Port Sunlight Angling Club are a progressive angling club, bucking the trend of many others in having a thriving membership.
Our Junior membership in particular has doubled since 2017.
We are proud to offer £1.00 a week Senior membership fees and to offer a genuine alternative to commercial fisheries, are ponds are well stocked but not pressured and you will find that on many of our waters you will be the only be the only angler present.
We also have a diverse portfolio, with F1 type match pools, intimate lily filled crucian and tench ponds, carp filled lakes and through affiliations, access to fish 7 miles of the best fishing on the River Dee. through affiliations with D A.A. and H&D A.A
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New membership will normally be available online towards the middle of April following our membership renewal process. New memberships are often limited and as a result applicants may be asked to add their details to a waiting list when clicking on the Join Online button. Membership when available will be offered to those on the waiting list first on a first come first served basis before being made available to general online applicants.
New Senior Members are subject to a one off joining fee when they join the club
Payment can be made by either Debit or Credit Card
Successful applicants will be sent a membership card through the post and have access to an electronic copy of the new members information pack sent to the email address that you have supplied.
Members shall do nothing in any way, including by use of social media, to endanger or tarnish the good reputation of the club.
Current membership cards must be carried and produced on request of any other member at Club waters or outings, together with Environmental Agency Rod licenses. Fishing on the club waters is not permitted without being in possession of both. Any member can ask anyone else on club waters to see their card to verify they are a member.
Any Committee member may at any time ask for any other member to surrender his card to them.
All forms of transport must be parked at the designated car parks or parking areas. Parking anywhere else prohibited. No vehicles (including cycles and motorbikes) of any description may be taken on to private land or parked on the verges (with the exception of the Roadside and Stork Ponds). The only exception will be through the express permission of the PSAC Committee.
The approach to Club waters shall be by access approved by the landowner/farmer only. Crops, fences and hedges must not be damaged. Gates must not be left open.
There will be an arbitrary Close Season on the Club waters March 1st until May 31st inclusive in any year. All Club waters will be open during this period unless designated closed by the Committee. The use of keep nets is banned during this period except for bona fide Club matches. On affiliated river waters the official close season of March 15th to June 15th inclusive each year applies
No member shall be on the Club facilities (including car parks) before;
4am- 1hr after Sunset in the case of the Stork and Roadside.
6am- 1hr after Sunset in the case of the ponds accessed from the Club hut and car park.
24hr fishing at the Fireman’s and Carp ponds but must arrive and leave in daylight hours. No juniors unless accompanied by an adult member.
Non-members must not be brought on Club waters, unless with prior permission of PSAC committee.
Junior members between the ages of 6 and 13 must fish in close proximity to their parent or guardian member, with the exception of official club matches following permission from a member who holds parental responsibility for them.
Members must have a suitable disgorger with them and a landing net with handle, set up prior to fishing.
Members can only fish from designated swims.
Fishing with two rods, or a rod and a pole are allowed on all waters with the exception of the Fireman’s and Roadside Ponds where only one rod or pole is allowed.
All fish must be returned to the water from which they were caught.
All fish larger than 4lb must be returned immediately and must not be retained in keep nets or carp sacks. The exception is on club matches on club waters when the retention of larger fish is at the Match captain’s discretion. However Barbel must not be retained in keep nets at any time.
Regulation knotless keepnets are allowed, to retain fish under 4lb, during pleasure angling sessions with the exception of Barbel which must be returned to the water straight away. however fish must be spread between two keepnets on the Firemans with a maximum of 50lb per net with fish retained for no longer than 5 hours this also applies to Club Matches. The duration that fish are kept in keepnets should be limited during periods of hot weather.
Terminal tackle must not be left in the water when vacating your peg, even temporarily.
Braided lines in all forms are banned on club waters
All nuts are banned, there are no other bait bans, however, loose feeding and ground baiting must be done in moderation.
Any member on Club waters or Club outings will be held accountable for litter in their immediate vicinity, all rubbish must be taken home
Tin cans of any kind are not allowed on club waters.
All portable audio devices must be played through ear phones.
Fire arms, air weapons, pointed knives with a blade longer than 3 inches and any other offensive weapons are banned from Club waters.
Dogs are not allowed on Club waters
The Committee may organise matches at away venues. If numbers are limited they will be filled on a first come first served basis by contacting the Match Secretary, whose decision is final. Any member who fails to turn up at an away venue without having given notice to the Match Secretary will be liable to pay any match fees incurred.
Fires at club waters are prohibited on Club waters. Except at official working parties.
The introduction, transfer and removal of fish and plants is strictly prohibited without the permission of the Committee
On days of official, published working parties, members who are not taking part in the work are not allowed on Club land until after 1pm. (During short notice working parties only the ponds being worked on will be closed to members for the duration of the work as directed by posted notices).
Any member found in breach of the Bye Laws will be brought before the Committee to explain their actions and might be subject to disciplinary action as the Committee see fit.
Any member can report another to the Committee for breaching Bye Laws.
We do not issue Guest Passes under any circumstance.
On Affiliated Club Waters refer to their rules and close seasons, posted online.
The Committee might allow individuals to override these bye laws for the benefit of the club, e.g. Control of vermin/predators and work on waters.