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DECEMBER 2008

 

28th December 2008 - January Club Meeting
   

Hope you web surfers and club members all had a great Christmas and Santa brought you the presents you wanted.
Our thoughts are now turning to 2009.
We would like to remind members that our first club meeting of 2009 takes place on Wednesday 7th January. All members are welcome, and in particular those named in the Supercup 2009 squad. The first round against Mersey Dockers
and Alliance and Leicester takes place on
21st February. If you can, please try and attend.
Look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

The Supercup 2009 squad is detailed again below.

Supercup 2009
   
Supercup Squad 2009
James Bryan (C) Alan Lamb (VC)
Ian Armstrong John Bryan
John Burgoyne Phil Clare
Frank Davies Neil Davies
Joe Fagan Adam Hill
Mike Lewis Bill O'Keefe
Tom Prescott Paul Rowlands
Kevin Smith Neil Turner
Ken Whibley Colin Wibberley
Carl Williams Jack Wright
 
   
24th December 2008 - Seasons Greetings
   

Well, that's almost another year over and another hectic one!
It was of course our 25th Year and a landmark for the club.
It also establishes us as one of the longest running clubs in NW England, something of which we are very proud.
It only remains for us to thank everyone who has been involved with the club throughout 2008 and there are far to many to mention, from members to tackle shops, tackle manufacturers, friends, family, sponsors, 'Young Brian' our coach driver, our friends in the media, our local pub for hosting our meetings and supporting our events, as we say the club wouldn't be the club without everyones help, that's why we think of ourselves as a 'community' club, because our local community are the life and blood of the club.

That's it for now, we hope to see you all soon, have a great Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year

POHAS Santa
 
21st December 2008 - Christmas Raffle Result
   

Yesterday evening saw the draw for our Christmas Raffle. On offer this year was a Beer Hamper for 1st prize, a Biscuit Hamper for 2nd prize, and a chocoholic special for 3rd prize.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this year's raffle either with donations or purchasing/selling of tickets, all money goes to our Junior Development Fund which pays for or heavily subsidises any event, matches etc that we hold involving our Juniors.

Santa and his Helpers

Raffle ticket sales this year raised £250 for the fund, so thank you one and all.
As you can see from the photo on the right Santa and his wife made a special trip from Lapland and brought Frosty the snowman's wife along. Frosty couldn't make it he was "snow where to be seen!"

The lucky winners this year are shown below and will be receiving their prizes before Christmas

 
1st Prize Ticket No 120 Tim - Cheshire Angling
2nd Prize Ticket No 026 Sue
3rd Prize Ticket No 071 Bob Dutton
 
19th December 2008 - Morrison's 'Bag Pack'
   

On Wednesday this week (17th) Senior and Junior club members descended on Morrisons store in Warrington to do a 'bag pack'.
Proceeds raised go to our Junior Development Fund which pays or heavily subsidises any events we have that involve our Junior members.
Everyone arrived in time for the 5pm start and packed like crazy until 8pm when the store closed.
The event was a brilliant success and in three hours we raised £438.66p.
We have to say a few 'thank you's'. Firstly to the management and staff of Morrison's for allowing us the opportunity to do a bag pack in the first place, and again on the night when everyone was so helpful. To the customers for being so generous.
Finally to the club members who made the effort to help, they include, Frank Davies, Joe Fagan, Ken Whibley, Mike Lewis, Mike Boden, Mike Davies, Jack Wright, Chris Dolan and Pal, Hannah Rowlands, Dot & Roly, James & John Bryan.

As a token gesture for their efforts, Junior members involved in the bag pack will each receive a free club licence for 2009, and the adults involved will receive a £5 discount off their 2009 licence.

Once again, thanks to everyone involved..

Morrison's Supermarket
   
10th December 2008 - Fishery Diaries now being filled!
 

Beginning to notice that some of the commercial fisheries are now announcing events for their 2009 diaries which you may wish to note.

If anyone has other events of note, let us have them (contact us), and we may start a 'national event' page, so as everything is in one place.

 
Woodlands View
June 6th Maver Pairs Match
June 20th AT Supercup Semi-Final
June 27th NFA Disabled Championships
Heronbrook
May 16th Maver Pairs Qualifier
May 30th Fish-O-Mania XVI Qualifier
June 6th AT Supercup Semi-Final
June 13th NFA Ladies National Championships
June 24th Maver Pairs Qualifier
June 28th Gilder's Championships
Sept 15th Rolls Royce National Championships
 
9th December 2008 - Van Den Eynde Supercup 2009
 

Today's Angling Times has announced the first round matches for the 2009 Supercup. Our match is against Mersey Dockers and Alliance and Leicester with Mersey Dockers getting the home draw.
All first round matches have to be completed by Sunday 8th March 2009. The home draw teams must contact their opponents by mid January at the latest.

Below you can see the POHAS squad submitted to the Angling Times.
Practice venue/dates/team will be announced once we have heard from the home team. Watch this space!

 
Supercup Squad 2009
James Bryan (C) Alan Lamb (VC)
Ian Armstrong John Bryan
John Burgoyne Phil Clare
Frank Davies Neil Davies
Joe Fagan Adam Hill
Mike Lewis Bill O'Keefe
Tom Prescott Paul Rowlands
Kevin Smith Neil Turner
Ken Whibley Colin Wibberley
Carl Williams Jack Wright
 
7th December 2008 - Winter League - Final Positions
 

Our Winter League was completed after yesterday's match on the Bridgewater Canal, Higher Walton, Warrington.
You can find all the information you need via the box below or navigate via the usual buttons at the side of each page.

 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League 2008 & Matchman 2008/9 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
4th December 2008 - December Club Meeting
 
Our monthly club meeting took place yesterday 3rd December. To view the minutes of the meeting click here or visit our reports page to view this and other reports.
 
3rd December 2008 - Whitegate Workparty
   
Visitors to Whitegate pool since last Saturday can't fail to notice the new footpath that has been added.
Close observers will also see the new hedge that has been planted which runs parallel with the public footpath.
All this work carried out to enhance the area.
Many thanks to those who came along on Saturday to do the back-breaking work of moving one tonne of stone and plant 500 shoots which will form the hedge. The brave ones were Frank Davies, Alf Smith, Ken Whibley, John Green, James, John & Paul Bryan.
Whitegate Footpath

Whitegate Pool - New Footpath
   
NOVEMBER 2008
26th November 2008 - Work Party this Saturday at Whitegate
 
This Saturday we have a major work party at Whitegate to install a hedgerow and footpath along with other general tidy up activities. Any member who is available to help out we would appreciate your assistance.
If you are available, meet at Whitegate at 9.00am on Saturday morning (28th November). We may even buy you a bacon buttie!
 
26th November 2008 - Winter League - Round 5, Sycamore Fishery
 

As promised, here is the latest match report and updated league.

 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League 2008 & Matchman 2008/9 Click Here
 
23rd November 2008 - Winter League
 
The latest match results and leagues following the Sycamore Fishery match yesterday will be posted on the website on Wednesday 26th November due to work commitments.
 
16th November 2008 - Winter League - Round 4, Cudmore, Pool No 1
 

The latest Winter League match took place yesterday at Cudmore. Well done to all those who fished in almost dry but very changeable wind conditions.
Below you will find links to the match report and the updated leagues. No photo gallery today. The next match is on Saturday 22nd November at Sycamore Fishery near Golborne, new venue for us, new experience, let's hope it's good, hope to see you there on St David's Pool.

 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League 2008 & Matchman 2008/9 Click Here
 
14th November 2008 - POHAS makes the news!
   
