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DECEMBER 2015

 

23rd December 2015 - Christmas Raffle
   

Our Christmas raffle was drawn at the Hoop And Mallet pub last Saturday night, thanks to all those who attended, purchased/sold tickets and donated raffle prizes. Your help raised £320.00 for our Junior Development Fund. The winners were:-

1st Ticket No 230 winning the drinks hamper
Mark Whiteside.

2nd Ticket No 012 winning the biscuit hamper
Tracey Parkinson

3rd Ticket No 141 winning the Chocolate hamper
D Kinsey

Well done everyone, wishing all our members, families and friends a great Christmas and a prosperous 2016.

Raffle Tickets
   

 

6th December 2015 - December Meeting
   

Minutes now available to read/download from our December meeting which took place on Thursday 3rd December 'click here', or for all previous meetings, use links on side of our
web page.

AGM
   
6th December 2015 - Winter League 2015 - Partridge Lakes Results
 
Results now posted for yesterday's match at Partridge Lakes. Use links on left to see all the latest Results/Leagues and Photo Gallery. For Facebook users there is also a short video taken at yesterday's match showing the blustery conditions anglers faced during the course of the match.
 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League Click Here
Matchman 2015/16 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Facebook Match Video Click Here
Covey 6
 
Our Winter League 2015 is now complete, thanks to all of our match anglers who made it such a great competition, congratulations to our eventual winner Dave Newton. Trophy along with others will be presented at our annual prize night held at Roosters Club, Warrington on Friday 7th October 2016.
 
NOVEMBER 2015
 
15th November 2015 - Winter League 2015 - Fir Tree Results
   

Results from yesterday's match at Fir Tree can be found on the quicklinks alongside.
No phot gallery from today's match due to inclement weather.
Results for any of our past matches/leagues can be found by using the buttons on the left of each page to navigate.

Match Report Click Here
Winter League Click Here
Matchman 2015/16 Click Here
   
10th November 2015 - Fir Tree Fishery Match
   
To all of our match anglers fishing this Saturday at Fir Tree, and summarising what we have posted via Facebook.
Shelagh will take breakfast orders and deliver to your peg.
We have to use venue keep nets and landing nets, so you can leave them at home, don't forget your landing net pole of course.
Fir Tree Fishery
   
6th November 2015 - November Meeting
   

Minutes now available to read/download from our November meeting and also our annual AGM 'click here' or for all previous meetings, use links on side of our
web page.

AGM
   
2nd November 2015 - BRAND NEW - Midweek League 2016
   
We are pleased to announce that coming very soon in 2016 is a brand new league and series of ten matches in addition to our existing matches/leagues.
Three local venues have been selected and a series of ten matches will begin on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 running through Spring and Summer finishing on Tuesday 27th September 2016. All matches are on a Tuesday and ideally suited for those working shifts, retired, Juniors on school holiday or any member who chooses to fish the matches. You don't have to fish every match, you can, or you can pick and choose. You do have to be a club member of course.
More details will follow in due course. All matches are listed on our matches page, so if you are interested, or you may know someone who is. Get them to get in touch with us, details on our contact page.
Calendar
   
1st November 2015 - Winter League 2015 - Lloyd's Meadow Results
 
Lloyd's Meadow
 
Match Report Click Here
Winter League Click Here
Matchman 2015/16 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Results now posted for yesterday's match at Lloyd's Meadow. Use links on left to see all the latest Results/Leagues and Photo Gallery.
 
OCTOBER 2015
 
24th October 2015 - Winter League 2015 - Rosemary Wood Results
   
Match Report Click Here
Winter League Click Here
Matchman 2015/16 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Alan, with one of his haul today
   
Second Winter match today at Rosemary Wood up into Lancashire again!
Quicklinks are again shown so as you can speedily navigate to the match report, leagues and of course our photo gallery. Talking of photo's, above right is today's match winner Alan Lamb with one of the fish that made up his fantastic 69lb haul today.
Next Saturday we are at Lloyd's Meadow more good fishing to be had.
   
18th October 2015 - Winter League 2015 - Latest Results
   
Match Report Click Here
Winter League Click Here
Matchman 2015/16 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Bagger Newton!
   
Yesterday saw the start of our new 2015/16 season and our 2015 Winter League. Our first match was at Lathom Fishery on Pool 1. Above you can see our match winner Dave Newton in action.
Above also are the links to the results/leagues and of course our match photo gallery.
You can view several season's worth of results/leagues and galleries by using the navigation buttons to the left of the page.
   
18th October 2015 - Ken & Jean - Happy Anniversary
   
Ken, Jean and Family
   
Congratulations to club member Ken Whibley and his wife Jean who with their sons Paul, Lawrence and Mark along with their families celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in the luxurious surroundings of Peckforton Castle.
Congratulations Jean and Ken, many happy more years to come we hope.
Best wishes from all your friends and members in POHAS.
   
