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Latest news, notices and announcements from Pulborough Angling Society,  to send us your news items, catch reports or items of interest, please email go-fishing@pulboroughas.com or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/pulboroughanglingsociety.


  23  November 2018 -  Stretham Access  
  Please note, that as from Monday 26th November 2018 the gate at Stretham Bridge on the River Adur will change to an electronic locking system, access is limited to between 8am and 5pm daily, if you arrive before 8am you wont be able to get in and if you are there after 5pm you will be locked in.  
  6  November 2018  

Following last evenings committee meeting, we are pleased to announce the winner of our logo competition that we launched earlier this year, where we asked you to redesign our logo with next years centenary in mind.

The winning entry comes from Paul & David Hazeldine and will be incorporated into our website, Facebook page, membership cards etc in time for our centenary membership year in 2019.

Thanks to all who entered.

  13 October 2018  

Good turn out for today’s work party , many thanks to Ant, Dudley, Allan, Mick,Terry, Barry , Paul,Lewis, Martin and Eddie for the hard work put in on Canada and Heron .

  22 September 2018 - Thank You  

My personal thanks to Ant , Allan, Dudley, Terry and Paul who despite today's work party being cancelled, turned out anyway in the peeing rain to help maintain your fishery, only giving up when the rain became too heavy to continue.

Pegs 5 & 8 have been repaired and a leaning tree removed.

Thank you guys, your work is very much appreciated.


  5 September 2018 - Keepnets  

Keepnets may once again be used at Goose Green, please ensure you are conversant with the rules concerning their use, see your rule book for details.

  26 August 2018 - Road Closure  
  Members are advised that on Sunday 23rd September the main Ashington to Adversane road (Think it's the B2133) will be closed due to the Velo South bicycle race.  
  21 July 2018 -  Batchelor Cup  

We have noted that the Batchelor Cup is on the fixture list for 22 July and 16th December, our mistake, the match in December will be run as a regular club match with no trophy.

  9 July 2018 -  BBQ's  
  We have been advised that some members are lighting BBQ's at our fisheries, may we respectfully ask you not to light or use any open/naked flame during these current dry conditions, it only takes one spark to light the tinder dry ground and possibly cause a major incident.  
  1 July 2018 - Keepnets  
  Due to the prolonged period of hot, humid weather and subsequent reduced Do2 levels, we have taken the decision to temporarily ban the use of keepnets/carp sacks on all club lakes & ponds, keepnets may still used in bona fide club matches as detailed on the fixture list, if it's not on the Fixture List, the answer is "no".

The situation will be monitored over the coming days/weeks and addressed accordingly.

Thank you for your understanding

Mark Emery (Spike)
Goose Green Fishery Manager
  23 June 2018 - Goose Green Work Party  

My personal thanks to everyone who turned out to help at Goose Green today, namely;

Allan, Eddie, Sandy, Grahame, Barry R & Terry

Thank you for all your hard work, the place would be an absolute mess without the few who turn out on a regular basis to help look after the fishery on everyone's behalf.


  9 June 2018 - Swims  

Once again we have found evidence and received witness reports of people creating new swims, cutting and trashing reed beds and fishing where they feel they should.

May we remind members once again that fishing is ONLY allowed from the prepared and numbered swims at Goose Green, you ARE NOT ALLOWED to cut and create swims anywhere you want and we certainly will not let all the hard work of our volunteers who work so hard to keep the fishery looking nice to be destroyed by a few idiots who feel the rules do not apply to them, well to these idiots who seem hell bent on destroying the place, the rules DO apply to you and they will be enforced, we therefore suggest that you read & inwardly digest the rules.

If our rules are too difficult for you or you feel they do not apply to you, then with respect, we suggest you find an alternative angling club to join.

  9 June 2018 - Work Parties  

Our thanks to everyone who attended our two work parties today, Paul Hazeldine & Paul Holden up the river and  Ant, Eddie, Dudley, Allan, Sandy & Barry R up at Goose Green.

