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DECEMBER 2013

 

31st December 2013 - Happy New Year!
   
Hard to believe but another year is almost over and from a club point of view another great year our waters continue to improve, future works are planned. Club membership is doing OK and our matches are attracting more anglers.
We have a great team of dedicated members who give up their time free of charge so a big thank you to them.
It only remains for us to say to all of our members and families, stay safe and have a very prosperous and happy 2014, we will see you again in the new year.
Happy New Year!
   
22nd December 2013 - POHAS Christmas Raffle
   

Club members and family members turned out in force last night to our local pub The Maltings to conduct the final stage and draw for our 2013 Christmas Raffle. A great time was had by all.
At the end of the night we raised a fantastic £236.00 which goes to support the work, coaching and matches for our Junior members. We would like to express our thanks to all those who donated prizes, our ticket sellers, Chris, Brenda, Rod and the staff at the Maltings, and to all those who kindly purchased a raffle ticket. Your time, effort and money does make a big difference.
The lucky winners were:-

1st J Thornton - Ticket No 001
2nd Phil & Steph - Ticket No 053
3rd J Bates - Ticket No 005

 

Mark & John
   
Club Members Club Members
 
22nd December 2013 - Brownlee's Pool
   
Club members James and John Bryan along with Alisdair MacDonald spent four hours yesterday installing the final section of floating Island at our Brownlee's Pool. The photo on the right now shows how it looks, with the section on the left being the addition.
This will give the fish additional cover and of course we hope improve the fishing for all members.
The committee would like to express their thanks to the above for their great work.
Island Number 2
   
21st December 2013 - Morrison's Bag Pack
 
Thanks to all our club members and non club member (Tina Bryan) who helped us with our annual bag pack at our local Morrison's store which this year raised the princely sum of £263.06 a great result, this will help the Junior section of our club immensely through next season. Thanks to all the gang who helped out they were: Frank Davies, James Bryan, John Bryan, Jordan Mahoney, Ken Whibley, Kieran Charnock, Leon Charnock, Matthew Sutch, Thanks to our drivers Ian Maddock, Graham Sutch, Pete Pistol Mahoney and Lea Charnock, to all the staff at Morrison's for looking after us and of course their generous customers without whom we couldn't have had such a successful evening.
 
Bag Packing Team 2013
 
19th December 2013 - Cash for Clothes - We are still collecting
   
Just a quick reminder to members as we approach Christmas and the likelihood we will be getting some new clothes. When you come to have a clearout as your wardrobe groans under the weight. You can help our club by bagging up your old clothes, shoes (in pairs please) and letting us dispose of them. Money raised helps us fund work within the club on our pools, subsidises training costs and helps us develop the club.
If you can help, please let us know. Oh forgot to say, clothing excludes under garments.
Cash For Clothes
   
19th December 2013 - The Bogs Dollocks Inter Club Trophy
 
We have organised a one off inter club match taking place on Partridge Lakes on Saturday 15th March 2014. This is a team match and our Captain and Assistant for this unique event are Alan Lamb and James Bryan. They have selected their squad and two reserves, which you can see detailed below in alphabetical order.
Most of the information you will need is available to view/download here.
The match will be held on Spey, Marsh and Covey 6. So guys, get practising!
If your name is shown and you have any queries, please get in touch with us.
 
Team
 
James Bryan
John Bryan
Mark Davies
Neil Davies
Adam Hill
Alan Lamb
Peter Mahoney
Ethan Neary
John Osborne
Neil Pritchard
Kevin Smith
Ken Whibley
 
Reserves
 
Alex Donaldson
Mike Roylance
 
19th December 2013 - Pete's Plaice - Winter Fishing
   
Our friend and Club member has sent us another article of interest this time on Winter Fishing.
To read this article and others by Pete, click on Pete's Plaice button to the left of the page.
   
19th December 2013 - Morrison's Bag Pack
   
Just in case you forgot we are holding our annual bag pack at Morrison's Store in Warrington tonight to raise funds for our Junior Development Fund.
If you are a Junior member and would like to help, get to the above for 4.30pm to book in. We start packing from 5.00pm and finish at 8.00pm.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Bag packing
   
8th December 2013 - Winter League - Meadow View
 
Yesterday saw the final match for the year and the final match in this year's Winter League. Boy was it close, see links below.
No match photo's today as your papperazzi had a dodgy wrist (all say Aahh).
 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League Click Here
Matchman 2013/14 Click Here
 
5th December 2013 - Club Meeting
   
Our first less formal meeting took place tonight at Maltings Pub. Thanks to those in attendance.
As we have said previously, committee members are in attendance EVERY Thursday evening from 9pm so members are welcome to call and discuss all things angling orientated.
On the first Thursday of each month Committee members will be there from 8pm.
Meeting
   
NOVEMBER 2013

 

20th November 2013 - Christmas Raffle 2013
   
We now have our Christmas Raffle organised and the usual 250 tickets are now available at £1 Each. Prizes are a Drinks Hamper, Chocolate Hamper and Biscuit Hamper. All monies goes to our Junior Development Fund. Raffle is drawn on Saturday 21st December and prizes would be delivered before Christmas to the lucky winners. If you are interested in buying a ticket or if you can sell them on behalf of the club, let us know. Chance of a delicious prize and to help the club and our Junior members. Only 250 tickets, so your winning chances are pretty good. Raffle Ticket
   