13th October 2015 - Winter League
   
At last! We hear you anglers say. Our 2015/16 season starts on Saturday with our Winter League, the first match being at Lathom, near Burscough, and we are fishing on 'Pool 1'.
Look forward to seeing you Senior match anglers there.
Lathom Fishery
   
11th October 2015 - October Meeting
 

Minutes now available to read/download from our October meeting 'click here' or for all previous meetings, use links on side of our web page.

 
11th October 2015 - Now You See Phil, Now You Don't!
 
Mark & Phil
 
10th October 2015 - 2015/16 Club Licence - Price Reduction
   

Belated notice to all interested parties.
We have now reduced the price of our 2015/16 Club Licence for the remainder of this current licence period (until 15/03/16) from 1st October. So the original bargain price is an absolute steal now! Seniors now priced at £8, OAP £5 and Juniors £3.
So if you fancy fishing, now would be a good time, we have some good fishing on our waters throughout the Autumn and Winter and at these prices, you'd be mad not to!
Don't forget you still need an Environment Agency Rod Licence wherever you fish in the UK if you are aged 12 or over.

NOTE - Pricing came into effect from 01/10/15, so for those of you who purchased at full price from that date on-line, you will be receiving a refund.

Look forward to seeing you.

POHAS Licence
   
10th October 2015 - Presentation Night 2015
 
Presentation Night 2015
 
Last night saw our annual Presentation Night where all the awards were given out to members who won and had success in the 2014/15 season. Well done to all of our winning anglers and to all our anglers for such a great season.
A fantastic night was had by all. It was great to see so many people there many of whom were new faces which is great to see. We don't apologise for all the 'thank you's' as we appreciate all the help wether financial or otherwise, we can't do it without our members, sponsors, committee and Mark, Maureen and all the Roosters staff. Especially Maureen who's hot buffet is always spot on and enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Roly aka Paul Rolands our master of ceremonies for the award presentation.
We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. The photo's from the event are no available to view, either via our gallery page or by clicking on the above photo.
 
SEPTEMBER 2015
 
18th September 2015 - Website Refresh
   

Not wanting to confuse our readers. It's that time of year when one season has ended (2014/15), and the new season is about to begin (2015/16). At this time you may see our matches and league pages have changed to accomodate the new season.
So if you are looking for example Spring League 2015, use the buttons to navigate to Spring League, then at the top of that page click on the year you want, and hey presto, there it is.
Let's hope we have a great 2015-16 season

Tightlines!

Refreshed
   
13th September 2015 - Junior League - Match Result
   
Our final Junior match for this Summer took place yesterday. To see results, league and photo gallery, use the quick links below, or to view other matches/years etc, use buttons at the side of the web pages.
   
Junior match
   
Match Report Click Here
Junior League Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
   
7th September 2015 - Summer League - Tunnel Barn Farm
   
As promised in last update earlier today, we have now completed today's news update with the results from Saturday's match at Tunnel Barn Farm.
That completes this year's Summer League and wraps up the 2014/15 season, so the year long Matchman league is also complete. Thanks to everyone who has fished the matches during the last year, we hope you have enjoyed them. Honesty dictates that some were not as good as expected, hence why it's called fishing and not catching, but that's the sport we love.
Tunnel Barn Farm

We start all over again with the 2015/16 season which kicks off at Lathom fishery on Saturday 17th October, hope to see you all there.

Prior to that we have our Prize Night on Friday 9th October at Roosters Club, Warrington starting at 7.30pm. All the trophies will be presented and loads of fun to be had. Our usual hot buffet will again be FREE, all members and their families are welcome. Cost is £5 adults (includes free buffet) and Junior members are free.

Back to the match links to, results, leagues and photo gallery for Tunnel Barn Farm match are shown below.

   
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2014/15 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
   
7th September 2015 - September Meeting
 

Minutes now available to read/download from our September meeting 'click here' or for all previous meetings, use links on side of our web page.

More updates later today.

 
AUGUST 2015
 
30th August 2015 - Match Result - Partridge Lakes
 
Latest updates following yesterday's match at Partridge Lakes, no photo gallery today but it will return for our final Summer match next Saturday which is also our last coach trip and we're off to Tunnel Barn Farm.
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2014/15 Click Here
 
28th August 2015 - Junior Match Change
   
Notice to all of our Junior members, the last Summer match scheduled for Whitegate Pool will now be held at our Brownlee's Pool instead.
Due to the numbers fishing Brownlee's is best placed to host the match as we feel Whitegate would not be big enough.
Apologies for the change, see you on 12th September 9.00am at our Brownlee's Pool.
Brownlee's Pool
   
26th August 2015 - Plumbing the depths
 

After having the second half of our decking replaced earlier in the year at our Brownlee's Pool, today Tom our friendly digger man came in with his machine to do some desilting for us so as to enable all the pegs to be fishable.
As you will see from some of the photo's below our Chairman Frank Davies was on hand to advise.
We will have some seeding to do which will grass over the removed silt once it has drained.

