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  13 November 2020 - Christmas Match  
     
  Because of the uncertainty because of covid 19 and my injury, we have come to the decision that if the match can go ahead it will be fished as a normal match and not with prizes. This is because it would be difficult to police the social distancing. I'm very disappointed about this as I enjoy these matches as much as everyone else.

Barry

 
     
     
  4 November 2020 - PAS Fisheries in Lockdown-2  
     
  We will be following the advice of the Angling Trust as detailed below and our fisheries remain open, if circumstances should chnage for the better or worse a further announcement will be made.

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The regulations are clear and you can only leave home to fish with members of your own household, your support bubble or with one other individual. The Rule of Six is now effectively the Rule of Two for most of us. The tightening of the rules on ‘gatherings’ means that match fishing or any other organised fishing event is prohibited by law during lockdown. However, competitive fishing will be able to resume once there is a return to the three tier system of restrictions.

Angling is deemed a permissible form of ‘outdoor recreation’, and a lawful reason to leave home. It can take place, without time limits, within the provision allowing people  “to visit a public outdoor space for the purposes of open air recreation”.

A ‘public outdoor space’ is defined as an ‘outdoor place to which the public have, or are permitted, access (whether on payment or otherwise).’ We believe this clearly includes riverbanks, towpaths, beaches and stillwaters that can either be accessed freely or on the payment of a day ticket or subscription levied by the owner or leased to a publicly available fishing association. The government clearly intends for people to be able to take their outdoor exercise and recreation in the form of angling and these regulations allow this to occur.

Fisheries are not on the published list of businesses that the government has ordered to close and there is no reason that they should do so providing that they operate in accordance with the rules

There are no limits on the time that can be spent on outdoor recreation which means that anglers are able to continue fishing into and through the hours of darkness providing the other rules are observed.

This is going to be an extremely difficult period for everybody and as anglers we must recognise that we are fortunate that our chosen form of recreation can continue even though there are restrictions on what we can do. The Angling Trust made the case for fishing based on the health and well being benefits that angling offers coupled with the importance of reducing pressure on other open spaces by allowing us to continue to safely enjoy the social isolation and peace that fishing brings.

It is incumbent on us all to continue to act responsibly and to fish safely, fish locally and respect the Rule of Two.

 

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  19 October 2020 - Pond Closure  
     
  Kingfisher Pond at Goose Green will be closed to anglers on Tuesday 20th October 2020 for the installation of fish refuges, ie; anti cormorant measures.

The work will undertaken following strict UK Govt Covid19 Track & Trace regulations, all work places are filled, so please do not just turn up to help or watch as you will be asked to leave.
 
     
     
  14 October 2020 - Brinsbury Pond  
     
  We are pleased to advise that Brinsbury Pond is open from Monday 19th October, all normal restrictions and rules as detailed in your membership book apply.  
     
     
  14 October 2020 - Livestock  
     
  Please be aware that many of our river fisheries border farmland and at many times of the year the fields contain farm animals, if you are nervous of large animals then we advise caution around the livestock..   
     
     
  12 October 2020 - Match Cancelled  
     
  The Sportsman match on the 25th October has been cancelled owing to a mix up with dates.  
     
     
  28 September 2020 - Signal Crayfish  
     
  If you are fishing and catch a Signal Crayfish, you must euthanise it, it is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to release, introduce or reintroduce a non native species into the wild.
 
The Wildlife and Countryside Act (WCA) 1981

The Act makes it an offence to release into the wild any animal, plant or micro-organisms not ordinarily resident to the UK or which constitutes a known threat or is listed in Schedule 9 of the Act. Schedule 9 species includes plants such as Japanese Knotweed, which has an adverse impact on local plants and Giant Hogweeds that erodes river banks and increases river flooding risks in the country. It is also an offence to release schedule 9 animals like crayfish species (other than native white clawed crayfish) into the wild. This ban is to tackle the problem caused to British crayfish, when non-native crayfish species like the signal crayfish were released in the 1970s and 1980s. The signal crayfish carried a fungal diseaseof which the native white clawed crayfish had no defence. Other schedule 9 species are listed in the WCA 1981.

 
     
     
  16 September 2020 - Storrington Mill Pond  
     
  Storrington Mill Pond is closed from 28th September 2020 for seven days for maintenance works.  
     
     
  16 September 2020 - Survey  
     
 

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  9 September 2020 - Revised Covid19 Guidance For Volunteers  
     
 

   

 
     
     
  5 September 2020 - Reserving Pegs  
     
  All pegs, on all fisheries are available on a first come, first served basis. We do not and have never allowed the reservation of pegs, neither do we condone recent behaviour where an angler was witnessed to run past another member who was heading to a particular peg on the advice of the bailiff and place a chair on the swim in order to reserve it, thereby stopping the member from fishing it.