11th November 2013 - Match Aid & Junior Festival 2014
   
Junior Match Aid and Partridge Lakes Fishery have announced a three day festival for Juniors which runs from 5th to 7th August 2014.
Click on the image alongside takes you to their website, you can also click here to download application form which needs to be returned to MATCH AID not to us. See Matchaid website for all the details.
Match Aid 2014 & Junior Festival
   
10th November 2013 - Club Meeting
   
Thanks to all the members who attended our latest club meeting on Wednesday of last week in Maltings Pub, Old Hall, Warrington.
The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here.
Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings.
As can be seen in minutes, this was our last formal monthly meeting and from this date committee members will be available for an informal style meeting each Thursday at the same venue from 9.00pm, with the first Thursday of each month being from 8.00pm.
We hope members will find this a more convenient forum for discussion.
Meeting
   
10th November 2013 - Winter League - Heronbrook - Match Result
 
Yesterday was our penultimate Winter matches, today being at Heronbrook Fishery.
For all the results and leagues, click on the links below
 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League Click Here
Matchman 2013/14 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Mark Whiteside
  Our winner Mark with one of his many fish
 
5th November 2013 - POHAS on Twitter
   
It might be bonfire night and we have let our own firework off, yes we have joined Twitter as eagle eyed members may have seen at the foot of our home page.
If you are on Twitter and it seems like everyone is, just search @pohas1 and there we are, tweet tweet!
Twitter
   
OCTOBER 2013

 

27th October 2013 - Winter League - High Heyes - Match Result
 
Yesterday was our third of five Winter matches, the latest being at High Heyes Fishery.
For all the results and leagues, click on the links below
 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League Click Here
Matchman 2013/14 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
20th October 2013 - Winter League 2013
 

Quick apology to our Winter league match anglers. We forgot to award points correctly on first match at Charity Farm which was spotted when updating yesterday's match results from Rosemary Wood.
Our Winter League scores from 10 points down to 1 point for top ten places and also each angler gets one point for fishing, so the winner receives 11 points and so on down, until 11th place onwards gets just 1 point for fishing.
We forgot to add on this one point to each angler, which has since been corrected in latest published leagues.
So when viewing the Winter League, please take note of this amendment.

This does not affect Matchman as that only runs on 10 points down to 1 point for any match in any league (Winter, Spring, Summer only). Any other leagues, eg Winter Drizzlers, Summer Sizzlers are not included in Matchman League.

Hope this clears things up!

 
20th October 2013 - New Look Photo Gallery
   
Eagle eyed viewers of our popular photo galleries will spot that from our latest entry (Rosemary Wood match), the style of our photo galleries has changed. We hope you like the new style.
Why did we change? Simple your webmaster has a computer upgrade and this new style looked smart and is also easier to generate and looks better for showing photographs.
We hope you enjoy.
New Gallery Style
   
20th October 2013 - Winter League - Rosemary Wood - Match Result
   
Yesterday was our second Winter match held at Rosemary Wood Fishery.
For all the results and leagues, click on the links below.
   
Match Report Click Here
Winter League Click Here
Matchman 2013/14 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Official welcome to new member and now match angler Neil Pritchard Neil P
   
12th October 2013 - Birchwood Lions Roar!
 
Birchwood Lions
 
We would like to thank everyone at Birchwood Lions for the kind donation of £100.00 which will go towards new decking structures which are to be installed at our Brownlee's Pool, primarily for coaching purposes.
Club member, past President and current PR Officer Ken Whibley presented the cheque to Club Chairman Frank Davies and club members attending today's Winter League match at Charity Farm near Wigan.
Frank Davies commented that "In the current economic climate this donation came completely out of the blue, and is much appreciated by everyone involved in our club. This money will go towards the new decking structures for which we are currently pursuing funding, this £100.00 donation will take us a step nearer to our goal".
 
12th October 2013 - Winter League - Charity Farm - match result
 
Today we held our first Winter league match of 2013 at Charity Farm near Wigan.
For all the results and leagues, click on the links below.
 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League Click Here
Matchman 2013/14 Click Here
 
9th October 2013 - Winter League - Charity Farm
   
As if you needed reminding, our new season kicks off this Saturday with our first of five Winter matches, this first one being at Charity Farm near Wigan. Members meet at venue at 8.00am. Look forward to seeing you there. Charity Farm
   
6th October 2013 - POHAS Calendar 2014
   
Before we know it 2014 will soon be with us. In readiness we now have a calendar available for you to view/download and it also shows meetings and known matches throughout the year.
As other matches arise, we will update calendar and of course our main website accordingly, so as you visit our website, look out for any new stuff, which will normally be advised through our news page first. Click on calendar image alongside or navigate to publications page using buttons, where you will find this and mutch more information besides.
POHAS Calendar 2014
   
5th October 2013 - Club Meeting
   
Thanks to all the members who attended our latest club meeting on Wednesday of this week in Maltings Pub, Old Hall, Warrington.
The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here.
Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings.
Meeting
   
5th October 2013 - Presentation Night 2013
   
Thanks to all members, guests, families, friends and sponsors for making last night's Presentation Night another great occasion where we celebrate our winners from the season just gone and have a little fun as well.
Photo's from last night's event are now available to view, click on the photo alongside or you can of course go via the gallery page to see these and all our other photo galleries.
Final thanks to Mark and Maureen our hosts at Roosters Club, Warrington who fed and watered us throughout the evening.
Do it all again next year.
Presentation Night 2013
   
3rd October 2013 - 2013/2014 Club Licences - LATEST NEWS
 

Great news for all you keen Autumn/Winter anglers. If you haven't got one of our very reasonably priced club licences, now is the time!
For the remainder of this licence period (until 15/03/14), our prices have been almost halved and an absolute bargain. From today:-

Adult Licence for Half-Year is £8
OAP Licence for Half Year is £5
Junior Licence for Half Year is £3

It's a bargain if we say so ourselves

Come on, you know you want to . . .