Another good job done!

 
Digger
 
19th August 2015 - Junior Summer League - Meadow View
   

Another day, another match!
Today with our Juniors at Meadow View on Linnet Pool.

For the results/league/photo gallery, use quick link below.

Meadow View
   
Match Report Click Here
Junior League Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
   
16th August 2015 - "Jolly Boys Outing 2015"
 
Some of our jolly boys enjoying a pint
 

Another cracking Jolly Boys outing took place again this year, this time based in two log cabins in deepest darkest Tewkesbury, had some good fishing sessions and some great fun. Thanks to (in no particular order) Mark Whiteside, Paul Rowlands, Frank & Neil Davies, James & Paul Bryan, Alan Lamb, Adam Hill, Phil Clare, Ken Whibley, Kevin Smith and Jim Bates. No further details being published but we have got some photo's, click here to view.

Some of our members are shown above enjoying a pint in the Nottingham Arms, Tewkesbury.
 
16th August 2015 - August Club Meeting
 
Minutes now available to read/download from our August meeting 'click here' or for all previous meetings, use links on side of our web page.
 
16th August 2015 - Match Result - Cob House
 
Apologies for delay in results, been away on our 'Jolly Boys Outing' all week, so first chance to update website.
See below quick links to all the info following our match at Cob House last Saturday.
 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2014/15 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
4th August 2015 - Penketh & Old Hall Angling Society - Community Page
 
Facebook Community Page
 

As mentioned previously, for technical reasons our 'POHAS Fishing' page on Facebook is no longer accessible to us so any comments etc added will not be responded to.

The good news is we still have our 'POHAS Seniors' page and in addition we have our community page, and by searching Facebook for Penketh & Old Hall Angling Society you will see the above.

All you have to do is 'like' our page, we would appreciate if you would also tell your angling friends, particularly other members who may not be aware of the changes.

Any queries, you can get in touch with us through this website by visiting the 'contact us' page.

 
 
4th August 2015 - August Club Meeting
   
Reminder to members, our next club meeting is on Thursday 6th August starting at 8.00pm. Usual venue, Hoop & Mallet Pub, Callands, Warrington. Look forward to seeing you there. Club Meeting
   
2nd August 2015 - Summer League - Highfield Fishery Results
   
Yesterday saw our fourth Summer League match Below are quick links to all the relevant information regards match report, leagues and photo gallery. To see details on any other matches from previous leagues/years, navigate by the buttons on the left.
Welcome to Tony Savage who recently joined us and took part in his first match with us, hope you enjoyed it Tony!

Hope to see you on a match soon
Tony enjoying his first match with us
  Welcome Tony
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2014/15 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
   
JULY 2015
 
30th July 2015 - POHAS Facebook Page
   

After days of trying to resolve issue with 'POHAS Fishing' Facebook page and getting nowhere with the service providers, we have bitten the bullet and called time on that page.
Anyone posting comments cannot be viewed or responded to by us, so we have now got a community page.

We ask all our members and those with connections to fishing to search 'Penketh & Old Hall Angling Society', there you will find our community page, once there 'like us' and we can all keep in touch.

Pass the word round to members as we are unable to access details on previous POHAS page.

Apologies for the inconvenience, isn't technology a wonderful thing. Just hope Mark Zuckerberg doesn't try to join our club!

Follow us on Facebook
   
29th July 2015 - Matches 2016 "All Sorted!"
 
Following on from yesterday's news update, all matches for Spring/Summer 2016 all booked, for Juniors click here, for Seniors click here.
 
28th July 2015 - Matches 2016
 
We are pleased to advise that all Junior match dates are confirmed for 2016, visit the relevant match page for details, you will see a shake up on venues which we hope you Juniors will appreciate.

Senior members all but one match is confirmed for 2016, again visit the relevant match page for details.

We hope you are all happy with the venues selected, at least you can get the dates in your diary. The final match for Seniors on 20/08/16 will be advised as soon as it is confirmed.
 
20th July 2015 - Facebook
   
There has recently been amendments by Facebook to our POHAS Fishing page and subsequently it is now not accessible. Apologies for those expecting updates or trying to add comments.
As soon as Facebook pull their finger out and fix it we will let you know.
In the meantime you can get in touch with us using the 'contact button' at the side of our web page and use good old e-mail. Or give us a call.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
POHAS Fishing on Facebook
   
20th July 2015 - Summer Sizzlers 2015
   
Our last sizzler for 2015 took place last night at Meadow View, thanks to all those who fished and well done to Alan Lamb who last night won with 108lb 6oz and also won this league for 2015.
For all the info see quicklinks below.
Match Report Click Here
Sunday Sizzler League Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Alan with one of hos 108lb 6oz catch
  Alan with one of his 108lb 6oz catch tonight
   
12th July 2015 - Summer League - Solhampton
 

Yesterday saw our third Summer League match and our first coach trip of 2015.
Below are quick links to all the relevant information regards match report, leagues and photo gallery. To see details on any other matches from previous leagues/years, navigate by the buttons on the left.