  20th May 2018 - Geoff Patrick  

It is with great sadness that we advise members of the passing of Geoff Patrick.

Geoff was a stalwart of the club and was instrumental in the establishment of the junior section of the Society, he also served as a Committee Member and our Press Officer for many years and could often be found driving around our fisheries looking for stories that we could publish on the club website and in the local papers, where Geoff also wrote a weekly angling column.

Despite Geoff's health problems, he was always there at any event the club held and could often be heard approaching through the characteristic click, click of his walking sticks and he is still the only angler we know who would fall in the lake to see what the fish were taking before he started fishing, in fact, peg 19 at the predevelopment Goose Green earned the nick name of 'Splash Point' as he fell in there so many times.

The Officers & Committee of Pulborough AS and we are sure the many members of the Society who knew Geoff, send our deepest sympathies to Sam, Roly & Granddaughter Jade.

Tight lines Geoff, you will be sadly missed.

  19th May 2018 - Work Party Thanks & Unauthorised Cutting Of Reed Beds  

My thanks to everyone who turned out today for the work party at Goose Green, namely;

Sandy, Eddie, Grahame, Dudley, Allan, Barry R, Martin & Lewis.

Lots achieved again by so few.

Another work party will be organised shortly.

Thanks again guys



We would like to thank the individual(s) who decided that 80 pegs at Goose Green were just not good enough for them and decided to cut two new pegs in the reed bed between Peg 79 & 80 on Deep Lake.

We remind ALL members that per our rules, fishing is only allowed from the prepared and numbered pegs, if these are simply not good enough for you, then we suggest you find another club!

Anyone found cutting flora/fauna without permission and/or cutting new unauthorised pegs will be bought before the committee and may lose their membership, the rules are there for a reason and we suggest that members read the rule book so they are conversant with them, ignorance of our rules is no defence.

A small and dedicated band of volunteers work really hard to keep the fishery maintained and we will not allow a few idiots to ruin it because they think they know better.

  18th May 2018 - Wafters  
  Further to our recent post regarding members concerns over the hook baits known as Wafters and following information received and verified with a manufacturer of these baits, it has been confirmed that Wafters, including those marketed and labelled as Pellet Wafters are in fact boilies, and therefore under our no boilie rule these baits are banned with immediate effect.  
  12th May 2018 - Big Perch  

Cracking Perch of 3-13-0 caught by Tim from Heron pond at Goose Green this week, in Tim's own words "I was so made up that I nearly packed up and went to the pub!"

Click on photo for a larger image size (opens in new window).

  11th May 2018 - Mill Pond / Goose Green  
  We remind all members that Storrington Mill Pond has a statutory close season and therefore no fishing is allowed until June 16th, If you see anyone fishing there before that date phone the EA, the number is on the back of your licence. We also do not issue day tickets for this water, it is not open to the public and is strictly members only, anyone found fishing illegally will be reported to the Environment Agency.  
  We remind members that fishing is only allowed from the prepared and numbered pegs at Goose Green per our rules which we suggest you read, fishing from the dam between Canada and Kingfisher is not permitted and anyone found doing this will be told to move. If members see anyone breaking our rules then please contact a bailiff or committee member immediately not days after the event, contact details are in your membership book.  
  9th May 2018 - Goose Green Work Party  

My thanks to Barry R, Allan, Dudley, Terry, Sandy, Ollie and Steve for their hard work at today's work party at Goose Green, so much done by so few in a very short time.

The next work party has been arranged for Saturday 19th May, starting at 09:30, tasks to be undertaken are grass cutting, strimming, removal of overhanging branches from swims and some minor swim repairs, ie lifting and resetting swim fronts where one end has dropped.