 
SEPTEMBER 2013

 

26th September 2013 - Mrs Blanche Lewis
 
It is with deep regret we announce the passing of our Club President Mike Lewis's wife Blanche following a long illness. On behalf of all committee and members our deepest sympathies are with Mike and his family at this time.
Mike has asked us to advise that the funeral takes place at Walton Lea Crematorium on Monday 30th September at 4.20pm. No flowers required but any donations to be to St Rocco's Hospice at the families request. Members wishing to attend may do so.
 
24th September 2013 - Presentation Night 2013
 
Presentation Night 2012
 
Members, don't forget our annual Presentation Night is almost upon us.
As usual it takes place at Roosters Club, Warrington on Friday 4th October 2013. All members welcome, cost per person is £5 Adults, Juniors (inc Brothers & Sisters aged 16 and under) are free entry. Hot food is also being served and is included in entrance fee.
We do hope you can come along and join in the fun. Suggested arrival time is 7.30pm, the evening usually concludes at 10.30pm (normal licencing hours apply).
Looking forward to seeing you there.
 
14th September 2013 - Summer League - Weston Pools
   
Last match for this Summer and also completes our 2013/13 Matchman League.
An eventful day as you will see when you read our match report.
Congratulations to our winners for this match and the leagues, again, follow the links to see all the results and in the Summer League who goes up and who goes down.
See you all again soon.
Drip Dry Joe
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2012/13 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
   
11th September 2013 - Pete's Plaice
   
Further to mentioning Pete Mahoney's informative reports he provides Bait-Tech.
After discussion Pete has agreed to write reports for us covering a wide range of topics and will be a regular feature on our website, so you will see a button added on the left of each page to give you easy access to this section of our website.
Pete's scope is unlimited, so could be discussing methods or any other fishing related matter he chooses.
If you have any thoughts on what you would like to see in this section, please e-mail or get in touch with either us or Pete directly.
Go to the page and you will see Pete can also be contacted via Facebook or Twitter.
We hope you enjoy this new feature and we would like to thank Pete for devoting some of his time providing the reports.
Pete's Plaice
   
10th September 2013 - Presentation Night - Raffle Prizes
   
For those members not at our last club meeting, it's that time of year again and we are on the run up to our annual Prize Night which each year is held on the First Friday evening in October at Roosters Club, Warrington. This year being the 4th October.
One of the night's features is our Raffle. We are currently looking for prize donations, they can be new, they can be something you have in a cupboard that is unopened, never used and surplus to your requirements. As long as they are suitable as a prize we would be happy to include it in our raffle.
Preferably not alcohol as the raffle is open to all ages.
If you have something suitable, please get in touch and we can arrange acceptance of the item(s).
Raffle Prizes Required
   
9th September 2013 - Pete's Reports
   

Our very own Pete Mahoney has been doing some work with Bait Tech and over recent times has been filing a few reports which members may enjoy reading.

Thanks to Bait Tech for allowing us to link to the reports.

Below are Pete's current reports, we hope you find them interesting, please let us know your thoughts.

Pete's Reports
Pellet Waggler
Method Feeder
Pete at SWP
Fishing 'pop up' on the pole
On the Bomb & 'Pop Up
Pete Mahoney
Bait Tech
   
   
   
9th September 2013 - Junior League - Result
 

Saturday saw our final Junior match for this season at our Brownlee's Pool.
Click on links below or navigate via buttons to left of the page to see match report and league standings. No photo gallery unfortunately for this match as papperazzi was unavailable, but thanks to Liz Chapman who took the photo alongside (larger image on match report page). You can see our top four with their Bait Tech goodies, thanks to Bait Tech for supplying and Pete Mahoney for organising and bringing seven pints of maggots for the Juniors..

UPDATE - We have some photo's courtesy of Pete Mahoney, link below.

Today's Match
Today's anglers (photo courtesy Liz Chapman)
 
Match Report Click Here
Junior League Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
5th September 2013 - Club Meeting
   
Thanks to all the members who attended our latest club meeting last night in Maltings Pub, Old Hall, Warrington.
The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here.
Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings.
Meeting
   
3rd September 2013 - Junior Match - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
   
JUNIOR MEMBERS Due to circumstances beyond our control the match on Saturday at Whitegate will now have to transfer to our Brownlee's Pool. We apologise for this inconvenience, however the water level at Whitegate is too low to allow Keep nets to be used. Apologies to those who have been practicing at Whitegate. Meet at Brownlee's on Saturday at 9.00am the draw as usual will be at 9.15am and we will fish 10.00am - 1.00pm. Refreshments and food will be served. Junior Match
   
1st September 2013 - Summer League - Docklow Pools Results
 
Yesterday saw nineteen of our match anglers contest our sixth Summer League match and last coach trip of 2013.
For all the results and leagues, click on the links below.
 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2012/13 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
AUGUST 2013
29th August 2013 - Match Dates 2013/14  
   
We have now got our Senior matches booked for Spring and Summer 2014, so to get the dates in your diary, click on the 'gone fishin' sign to view/download a copy for your records.
This information is also shown on our matches page under 2013-14 matches.
2013-14 Matches
   
22nd August 2013 - Junior League - Meadow View Result
 
Yesterday saw our match at Meadow View for our Junior members.
Click on links below or navigate via buttons to left of the page to see match report and current league standings. No photo gallery unfortunately for this match
 
Match Report Click Here
Junior League Click Here
 
18th August 2013 - Junior Match - Meadow View
 
Reminder for our juniors that your next match is this coming Wednesday 21st August at Meadow View.
Meet at venue at 9.30am we will fish from 11.00am - 2.00pm.
We will of course as usual be providing food and refreshments. Hope to see you there, any queries, get in touch.
 