Hope to see you on a match soon.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2014/15 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
9th July 2015 - July Club Meeting
 
We have now published the web version of our July club meeting minutes, thanks to all those who attended and apologies from me on holiday!
Last months vote for Spring/Summer 2016 matches would have normally been discussed at this July meeting, but due to holidays will now be discussed at the next meeting on Thursday 6th August.
To view click here.
 
8th July 2015 - Latest Match Results
 
As promised earlier after an extended delay we have now updated the website with match results, updated leagues and photo gallery from our various matches both Senior and Junior over the last couple of weeks.
 
Junior Match - 27/06/15 - Moss Side Fishery - Canal Pool
 
Match Report Click Here
Junior League Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
Summer Sizzler - 28/06/15 - Meadow View Fishery - Lark Pool
 
Match Report Click Here
Sunday Sizzler League Click Here
 
Junior Match - 04/07/15 - Brownlee's Pool
 
Match Report Click Here
Junior League Click Here
 
8th July 2015 - Website Update
 
Apologies for long delay in website update, holiday and 'IT Issues' haven't helped. We are working on updates now so stay tuned!
 
JUNE 2015
 
21st June 2015 - Summer League - Cudmore
 

Yesterday saw our second Summer League match.
Below are quick links to all the relevant information regards match report, leagues and photo gallery. To see details on any other matches from previous leagues/years, navigate by the buttons on the left.

Hope to see you on a match soon.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2014/15 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
18th June 2015 - Junior League 2015 - Brownlee's Pool
 
Sorry for delay in posting match report and league updates following the first of this year's Junior league matches which took place last Saturday at our Brownlee's Pool, holidays have got in the way of website updates.
A great attendance for this our first Junior match of the Summer, hope you all enjoyed it. Below you can see the quick links to all the information.
No photo gallery from this match as again, holidays got in the way, hopefully normal service will resume for the next Junior match which is at Moss Side Farm, Irlam on Saturday 28th June, so we hope to see you Juniors there. We will again have refreshments on hand free of charge to members, see you there!
 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
 
6th June 2015 - Summer League - Blake Hall
 

Today saw our first Summer League match.
Below are quick links to all the relevant information regards match report, leagues and photo gallery. To see details on any other matches from previous leagues/years, navigate by the buttons on the left.

Hope to see you on a match soon.

 
Match Report Click Here
Summer League Click Here
Matchman 2014/15 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
5th June 2015 - June Club Meeting
 
Thanks to all members who attended last night's club meeting and welcome to new member Stephen Perry who joined us. We hope you enjoy your membership of our club Stephen.
We also voted on venues for next years Spring and Summer matches, onces we have counted up and booked, we will confirm on our website and via our Facebook page.
For those not in attendance you can view/download a web version of the minutes from last night's meeting by clicking here.
See you all on a match or one of our club waters soon.
 
1st June 2015 - Summer Sizzler Results
   
Yesterday evening saw the first of our series of three matches held at Meadow View known to all as our 'Summer Sizzlers'.
This first match was attended by fifteen members both Adult and Juniors.
Pictured right is Dave Newton who with a weight of 80lb won the first match, well done Dave!
For all the match information use the quick links below to navigate to the relevant page.
Dave 'bagger' Newton
   
Match Report Click Here
Sunday Sizzler League Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
   
MAY 2015
 
26th May 2015 - Summer Sizzlers
 
It's that time of year, Summer has arrived (I think), and our three match Sunday evening series, all held at Meadow View Fishery starts this Sunday evening 31st May.
Open to all club members both Senior and Junior. Draw is at 4pm with the match fishing from 5pm - 9pm. Cost is £6 and optional £2 for pools (pay out top three). Look forward to seeing members there, allow plenty of time to get there in time for the draw. If you are fishing but may be late, let us know we can draw you a peg.
 
17th May 2015 - Spring League - Cheshire Fishing
 

Yesterday saw our final Spring League match for this season at Cheshire Fishing.
Below are quick links to all the relevant information regards match report, leagues and photo gallery. To see details on any other matches from previous leagues/years, navigate by the buttons on the left.
Well done to all who fished yesterday and congratulations to our Spring League winner this year Alan Lamb.

More matches different league coming soon, visit our matches page for all the info you need.
Hope to see you on a match soon.

 
Match Report Click Here
Spring League Click Here
Matchman 2014/15 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
 
15th May 2015 - IMPORTANT NOTICE - Chesire Fishing
   

Members fishing our match tomorrow at Cheshire Fishing, please be advised that we will now be fishing pools 4 & 5 not 5 & 6 as was advertised.

Apologies for the late notice, we had a telephone call this morning from the owners to advise that some landscaping has been done which has affected pool availability.

Can also confirmed what has been said previously that there are no food facilities on site, so please prepare accordingly.