Eagle eyed readers of the Warrington Guardian this week can't fail to see these four handsome gentlemen on page 31 of the aforementioned newspaper.
The picture shows founder members Alf Smith and Ken Stilgoe receiving awards for their 25 year association with the club. Alongside them are Ken Whibley (Fishery Manager on the far left), and Frank Davies (Club Chairman on the far right).
25 year celebration
   
9th November 2008 - Brownlee's Pool
   
Club member and Bailiff James Bryan took a photo of a Carp found dead floating on Brownlee's Pool earlier today.
There was no obvious signs of disease.
We would ask all club members to be vigilant of anything out of the ordinary on either of our pools. Please report any incidents to a Bailiff or club official.
Brownlee's Pool
   
9th November 2008 - November AGM Meeting
 
Our annual AGM took place on Tuesday 5th November. To view the minutes of the meeting click here or visit our reports page to view this and other reports.
 
8th November 2008 - Winter League - Round 3, Lloyd's Meadow
 

Our second match took place yesterday at Lloyd's Meadow.
You can view the match report, leagues and picture gallery by following the links below or by navigating via the buttons to the left of each web page.
The next match is at Cudmore on the 15th November, we hope to see you there...

 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League 2008 & Matchman 2008/9 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
OCTOBER 2008
28th October 2008 - November Club Meeting
 
To all Members, please be advised that the club meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday 5th November will now take place on Tuesday 4th November, same venue (The Maltings), same time (8.00pm). Sorry for the inconvenience, we blame Guy Fawkes!
 
26th October 2008 - Winter League - Round 2
 

Our second match took place yesterday at a windswept Hampton Springs.
You can view the match report, leagues and picture gallery by following the links below or by navigating via the buttons to the left of each web page.
The next match is at Lloyd's Meadow on the 8th November, we hope to see you there...

 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League 2008 & Matchman 2008/9 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
22nd October 2008 - Supercup 2009
 
This weeks Angling Times has details of the 2009 Supercup.
We will be discussing this topic amongst other matters at our forthcoming club meeting on Wednesday 5th November. Any member who would like to be considered for the squad should attend the meeting or make themselves known to a Committee member.
As usual, the meeting will start at 8.00pm and is held at 'The Maltings Pub', the home of POHAS.
 
15th November 2008 - Come Rain or Shine!
 
Yet more additions to our website!
You will see above and also on the home and match pages you will see a weather logo which will take you directly to the Met Office and to the latest weather for North West England. So from now on, you will know if you should pack your sun hat or a brolly!
 
12th October 2008 - POHAS On-Line Calendar
   
Eagle-eyed viewers may notice an extra button added to the existing list of buttons on the left of your POHAS website.
For convenience we have added an on-line calendar which allows you to see at a glance what events are up and coming. This should save you scouring the website or consulting your club licence. The things we do to help!
If we have missed something off the calendar (i'm only human), or you would like events added, send us an
e-mail using the 'contact us' button and we will see what we can do.
   
12th October 2008 - Winter League 2008
 

We've started all over again following our successful Presentation Evening last week. We no have the Matchman 2008/9 starting and the 2008 Winter League.
The first match in the Winter League took place yesterday at Partridge Lakes.
You can view the reports, leagues and photo gallery by navigating through the pages, or as we usually do, use the quick links below.

 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League 2008 & Matchman 2008/9 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
8th October 2008 - Forthcoming Club AGM (updated 16:30)
 

Members please be advised that on Wednesday 5th November at the Maltings Pub, Bewsey Farm Close, off Old Hall Road, Warrington. We will be holding our next club meeting which is also our AGM. Look forward to seeing you there.

The minutes of our October meeting held on 1st October are now available to read via our reports page along with other reports or click here.

 
4th October 2008 - Presentation Night 2008 "Done for another year!"
 
Presentation Night 2008
 
Another successful year was celebrated last night at a packed Roosters Club in Warrington. As usual we had our trophy presentations to members and a couple of special presentations to celebrate this our 25th year.
We were pleased to see two founder members in attendance, Alf Smith and Ken Stilgoe. Everyone had a great night. To see the full photo gallery visit our gallery page, or click here.
Thanks to all members, wives, girlfriends, mum's, dad's etc, etc who came along to support us, we hope you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again.
Founder Members
 
Alf Smith & Ken Stilgoe
 
3rd October 2008 - Presentation Night
 
A late reminder to those who may have forgot, it's the prize night tonight at Roosters Club. Hope to see you there, the fun starts at 8.00pm.
 
3rd October 2008 - Winter League 2008
 
We can confirm that there is an additional match in this year's Winter League.
It takes place on Saturday 15th November at Cudmore on Pool No 1.
As usual we have 25 pegs available, speak to Frank regarding bookings.
 
SEPTEMBER 2008
21st September 2008 - Summer League - Cudmore Match
 

Latest match results are in from Cudmore yesterday.
The Summer League is now complete, so you members who want to know where you are in the leagues (Summer & Matchman) see the links below. Hope you enjoyed it, don't put your tackle away as the Winter League starts on 11th October at Partridge Lakes, hope to see you there.

Don't forget our Prize Night on Friday 3rd October at Roosters, it promises to be a great night.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 - Results Click Here
Matchman Trophy 2007/8 - Results Click Here
It's A POHAS Knockout - Result Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
21st September 2008 - POHAS go Worldwide! (Updated 22nd Sept)
 

Pictured right are club members avidly reading our 25th Anniversary article published in the October issue of the Warrington Worldwide magazine.
'WW' Champion local causes, events and advertise local companies.
POHAS are a community club and 'WW' are a community magazine.
Thanks from everyone at POHAS to Warrington Worldwide for their support. Images below are courtesy and copyright Orbit News Ltd.
Magazine available from many stores and outlets throughout Warrington.

You can also download the magazine as a PDF document (click here). Please note file is 4.06Mb and may take a while to download depending on your internet connection speed. Adobe Reader required Download Adobe Reader

Warrington Worldwide - Oct 08
Article
 
17th September 2008 - Presentation Night 2008 - Friday 3rd October
 
Hello members it is almost upon us again! Another year flies by and it is time for our annual Presentation Night where everyone gets chance to meet up at Roosters Club, Liverpool Road Warrington (WA5 1TW for you SatNav fans).
The evening as ever will have the annual presentation of trophies to all of our winners, we also have our hot buffet served during the evening and of course we have raffles, quizzes and loads of stuff to keep you entertained throughout the evening. The fun starts at 7.30pm, adult tickets are £5 each (available on the door), Juniors are free of charge. We want to see as many members, Wifes/Partners, Mum's & Dad's as we can. This is also our 25th Anniversary so we would like you to come along to this extra special evening.
Junior members who fished in our Junior league this year will also be eligible for fishing goodies which we will be giving away (yes, giving away), so come along and enjoy the fun.
If you have any queries, you can contact our Chairman Frank Davies on 01925 652327.
Look forward to seeing you there!
 
15th September 2008 - Summer League, Cudmore Match - Pool Change
 
We have had news today from Cudmore that our club match this forthcoming Saturday has had to be moved from the original 'Suez Canal' to 'Brewsters Canal'.
This is unfortunate but necessary as Cudmore advise us that there are water problems with Suez Canal.
 
Brewsters Canal
Picture & Text Copyright Cudmore Fisheries
 

The following information can be found on Cudmore website and is courtesy and copyright Cudmore Fisheries:-

This 26 Peg Imitation Canal with approx. 160lb / peg is wider than Suez Canal at approximately 14mtr with an average depth of 5ft.

Fishing is very similar to Suez Canal, with large bags being caught during the summer months on the pole, and with the winter months being very productive especially close in the margins and down the track.
Parking is on the main car park.