18th August 2013 - Summer League - Blake Hall Results
 
Yesterday saw twenty two of our match anglers contest our fifth Summer League match of 2013..
For all the results and leagues, click on the links below.
 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2012/13 Click Here
 
10th August 2013 - Whitegate Workparty
   
Members visiting oue Whitegate Pool will see that 90% of the Duckweed has now been removed in addition to the removal of the majority of lily roots mentioned in the news on 23rd July.
Last night club members led by Chairman Frank Davies tackled the issue and spent two hours removing the weed and also remnants of underlying objects.
Thanks to Frank and members James & John Bryan who donned the waders to work in the pool and to members Phil Clare and Adam Hill who along with Frank, manned the nets to scoop out all the weed and detritus.
A job well done, and thanks on behalf of all other POHAS members.
Now let's see you fish the water and let us know how you get on!
Workparty
   
10th August 2013 - August Club Meeting
   
Thanks to all the members who attended our latest club meeting held on Wednesday 7th August.
The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here. Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings.
Meeting
   
4th August 2013 - Summer League - Boddington Match Result
 
Yesterday saw twenty two of our match anglers contest our fifth Summer League match of 2013..
For all the results and leagues, click on the links below.
 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2012/13 Click Here
 
JULY 2013

 

23rd July 2013 - Whitegate Pool - Goodbye Lily!
   
Yesterday we reported that Whitegate Pool was having some maintainance work carried out, and as you will see from the photograph alongside the pool has been cleansed of the overgrown lily roots along with fence posts, drain covers, weightlifting weights?? and much more besides.
Our Chairman Frank Davies was on hand to watch over proceedings.
There are only a few weed remnants left where the digger arm couldn't reach, but fishing will be greatly improved by this work.
We still have a little Blanket Weed and Duck Weed to remove but that will be done in the next few days.
We hope you members enjoy your fishing!
Goodbye Lily!
Frank with Lily!
   
22nd July 2013 - Whitegate Pool - Maintainance Works
   
Notice to members considering fishing our Whitegate Pool tomorrow.
We are having the Lily roots removed by digger so the chances of fishing are pretty slim.
This work is for one day only and necessary as the removal will enhance the fishing for members long term.
Note our Brownlee's Pool is unaffected so you will be able to fish there as an alternative if you so choose.
Digger
   
21st July 2013 - Summer Sizzler Result - Final Match
 
Our last Summer Sizzler took place this evening at Meadow View Fishery on Lark Pool.
For results and leagues click on the quick links below, or for these and other match results use the navigation buttons on the left.
No photo gallery for this match.
 
Match Report Click Here
Sunday League Click Here
 
18th July 2013 - Boddington Reservoir - Update II
 

Thanks to club member James Bryan for identifying peg numbers 62 - 84 which are those allocated to us for our match on Saturday 3rd August.
Click on image to see a larger version.

 

Update: we now have pegs 59 - 84

Boddington Res Pegs 62-84
   
18th July 2013 - Boddington Reservoir - Update
   
Just to advise anglers who are taking part in our Summer League match at Boddington Reservoir on Saturday 3rd August.
You won't be surprised to hear that with it being a reservoir and the recent spell of unseasonally high temperatures the water level has gone down as you can see from the recent picture.
We would just like to advise anglers that our pegs could look very similar, so be prepared.
Boddington Reservoir
   
15th July 2013 - July Club Meeting
   
Thanks to all the members who attended our latest club meeting held just over a week ago (sorry for delay in posting). The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here. Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings. Meeting
   
14th July 2013 - Summer League - Hampton Springs - Result
   
Yesterday saw nineteen of our match anglers sweat it out at Hampton Springs.
For all the results, leagues and photo gallery, click on the links below.
 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2012/13 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Winner in action
Adam in action
   
12th July 2013 - Boddington Reservoir Match (03/08/13)
   
Quick note to anglers fishing this match on 3rd August.
We have had confirmed today our peg number allocation is 62 - 84.
So now you know!
Boddington Reservoir
   
6th July 2013 - Junior Summer League 2013 - Brownlee's Pool
   

Today was our third match in this series and in glorious weather we were at our Brownlee's Pool.
To see all the results, league and photo gallery use quick links below, or to see details from other matches, use the navigation buttons to the left of the screen.

 

 

 

Match Report Click Here
Junior League Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here


Junior Summer Match 2013
   
5th July 2013 - Prince Albert AS - Junior Open 2013
 
Our friends at PAAS (Prince Albert Angling Society) are having their Junior open match on 27th July 2013. Peter Henery has offered free places to our Juniors, see poster below. You must however pre-book with Peter to ensure you get a place, DO NOT JUST TURN UP. Peter's contact details are below and we would again like to thank Peter and PAAS for this kind offer.
 