Cheshire Fishery Layout
   
10th May 2015 - May Club Meeting
 
Thanks to all of our members and new member who attended our May club meeting on Thursday of last week. A web version of the minutes are now available to view/download, click here.
 
10th May 2015 - Warrington Borough Council - Grant Award
 
POHAS Members
 
Following on from the item below on our Brownlee's work, above was the official presentation of our £2,000 cheque awarded by Warrington Borough Council recently.
The presentation was made by Veronica Hudson from WBC's Community Projects Team. Above are some of the members attending our May club meeting where the presentation was made.
On behalf of everyone in POHAS we would like to thank all those involved from WBC for considering us for this award, and members, local residents, associated groups with whom we work will benefit, this will also allow us to offer greater services and give more people a chance to enjoy the sport of fishing.
 
10th May 2015 - Brownlee's Pool
 
Brownlee's Pool
 
We are now pleased to announce that phase II of the upgrade to our Brownlee's Pool has now been completed aside from a few bits and bob's to sort. So members are now able to return and try out our new fishing area's.
The photograph above was taken from the far side of the recently enhanced pool looking back towards the bridge and the original pool opposite.
We hope you like makeover. More works are planned for later in the year, we will let you know about those in due course, but for now, enjoy your fishing - Tightlines.
 
3rd May 2015 - Brownlee's Pool - Construction Work
   

Just to confirm what we have mentioned in recent POHAS news.
Contractors will start work on site at Brownlee's on Wednesday 6th May to renovate our other pool and replace decking so as it matches the other side.
We apologise for the inconvenience but we hope to have the work completed by the following weekend and members, guests and our local residents will benefit from the enhancements this work will bring to Brownlee's.

You can of course fish our other pool at Whitegate whilst this work is being done.

We will announce here and on our Facebook page when work is completed.

Digger
   
3rd May 2015 - Spring League - Heronbrook Fishery
 

Yesterday saw our second Spring League match this time at Heronbrook Fishery.
Below are quick links to all the relevant information regards match report, leagues and photo gallery. To see details on any other matches from previous leagues/years, navigate by the buttons on the left.
Well done to all who fished yesterday and congratulations to our match winner Alan Lamb who won the match with 67lb 6oz.

We will do it all again in two weeks, when we are fishing our final Spring League match at Cheshire Fishing, hope to see you there.

 
Match Report Click Here
Spring League Click Here
Matchman 2014/15 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
Alan
 
APRIL 2015
 
26th April 2015 - Garbolino Club Angler Competition - Q1 Lindholme Lakes
   
Club members Alan Lamb and Phil Clare represented us at the first qualifier for this year's club angler competition, see below Alan's write up on the day's events.

I didn't really have any preference to where I drew today as all the lakes have been fishing well. Out of the draw bag for me was peg 49 on Bonsai, last time I fished here I was on 45 and had a nightmare but I was feeling optimistic. Phil drew loco which has been fishing well apparently but only on certain pegs.
My peg was right outside the cafe door so I didn't have far to walk. I had an island at around 20-22m and my initial plan was to fish bomb and pellet and then bring them up in the water for the pellet waggler. However while setting up and plumbing my margin swims I spooked some fish...and each time I checked the depth I could see signs of fish everywhere so I went against what I normally do and I started the match in the margins to see if I could get an early lead on the other anglers.
Margin rig was 0.15 power line, to 0.13 hook length, size 18 b911. I set up a similar rig to fish worm and castor under the next pallet but with 16's hook.
Instantly I was into f1's and carp, fishing 6mm banded pellet, and while others around me built up swims I had 25lb in the first hour and was beating everyone I could see. I pretty much stuck at my margins the full match with the worm line producing a bigger stamp of fish including some big barbel and tench. I played around with the depth quite a bit as I caught a few fishing shallow in amongst the weed in the margins
I ended the match with around 60 fish for 88lb 2oz which was enough to win the section. A guy down the left hand side had 110lb fishing the jigga float. With the top 4 qualifying off the lake I thought I might of had a slim chance.....and it was slim, 99lb took the last qualifying spot leaving me 11lb shy
Still it was a good day. Phil weighed 29lb from loco with 6 fish so it was tough day for him.
Thanks again to Pohas for letting me and Phil represent the club.
Alan
Alan
Phil
  Phil
   
15th April 2015 - Brownlee's Pool Work Party
 
Thanks to those who came along to give us a hand with what turned out to be a quick tidy up at our Brownlee's Pool, on a pleasant Wednesday evening.
General tidying up took place removing litter left by people who have the inability to use bins located within 100ft of where the litter was found. We also sorted out a few wayward reeds growing in the main pool, applied weedkiller around the paths and did some strimming to keep the place looking neat and tidy.
Thanks to Frank Davies, Jon Green, James Bryan, Alisdair Macdonald and me Paul Bryan.
Once the vegetation leaps into life we will be round again. - Tightlines.
 
Reed removal Tidy again!
 