What you can fish for: Bream, Carp, Chub & Tench

Access to the Canal: There is good access to all areas of the Canal.

Rules for the Canal:
1) ALL GROUNDBAIT, PELLETS, HEMP MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE FISHERY
2) BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY.
3) KEEPNETS AT MANAGEMENT’S DISCRETION.
4) NO THROWING UNWANTED BAIT IN TO THE CANAL OR ON THE BANK.

THESE RULES ARE FOR THE CONTINUING HEALTH OF OUR FISH STOCKS ANY PERSON BREAKING THESE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE FISHERY

To go direct to Cudmore website 'click here'

 
13th September 2008 - POHAS 25th Anniversary Match
 

For those of you who don't know our club is 25 years old this month.
Yesterday there was a match for the 25 anglers who have attended most matches.
The match was held at Larford Lakes and won by Ian Armstrong with a weight of 92lb 8oz, well done Ian.
Everyone had a great day, although the rain which we didn't expect wasn't too welcome.
Following the match we continued our celebrations in the Black Star Pub in Stourport. Thanks to Jez the landlord for his welcome and very friendly service (plus great ale!). Thanks to Jasmine as well for serving the food.
You can see the motley crew below.

This match doesn't affect any of the leagues as it was a 'one off', however there is a match report which includes all those who fished and the weights, to view the report 'click here'.

There is also a photo gallery which is on the gallery page, 'click here' to view.

 
POHAS 2008
 
8th September 2008 - Summer league - Wrightington Match
 

Latest match results are in from Wrightington on Saturday.
No photo's as your 'ace photographer' was having a day off!
Next match and final one in the Summer League for 2008 is Cudmore on Saturday 20th September.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Matchman Trophy 2007/8 Click Here
It's A POHAS Knockout - Latest Click Here
 
8th September 2008 - Brownlee's Pool
 
Following discussions with the Environment Agency, the above pool will reopen for fishing on Saturday 13th September 2008. Please respect this decision and do not fish the pool BEFORE the above date.
Thanks again to all club members for your patience.
 
8th September 2008 - September Club Meeting
 
Our monthly club meeting took place on Wednesday 3rd September at The Maltings Pub.
The minutes of the meeting have now been issued and the web version can be viewed by going to our 'Reports' page and click on 'Sept' at the top of that page. Thanks to everyone who attended.
 
4th September 2008 - Whitegate Pool
 

We are pleased to advise all members that Whitegate Pool re-opens for fishing this Saturday 6th September 2008.
Everyone on the Committee appreciate members patience during the downtime, we are advised by the Environment Agency that it is OK to fish from the above date.

Please Note: Brownlee's Pool is still closed to fishing, we will advise as soon as we know when it can be fished. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

 
2nd September 2008 - Brownlee's Pool Closure
 
When you thought things couldn't get worse, they certainly did yesterday.
We had a phone call from a member who went to Brownlee's early yesterday morning with the intention of fishing, only to find that almost all of the fish were on top gasping for air. The Environment Agency and our Chairman were advised immediately and were soon in attendance at the pool along with some of our club bailiffs.
After testing Oxygen levels the EA Officer advised that the levels were extremely low at 11% and we should close the pool from fishing with immediate effect, which we have, and signs were quickly erected to advise everyone.
With today's rain the Oxygen has gone up slightly to 19%, however fishing is still prohibited. As we said in an earlier report about Whitegate, anyone caught fishing whilst the ban is in place may have their club licence withdrawn.
We have taken advise from the experts and follow their recommendations.
The committee will advise on this website, by word of mouth and by notices on the pools when fishing can recommence.
On this note, we are hopeful that Whitegate will be able to fish soon, and we will advise when this is the case.
We appreciate the patience of all members at this time and ensure you all that our prime concern is the health and wellbeing of the fish.
Looking forward we have had some advise from EA Fishery experts which we hope to implement to lessen the likelihood of events such as this in the future.
 
AUGUST 2008
31st August 2008 - Junior League 2008 now complete!
 

Our Junior League is now complete for 2008. The last match was fished yeaterday on our rearranged venue at Brownlee's (not Whitegate as was intended).
To see all the info including match report, Junior League and match photo's, you can use the quick links below, or navigate via the buttons at the side of each page.

Thanks to everyone who fished and all those senior members who helped at the matches, it is much appreciated.
Of course we have our Presentation Night on Friday 3rd October at Roosters Club, so make sure you come along for a great evening.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Photo Gallery Click Here
 
28th August 2008 - Whitegate Pool Closure
 

Important notice to all members that as of today the above pool is closed to fishing until further notice.
A meeting was held on site today involving the Environment Agency, Warrington Borough Council Rangers, Committee Members and Bailiffs.
Due to low water level and a 'fish kill' it is in the best interests that the pool be closed to fishing.

The Junior match due to be held there on Saturday 30th August will now be held at Brownlee's Pool, meet poolside at 9.00am.

We apologise to all members for the inconvenience, we will keep everyone informed as to when Whitegate will re-open for fishing. Should any member be seen fishing these waters whilst the ban is in place, it may lead to the offenders club licence being withdrawn.

Please note that Brownlee's Pool is open as normal.

 
24th August 2008 - Summer league - Lathom Fishery
 

Our latest match in the Senior Summer League took place yesterday at Lathom Fishery near Burscough on Pool No 1.
For the match report, photo's and Leagues you can navigate by the quick links below or via the usual buttons at the side of most of our web pages.

Next match for Seniors is at Wrightington on 'Rivington View' which takes place on Saturday 6th September and is the penultimate match in this year's Senior Summer League.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Matchman Trophy 2007/8 Click Here
Match Photo's Click Here
 
20th August 2008 - 2008/9 Matches
 
Matches for the forthcoming Winter League and 2009's Spring, Summer and Junior/Intermediate League dates and venues are now confirmed.
 
19th August 2008 - Intermediate League 2009
 

More good news for our Junior members who have or are approaching the age limit for Junior matches.

We are pleased to announce that in 2009 we will once again run an intermediate league. This league will be for members aged from 15 - 18 years of age, and it is a three match series which will be fished on the commercial fisheries listed for the Juniors in 2009, ie, Sycamore, Blundell's Farm and Partridge Lakes.
For those members who are aged between 15 to 16, you will be fishing for two prizes, ie, Junior League and Intermediate, as you will be eligible in both, those who are 17 - 18 will only be eligible for Intermediate League.
Our aim is of course to create a smooth transition from Juniors, into intermediate and hopefully progress to wanting to enter our Senior matches.

We will run through this again at the final Junior match on Whitegate on 30th August and again at our annual prize night on 3rd October at Roosters Club.

 
19th August 2008 - Winter League 2008 and onwards...
 
We know that officially we are still in Summer, but time passes quickly and behind the scenes members and committee members have been plotting future matches.
Below you will see quick links to the forthcoming Winter League which this year finishes in December instead of January the following year. Spring and Summer Leagues for 2009 and finally Junior League for Summer 2009.
For the Juniors we have listened to you and in 2009 you will see we have the usual two Brownlee's matches and the final match on Whitegate, but next year we will be on three commercial fisheries not two as we have usually done.
You will see that there are a couple of 'TBA's' (To be advised), but they will be announced very soon.
We have announced the dates and venues to give members as much time as possible so as you can plan ahead.
Costings for next year's matches will be confirmed after our AGM in November.
You will see the quick links below for convenience, however the pages can be accessed via links on the appropriate pages.
 
 
19th August 2008 - Brownlee's & Whitegate Pools
 
For the convenience of our newer members and those who may be considering joining our club.
We have added postcodes to our 'Pools Pages'. This will hopefully allow those with SatNav facilities locate our pools easier.
Please note that the Postcodes shown are the nearest as supplied by Royal Mail.
 