PAAS Junior Open 2013
 
5th July 2013 - Junior Member's Match @ Brownlee's 06/07/13
 
The weather is set to be fantastic for our Junior match tomorrow, don't say this very often, nor do we say REMEMBER TO PACK YOUR SUNCREAM! Hope to see you Juniors bright and early at Brownlee's at 9.00am for the draw at 9.15am and fish 10.00 - 1.00. Our BBQ will be there and plenty of soft drinks to stop you dehydrating.
 
Tomorrows Weather
 
1st July 2013 - Summer Sizzler Result, match 2
 
Our second Summer Sizzler took place yesterday evening at Meadow View Fishery on Lark Pool.
For results and leagues click on the quick links below, or for these and other match results use the navigation buttons on the left.
No photo gallery for this match.
 
Match Report Click Here
Sunday League Click Here
 
JUNE 2013

 

29th June 2013 - Junior Summer League 2013 - Moss Side Farm
   

Today was our second Junior Summer match of 2013 and we were at Moss Side Farm.
To see all the results, league and photo gallery use quick links below, or to see details from other matches, use the navigation buttons to the left of the screen.

 

 

 

Match Report Click Here
Junior League Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here


Junior Summer Match 2013
   
28th June 2013 - Summer League - Highfield Fishery
 
Apologies for delay in posting results, your webmaster has been on his hols :)
Last Saturday's match at Highfield Fishery has now been added to the relevant leagues, a provisional match report has been done showing all results, however we are waiting on a match report from a participating member which will be added when available.
No photo's of this match, same reason as above (holiday).
 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2012/13 Click Here
 
16th June 2013 - Latest Match Result - Woodlands View
 
Our latest adult match took place yesterday at Woodlands View near Droitwich in Worcestershire.
To see the match report. Summer Leagues and Matchman use the quick links below or navigate using the buttons to the left.
No photo gallery today, hope to see you all at the next match at Highfield Fishery which is only a week away (22nd June), hope to see you there.
 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2012/13 Click Here
 
10th June 2013 - .... and one we are going to be making later
   

HELP WANTED - If you can help we are currently collecting empty plastic drinks bottles (screw tops only) and bottles up to 500ml size not the large 1 or 1.5 litre bottles. Also empty 2 or 4 pint milk cartons. Why you may ask? We are about to construct another floating island on our pool at Brownlee's and the above aid buoyancy. If you can help, let us know. Otherwise we have a lot of drinking to do Thanks in advance.

Plastic Bottles & Milk Cartons wanted
   
10th June 2013 - Here's one we made earlier!
   

Readers of our website and in particular our last match report for our Junior match on Brownlee's on 8th June will have heard mention of our new aerator.
It's a design passed on to us by our friends at the Environment Agency, and is based upon the venturi effect. We can vouch for the design and it's cheap and more importantly excellent if you need to inject more oxygen in to your water to benefit your fish.

Click Here to see The EA construction Video on YouTube. Or view our aerator in action below.

If we can help, if you have any questions, get in touch.

Aerator MK2
 

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9th June 2013 - Junior Summer League 2013 - Brownlee's Pool
   

Yesterday was our first Junior league match of 2013 and a great day was had by all those attending.
To see all the results, league and photo gallery use quick links below, or to see details from other matches, use the navigation buttons to the left of the screen.

 

 

 

Match Report Click Here
Junior League Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here


Junior Match
   
6th June 2013 - June Club Meeting
 
Thanks to all the members who attended our latest club meeting yesterday evening. The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here. Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings.
 
 
3rd June 2013 - Summer Sizzler Result
 
Our first Summer Sizzler took place yesterday evening at Meadow View Fishery on Lark Pool.
For results and leagues click on the quick links below, or for these and other match results use the navigation buttons on the left.
No photo gallery for this match.
 
Match Report Click Here
Sunday League Click Here
 
MAY 2013

 

18th May 2013 - Spring League - Latest Results
 

Our Spring League 2013 has now been completed after today's match at Partridge Lakes. For all the results, match report and photo gallery along with the Spring and Matchman Leagues, use the quick links below, or for these and other results you can navigate by using the buttons on the left.

Well done to club member and Level 1 Coach Alan Lamb who has once again won the Spring League after a closely fought battle as it usually is when it is only a three match league. More trophies to polish Alan!

 
Match Report Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Spring League Click Here
Matchman 2012/13 Click Here
Spring League Champ 2013
Spring League Winner 2013
Alan Lamb
 
17th May 2013 - Robbery
   

We are sorry to report that the robbery of a lone angler in yesterdays news is correct and further details are now on Cheshire Constabulary website. Click here to read or on the inage alongside.

So anglers, particularly those who night fish and alone, please be careful.