The selfish behaviour of some members beggars belief.

 
     
     
  5 September 2020 - Litter  
     
  When you have finished your days fishing, please take ALL of your litter home with you, you had space in your bag to bring the stuff with you and it weighs less and takes less space to take it home with you for disposal in the proper place, ie YOUR BIN, our fisheries are not a dumping ground for your rubbish and your disgusting habits, you know who you are and you are being watched.

Anyone found littering, on any of our waters, will lose their membership for life, on the spot, no ifs, no buts !

 
     
     
  5 September 2020 - Gate  
     
  The lock has been reinstated at Goose Green and the entrance gate is now to be kept closed and locked at all times, i.e. open the gate when you get there, drive through, then close and lock the gate behind you, reverse the process when leaving.  
     
     
  30 August 2020 - Deep Lake  
     
 

Deep Lake reopen from 31st August 2020.
 

Please be responsible when fishing this pond as it may still encounter further problems if people over feed protein rich pellets, hooks baits etc, ie fish and feed in moderation.

 
     
     
  28 August 2020 - Membership Closed  
     
 

Our membership is now closed and we will not be accepting any new applications until 2021.

 
     
     
  28 August 2020 - Notice  
     
 

AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

 

During these difficult times i feel it's time to reassert our values as an Angling Society.

 

Its not compulsory to be a member, but it is compulsory to follow the rules, whether its not wandering out of your swim while baits are still in the water, not feeding boilies when you shouldn't, not casting into someone else's swim etc etc.

 

It's time we started to show some empathy with fellow members and maybe stop moaning.

 

All officers, bailiffs, committee members are volunteers , who give up their time freely and should be given due respect and consideration.
 

Remember Pulborough Angling Society has the right to reject any membership at any time.

 

Paul Hazeldine - Chairman.

 
     
     
  27 August 2020 - Match  
     
  Due to the ongoing situation with the oxygen levels on Deep lake the Arun Angling Trophy on the 6th September will be fished pegs 1-34.

Barry
 
     
     
  21 August 2020 - Match / Deep Lake  
     
 

LOG match due to be fished on Wednesday 26th August has been cancelled.
 

Deep Lake remains closed to anglers until further notice due to low oxygen levels.

 
     
     
  13 August 2020 - Covid Advice For Volunteers  
     
  Advice for our volunteers at work parties and other organised events at PAS venues.
     
     
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  5 August 2020 - Day Tickets  
     
  Pulborough Angling Society DO NOT offer day tickets for ANY of our waters, fishing is STRICTLY MEMBERS ONLY.  
     
     
  5 August 2020 - Guest Tickets  
     
 

Guest tickets must be purchased in advance of your proposed days fishing and are valid for one day only.
 

Guest tickets are not available on the bank.

 
     
     
  26 July 2020 - Match  
     
  Could anyone who is fishing the interclub v Hassocks next Sunday please let Barry know in advance as it would be helpful for him to sort the pegs.  
     
     
     
  25 July 2020 - Tench Pond Bridge  
     
  Tench Pond bridge is closed until further notice.  
     
     
  24 July 2020 - Gate  
     
  The lock has been reinstated at Goose Green and the entrance gate is now to be kept closed and locked at all times, i.e. open the gate when you get there, drive through, then close and lock the gate behind you, reverse the process when leaving.  
     
     
  13 July 2020 - Excess Bait  
     
  When packing up to go home after your days fishing, please take all of your excess bait home with you for disposal.  
     
     
  13 July 2020 - Night Fishing  
     
 

Following a committee meeting this evening, night fishing is now allowed at Goose Green, subject to the following restrictions;

1 - A MAXIMUM stay of 24 hours
2 - Bivies are NOT allowed on pegs 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.
3 - You must not block paths and access points with bivies, tackle etc.

 

Night fishing is limited to a maximum stay of 48 hours on our river sections with immediate effect

 
     
     
  3 July 2020 - Guest Tickets  
     
  Would members please note that you are allowed ONE guest ticket at a time.  
     
     
  25 June 2020 - Night Fishing  
     
  We remind members that night fishing at Goose Green is currently not permitted and will not be allowed for the foreseeable future - NO EXCEPTIONS!  
     
     
  25 June 2020 - Events Cancelled  
     
  With regret the Junior Match scheduled for Sunday 4th July and the River Try Out Day on the 18th July have both been cancelled.  
     
     
  25 June 2020 - Pegs Open  
     
 

The following pegs at Goose Green are now open to anglers.
 

12, 13, 19, 21, 63, 70.