16th August 2008 - Junior League - 5th Match on Partridge Lakes
 

The penultimate match for the Juniors this year saw us fish on Partridge Lakes.
To see all the information on this match we have put quicklinks below.
Thanks to everyone who fished, we hope to see you all again at the final Junior match on Saturday 30th August at Whitegate. Those wishing to fish should meet at 9.00am by Whitegate Pool.
Keep visiting our website as you will hear all the news hear first.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Photo Gallery Click Here
Next Matches Click Here
 
12th August 2008 - Junior League - 4th Match at Blundell's Farm
 

Today's Junior match has now been posted on the website.
To see all the information on this match we have put quicklinks below.
Thanks to all of our helpers today who supplied supervision and more importantly transport for our Junior members they were, Ste, Neil T, Roly, Frank, Mike L, Ian and Ken.
Apologies as we have no photo gallery today, we will be in attendance again on the next match.
Thanks to everyone who fished, we hope to see you all again at the next Junior match this coming Saturday 16th August at Partridge Lakes, Risley. Those wishing to fish should meet by our Brownlee's Pool at 9.00am.
Keep visiting our website as you will hear all the news hear first.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Next Matches Click Here
 
12th August 2008 - Trophies
 
Just a brief reminder to all members who were presented with trophies at our 2007 Presentation Evening. The 2008 event is just around the corner (3rd October), we now need to get trophies back in readiness for them being engraved with the 2008 winners details.
Anyone who has a trophy due for return, please get them back to our Chairman Frank Davies as soon as you can. Thank You..
 
10th August 2008 - Calling All Junior Members
 
Junior members......Please don't forget that your next match is in two days time on Tuesday 12th August.
This match is on a commercial fishery in Irlam called Blundell's Farm.
Please meet next to Brownlee's Pool in Shackleton Close at 9.00am where some transport will be available.
Please note that if you are a Junior member and you haven't fished a match so far in this year's Summer League. Priority will be given to those members who have, should we be oversubscribed for the match.
Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
 
10th August 2008 - Senior League - Latest Results
 
Results are now in following our last Senior match on Saturday at BW Makins on 'Pool No 4'.
Below you can see quick links to the report and the leagues.
Apologies that we have no photo's from the match as our photographer was away on other duties.
 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Matchman Trophy 2007/8 Click Here
It's A POHAS Knockout - Latest Click Here
 
3rd August 2008 - Junior League - 3rd Match on Sankey Canal
 

The third in our six match series took place today on Sankey Canal.
As in previous years it was also a match against the Junior members from Dallam Anglers. Thanks to Louie from Dallam Anglers for the help in co-ordinating the match.
To see all the information on this match we have put quicklinks below.
Thanks to everyone who fished, we hope to see you all again at the next Junior match on Tuesday 12th August at Blundell's Farm, Irlam. Those wishing to fish should meet by our Brownlee's Pool at 9.00am.
Keep visiting our website as you will hear all the news hear first.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Photo Gallery Click Here
Next Matches Click Here
 
JULY 2008
30th July 2008 - It's A Knockout Competition
   
It's A Knockout
You will recall at the last match we introduced a knockout competition.
The results are now in following our match at Woodlands View last Saturday. Click on the boxing glove image to see latest results.
   
30th July 2008 - Senior League - Latest Results
 
Results are now in following our last Senior match on Saturday at Woodlands View on Ghost Pool.
Below you can see quick links to the report and the leagues.
Apologies that we have no photo's from the match as our photographer was away on other duties.
Normal service will be resumed for the next match on 9th August at BW Makins.
 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Matchman Trophy 2007/8 Click Here
 
30th July 2008 - Junior Match on the Canal
 

Sorry we haven't been updating the news for a couple of weeks, your webmaster has been up to his eyes in work!
However we are back now, and we would like to remind all of our Juniors that we have a match this Sunday 3rd August on the Sankey Canal. We would like to see as many of our Junior Members as possible fish the match. We will of course be serving drinks and food to our members.
If you want to fish (and you are a Junior member), meet on Waterways Car Park at 9.00am on Sunday. All the details are in your 2008 club licence.

 
13th July 2008 - Junior League - 2nd Match at Brownlee's Pool
 

Our second Junior match took place yesterday at Brownlee's.
To see all the information on this we have put quicklinks below.
Thanks to everyone who fished, we hope to see you all again at the next Junior match on Sunday 3rd August on Sankey Canal.
Keep visiting our website as you will hear all the news hear first.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Photo Gallery Click Here
Next Matches Click Here
 
7th July 2008 - It's a POHAS Knockout
 
At a recent meeting, it was suggested that we have a knockout competition alongside our usual leagues for our adult members.
Based on a standard 16-8-4-2-1 knockout system, our friend and fellow member Phil Clare set about organising the competition.
It started at our last match on Saturday 5th July at Earlswood Reservoir.
If you follow the link below you can see where we are with the competition.
We have set up two competitions, 'comp one' being the original, 'comp two' started with those knocked out from the first round.
There will be prizes for the winners, although as yet unknown!
Thanks to Phil for organising the knockout ladder, click on the image below to see where you are.
For future matches we will add quick links as we do for the reports, photo gallery etc.
 
It's a POHAS knockout
 
7th July 2008 - Rod Licences
 

Just a courteous reminder to everyone that you must have an Environment Agency Rod Licence if you are aged Twelve or over and fish anywhere in Great Britain on Rivers, Fisheries, Canals or any other water course.
This licence is in addition to any club licence (POHAS or any other club).

We mention this as we are aware that officers from the Environment Agency visited both of our pools yesterday. If you do not have a rod licence you can be fined anything up to £2,500.

So if you haven't got a Rod Licence and you are fishing, please be warned.

 
6th July 2008 - Summer League - 2nd Match at Earlswood Reservoir
 

The second match in this years Summer League took place yesterday.
To see the report, photo's and where you are in the updated leagues, either navigate via the buttons to the left of any POHAS web page, or use the quick links below.

Next match for Seniors is Woodlands View on 26th July.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Matchman Trophy 2007/8 Click Here
Match Photo's Click Here
 
3rd July 2008 - August Club Meeting
 
Members please be aware that due to holiday commitments there will NOT be a club meeting in August. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 3rd September at the usual time 8.00pm and the same venue 'The Maltings Pub'.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
 
2nd July 2008 - July Club Meeting
 
Our monthly club meeting took place on Wednesday 2nd July at The Maltings Pub.
The minutes of the meeting have now been issued and the web version can be viewed by going to our 'Reports' page and click on 'July' at the top of that page. Thanks to everyone who attended.
 
JUNE 2008
28th June 2008 - Junior League - 1st Match at Brownlee's Pool
 

Our first Junior match took place today at Brownlee's.
To see all the information on this we have put quicklinks below.
Thanks to everyone who fished, we hope to see you all again at the next Junior match on Saturday 12th July.
Keep visiting our website as you will hear all the news hear first.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Photo Gallery Click Here
Next Matches Click Here
 
27th June 2008 - Earlswood Reservoir - 'Engine Pool'
 

Just to remind members that our next match on 5th July is a coach trip.

Rules for this venue are now shown on the matches page.

Click Here to see a layout of Engine Pool, we are on pegs 5 - 29.

More Earlswood details 'see here'.

 
22nd June 2008 - Summer League - 1st Match at Blake Hall
 

A match to be forgotten thanks to Autumn weather conditions!
No photo gallery for this match either also due to the bad weather.
Below you will see our quick links to the match report and leagues.

