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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, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.




  7 October 2021 - Keepnets  
  Keepnets may be used at Goose Green for silver fish only from today and subject to our keepnet rule in your rule book, NO Carp are to be retained in nets whatsoever unless in a bona fide club match.  
  4 October 2021 - Brinsbury Pond Closed  
  Brinsbury Pond closed until further notice due to circumstances beyond our control  
  12 September 2021 - Brinsbury  
  We believe that new parking enforcement is being implemented at the Brinsbury College Campus, which could affect our free access to the lake even though we don't use their car park.

We are contacting the college to hopefully resolve this issue,  but in the meantime,  we recommend that as you pass through the car park, purchase a parking ticket, 50p for the day, to avoid any fines.

An update to this announcement will be made in due course. 
  14 August 2021 - Found  
  A small pot of prescription medication has been found at Goose Green, if these are yours please get in touch with us via email/messenger and describe the meds & container (they are both distinctive) and we can arrange to reunite you with your medication.  
  2 August 2021 - National Fishing Month  

Pulborough Angling Society are pleased to support National Fishing Month and are offering it's members the chance for them to bring a NON fishing friend with them for a days free fishing.


  • This offer is open to full members of Pulborough AS ONLY.

  • Your application to receive a free days fishing will be verified against our membership database, free fishing tickets will be emailed ONLY to the applying member, NO TICKET, NO FISHING. When booking you will need to provide the following information

                 Members name
                 Membership No.
                 Post Code
                 Email address
                 Name of guest
                 Date you will be fishing (this cannot be changed)

  • There are no on the the day bookings, all tickets must be booked in advance

  • Guests limited to one per member/per day

  • It is the responsibility of the Member and their guest to ensure they are both in possession of a valid EA Rod Licence, a day licence can be purchased here https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences

  • Guests are expected to comply with all Pulborough Angling Society rules

  • This scheme expires at midnight on August 30th 2021.

  20 July 2021 - Stretham Access  
  Would members please note that access to the River Adur at Stretham is limited to Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm with immediate effect, this is due to the gate access times for the farm/business park.  
  5 July 2021 - Hassocks Match  
  Could anyone who is intending to fish this weekends match Vs. Hassocks at Decoy, please let the Match Secretary know of your intention to fish, as he has to provide them with numbers.  


  1 July 2021 - Pond Closure  
  Heron Pond at Goose Green will be closed in its entirety on Saturday 24th July 2021 so we can finish the paths around the pond, further details to follow.  
  28 June 2021 - Brinsbury Pond  
  Brinsbury Pond will be closed on the evening of 1st July 2021 for maintenance purposes.  
  18 June 2021 - Catfish  
  Yesterday two live Catfish were seen on the River Arun at Greatham Bridge.

Please be aware that these fish are an invasive species and if caught should not be returned to the river.

If you catch a Catfish from any of our waters please retain the fish and contact the Environment Agency on 0800 807060
  12 June 2021 - New Water  

River Arun at Pulborough - Stopham Road

We are pleased to announce that the Club has secured a new section of the River Arun at Pulborough, to compliment our existing sections in this area.

The section is situated on the A283 Stopham Road, west of Pulborough and links our Stopham and Hassocks sections. Access is through a locked gate using our Club lock code for the year and parking is best and safer in the lay-by opposite Pulborough Garden Centre.

This has been an unfished section for many years, so we have an exciting opportunity to release its potential.

At the request of the landowners, no night fishing is permitted. Please inform the club secretary about your catches to allow us to assess its value.  Photo: Andy Boorman

  8 June 2021 - Jon Ravenhall  
  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jon Ravenhall.

Jon was a long standing member of the Society and formed an active part of our bailiff force for many years.

He was quite often to be found on Deep Lake in the summer evenings fishing a light waggler for skimmers, roach and rudd and with a great deal of success too, but was always willing to lend a hand to those who asked for a bit of advice and was always up for a chat, often to the detriment of his own fishing.

Jon will be sorely missed by a great many within the Society.

The Funeral service for Jon will be held on Friday 18th June at 2 pm at Worthing Crematorium, numbers at the service are restricted to 80. There will be a live stream of the service and if you wish to pay your respects to Jon via the live stream, please contact us via go-fishing@pulboroughas.com and we will forward the link and password to you.

The family be celebrating Jon’s life and remembering him with a toast at 8pm on Friday 18th June. If you would like to raise a glass, wherever you are, please do – Jon would have appreciated a nice glass of red!

The Officers and Committee extend their deepest sympathies to Jon's Wife and family at this most difficult of times.

Tight Lines Jon.

  25 May 2021 - BRAID IS BANNED  
  Once again we have to remind members that braid in all its forms is banned at Goose Green.

When you join Pulborough AS you get as part of your membership pack a rule book, this contains our rules which you commit to follow and obey when you join, we don't have many rules and those that we do have are common sense.

Please ensure that when you receive your membership pack you read the rule book so you are conversant with our rules.

Anyone found using braid at Goose Green will face disciplinary action from the committee.

  11 May 2021 - Angling Coaching  
PAS are pleased to announce we have a new training officer in the club, Adam Tester qualified last month as a level 2 all age range Angling coach.
Adam has over nearly 30 years experience fishing PAS waters and is able to coach a range of methods and tactics.
Adam is available for 1:1 and group sessions (max 6 anglers)
All coaching will be free to members, so please contact Adam through our training officer email address pasanglingcoaching@gmail.com
  9 May 2021 - Brinsbury Work Party  
  This weekend, a group of volunteers have completed some major improvement work at our lake at Brinsbury College, including weir repairs,  swim clearance and Reed removal. 

