This is an open letter to the Chairman, Committee and all fellow POAS members.
Paul Saunders and I are looking for “volunteers” to join us on Wednesday mornings to help with the maintenance of our Beauchamps Fishery.
As many of you know, work parties were curtailed due to committee changes and during COVID 19 restrictions.
Lambourne Fishery is maintained by another team and due to recent weather conditions weeds have grown rampantly and will be dealt with in the next few weeks. What members need to understand is, there are now only two of us on most occasions, not a team of eight at both fisheries as before. At the end of the day this is your fishery and any volunteers (not conscripts) will be treated with the utmost respect they deserve. Breaks will be taken whenever you require them.
So, if you are able to help out, even for a couple of hours, it would be most appreciated. Refreshments will be available.
Thank you in advance
We have received a couple of complaints from our Landlord and his neighbours, who live in the bungalows and house adjacent to our Lambourne Fishery. The first instance was of a car at 5.30 am, with the radio on very loudly and said he was waiting for his friend to turn up. The other incident was at 7.30, where the member was beeping his car horn because one of the residents was getting things from his garage, when challenged the member was rude.
With regards to waiting for a friend, all members have a key, so just get into the fishery quietly and wait for your friends in the car park area; radios are not allowed on our fisheries. If you have a guest ticket for a friend, you should turn up at the same time.
With regards to being challenged by a resident do not be rude, the person may be our landlord and as a worst-case scenario, he could terminate our lease. We have given instructions to our landlord that he may ask members to leave at once, if they are noisy or rude and we will deal with the transgressors, which could mean loss of membership or suspension.
One other thing that happens is cars not sticking to the 5mph speed limit, this speed limit extends from the main road to our fishery gates, the limit is there to keep noise levels down and because there are children.
We are now to introduce some patrols to make sure all members understand the rules and the rules will be reinforced if necessary.
The POAS Angling Club Committee.
You can still apply for membership however applicants will now be placed on our waiting list.
We are focused on providing you with a fantastic fishing environment. Our Committee has over 150 collective years of fishing experience, to provide you with a safe and rewarding experience that the entire family can enjoy.
It's more than just fishing we have a wide range of wildlife at all of our venues from many different types of birds, amazing dragonflies, lizards, tiny shrews, endangered water voles, too many others to list, take a breath relax and its all around you.
New members can expect a friendly reception and if needed help and advice from existing members many of whom are extremely knowledgeable and experienced anglers.