Next match for Seniors is Earlswood on 5th July.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League 2008 Click Here
Matchman Trophy 2007/8 Click Here
 
10th June 2008 - Browning Club Angler
 
Here's Neil's second report regarding the Browning Club Angler Competition.
 
Reporter: Neil Davies
Neil D
Some members have been asking about this contest, so while I was at Cudmore last Saturday for the open match I got an entry form. (By the way I caught 51lb from peg 6 on Pool 1. 61lb won the section, over 100lb won the match from pool 5.)

Anyway, it's the same format as last year, but for those who don't know here goes.

The club can enter up to 10 anglers for each qualifying round. The top ten from each qualifier go through to the final. Each qualifier costs £15 to enter per person, so if you want to fish each of the 3 qualifiers it will cost £45. The dates are as follows.

Round 1 12 July 2008
Round 2 16 August 2008
Round 3 13 Sep 2008.
Final 27 Sep 2008.

Each of the qualifing rounds are to be fished on the New Pools and the final is being held on Arena, venue for this years Fish o Mania final. None of the matches clash with any of our summer matches, although those invited to the 25 year anniversary match will also be fishing on the 12 September as well. So hopefully we can get a good turnout and get some members through to the final.

Anyone wishing to fish can they let Neil know via the forum or the next club match at Blake Hall. It will be first come first served, so once the 10 names are in that's it.

If anyone wants anymore information either drop me a line or check out the details on the Cudmore website.
 
10th June 2008 - Maver Pairs
 
Club member Neil Davies has been flirting with the computer keyboard today and submitted two reports, this is the first one rgarding a recent Maver Pairs match.
 
Reporter: Neil Davies
Neil D
Ian Armstrong and I recently fished a Maver pairs qualifier at Heronbrook Fishery in Staffordshire. The match was fished over 4 lakes with one person fishing either Meadow and Island pools and the other fishing Bridge and the Canal pools. From the draw I fished on Island peg 13 and Ian drew peg 22 on the old canal. Information from local anglers following the draw suggested that Ian had a good peg that could provide a lot of barbel close to the bank. My peg was away from the main Island but had a distinct shallow bar at around 13-14 metres out, which could hold some fish.
 
My match went as follows, plumbing with a pole rig I found the shallow bar at 14 metres, which was around 1.5 ft shallower than at 13 metres, this would be the main line of attack, as it is most likely that fish will be in the shallower warmer water at this time of year. I also set up rigs to fish in the deeper water at 13 metres, in the margins left and right and a paste swim at 6 metres. I started the match at 14 metres on the pole, but after 20 minutes had to give up due to a strong side wind which made holding the pole and presentation difficult. Due to the wind I decided to set up a leger rod to fish in the same area as the pole swim and hope that a still bait on the bottom would tempt some fish.
 
Well to cut a long story short I did not catch a single fish, and had only 1 bite on the tip , which I missed. I tried every swim, but could not catch. It was very frustrating, the lake was fishing very badly so any sort of catch could have got me good points.
 
On to Ians peg. This was situated at one of the corners of the canal, which are usually good pegs. One of the local anglers told Ian that the barbel live in a slightly deeper area of the peg just to the left of the platform at about 4-5 metres from the bank. True enough after careful plumbing of the swim the deeper area was located, by feeding casters, hemp and meat and fishing double caster on the hook he landed 57lb of barbel to 4lb. This weight was good enough for overall 2nd in the match behind England international Sean Ashby.
 
So due to my poor performance we were unable to qualify for the final. I was dissapointed with my own fishing, but hopefully this summary will highlight a couple of things to people to bear in mind when they go fishing somewhere they are not familar with. Firstly it is important to get as much information as you can before fishing the venue to find out best pegs, baits and tactics etc. Also once at your peg don't just stick to your tried and trusted methods that have worked elsewhere. It is important to plumb the swim carefully to give you a mental picture of the bottom and any depth changes. Ian's peg for example, most people would assume that most fish would be caught on the far bank, however on the day the fish where caught close in. This was only discovered by getting information beforehand and by plumbing the swim correctly.
 
More details about the match and the fishery, including excellent lake maps with photos of each peg can be found on the Heronbrook website.
 
9th June 2008 - June Club Meeting
 
Our monthly club meeting took place on Wednesday 4th June at The Maltings Pub.
The minutes of the meeting have now been issued and the web version can be viewed by going to our 'Reports' page and click on 'June' at the top of that page.
Hope to see you at the next meeting which takes place at the same location on Wednesday 2nd July.
 
8th June 2008 - Web Links
 

We have recently added links to two other websites which may be of interest to readers of this website:-

The Local Channel - Is the UK's leading network of local community websites (eg Great Sankey Parish Council), great place to start looking for information on your local area, wherever you are in the UK.

Also mywarrington.me.uk - A great site that tells you all about Warrington, both past and present

Both of the above contain great information and we have reciprocal links with both.

 
8th June 2008 - Funday Raffle, 'The Winners!'
 
Last night in the Maltings pub we had the draw for our Funday raffle which has been running for one week since the funday last Saturday 31st May.
Congratulations to the winners. The final figure raised this year was £440.00 which is a record, thanks to everyone involved.

The prize list and winners are listed below:-
 
Ticket Number
Prize
Winner
.
151-155 Cuddly Toy Jean Booth
201-205 Thorntons Classic Chocolate Mr Pickersgill
91-95 2 Slice Toaster Chris (Bar Staff)
281-285 Solar Powered Calculator Joe Fagan
381-385 Thorntons Dark Chocolate Emma & Paul
366-370 Slow Cooker

Dave

231-235 Round Trolley Barbeque Neil Turner
276-280 Ferrero Rocher Chocolates Joe Fagan
296-300 Ferrero Rocher Chocolates Fred Cutts
326-330 £25 IKEA Voucher Barbara
291-295 Gullivers World Tickets Biffa
136-140 * Meal for Two @ 'The Maltings' Debbie McErlaine
116-120 * Meal for Two @ 'The Maltings' Mike Lewis
206-210 Warrington Wolves Match Tickets Jason
16-20 Radio Controlled Helicopter Adrian Doherty
356-360 Stereo Radio/CD Player Sheila
71-75 Compact DVD Player David Gibson
176-180 * Digital Camera Dan Chesterson
 
* Prizes donated by Chris Strike Landlord of 'The Maltings' Pub.
 
3rd June 2008 - Funday on 'You Tube'
   

We knew we would do it eventually!

A brief video (4 min 29 sec) is now available via 'You Tube' to view. It gives a great flavour of the day, which was a record day with us raising in excess of £400 from the local community who came along. Depending on your internet connection speed, it may take a while to download so please be patient.
If you were there, watch closely you may now be famous!

   
 
2nd June 2008 - POHAS Shop Re-Opens
 
After a short break, our shop has now re-opened for business.
To coincide with our 25th Birthday this year, the new line of clothing will include our 25th birthday logo (as shown at the top left of this web page) and the chosen colour is BLUE, you can also have clothing personalised with your chosen name for a small additional cost.
We also have an extended range of clothing now which includes baseball caps, hoodies, waterproof jackets along with our usual t-shirts, polo shirts etc.
All the information and prices are shown, just follow the 'shop' link to the left of any of our pages.
 
