Due to the number of people attending our Sunday club matches we have decided to close the whole fishery on the days applicable, until 2 hours after the match has finished. This will apply to all Sunday matches going forward.
The club’s other fishery will be fully open as per usual, this will not apply to the fortnightly Tuesday matches.
This has become necessary largely due to COVID restrictions, the increased membership over the past 2 seasons, and the number of parked cars this creates on the day, which take up all the space available.
Matches affected will be:
15/08/2021 LAMBOURNE CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
22/08/2021 BEAUCHAMPS TEAM MATCH 6am to 4pm
29/08/2021 LAMBOURNE CHARITY MATCH 6am to 4pm
03/10/2021 LAMBOURNE CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
24/10/2021 LAMBOURNE CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
14/11/2021 BEAUCHAMPS CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
05/12/2021 BEAUCHAMPS CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
19/12/2021 BEAUCHAMPS CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
09/01/2022 BEAUCHAMPS CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
23/01/2022 BEAUCHAMPS CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
06/02/2022 BEAUCHAMPS CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
20/02/2022 BEAUCHAMPS CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
06/03/2022 BEAUCHAMPS CLUB MATCH 6am to 4pm
Thank you for your understanding and tight lines.
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.
A new punt is being built by master craftsman Geoffrey Bowman, it will allow us to carry out a lot more work around the lakes along with being a safer more stable platform then the boat we currently have, special thanks go to Ken Ives for his donation towards this project, If you have any spare time and would like to help out please contact the committee using the Contact Form
A delivery of 150 3 - 5 inch Barbel have been stocked at our Beauchamps fishery some into the small lake and the rest into the big, this has been made possible by a generous donation from our Secretary Mike Salmons, the new fish stock will be a great addition to the already present Barbel that can be caught up to 3lb.
The toilets are now open at Lambourne and Beauchamps, please use the hand sanitiser and toilet disinfectant before and after use, the toilets are checked and cleaned on a regular basis but should you notice any problems or the loo roll running low please drop us a line.
We have taken delivery of some fantastic new fish stock, which has been a closely guarded secret for some time because you wont find these fish in many waters and they can only be obtained from one breeder in the UK. Introducing the beautiful F1 Ghost Carp, each one unique with some even having the Ghost Carp skull pattern. These fish have been stocked into both waters at our Beauchamps fishery. Again we have another species to fish for, this has only been made possible by your donations into the fish fund A Big Thank You to all that have donated.
Once again illegal tackle has been found at our Lambourne fishery, also at our Beauchamps fishery.
Barbed hooks are banned as is any type of braid, even hook lengths. It should be noted that most shop bought carp rigs i.e Korum end tackle, have braid. Please take time to read our rules, failure to comply with our rules could lead to suspension from our club. Another thing to remember if you are in a swim alone and your partner or friend is fishing in another swim you both must be in possession of a landing net and if putting fish on the ground an unhooking mat must be used.
Over the coming season, tackle checks will again be in operation, every member is a club bailiff and can ask to check someone’s membership book or fishing tackle.
1) Barbless hooks only
2) 10lbs maximum B.S line
3) No braid of any kind, or lead cored leaders, this includes hook lengths
4) No fixed bolt rigs
Please respond in a civil manner if you are asked.