Click here for details
   
17th May 2013 - Items For Sale
 
A local resident has got in touch with us today offering for sale fishing tackle belonging to her late husband.
Having had her permission to publish, we have detailed below 'verbatim' the items for sale and the contact details of the Lady in question.
If you are interested, please get in touch directly with Ms Allen whose details you will find below.
You can also e-mail Leah on leah@vat-advisers.com
 
Items for sale
 
16th May 2013 - Coaching @ Whitegate Pool
   
Last night for the third week in succession we were again offering our club coaching services with our qualified coaches John and James Bryan (L2 & L1 respectively).
This week we were at our Whitegate Pool and those attending had the chance to ask any fishing questions and learn a few tips and tricks to improve their angling.
Pictured alongside is club member and bailiff Ian Maddock who towards the end of the session caught this beauty of a Chubb on maggot.
A nice end to the evening.
Next Wednesday is our last session also at Whitegate, so if you want to pick up tips and get info off our experienced and friendly coaches, come along at 6.30pm on 22nd May, you won't regret it (oh and bring something to sit on).
Never fished, but fancy a go? Come along and have a go.
Coaching at Whitegate Pool
   
16th May 2013 - Warning To Anglers
 
An eagle eyed club member spotted the forum post below on maggotdrowners yesterday, if true is a warning to those fishing, particularly night fishing and alone. We have taken the post at face value and posted here to advise all, but we cannot be responsible for the validity of such a post nor can the administrators of Maggotdrowners. That said, please be warned. Click on image below to see post in Maggotdrowners forum.
 
Warning To Anglers
 
14th May 2013 - Old Hough Junior Cup
 
Notice to Junior members.
There is a match being held at Old Hough on 29th May to which our Juniors are open to join (see details in photo below), there are as we write spaces left.
If you are interested get in touch with the guys (Darren or Richard).
This is not a POHAS event but as a club we are a member of the Cheshire Angling Development Group and we have an open invite from fellow members.
So grasp the opportunity of entering a Junior competition.
If you do please let us know how you get on and if possible send us a picture and we'll post it on our website for all to see.
 
Old Hough Junior Cup 2013
 
13th May 2013 - Spring League - Partridge Lakes - Covey No 6
   

A reminder to all members that it is our third and final Spring League match this coming Saturday 18th May.
We are on Partridge Lakes and the new but well stocked Covey No6.
We believe we are the first club to be allowed to fish this water and one of our members James Bryan paid a fleeting visit today to take a look and snap a few pictures.
It obviously looks new and indeed it is, but the pool is well stocked and a smaller stamp of fish which will grow on in the seasons to come and hopefully give us some action this weekend.
We look to seeing you all on this new pool and look forward to a great match, even the weather looks to be improving

Click on any part of image for a bigger view.

Covey No6
   
10th May 2013 - Coaching Sessions
   

We still have two more coaching sessions left this month on Wednesday 15th & 22nd of May on our Whitegate Pool from 6.30pm - 8.00pm. You can find out more by clicking here.

Junior member Tom Dulson came along to our session this week at Brownlee's Pool and with the help of our coaches was soon into fish, pictured top right is coach James Bryan helping with unhooking and showing how it's done properly and bottom left Tom with a nice Cruscian Carp.

It's all FREE, get in touch if you are interested and click on the link above for more information.

Coaching Session
   
   
7th May 2013 - Golden Peg Winner
   

Too late to add to last night's website update.
A belated congratulations to club member Mark Davies seen pictured with Frank Davies Club Chairman and no relation along with other members who took part in the day's match. He looks quite happy relieving Frank of £200!
Mark drew Golden Peg at our match on Saturday at Old Hough where we were fishing on Big Max Pool,and Mark gained himself £200. Not bad for five hours work. You can see all the details in yesterday's update below.

Golden Peg Winner
   
6th May 2013 - Spring League - Latest Results
 
Our Spring League 2013 had it's second of three matches on Saturday at Old Hough Fishery near Middlewich. For all the results, match report and photo gallery along with the Spring and Matchman Leagues, use the quick links below, or for these and other results you can navigate by using the buttons on the left.
 
Match Report Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Spring League Click Here
Matchman 2012/13 Click Here
 
6th May 2013 - Garbolino Match Fishing Club Angler 2013
 
Club member and one of our L1 coaches took part in a qualifier at Woodlands Lakes, Thirsk on Friday 3rd May.
We are please to say that Alan won the match with a weight of 105lb with second place being 97lb.
Excellent performance and of course has made it through to the final at Lindholme Lakes on 28th June.
After the match Alan conducted an interview with Match Fishing magazine, so look out for the magazine and the article in next months issue.
Well done Al, and here's wishing you luck for the final.
Alan
 
3rd May 2013 - Happy Anniversary Alison & Paul
   

Happy Anniversary to club member Paul Roby and his wife Alison.
See alongside article in this weeks Warrington Guardian (Photos & text courtesy and copyright Warrington Guardian).

It's a double wammy he's Birthday Boy as well soon.
Hope he gets the result he wants in this weekends Derby match.

See you on a match soon and see if that's a win as well!

Happy Anniversary
Birthday Boy
   
2nd May 2013 - Spring League - Next Match
 
Old Hough - Big Max Pool
 
Notice to our match anglers.
The good weather is here, so is the Bank Holiday (nearly), and our next match is this Saturday at Old Hough Fishery near Middlewich on Big Max Pool. Get your gear out and pack your sun cream it's our second of three Spring League matches. If you are not booked on, and you want to fish, you had better get in touch. Hope to see you there!
 
2nd May 2013 - FREE Coaching Sessions
   
Another reminder to all that we still have three coaching sessions left this month on 8th, 15th and 22nd May. You can read more by clicking here. Just get in touch with us, we have spaces available, ring / e-mail us to discuss.
You are never to old to learn, our qualified coaches are on hand for tips basic or otherwise.
Coaching Sessions
   
2nd May 2013 - May Club Meeting
 
Thanks to all the members who attended our latest club meeting yesterday evening. The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here. Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings.
 