1st June 2008 - Funday 2008
 

Yesterday saw our annual funday take place at the home of POHAS, the Maltings Pub.
Once again we took over the car park for the day and for once we had wall to wall sunshine all day.
Events included 'Slush the Mush'. 'Maggot Racing', 'Beat the Goalie', new for this year we had 'Human Maggot Racing' and 'Cissy & Missy' our Car Wash Cowgirls.
So far we have raised in excess of £400 for our Junior Devlopment Fund, we have a raffle which runs to next weekend so this figure can only rise and it is a record for us.
We must do some thank you's starting with Chris, Rod & Brenda of the Maltings for allowing us to take over the pub (again), to all the pub staff who worked their socks off, to all club members who came along offering support and help, special thanks to 'Cissy & Missy' aka Claire & Gemma who spent all day washing cars and the odd motorbike, to Dot who made our 'Human Maggots',to Tace who stepped in at the last minute to do Face Painting, and last but not least Joe Public who came along and gave their money so generously, thanks every one of you, same time next year?

We have a photo gallery for the funday located on our gallery page or click here.

 
Cissy & Missy
'Human' Maggot Racing
'Cissy & Missy'
'Human' Maggot Racing
 
MAY 2008
19th May 2008 - Garbolino Club Angler 2008 - "Ian 'TV' Armstrong"
   

Regular readers may be aware that club member Ian Armstrong (pictured right) came a creditable 3rd in the recent Garbolino Club Angler Northern Qualifier held at Lindholme Lakes near Doncaster.
You can see a full report in the news dated 7th May.

Our man Ian has made it to the TV.
If you click on Ian's picture you can see a video on the Match Fishing website. Depending on your internet connection it may take a while to download, but if you don't blink, you will see our latest TV personality.

Rumour has it that he will sign autographs at the next meeting and issue hero cards (ha ha, only joking). Anyway, well done Ian, yet again raising our clubs profile.

Ian 'TV' Armstrong
   
18th May 2008 - Spring League 2008 - 'Final Results'
 
As promised late yesterday evening, we have now put the quicklinks on to the latest information after yesterday's match at Beacon View. Congratulations to the winner John Bryan who walked away with the match win, the Committee Shield Trophy and the 2008 POHAS Spring League. He is also the youngest winner of the Spring League (18 years & 48 Days). Also well done to Paul Rolands who yesterday caught the biggest fish so far this season with a 11lb 10oz Carp.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the matches, we can now look forward to the Summer League which starts on Saturday 21st June at Blake Hall.
 
Match Report Click Here
Spring League 2008 Click Here
Matchman Trophy 2007/8 Click Here
Photo Gallery Click Here
 
16th May 2008 - POHAS Family Funday 2008
 

Our annual funday to raise money for our Junior Development Fund will soon be here. It takes place as usual at 'The Maltings Pub', Bewsey Farm Close, off Old Hall Road on Saturday 31st May. The fun starts at 12.00pm.

As ever, we are looking for club members to help out on the day, particularly Junior Members who are the ones that benefit from the event. If you are a club member (Senior or Junior) and able to help, give Frank a ring on 01925 652327. The event runs all day, but if you can help for 1 hour or 6 hours it is a help and will be much appreciated.

Below you can see some of the activities that will be taking place, tell your friends, tell everyone to come along, it is a great day and full of fun!

We even have "Cissy & Missy" our Car Wash Cowgirls, so if you have a car, bring it down for a wash!

 
Events Include:-
 
  • Bouncy Boxing
  • Bash the Rat
  • Beat the Goalie
  • 'Human' Maggot Racing
  • Raffle
  • Wobbler
  • 2nd Hand Stall
  • Fishing Tackle Stall
  • B-B-Q
  • Giant Connect 4
  • Slush the Mush
  • Children's Bouncy Castle
  • Maggot Racing
  • "Cissy & Missy", the car wash Cowgirls
  • Music
  • Face Painting
 
Bouncy Boxing
Beat the Goalie
Face Painting
Slush the Mush
Bouncy Boxing
Beat the Goalie
Face Painting
Slush the Mush

 

Cissy & Missy
"Cissy & Missy"
 
8th May 2008 - May Club Meeting
 
Our monthly club meeting took place yesterday, 7th May at The Maltings Pub.
The minutes of the meeting have now been issued and the web version can be viewed by going to our 'Reports' page and click on 'May' at the top of that page.
Hope to see you at the next meeting which takes place at the same location on Wednesday 4th June.
 
7th May 2008 - Garbolino Club Angler 2008 - Special Report
 

Some members may know that Ian Armstrong, one of our club members entered the above competition.
The Northern qualifier took place at Lindholme Lakes, near Doncaster last Friday 2nd May.

Below you can see a comprehensive report written by Neil Davies who also went along.

 
 
101 anglers competed in this match fished over 3 lakes. It had been decided before the draw that the top 3 or 4 from each lake would qualify instead of the overall top 10, as one lake was fishing better than the others and would be unfair to the competitors who would be fishing the other lakes.
 
Ian drew peg 10 on Laurels Pool, which is situated into a corner. With the sun shining and little breeze, fish could be seen basking near the surface around Ians peg, although a lot of fish appeared affected by fungal growths. On first impressions the draw did not look that good, as it was away from some form pegs. Only the pole was set up and after careful plumbing up around the peg revealed a reasonable depth of up to 6 feet out to 13 metres, close in to the bank along the margins was around 4 foot deep. With this mind and with the favourable weather it was decided that fishing shallow at around 2 feet deep at 11 metres would be the best tactic for the day. Moving out to 13 metres if the fish became wary. As well as this a margin swim was fed with pellets and corn.
 
The match started at 11am and Ian began fishing maggot on the shallow rig catapulting casters around the float every minute or so. The first fish was a good sized common carp around 3lb, this was followed by several smaller F1'S and roach. The same pattern continued for the rest of the day, a few fish were lost due to foul hooking and bad angling. HA. The margin swim only yielded 3 small F1'S so the fishing was concentrated on the shallow swim.
 
Looking around the lake during the match other anglers were catching, but not in great numbers or steadily through the day. I had a quick look round the other lakes at around the half way point, and found out that the lakes were not fishing as well as expected. So it was a case of sticking to the plan and making sure that fish were caught at a steady rate.
 
At the end of the match it looked as though Ian had done well. He was admitting to around 50lb. After a long wait for the scales, Ian's fish were weighed in and he recorded over 76lb in total. A catch of mainly F1 carp, a couple of bigger carp and some silver fish. At that point he was the highest weight on the lake and 3rd overall. After watching the remainder of the lake weigh in Ians catch was the highest weight on Laurels and also held onto 3rd palce overall. The 2 top weights were 93lb and 82lb both from Bonsai lake. That means he has qualified to the 30 peg final to be fished on Barston Lakes on June 13th.
 
More details including pictures, video clips and interviews will be on the matchfishingmagazine.com website in the next week or so. The match will be covered in detail in the July issue of Match Fishing Magazine which should be on sale on the last Friday in June.
Ian 'The Predator' Armstrong
Ian - On the fish
 
 
3rd May 2008 - Supercup Round 2
 

Round 2 of this years 2008 Van Den Eyne/Angling Times Supercup took place today at Brookside Fishery. This time we faced Jacobs AC.

Unfortunately after a close battle we lost. Jacobs had 4 section wins we had 3, and 1 was drawn. Lowest points were required to win, we had 12 points Jacobs AC had 11 points.

It was a sporting match and we wish Jacobs all the best in the Semi Finals which takes place at Lindholme Lakes near Doncaster sometime in June we believe.

I'm sure we will be back in 2009 for another attempt to get past round 2. You can view the match report from either the reports page or for convenience click here.

Finally thanks to Ian and Phil for coordinating this years Supercup and to all the POHAS club members who took part.