12th April 2015 - Spring League - Border Fishery
 

Yesterday saw our first Spring League match at Border Fishery.
Below are quick links to all the relevant information regards match report, leagues and photo gallery. To see details on any other matches from previous leagues/years, navigate by the buttons on the left.
Well done to all who fished yesterday and congratulations to our match winner John Bryan who won the match with 32lb 2oz.

We will do it all again in three weeks, when we are fishing our next Spring League match at Heronbrook, hope to see you there.

 
Match Report Click Here
Spring League Click Here
Matchman 2014/15 Click Here
Match Photo Gallery Click Here
John
 
10th April 2015 - April Club Meeting
 
Apologies for delay in publishing web version of the minutes for our April club meeting held last week. Bank holiday delays!
A web version of the minutes are now available to view/download, click here.
 
10th April 2015 - Whitegate Pool Work Party
   

Belated thanks to those who came along on a pleasant Wednesday evening this week to help with our first work party of the year. They included Frank Davies, Neil Davies, Phil Clare, James Bryan, Alisdair Macdonald, Karl Chapman, Jude Chapman, Ken Whibley and myself Paul Bryan.
In the space of one hour we applied weedkiller, removed detritus from the pool and generally tidied up the surrounding area.
Many thanks to all the above for a job well done.

Next Wednesday we are doing the same again at our Brownlee's Pool starting at 6pm. So if you have some time available and would like to help, come along, we will see you there.

workparty
   
1st April 2015 - April Club Meeting
   
Polite notice to members and any other interested parties. It is our April club meeting tomorrow Thursday 2nd April starting at 8.00pm at the Hoop & Mallet Pub, Callands.
As our new club license came into effect from 16th March, we will have our new 2015/16 club licenses available for sale.
Same prices as last year, £15 Adult, £10 OAP, £5 for Juniors (aged under 18 on 16/03/15).
A good time to pick up your new license and have a natter.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Club Meeting
   
MARCH 2015
 
25th March 2015 - 2015/16 Club Licences
 
Polite reminder to all members past/present & potential. Our club licence valid from 16th March this year to 15th March 2016 are now available from committee members, bailiffs and on-line here on our website at no extra charge and free postage.
Now the weather is picking up, Spring is on the way and after this weekend lighter nights, thoughts turn to the great outdoors and fishing!
However before you get comfy on the banks of Brownlee's or Whitegate Pool, just check that you have a valid licence WITH YOU. Failure to provide evidence when asked by a bailiff can result in a grim conversation and you being marched off the property. So to prevent all the uneccessary grief, get yourself a licence. Prices are the same as last year, if you are an adult that is £15 for a year, or just over four pence a day. Bargain don't you think.
Enjoy your fishing, stay legal for a quiet life! Visit our shop and get your licence now from the comfort of your home.
 
21st March 2015 - Dogs Bollocks Team Match - Results - Updated 22/3/15
 
Teams
 
In the pub In the pub
   

A great day was had by all at the second 'Dogs Bollocks' team match. The first having been successful in 2014, we decided to do it again this year!
Four teams of twelve anglers took part in the match held at Partridge Lakes today on three of their pools, Marsh, Spey and Covey 6. The weather even performed with blue skies for much of the day and a light but cool breeze, air temperature got up to about 11 degrees C.
The teams involved were Richmonds, Poplars, Watergate AC and of course ourselves. Congratulations to all of those who picked up money.
Biggest weight came off Spey Canal by Ste Brooks from Richmonds who was on peg 22 (end peg) with a weight of 52lb 0oz. Well done to Ste.
The prestigious team trophy was won by Poplars, in second ourselves, in third Richmonds and in fourth was Watergate AC.
Thanks again to everyone who took part and the great sport in which it was contested. We will do it all again in 2016, so watch this space for details.
To view the full results please CLICK HERE to download the pdf file. If you haven't got a pdf reader on your machine go to Adobe to get the free download, click here to go to Adobe.

Addition added 22/03/15

Brief results highlights below.
Also above two photo's taken in the General Elliott pub from where we nearly got evicted due to some 'Anglo Saxon' language being used, ah well, all good fun!

 
Individual
Marsh Canal      
       
Place Angler Club Weight
1st Ronnie Lambert Richmonds 36lb 6oz
2nd Neil Davies POHAS 34lb 13oz
3rd Des Mannion Poplars 24lb 8oz
       
Spey Canal      
       
1st Ste Brooks Richmonds 52lb 0oz
2nd Darren Turney Marketgate 25lb 14oz
3rd Dave Coulborn Richmonds 24lb 13oz
       
Covey 6A

(pegs 133-152)

   
       
1st Billy Taylor Poplars 34lb 2oz
2nd Keith Boswell Poplars 24lb 8oz
3rd Colin Wibberley POHAS 22lb 0oz
       
Covey 6B (pegs 154-172)    
       
1st Alan Lamb POHAS 25lb 10oz
2nd Steve Branwood Poplars 20lb 14oz
3rd Ray Astbury Poplars 20lb 2oz
       