 
     
     
  25 June 2020 - Bivies  
     
 

Bivies may not be used on the following pegs at Goose Green.

11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.
 

We also remind anglers that you must not block paths and access points with tackle and equipment, bivies etc, anyone found doing this will be told to move their equipment.

 
     
     
  17 June 2020 - Goose Green Toilet Open  
     
  The toilet at Goose Green is open from today, bring your own hand sanitiser to minimise the risk of cross infection from the bottles and please leave the toilet in the state you would wish to find it ie; CLEAN!  
     
     
  12 June 2020 - Peg Open  
     
 

Peg 15 on Heron Pond at Goose Green is now open.
 

Distancing restrictions are still in place and will be reviewed as and when official advice and guidance allows us to do so.

 
     
     
  6 June 2020 - Postponed Matches  
     
  To cover the postponed matches I have made the following changes to some matches.

21st June The Ricky Memorial now includes the 1st Military Cup.

28th June The Worthing Herald Cup now includes the 1st Summer league.

19th July 2nd Summer league now includes the Tropicana cup.

4th October 2nd Military cup now includes the McFee plate.

Barry

 
     
     
  5 June 2020 - Guest Tickets  
     
  Guest tickets available once again from 15th June 2020  
     
     
  29 May 2020 - Brinsbury College Pond  
     
 

Please note that whilst Brinsbury Pond is closed for the statutory close season, it will remain closed after the 16th June due to College Covid-19 restrictions.

 
     
     
  26 May 2020 - Match Fishing  
     
 

Match fishing to resume from Thursday 11th June 2020 if feasible, subject to restrictions/distancing regulations.
 

All enquiries to the Match Secretary.

 
     
     
  25 May 2020 - Lost Top Kit  
     
 

Has anybody found a Preston Innovations top kit on Deep Lake over the weekend?
 

If you have please get in touch so we can reunite the kit with its rightful owner.


Thanks

 
     
     
  24 May 2020 - Club Rules  
     
 

It seems that some members are breaking the rules ie fishing in closed swims, moaning when asked to show their licence or membership.
 

It is a condition of membership that you MUST follow all club rules, if you flaunt the rules you WILL lose your membership.
 

You have been warned.
 

Bailiffs should be treated with respect as they doing a very valuable job and are safeguarding our fisheries.
 

Closed swims are denoted by a painted white cross and/or red and white tape, there is no excuse.
 

Signed

The Chairman.

 
     
     
  19 May 2020 - Website Migration  
     
 

Our website will be moving to a new server at our hosting company in the near future and you may experience some errors during this time.

Our site has been copied to the new server and is currently synchronising and will run side by side for a short time with the existing server, after which time the old server will be turned off.
 

All being well it should be a seamless transition, but if you do see errors, we are aware and we are working on it.

 
     
     
  13 May 2020 - Membership Applications  
     
 

We are currently accepting membership applications, but until such time as the tackle shops are able to reopen and process applications on our behalf, memberships are only being issued by the Membership Secretary, DO NOT GO TO THE TACKLE SHOPS, THEY'RE CLOSED.

There are two choices available, either print off the membership form from the website (http://www.pulboroughas.com/Membership.htm) and post it along with your remittance to the address shown on the form, or you can print the form off, complete it and sign it, (it must be signed, otherwise under GDPR regulations we cannot contact you or send you your membership). Then scan it and email to the Membership Sec, payment can be made via bank transfer, but you must include your full name in the reference field so we can match it up with your application, bank details available on request.


If you do not include your full name in the reference field of the bank transfer we cannot match applications to payments and your membership cannot be processed, even better would be if the reference field allows you enough space to put the first part of your postcode too.
 

Example of an unacceptable reference field - Mr Smith / T Smith / Smith

Example of an acceptable reference field - Tim Smith or Tim Smith BN14
 

Please understand that since the news that fishing was able to resume, that we are experiencing a high volume of membership applications as everyone wants to go fishing again, our Membership Secretary is running a household, looking after a family and is a key worker, your membership application will be processed and returned to you as soon as possible.

 
     
     
  11 May 2020 - Goose Green To Open  
     
 

Goose Green will reopen on Wednesday 13th May 2020, subject to the below restrictions

 

 
     
     
  11 May 2020 - Covid-19 Peg Closures  
     
 

 
     
     
  10 May 2020 - White Van  
     
  We are trying to trace the owner of a white Mercedes Sprinter van with the registration KN57 ONC, if this you or if you know who it belongs to please message us via Facebook or email go-fishing@pulboroughas.com  
     
     
  2 April 2020 - Shops  
     
 

 
     
     
  23 March 2020 - All Waters CLOSED  
     
 

 
     
     
  23 March 2020 - All Matches Cancelled  
     
 

 
     
     
  21 March 2020 - Swims  
     
 

My heartfelt thanks to all who attended the work party at Goose today, the amount of work undertaken was as always astounding.