 
APRIL 2008
30th April 2008 - Beacon View Fishery
 
Adam & Carp
Adam & Sturgeon
 
Adam and his 13lb+ Carp
Adam and his 6lb Sturgeon
 

Two club members spent an interesting afternoon/evening fishing at Beacon View Fishery yesterday. John Bryan and Adam Hill had a drive up to Beacon View to get some practice in before our club match there on 17th May.
John spent his time catching small to medium Carp along with some Roach and Tench. As it got towards early evening Adam hauled a 13lb+ Carp (my scales only went to 13lb says Adz) and followed up with a 6lb Sturgeon.The Carp was caught on pellet whilst the Sturgeon was caught on meat.

Lets hope the match is as eventful as the practice! Well done both..

 
27th April 2008 - Spring League - 'Weston Pools'
 

An action packed Spring League match took place yesterday at Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shopshire.
We have put quick links below to take you straight to the updated info.
Our third and final Spring League match takes place at Beacon View on Saturday 17th May. This is also our Committee Shield match, so not just league and matchman points, there is also an individual match trophy up for grabs.

Hope to see you there....

 
Match Report Click Here
Spring League 2008 Click Here
Matchman Trophy 2007/8 Click Here
Photo Gallery Click Here
 
13th April 2008 - Supercup Team - Round 2
 

At last we have news from our Supercup Captain as to who's in the team for round 2, which takes place on Saturday 3rd May at Brookside Fishery on 'Willow Pool' against Jacobs AC.
If any member is unavailable for that date, can they contact Ian as soon as possible so a replacement can be found.

Ian tells us that he will be in touch with everybody to discuss the matter.

"Come on you lads!"

 
Ian Armstrong (Capt) Ken Whibley
Kev Smith John Bryan
Neil Davies Paul Rolands
Neil Turner Alan Lamb
 
12th April 2008 - Spring League - 'Blundell's Farm'
 

It seems like ages since the previous match, but at last we are underway with the 2008 Spring League. A series of three matches across three venues. The first being Blundell's Farm.

As always you can see quick links below which will give you all the info you want on the match including all anglers, weights caught etc, the photo'sof today's match and more importantly the all important leagues.

 
Match Report Click Here
Spring League 2008 Click Here
Matchman Trophy 2007/8 Click Here
Photo Gallery Click Here
 
12th April 2008 - "Goodbye Taffy"
 
Taffy & Co
 

On Thursday this week, hundreds of Taffy's Family and friends including many members from our club attended his funeral.
Following a service at St Barnabas Church and at Walton Lea Crematorium many of those in attendance went back to Taffy's second home, Bank Quay Sports & Social Club.
The day was an uplifting experience and something we are sure Taffy would have been proud of.

God Bless old friend, save a few pegs for us, wherever you are!
Our Love and best wishes go to Jean, Gary and all of his family and friends.

 
8th April 2008 - IMPORTANT NOTE: - Junior Rod Licence
 
Not to be confused with your POHAS club licence any Angler aged 12 or older requires an Environment Agency Rod licence, which for this year (1st April 2008 - 31st March 2009) is priced at £5.00.
If this is you, don't forget you should now have this licence if you are fishing. You can obtain your licence from a Post Office or on-line at the Environment Agency. Failure to provide evidence of your Rod Licence when requested by an 'EA Officer' can result in fines up to £2,500.
 
4th April 2008 - Supercup Round 2
 

As many members will know we won our 1st round match and we have the home draw for round 2 which see's us against Jacobs AC.

We can confirm that Round 2 will take place on Saturday 3rd May at Brookside Fishery on 'Willow Pool'.
The draw will take place at 8.00am and the match will fish 9.00am - 2.00pm.
All squad members will be advised of practice date ASAP.

 
4th April 2008 - April Club Meeting
 
Our monthly club meeting took place on 2nd April at The Maltings Pub.
The minutes of the meeting have now been issued and the web version can be viewed by going to our 'Reports' page and click on 'Apr' at the top of that page.
Hope to see you at the next meeting which takes place at the same location on Wednesday 7th May.
 
4th April 2008 - Work Parties
 

Summertime is here and work parties have been arranged to do tidying up and routine maintainance on our pools before the serious fishing begins. We would love to see members turn out, the more people turn out, the quicker it get's done!

Dates announced so far are:

  • Thursday 17th April @ Whitegate Pool
  • Thursday 24th April @ Brownlee's Pool

If you would like to support your club, and help out, please be at the venue at 6.00pm. Don't wear your best clothes!........Hope to see you there.

 
2nd April 2008 - Taffy Robinson - Funeral Arrangements
   

As promised we now have the details for Taffy's funeral, they are:-

Date: Thursday 10th April 2008
Time: 10.30am
Location: St Barnabas Church, Lovely Lane, Warrington, WA5 1TY.

The family have requested donations in preference to flowers.

If we get any further news we will post it here on the news page.

Taffy
   
   
MARCH 2008
31st March 2008 - POHAS 2008/9 Club Licences
   

Just to let all members and potential members that our new 2008/9 licence (shown right with a cream coloured cover) will be available after the club meeting on Wednesday 2nd April.
All match details for Junior and Senior members are shown, along with other club activities throughout the year. We would also wish to thank our advertisers for once again supporting the club and injecting valuable cash so that we can do all the things that members and our community know us for.

For the first 200 members there is also a free 25th Anniversary badge attached to your licence. It is our Silver Anniversary this year and the badge is a small token of thanks to all those who have supported us. So if you want to guarantee getting this high quality badge which is a 'one-off' collectors item, please contact our Chairman Frank Davies or speak with our Bailiff's who patrol our pools on a regular basis (after 2nd April).

Prices have once again been held with Seniors priced at £10 and Juniors/OAP's £5.

2008/9 licence
   
31st March 2008 - POHAS Website
 
Apologies for the recent outage of our website, brought about by a problem with our 'host'. It's now all sorted as you can see, sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks to Neil Turner for phoning me this morning to let me know.
 
26th March 2008 - David Alan "Taffy" Robinson
   
Taffy

It is with great sadness and regret that we have to announce that our Great Friend and fellow fisherman David Alan Robinson, best known to everyone as "Taffy", passed away yesterday after fighting a long battle with Cancer aged 68.
To his wife Jean and all of his family the Committee and Members wish to pass on their best wishes and sympathy.

Further details will be posted here on the news page when we receive it.

   
   
18th March 2008 - Supercup Round 2
 
Well, after a few weeks waiting news has finally arrived!
Round 2 of this year's Supercup see's us up against Jacobs AC, and we have the home draw so have choice of venue.
In the first round Jacobs defeated Ynys Mon (they took us out last year in round 2), and Willaston AC.
Members of the squad can now start preparing themselves.
When we have more information regarding venue, date and times of practice and match we will let you know.
 
7th March 2008 - March Club Meeting
 
Our monthly club meeting took place last night at The Maltings Pub.
The minutes of the meeting have now been issued and the web version can be viewed by going to our 'Reports' page and click on 'Mar' at the top of that page.
Hope to see you at the next meeting which takes place at the same location on Wednesday 2nd April.
 
2nd March 2008 - Supercup Round 1
 

The first round of the Angling Times Supercup was our mission yesterday and we were up against worthy opponents, Richmonds and Saracens Head.
Three teams of eight fought it out on Lark Pool at Meadow View Fishery, Lymm.
The weather forecast wasn't good, however the rain that was promised held off by the strong winds that were blowing across the pool.
Several anglers had sections break on their poles through the gusty wind conditions. Many of those fishing preferred to use the rod.
The match fished from 10.30 to 3.30 and the weigh-in was a tense affair.
After totalling the points up there were two teams equal on 15 points.....we were one of them! So the final decision was taken on section wins, we had four which clinched it for us - POHAS GO THROUGH TO ROUND 2.

Congratulations to our team (see picture below), well done, especially our section winners who were, Ian Armstrong, Bill O'Keefe, Paul Rowlands and Neil Turner. Top marks for Neil T, as he also won the match with 26lb+.