       
TEAM PLACES
       
Team Club Points Sections
       
1st Poplars 23 4
2nd POHAS 27 4
3rd Richmonds 31 3
4th Marketgate AC 39 1
 
16th March 2015 - Brownlee's Decking - Phase Two
   
Great news at long last!
After months of planning, bids to secure funding for us to continue the decking upgrade to our Brownlee's Pool have now come through and has been confirmed.
You will have seen on our news page earlier this year we have removed delapidated timber deck structures in readiness for this future work. That time will very soon be here.
In November 2012 phase one of this project was completed giving us 'hard standing' pegs instead of wooden platforms, now we can get on with completing the remaining pool to the same standard.
Contractors have advised that the work is to be carried out during the first week in May. We will of course give an update nearer the time to advise members. The work is preliminary scheduled to take a week. Members itching to fish during this time, can of course use our other pool (Whitegate), which will be available as it is all year round.
Can't wait for it to be completed!
Building Site
   
15th March 2015 - Dogs Bollocks - POHAS Team
 
Following yesterday's practice match, Alan and James have announced the POHAS team for next Saturday's match. Below in alphabetical order are the twelve team members and an additional two reserves, should they be required.
Anyone from the team/reserve list who cannot fish, please advise ASAP so a replacement can be found.
Looking forward to a great match!
 
James Bryan (Joint Capt)
John Bryan
Paul Croft
Mark Davies
Neil Davies
Jonathan Green
Alan Lamb (Joint Capt)
Dave Newton
Neil Pritchard
Mike Roylance
Kevin Smith
Colin Wibberley
Res - Jim Bates
Res - Frank Davies
 
15th March 2015 - Dogs Bollocks Team Practice
 

Yesterday saw club members and those from competing clubs, have a practice ahead of next weeks team match. Thirty three anglers gathered at Partridge Lakes in time for the 8.30am draw. Although the team match next week is on Marsh, Spey and Covey 6, yesterday's practice was only on Covey 6.
As you can see below it was a tough day, even though air temperature was at about 7 degree's for most of the day, the biting Easterly breeze made it feel a lot cooler, and for those who had it in their faces suffered the worst of it.
Our winner Dave Newton had the breeze behind him, which was a plus, as was the calmer waters, well fished none the less.
You can see the results below and to be fair there wasn't as many DNW's as appears, some chose not to weigh in. Can't see them doing that next week!

'Dogs Bollocks 2' takes place next Saturday organised by the winners of last years inaugural match Richmonds. So we look forward to a good match next Saturday, let's hope the weather improves to suit the occasion - Tightlines all.

 
      Weight
Position Name Peg lb oz
         
1st Dave Newton 133 44 2
2nd James Bryan 173 22 2
3rd Kevin Smith 156 20 12
4th Phil Clare 142 17 0
5th Ray Astbury 135 15 14
6th John Osborne 138 15 0
7th John Bryan 149 13 8
8th Alan Lamb 171 12 8
9th Graham Sutch 161 10 4
10th Mark Davies 157 10 0
11th Jonathan Green 139 8 4
12th Paul Roby 172 7 8
13th Paul Croft 155 7 4
14th Frank Davies 140 5 4
15th Dave Hughes 145 0 8
- Jim Bates DNW    
- Ian Berry DNW    
- Keith Bostock DNW    
- Dave Brown DNW    
- Frank Clarke DNW    
- Neil Davies DNW    
- Mark Dace DNW    
- Joe Fagan DNW    
- Bob Fitz DNW    
- Peter Jones DNW    
- Peter Jones II DNW    
- Mike Lewis DNW    
- Mike Martin DNW    
- Neil Pritchard DNW    
- Mike Roylance DNW    
- Bill Taylor DNW    
- Mark Whiteside DNW    
- Colin Wibberley DNW    
 
6th March 2015 - March Club Meeting
 
Thanks to all of our members and new member who attended last night's club meeting. A web version of the minutes are now available to view/download, click here.
 
1st March 2015 - March Club Meeting
   
Polite notice to members and any other interested parties. It is our March club meeting on Thursday 5th March starting at 8.00pm at the Hoop & Mallet Pub, Callands.
As our new club license comes into effect from 16th March, we will have our new 2015/16 club licenses available for sale.
Same prices as last year, £15 Adult, £10 OAP, £5 for Juniors (aged under 18 on 16/03/15).
Look forward to seeing you there!
Club Meeting
   
FEBRUARY 2015
 
26th February 2015 - Free Logs!
 
MEMBERS - Just to remind you we still have a few logs left if anyone is interested from the tree felling that took place earlier this week. FREE to a good home. If you can use them, please come along to our Brownlee's Pool and help yourself. Once they are gone, they are gone!
 