I'm sorry I didn't make it, but my ongoing health problems put me in the CV19 vulnerable category, I know I'm not the only one who wanted to be there but couldn't make it due to the virus precautions, better safe than sorry.

On behalf of the membership - Thank you all.


Mark Emery (Spike)
Fishery Manager

 
     
     
  20 March 2020 - Coronavirus  
     
  During these unprecedented times, please follow all official advice regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus), this is:

 

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading, It is particularly important for people who:

  • are 70 or over
  • have a long-term health condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

You'll need to stay at home if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or live with someone who does.

Staying at home means you should:

  • not go to work, school or public areas
  • not use public transport or taxis
  • not have visitors, such as friends and family, in your home
  • not go out to buy food or collect medicine – order them by phone or online, or ask someone else to drop them off at your home

You can use your garden, if you have one. You can also leave the house to exercise – but stay at least 2 metres away from other people.

Whilst our fisheries remain open (except those subject to a statutory close season), we all need to do what we can to help stop the spread of this virus, so in addition to the above official advice, we also require that if you do go for a fish, you separate yourselves from each other, i.e. do not fish two people to a swim, but have at least one swim free between you and the next angler, do not hang around in groups, ie in the car park or crowd around other anglers, they may well be your friends and you may well like a good chin-wag, but just because you may not exhibit the symptoms, it doesn't mean you don't have it or have had it and could by association with others contribute to the spread of the virus.

The ponds will still be there when this crisis is over, please don't be a hero and ignore the official advice just for the sake of going fishing, your health and the health of others is far more important.

We will as always monitor the official advice being given and will act accordingly as circumstances dictate.

Further information from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ AND https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

 
     
     
  16 March 2020 - Swims, Blocking Paths  
     
 

Anglers.

 

Please note that whilst you are entitled to fish with more than one rod, you are not entitled to fish more than one swim at a time, you and ALL your tackle must be in one peg.

Just because you have an alarm or baitrunner set, does not give you the right to spread your tackle out in multiple swms, it is also contrary to National Rod Fishing Byelaws, which state;
 

"When fishing with multiple rods and lines, each rod must be placed close together so that the distance between the butts of the rods does not exceed 3m."
 

Likewise, if you are fishing and using a bivvy or large shelter, if the swim is too narrow for a bivvy, it does not give you the right to place it over paths and access points and block access for other anglers, find another swim that is better suited to setting up a bivvy.
 

All paths must be kept clear and enable free access for ALL our members, anybody found blocking paths etc, be it with a bivvy, open faced shelter or even large amounts of tackle, will be asked to move it.
 

Please remember many of our members have mobility problems and the paths need to be clear and free so EVERYONE can enjoy their fishing, this selfish behaviour of blocking paths by a minority is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-rod-fishing-byelaws-for-england-freshwater-fishing-with-a-rod-and-line#tackle-lures-and-bait

 
     
     
  12 March 2020 - Coronavirus  
     
 

In reply to some questions from members.

 

At the present time all club events, ie the work party on the 21st March and the match calendar are still going ahead, however the situation will be monitored and if the official guidance changes in respect of this virus, then, we will take their advice and act upon it accordingly.

 

In line with Government guidelines, we would ask that if you are thinking of attending these events or the fisheries and you are exhibiting signs of an infection, ie cough, temperature, headache, that you STAY AWAY and self isolate for seven days.

 
     
     
  6 March 2020 - Thanks  
     
 

Thanks go to Chairman Paul, Allan, Terry & Paul for planting a shed load of trees around the works area of Heron today.

The Alders that we have planted will not only give good bank side cover once they have established, but their roots will help reinforce the ground and facia to the pond, as well as taking up moisture from the immediate area.

Thanks chaps

Spike

 
     
     
  17 February 2020 - Match Cancelled  
     
  The League of Gentlemen match scheduled for Wednesday 19th February 2020, has been cancelled.  
     
     
  8 February 2020 - Work Party Thanks  
     
  My thanks to everyone who turned out for the working party at Goose Green earlier today, namely Allan, Ant, Dudley, Terry, Paul, Barry, Matt & Eddie .

Lots of rubbish cleared and burned as well as a few other tasks undertaken by the few to help maintain your fishery.

We have some big working parties coming up (when the weather hopefully turns for the better and dries things out a bit), where we will be addressing the paths that were damaged during the emergency works on Heron Pond in the autumn.

Thanks lads

Spike
 
     
     
         
     
         
 

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