 on the 16th March.
Licences are available from Bailiff's who patrol our waters, Committee Members (see contact us page), and also on-line via our shop at no additional charge and delivery to UK Mainland address is free of charge.
2016/17 Club Licence
 
Adult: £15.00
OAP: £10.00
Junior: £5.00
 
Available from 01/03/16 on-line
 
         
  Club Meetings Back to To  
         
  Club meetings take place in the Hoop & Mallet Pub, Callands, Warrington starting at 8pm. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month.
Committee members will also be available each and every other Thursday evening from 9.00pm at the the same venue (subject to availability) for more informal conversations.
So if you wish to discuss club matters, please come along and enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere. We look forward to meeting up with you.
Club Constitution points 6 and point 7 amended 22/08/14.
Hoop & Mallet  
         
  Matches - Adults Back to Top  
         
 

For members who would like to fish matches, we run several leagues throughout the year including Winter, Spring, Summer and other occasional matches. Generally speaking we book 20 to 25 pegs per match (depending on venue/league).
We would like to add all matches are very friendly and depending on venue there is opportunity for breakfast before the match starts (not included in peg fee).

Adult Matches  
 

Although matches are in leagues, you can choose to fish whichever match suits, or all, depending what you prefer.We welcome new members both to the club and those who wish to take part in club matches.
Bookings are subject to availability, if you are interested, or would like more detail, visit our contact page and speak to Frank Davies our club chairman.
All matches except those highlighted as coach trips are car venues. Own transport required. Maps or SatNav details can be provided. Visit our matches page, or see current licence for match details.
We also do some Summer matches (currently three) as coach trips. These are full days out starting at 5.45am with a stop for breakfast, a five hour match, opportunity for tea and a pint, getting home between 9.00 - 10.00pm. Match cost for coach trip is currently £40.00 which includes coach and peg fee's. It doesn't include food or refreshments. Our coach trips are great value and we go to venues which are highly rated. Again, visit our matches page which shows matches, pick up point. times etc.
New for 2016 have started a midweek league which is proving popular amongst our matchmen/women and our pleasure anglers. We have selected three local venues where we are hosting a series of ten matches in total. All matches are on Tuesdays and ideal for those who are not able to fish at the weekend but can make a weekday either shift workers, retired, junior members who may be on school holiday or you have a day off and fancy fishing. If you are interested in any of our matches please feel free to get in touch, all details on our contact us page. The only thing we ask is that you have to be a club member.

 
         
  Matches - Payment Scheme (Senior Spring/Summer matches only)  
         
   
Each year we have a limited number of spaces for anglers on matches (around 30), and each year some match anglers pay monthly or pay a bond and this total number is restricted to 40. After that we have to take match bookings for anglers on a first come first served basis subject to peg availability at each venue.
Monthly and bonded anglers are assumed to fish every match, unless they tell us no later than the Wednesday prior to the match date, if they are unavailable. This then allows us to accept other anglers to fill spaces.
If the monthly/bonded anglers fail to notify us and are a 'no show' on the match, they forfeit the cost (£10), which is
non-refundable. Contact Us if you wish to discuss further
Match Payment Scheme
 
         
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    For over 20 years we have been running Junior matches for our younger members. Currently we run a series of Summer matches which predominantly take place on our waters (Brownlee's and Whitegate) with a commercial fishery also included.
For a few years now through local sponsorship, we have been able to run the matches with no charge to the Junior member (or his/her Mum & Dad). To get on a match, again go to the contact page and speak to Frank Davies our Chairman. Places are on a first come first served basis. Don't worry if you have little or no experience at fishing, although they are matches, they are also a place to learn best practice. We have our own Level 2 coach and Level 1 coaches along with other senior members (all have been CRB checked) who will be happy to assist.
Not only are the matches free, we also provide food and refreshment free of charge. On our waters this usually means a B-B-Q with Hot Dogs and Burgers and soft drinks to wash them down!
If you are a Junior member have a look in your licence or on the matches page of our website (then scroll down match page to find Junior matches) to see when the matches start, we would love to see you.
We also from time to time have other events on a county basis, Juniors who have fished matches may have an opportunity to go on to other matches. Wherever possible at little or no cost. All this for the cost of a Junior licence (and EA Licence where applicable).

Junior Fishing

B-B-Q

 
         
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    During the months of July and August a national campaign to get more people into fishing takes place which is called National Fishing Month.
We as an angling club are actively involved. So pay attention to our website and visit regularly. As news becomes available you will see it on our website
National Fishing Month  
         
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    During October each year we hold our annual presentation evening where our members and families get chance to get together.
It is also the time where we hand out the trophies to our members who have taken part and had success in matches and leagues throughout the season. It's also a time where we give our Junior members FREE equipment to help them with their fishing (or equivalent).
To see the evening along we also have plenty of activities, raffles, games, music and a hot buffet for everyone to enjoy. Details in club licence and on our events page on this website.
Presentation Night  
         
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As a local community based club, we endeavour to keep costs as low as possible with the aim of encouraging as many people as possible into the wonderful sport of fishing.
To help us do all the things that you have seen on this site and elsewhere we are indebted to our sponsors and to those who help us in the various fund raising activities

which include:-

Bag Packing  
   

 

  • Morrison's Bag Pack
  • Quiz Night's
  • Christmas Raffle


 
    If you are able to help us raise funds, with help, knowledge, contacts, money. Please get in touch, we would be pleased to hear from you.  
         
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    From time to time committee and members undertake work parties which are required from time to time as general maintainance, repair or upgrades to our waters and surrounding areas.
Any workparties are normally detailed in advance on the website and/or in club reports (see our reports page).
We are happy to include any members wishing to help out.
If you have any specialised talents, eg, chainsaw operator, tree surgeon, building contractor, we would be pleased to hear from you.
It goes without saying, if you are going to help, please don't wear your best clothes, we wouldn't want family members complaining!
Work Parties  
 
Be Safe Around Power Lines
   

Please take note below and download a free document, it could save your life!

Lethal electric currents can pass through almost all fishing rods and poles so keep a careful look out for overhead electric power lines and keep well away. Please help publicise this message by downloading the UK Power Networks leaflet by clicking on the image here.

Be safe around power lines - DOWNLOAD BOOKLET HERE
   
Groups
   
As a local community based fishing club we are please to welcome other community groups for them to gain and enjoy the benefit of fishing.
We currently have several groups, from local schools, health groups etc, who take their members for a day's fishing at no cost, on our pools to allow their members to get benefit from angling. We feel very strongly and we like to give support to other groups.
If you have or are part of a group and would be interested, please get in touch with us, all our details are on the contact page.
Groups Welcome
 
         
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