APRIL 2013

 

30th April 2013 - Cheshire Junior League - Border Fishery
   

Well done to Junior club members Ste Clark, Alex Donaldson and Ethan Neary who fished for us in a county match at Border Fishery today. All three put in great performances and were battling against 38 other Juniors from clubs across the county and beyond.
Luckily it stayed dry, but the wind was making conditions difficult across large parts of Meridian Pool.
Well done to all and to Ethan who won the match with 10lb 6oz. See you on the next match.

Any other Juniors interested, see our website and get in touch with us

You can see more information and a video blog on CADG website

Border Fishery
   
24th April 2013 - School starts next week!
   
   
Members who have joined us this year will have read that we are undertaking four coaching sessions aimed at anyone with an interest in fishing.
It all starts next week on 1st May. If you are interested click here. Note you don't have to be a member to attend and the sessions are entirely FREE of charge.
Come and join our fishing school
   
   
22nd April 2013 - CADG Spring League - Bridgewater Canal
   
The first of four Junior Spring League matches took place yesterday on Bridgewater Canal. Thirty + Juniors from five clubs across Cheshire battled in tough conditions. Our team representatives were Steven Clark, Alex Donaldson, Ed & Jordan Mahoney. Well done guys!
This series of matches is County based and run by Cheshire Angling Development Group of which POHAS forms part of.
To see results and further information, go to CADG website.
Bridgewater Canal, Preston Brook
   
14th April 2013 - Spring League 2013 - Cudmore
 
Our Spring League 2013 kicked off yesterday at Cudmore. For all the results, match report and photo gallery along with the Spring and Matchman Leagues, use the quick links below, or for these and other results you can navigate by using the buttons on the left.
 
Match Report Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Spring League Click Here
Matchman 2012/13 Click Here
 
8th April 2013 - CADG Spring League 2013
   

Notice to our Junior members.
The Cheshire Spring League matches which like last year was a series of four matches, however this year is run on an individual as well as team basis begins on Sunday 21st April on Bridgewater Canal hosted by Warrington Anglers.
We will be getting in touch with members who we believe may wish to fish this year, but if you have an interest and would like to be considered, the only real skill necessary is that you can fish unattended without outside assistance.
Please get in touch and let us know.

One important thing is that you know the match rules. Click on the photo alongside and you can download your copy.

Maps also available:-

Match 1 - Bridgewater Canal
Match 2 - Border Fishery
Match 3 - Trent & Mersey
Match 4 - Sand & Dovemere

CADG Spring League 2013
   
5th April 2013 - CADG Junior Matches 2013
 
Juniors this is our last call for those interested in taking part in this series of four matches. Scroll down to news on 7th March for more detail, but get in touch if you are interested.
 
5th April 2013 - Whitegate Work Party
 
Thanks to John Bryan, Ian Maddock and Paul Rowlands who turned out to our Whitegate work party yesterday morning to do a litter pick and to remove a substantial fallen tree which was partially submerged in the pool.
It was back breaking work, so thanks to all for your help.
 
5th April 2013 - April Club Meeting
 
Thanks to all the members who attended our latest club meeting earlier this week. The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here. Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings.
 
MARCH 2013

 

24th March 2013 - Winter Drizzlers 2013
 
Our Winter Drizzlers are now complete for 2013. To see all the details of our last match held yesterday at Border Fishery on Meridian Canal, click on links below.
Thanks to all those attending yesterday's match, the effort and endurance by everyone wasn't reflected in the results, but a valiant effort none the less.
 
Match Report Click Here
Winter Drizzler League Click Here
 
16th March 2013 - Next Match, Saturday 23rd March
 
Members, don't forget we have a 'Winter Drizzler' match next Saturday at Border Fishery on Meridian Canal, only £5 to fish (and have a valic club licence which starts today), you will also need TWO NETS.
Meet in the cafe at Border at 8.00am, hope to see you there, any queries, get in touch.
 
15th March 2013 - Spring League - Partridge Lakes (18/05/13)
   
We are pleased to be able to advise that our match at Partridge Lakes on 18th May has now been moved to Covey 6 instead of Pine Canal.
As many of you will be aware, due to the increased demand for match pegs, we have outgrown Pine and now thanks to Dave Ikin of Partridge Lakes we are on the 45 Peg Covey 6 one of the new pools being opened in 2013. We are the first club match on the lake!
Many thanks to Dave for this, and i'm sure all of our anglers will enjoy the venue and the fishing.
Partridge Lakes
   
15th March 2013 - "Take a Friend Fishing Campaign"
   

As mentioned earlier this month, the Environment Agency along with 'partner clubs, of which we are one are running a campaign from 30th March - 7th April to take a friend fishing and give them a taster day.

It's easy to do, firstly the angler must hold a valid club licence and also a valid EA Rod Licence which must when requested by an official of either the club and/or the EA be shown when asked whilst fishing on either of our pools.
Either the angler or "the friend" needs to download a voucher from the TAFF website and then validate it on line at the same website. You can then take your friend for a free days fishing within the above week and he/she must be accompanied by the club member. You will also need to download a copy of the Day Ticket Voucher and keep that with you along with the Rod Licence Voucher.

Download POHAS Day Ticket
Download Rod Licence Voucher *

* Validate Rod Licence Voucher at TAFF Website before use.

Take A Friend Fishing
   
7th March 2013 - CADG Junior Matches 2013
   

Invitation to all Junior members we are again taking part in the Cheshire Angling Development Group Junior League 2013 and taking on other Cheshire based Clubs. Last year was the first event run on a team basis, this year it is being done on an individual basis with any of our Junior members representing our club.