Our thanks go out to Alex, Al, Alan, Ant, Graham, Ian, Janette and Will for all their hard work and achievements undertaken over the two days. This has transformed the venue into a very attractive lake for all our members to enjoy.

Once the season opens,  please send catch reports to Gail,  the club secretary.

Paul Holden - Chairman
  25 April 2021 - Cutting Trees  
  It came to our attention at this weekend's work party that members have been cutting back trees and shrubs around the fishery.
We respectfully remind members that the cutting back of any tree or shrub is against our rules and therefore strictly forbidden.
The only persons authorised to undertake any cutting back are the Fishery Management Team or club officials who have written permission from the Fishery Manager to deal with a specific problem.
If you see a tree or shrub that needs cutting back, please contact the Fishery Manager who will evaluate the situation  and the fisheries team will deal with it accordingly.
Thank you for your understanding.
  12 April 2021 - Night Fishing  
  With the resumption of night fishing at Goose Green from today, we would like to remind those thinking of staying overnight that bivvies and tackle are not allowed to block or restrict paths and access points for other anglers, to this end the following pegs are not suitable for "bivvying up" 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 due to the narrow nature of the paths.

Persons found blocking the paths will be asked to move their equipment.

  4 April 2021 - Found  
  Reel & box of bait found at Goose Green, please get in touch if its yours.  
  2 April 2021 - Match Fishing Resumes  
  Match fishing resumes Sunday 11th April 2021, 1st round Military Cup at Goose Green.  
  2 April 2021 - Night Fishing  

  23 March 2021 - New Chairman  
  Following a Committee meeting held last evening, Paul Hazeldine stepped down from the committee and his role as Chairman as he advised he would be doing earlier this year in the newsletter and new Chairman Paul Holden took up the reigns.

We are sure that along with thanks and best wishes given to Paul by the Committee last night, all of our members would like to thank Paul for all of his hard work and being a guiding light, during what has been a particularly difficult time in the clubs history and for all of his work and dedication to the Society as a Committee member prior to becoming Chairman.

Although Paul has stepped down from the committee, he will still be playing an active role in the Society as our Head Bailiff.

We would therefore like to take this opportunity to wish our new Chairman Paul every success for the future in his new role.
  16 March 2021 - Membership Renewals  
  Members/potential members are reminded that for the duration of the 2021/22 season, memberships can only be purchased directly from our Membership Secretary.

Existing members are also kindly reminded that renewals are due now.

  10 March 2021 - Gate  
  We remind members that the gate at Goose Green must be kept shut & locked at all times.  
  2 March 2021 - Rod Licence & Club Membership Cards  
  Rule No.19 from your membership book


As a condition of membership all members must have a current and appropriate Environment Agency Rod Licence. The Membership card and E/A licence must be carried at all times.


Members must show membership card and Licence when asked by an Official, Bailiff or committee member or the E/A.

  2 February 2021 - Membership Renewals & New Applications  
  Memberships ARE NOT currently available from any of the tackle shops.

If joining or renewing you CAN ONLY purchase a membership directly from the Membership Secretary, memberships are available via POST ONLY and we ask you to be patient due to the volume of applications being dealt with.

Due to the ongoing Covid situation, Arun Angling WILL NOT be processing ANY memberships this season.

You may not fish UNTIL you have received your membership card & book - no exceptions.
  19 January 2021 - AGM Postponed  

This year’s AGM has been postponed until it is safe to hold it.

  12 January 2021 - Brinsbury Closed  
  Brinsbury Pond closed until further notice.  
  7 January 2021 - All Waters Open  

We are pleased to advise that all Pulborough AS (Excl Brinsbury Pond) waters will reopen on Friday 8 January 2021, subject to the strict regulations below as advised by the Angling Trust;

Please bear in mind these key points:

  • This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May.
  • We are in a National Lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home or penalties will apply.
  • The Government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.
  • Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited so no match fishing.
  • The exercise is limited to once a day so no overnight fishing whatsoever.
  • To remain within the law you should follow the Government’s guidance, and only fish locally within the district where you live. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.

    Full Government guidance on travel can be found here

We are once again able to enjoy the sport we love at a time when many others cannot and we must ensure that every angler adheres to the rules.

The Angling Trust have worked extremely hard to reach this position and we as anglers have a duty to abide by the strict conditions under which fishing is once again permitted. With infection rates and death tolls rising we must stick to the Government’s rules and ensure that angling remains part of the solution and does not cause problems.

  6 January 2021 - Fixture List  
  2021/2022 season fixture list now available, click on the Fixture List link on the address bar to open and download. All members are welcome to fish club matches  
  5 January 2021 - ALL WATERS CLOSED  
  All PAS waters are closed from midnight on the 5th January 2021 until further notice.  
  23 December 2020 - Matches Cancelled.  
  With the new restrictions the match on Sunday will be cancelled and matches will not be allowed until further notice so I will probably not be able to reschedule the postponed matches. So they will have to be written off for this season. Anyone with trophies to be returned can ring or phone me to arrange dropping off or collection.  

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