Can we also thank our opponents Richmonds and Saracens Head for a fair and friendly match.

All we have to do is sit and wait to see who we get in round two, and who gets the home draw.
As soon as we know, it will be posted on the website.

Thanks to Junior Papperazzi John Bryan for taking the photo's below, Senior Papperazzi was at home on other duties!

 
Supercup Team
Team (Left to Right) Ian Armstrong, Neil Davies, Neil Turner, Bill O'Keefe, Paul Rowlands, James Bryan, Tom Prescott, Alan Lamb
Alan Tug o War
Alan, keep your eyes on the fish! James & Roly having a 'Tug of War'
Meadow View - Lark Pool
Meadow View Fishery - Lark Pool
Neil D Bill
Neil - On the fish Bill - Landing a Carp
 
FEBRUARY 2008
 
28th February 2008 - Apologies
 
May we apologise for any inconvenience caused regarding the funeral date for Alice Burgoyne below. By mistake we said Thursday 28th March when of course it should have read Thursday 28th February.
We only had this pointed out this afternoon when your webmaster wasn't in a position to change it as he was doing his day job!
Apologies once again.
 
24th February 2008 - Supercup
 

Yesterday saw the 'practice' in readiness for next weekends first round match.
Click here to view those who fished, weights caught and those selected for next weeks match.

 
 
24th February 2008 - Alice 'Madge' Burgoyne
   
Alice Burgoyne

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of club member Alice 'Madge' Burgoyne.
After a long illness Alice passed away on Sunday 17th February 2008 at Warrington District General Hospital.
On behalf of all the club members and committee of Penketh & Old Hall Angling Society we wish to pass on our deepest sympathy to Alice's son John and all of her family.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:-

Thursday 28th February 2008

3.30pm - Walton Lea Crematorium

   
   
16th February 2008 - Supercup Practice, Sat 23rd February
 
Calling all Supercup squad members, there is an official practice match at Meadow View on Lark Pool next Saturday 23rd February.
If you want to fish, make sure you are at the venue no later than 9.00am.
We will fish under match conditions so please make sure you bring your nets with you (two, if you think you will get more than 50lb!).
Peg fees will be paid for by the club.
 
7th February 2008 - February Club Meeting
 
Our monthly club meeting took place last night at The Maltings Pub.
The minutes of the meeting have now been issued and the web version can be viewed by going to our 'Reports' page and click on 'Feb' at the top of that page.
Hope to see you at the next meeting which takes place at the same location on Wednesday 5th March.
 
7th February 2008 - 25 Years of Penketh & Old Hall Angling Society
 
Many of you 'long time' members may be aware that in September of this year, POHAS will be celebrating it's 25th birthday.
To commemorate this occasion we have had a 'unique' pin badge made for us by the Emblemco. You can see the logo design on the right.
The badge is a quality 29mm diameter lapel pin badge with a polished gilt finish and a butterfly clutch fixing.
Everyone who purchases a 2008/9 licence during 2008 will each receive this memorable souvenir. The licences go on sale from 16th March 2008.
If you want to make sure you get this 'one off' gift get in touch with us as soon as the licences go on sale.
We do have a limited stock of badges, so first come first served!
Oh, forgot to say that the licence fee prices remain unchanged, £10 Adults, £5 Juniors/OAP's.
25 years of POHAS
 
5th February 2008 - 2008/9 POHAS Licences
 
The 2008/9 Club Licence will be going to print at the end of February, in time for the licence being issued from 16th March onwards.
We still have limited space available for advertisements. Any member/company interested in having their details included should contact us as soon as possible to discuss.
If you want more details use the 'contact us' button to the left of all POHAS web pages.
 
5th February 2008 - Club Meeting
 
Members, remember that our club meeting takes place tomorrow evening (Wednesday 6th Feb) at 'The Maltings Pub' at 8.00pm.
Look forward to seeing you there.
 
5th February 2008 - Driving For Results
 
Congratulations to Club Member John Bryan who passed his driving test at the first attempt today!
All you gotta do now is get a car!
John
 
JANUARY 2008
 
8th January 2008 - Spring League Announcement
   
Since the demise of Burton Mere Fishery, as announced in our news earlier this week.
We are pleased to say that we have now replaced that Spring League match with one to be held at Weston Pools, Oswestry. The match date remains the same, Saturday 26th April. We have 25 pegs booked and the owner Mike Philbin will put us on the pool/s that are fishing the best at the time.
Our thanks to Match Secretary Phil Clare for arranging this at extremely short notice.

Weston Pools

Weston Pools

   
5th January 2008 - Winter League 2007/8 - 'Completed'
 
Today saw the final match in this seasons Winter League. To see details of the match and all the weights, click on the match report link below.
Congratulations to Alan Lamb who is the winner of this seasons Winter League with 37 points. You can see the points and positions by following the links below.
The photo Gallery has also been uploaded which can be seen by following the link.
 
Match Report
Winter League 2007/8
Matchman Trophy
Photo Gallery
Alan our Winter League 2007/8 Winner
Alan - Winter League Winner 2008
 
4th January 2008 - Lloyd's Meadow Fishery
 
Just to let you know that if you still happen to have a cool £1.1M in your bank after the Christmas holidays, you could still purchase Lloyd's Meadow, click here for more details.
 
4th January 2008 - 'Funday 2008'
 

We can now confirm that the 2008 Family Funday will be held this year on Saturday 31st May.
As usual we will be taking over the car park at the home of Penketh & Old Hall Angling Society, which is the Maltings Pub, Bewsey Farm Close, Old Hall.
Thanks again to our landlord Chris Strike for yet again allowing us to cause mayhem on his premises. As usual all proceeds will be going towards our Junior Development Fund which allows us to run our Junior League free to our young members and support all the giveaways that are now a common part of our annual Presentation Night (this year on Friday 3rd October).
Year on year the event gets bigger and better, this year will be no different, so put the date in your diary.
We hope to see you there!

Funday
 
4th January 2008 - Spring League Update
 
Following the shock announcement that Burton Mere Fishery is to close on the 16th January. We have obviously deleted the Spring League match due to be held there from the calendar, which was due to take place on 26th April.
Our Match Secretary is now busy trying to organise a refund and book another venue to fill the gap in the Spring League calendar.
 
4th January 2008 - Burton Mere sold to the RSPB
 

Thanks to member Bill O'Keefe for alerting us to a piece in the Liverpool Echo yesterday stating that Terry Knight the owner has sold Burton Mere to the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). The fishery closes on 16th January 2008.

To read the Liverpool Echo article written by David Houghton click here

 
3rd January 2008 - Fishomania 2008
 
News is coming through that the entry for this year's Fishomania starts taking entrants from the 14th January 2008 until 12th February 2008 which is the closing date.
If you click on the Fishomania logo you will be taken to the NFA website which details the venues for the qualifying rounds and any other details available.
Fishomania 2008
 
2nd January 2008 - "Search Me"
 
We have refreshed the home page of our website, and have also added a search tool (thanks Google), which will allow you to type in a keyword and search the whole of POHAS. Hopefully you will find this a useful facility.
 
2nd January 2008 - Happy New Year
 

From everyone at POHAS may we take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and prosperous 2008.

As you can see our news page has been refreshed ready for 2008. If you wish to see news from previous years, just click on the year you want at the top of the page.

Just a reminder to all members that the monthly meeting is tonight at the Maltings, the meeting starts as usual at 8.00pm.

Members who are fishing the Winter League, the last match is this Saturday 5th January on the Macclesfield Canal (Derwent Drive stretch).

 


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