All the dates and venues are on the Junior match page. If you are interested in fishing these matches, please get in touch with Frank or Paul, contact details are on our contact us page.
There are some great prizes to be won at each match and it is a fun day out where you will meet like minded Juniors from other clubs and get to fish on waters not normally available, so if you are interested, get in touch, do it now, of course ask your parents to get in touch and we can explain in more detail.

Cheshire Angling Development Group Junior League
   
7th March 2013 - "Take a Friend Fishing Campaign"
   

"Take A Friend Fishing" (TAFF) is a campaign where anglers of the UK are being encouraged to take a person who they feel would benefit from a day's fishing. We are awaiting further details to come through but we have expressed our interest as a club to take part in this event. From our perspective it would work that valid club members could take a friend along as a taster for a day on one of our waters during the campaign period which is 30th March to 7th April, completely free of charge. We believe a voucher scheme will be put in place that each "friend" has to complete or the angler taking the friend has to complete on-line, this then acts as the friends Rod Licence for that day. The accompanying angler would need to hold a valid club licence and also a valid Rod Licence, both of which would need to be available to view on the day by either a club official and/or an EA Officer. For additional days of course normal rules apply, ie, club membership and a valid Rod Licence (if you are aged 12 or over) for everyone.
This is a great idea to give others a taste of our great sport.

Once we have full and final details we will of course publish here on our website.

By clicking on the photo you can visit the Take a friend fishing website to see further details.

Take a Friend Fishing
   
7th March 2013 - March Club Meeting
 
Thanks to all the members who attended last nights club meeting. The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here. Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings.
 
FEBRUARY 2013

 

27th February 2013 - Be Safe Around Power Lines
   

With the weather improving and thoughts turning to fishing particularly our younger members, 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
   
25th February 2013 - Club Licences 2013/14
 
Our new 2013/14 club licence will be required by all members if you wish to continue fishing our waters from 16th March 2013.
You will be pleased to hear we have been able to maintain prices at current levels for another year, which makes fishing our waters one of the most economical in North West England. At a little over four pence a day for a Senior member (not including your compulsory EA Rod Licence), this could be one of the best value for money purchases you can make. Even better for Juniors, as yet again your Summer series of matches will again be free of charge for you to enter, food and drinks provided at each match and a chance to get your hands on some goodies when you attend our annual Presentation Night, this year being held on Friday 4th October.
To make life even easier you can now pre-order your new licence on line from the comfort of your armchair, and the licence full of great information on our club, match dates and events etc would be winging it's way to you week commencing 4th March in readiness for the new season.
To get yours now, visit our shop page and after a few clicks, your licence will be one step nearer to you.
 
24th February 2013 - Winter Drizzler Match
 
Our first of two Winter Drizzler matches took place yesterday at Border Fishery on Meridian Canal. For match report and league, click on links below, to view these and other results you can navigate via our reports page.
 
Match Report Click Here
Winter Drizzler League Click Here
 
12th February 2013 - Bailiffs 2013
 
For the benefit of all members and interested parties, we have now put our bailiffs 'on show', on our 'about us' page. So If you are fishing our waters or in the vicinity, these gents may approach you to see if you have a valid club and Environment Agency rod licence. Please help them and if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask.
 
11th February 2013 - Rules & Info for Docklow Pools
 
We have now received rules and information for Docklow Pools. Our match anglers will be aware that we have a match there on 31st August on the Match Lake. You can find the link also on our matches page and click here also for convenience.
 
7th February 2013 - February Club Meeting
 
Thanks to all the members who attended last nights club meeting. The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here. Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings.
 
JANUARY 2013

 

17th January 2013 - POHAS Calendar 2013
   
Download your very own POHAS calendar completely free of charge!
The calendar shows all curretly available details of matches, meetings etc for the year. As things develop we will update the calendar so as you have the latest up to date information at a glance. Click on the image to download your copy.
POHAS Calendar 2013 Download Here
   
13th January 2013 - Whitegate Work Party
 
Members braved the zero degree temperatures to do some tree pruning at our Whitegate Pool today.
We will probably have a few work parties leading up to Spring with the removal of some tree's and bushes and then finally the removal of the lily roots or as many as we can to improve the fishing and reduce the snags.
It will then be in top condition for fishing.
We will of course update you via this news page and also via our Facebook page (search for pohas fishing).
For today's workparty thanks to Frank Davies, James Bryan, Joe Fagan and me (Paul Bryan).
Apologies for Chainsaw failure chaps, but it's working again now in readiness for 'phase 2' of our cleanup.
 
10th January 2013 - Winter League 2013
 
Doesn't seem long since we completed our 2012 Winter League and we have already booked the matches for Winter League 2013. You may have seen we posted details on Facebook yesterday, if not click here to view matches page for 2013-14, although we have only booked Winter so far, you can also see the dates pencilled in for all other matches. Get filling your diaries in!
 
2nd January 2013 - January Club Meeting
 
Thanks to all the members who attended tonights club meeting the first one of 2013. The minutes have now been completed and a web version can be viewed/downloaded by clicking here. Or visit our 'Reports Page' where you will find this and reports from other past meetings.
 
2nd January 2013 - Happy New Year
 
Welcome everyone to 2013, where did 2012 go? Well as far as our website is concerned it is archived, so to view any news from last year or previous years see the bar towards the top of this page and click on the available years (currently 2006 to 2012).
Happy New Year to everyone, see you fishing during 2013, Tightlines.
 




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