Free logs
 
24th February 2015 - 2015/16 Club Licences - NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE
 
As mentioned in earlier news, we now have our licences available on-line from NOW at no extra charge and will be posted to members address. Prices remain the same as last year which is great value for money to be able to fish our two pools 365 days a year!
So get ready for Spring and get your licence ordered. Visit our on-line shop, click on the 'shop' button which you can find at the side of our web pages.
 
23rd February 2015 - Brownlee's Pool - 'Men at Work'
 
Following on from recent removal of delapidated decking at our Brownlee's Pool, today saw contractors removing a Willow tree and prune an Oak tree which will give us better access in readiness for future decking and also allow more light on to the water surface. We now have our fingers crossed on funding bids so as we can get the remainder of the pool upgraded with 'hard standing' platforms as the other pool is. See a few photo's below indicating work carried out today.
 
Treefelling Tree Gone!
Tree Pruned
 
18th February 2015 - Club Licence 2015/16
   

Notice to members, our new club licence valid from 16th March 2015 until 15th March 2016 will be available on-line from Sunday 1st March 2015.
We will also have them available at our next club meeting which will be held on Thursday 5th March starting at 8.00pm at our usual venue, the Hoop & Mallet Pub, Callands, Warrington.
So to remain a member and remain legal, either of the above are good options.
PLEASE NOTE: Don't purchase licence on-line before 1st March as that will issue the current licence which expires on 15th March.
Licence prices remain as previous, £15 Adult, £10 OAP and £5 Junior (aged under 18 on 16/03/15). No additional charges for purchasing on-line.

Don't forget also that if you are aged 12 or over an Environment Agency Rod Licence is also required and the current issue expires at the end of March, click here for terms and conditions, click here to be directed to Post Office website, where you can purchase your Rod Licence.

Club Licence
   
14th February 2015 - Brownlee's Work Party
 
Brownlee's Pool
 
What to do on Valentines Day? Answer go and rip out a ton or two of old decking to get the blood pumping!
That's exactly what twelve of our members did today. This is the start of phase two of the decking upgrade to our Brownlee's Pool. Phase one was completed in November 2012. Funding has been applied for this second phase.
We have removed the remainder of the wooden platforms due to their rapid deterioration over recent months and the hazard that this causes or could cause.
Twelve of our members arrived for the 10.00am start and in alphabetical order they were Jim Bates, Paul Bryan, Frank Davies, Neil Davies, Joe Fagan, Jon Green, Dave Hughes, Peter Jones, Alan Lamb, Mike Lewis, Phil Morris & Sue Nicholson.
By 2.00pm work had been completed and members enjoyed a chippy lunch and a drink courtesy of the club.
We now wait on funding applications, as and when we get news, it will of course be posted on here.
If you click on the image above, you can view photo gallery of today's work party. Or view this and our other galleries, by visiting our galleries page.
On behalf of the committee and members of POHAS we would like to thank everyone who came and helped at today's work party. Future work party events on this and our other pool at Whitegate will be announced on here and on our Facebook pagem to give members notice of work and the opportunity to assist.
 
6th February 2015 - Brownlee's Work Party
   
Notice to all members, we will be doing a work party on our Brownlee's Pool on Saturday 14th February commencing at 10.00am.
The aim is to remove all existing decking boards from the pool. If any members wish to come along to help it would be greatly appreciated. We can supply work gloves and light snack for those able to help. All you need to do is turn up. It will be a dirty, possibly wet job, so please wear appropriate clothing.
Work Party
   
JANUARY 2015
 
14th January 2015 - Winter League 2015
 
While we are all still waiting for Spring to appear, we have been busy booking and confirming our Winter matches for 2015. A new match page has been added already for next season which shows all match dates and match bookings where known and confirmed. So you can start planning ahead. Go to our matches page and at the top of the page click on '2015-16' to view next season.
 
9th January 2015 - January Club Meeting
   
Thanks to all members who attended our monthly club meeting last night at the
Hoop & Mallet pub in Callands.
The minutes for the meeting are now published and a web version is available to view/download by clicking on the adjacent image.
Club Meeting
   
4th January 2015 - PAAS - Junior Matches 2015
   

JUNIOR MEMBERS - We are pleased to advise that one of our neighbouring clubs Prince Albert Angling Society have organised a series of open matches for 2015 which are free to enter.
Click on adjacent logo to open/download a PDF to see all the dates and match details and whom you should contact if you wish to enter.

These are Prince Albert events so no Senior members of POHAS will be in attendance, so consider speaking to parents and arrange transport before contacting PAAS.

Prince Albert Angling Society
   
4th January 2015 - January Club Meeting
 
Just a reminder to members that our first meeting of 2015 takes place on Thursday evening at our usual venue 'The Hoop & Mallet Pub', Callands, Warrington starting at 8pm. Look forward to seeing you there. The following months will revert back to the usual first Thursday of the month.
 
4th January 2015 - Happy New Year
 
Welcome everyone to 2015, where did 2014 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 2014).
Happy New Year to everyone, see you fishing during 2015, Tightlines.
 




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