All help gratefully accepted


  1st May 2018 - Goose Green Work Party - Rearranged from 2nd May  
  A work party has been arranged at Goose Green for Wednesday 9th May starting at 09:30, tasks are to give the fishery a general tidy up after a long wet winter, start the lily cutting and removal of Willow saplings from around a few swims.  
  19th April 2018 - Goose Green Work Party ** CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER **  
  A work party has been arranged at Goose Green for Wednesday 2nd May starting at 09:30, tasks are to give the fishery a general tidy up after a long wet winter, start the lily cutting and removal of Willow saplings from around a few swims.  
  10th April 2018 - Duncans Pond Work Party  
  A work party has been arranged at Duncans Pond for Saturday 28th April starting at 9am, Head Bailiff Paul Hazeldine in charge, please bring gloves, wellies and wear old clothing, the fishery will be closed for a few hours so the work can take place unhinded.  
  1st April 2018 - Logo Competition  

Next year sees us celebrate our centenary year and to mark the occasion we thought it would be fitting to run a small competition to celebrate 100 years of Pulborough Angling Society and that's where you come in.

The competition we have thought of is to redesign and update our logo, so if you wish to enter all you have to do is design a new logo for the Society, but it must incorporate our centenary of 1919 - 2019, the winning logo will be used on all club paperwork, membership cards, website, Facebook page etc, so ideally we are looking for something that can be used as a website banner, Facebook profile image and a simple logo for cards and paperwork, it also needs to stay relevant beyond 2019.

This competition starts as soon as this post has been published and closes on 31st July 2018, any entries received after this date will not be considered, the competition is open to all and the lucky winner will win a years free membership to Pulborough AS, as well as seeing their design used for all official club business, there is no cash alternative to the prize, our word is final & no communications or correspondence will be entered into. Please DO NOT post your entry on our Facebook page, if you do it will be deleted, all entries must be sent to the email address as below.

Entries can be sent to go-fishing@pulboroughas.com and must be in .JPG or .PNG format and a minimum of 2048 pixels wide, all entries will be judged by the committee at a meeting in September 2018 and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

  16th March  2018 - Membership Subs  

We are accepting membership applications for the 2018/2019 season, membership is open to all, please see the Join Pulborough AS page for details, please also be aware of the new membership form which has been designed to comply with the new GDPR regulations.

Don't forget renewal subs for the new season are also due, if you don't renew you will not be able to fish our waters after the 31st March 2018.

  7th February  2018 - Work Parties  
  I am in the process of planning a couple of work parties for the near future that will concentrate on repairing and rebuilding some of the swims at Goose Green that have seen better days

As i still have limited mobility and cannot physically get to all of the swims to ascertain what materials are required, i need someone to make a list of the swims that need attention and materials that would be needed to repair/rebuild them ie, timber, hardcore (im already working on obtaining some broken brick), fixtures & fittings ie, nails, coach screws, brackets etc that we need to do the job, i don't want to do a half arsed job, when we do it, we are going to do it properly, so the swims last for a long time, therefore im looking for someone who can make an informed decision.

If you are able to help either by working out the materials needed and/or by helping us with hardcore/timber either by donation to the club or at "mates rates" then please get in touch with me.

We only need one person to work out what materials are needed, please don't just go and do it before speaking with me as i don't want to end up with people duplicating work.

My details are as follows

T: 07910 319485
E: fisherymanager@pulboroughas.com

or you can message me through the club facebook page.

Thanks in advance

Mark Emery (Spike) - Fishery Manager
  22nd January 2018 - Fishery Closure  

*** Fishery Closure ***

Goose Green will be closed in its entirety on Tuesday 6th February 2018 for survey work that is being undertaken by the Environment Agency.

If you are not directly involved with the survey work, please do not turn up at the fishery as you will be asked to leave, the fishery will reopen on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

Thank you for your understanding.

  2nd December 2017 - Work Party  

Thank you to those who turned out on this cold December morning for the work party at Goose Green namely;

Dudley, Sandy, Allan, Eddie and Barry R now known at the Piscatorial Assassin.

Thank you so much for your hard work today.

I would also at this point like to thank everyone who has supported the club this year by turning out to work parties, not only at Goose, but at Brinsbury College and up the river, your help is greatly appreciated and valued.

Mark Emery (spike)
Fishery Manager



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