Welcome to the Prince Albert Angling Society

Welcome to the Prince Albert Angling Society

membership & members area


The Committee invites all members and guests to attend the PAAS Annual Open Day between 9.30 and 4pm on the 9th of June 2024 at the Post Office stretch on the river Ribble at Ribchester

Open to everyone – not just members and entrance and parking is FREE!

On Site Catering

Dogs on leads and well-behaved owner’s welcome

Meet angling specialists for free with fishing demonstrations and talks on all aspects of angling.

A great chance to meet the committee and find out more about the Society.

Expert advice and the latest innovations from the trade stands.

Plus, our famous ‘bring-n-buy’ second hand tackle marquee.

How to find us



Demonstrations on the River

10.00 Rod, Pin and Float Alan Roe and Jody Deacon

10.30 The Way of the Spey Jim Fearns

11.00 Carp Frank Warwick

11.30 Trout and About  Brian Warrington


1.00 Sea Trout Tactics  Rob Redmond

1.30 It’s all about the Nymph Chris Hosker

2.00 Pike Anglers Club Dave Harrison

2.30 Tenkara, the ultimate presentation Richard Thornley

3.00 Close

In the Speakers Marquee

Terry Theobold

Alan Roe

Jamie Cook

 John Stephenson

Blackpool Sea Baits

Pike Fishing Association

Southport Boat Anglers

Running order and timings to be confirmed



Angling Trust Fly Tying Company
Cookshill Fly Tying Mallon and Green
John Stephenson Vintage Tackle Grayling Society
Ribble Trust Southport Sea Boat Anglers
Aloe Vera GAIA Casting Tuition
North West Fly Dressers Spin Tec
MayFly Fish Reproductions Pike Fishing Association
Terry Theobald Secondhand Bookseller Graham Benyon – Tackle Dealer


The Game Angler Instructors Association – free fly-casting tuition throughout the day including Dion Dougherty with the double handed rod and Spey casting. The Game Angler Instructors Association – free fly-casting tuition throughout the day including Dion Dougherty with the double handed rod and Spey casting.


All your questions answered on Membership. Our Junior Section. Our Conservation Work. PAAS Merchandise. The PAAS Marquee also includes demonstrations on fly tying with The Northwest Fly Dressers Guild.


Sell your unwanted or unused tackle in the Bring -&-Buy Tackle Marquee or browse the thousands of bargains on offer.

If you have more than 20 items to sell, you must book them in at the show ground on Saturday  8th June or John Kirby on 07966 847 022 to arrange a pick/drop-off in advance.

Stocks Reservoir in the Forrest of Bowland

2024 Season Permits available now!

We have a limited number of Season Tickets available for this water at £75.00 for non members of the Society.

Season Permit Application Form

Stocks Reservoir is a large fly fishery, some 350 acres, situated in the Forrest of Bowland at the head of the Hodder Valley. Rainbow Trout are stocked during the season and there is a head of resident fish. The fishing is fly only, primarily for Trout although Perch may be fished for, again by fly only. Only barbless or de-barbed hooks may be used. All Trout and Perch must be returned to the water unharmed. No boats or float tubes are allowed, it is strictly bank fishing only, dawn until dusk from 29th March until 31st October (inclusive).

Over 16’s £75.00 + £5.00 postal admin fee.

Under 16’s £15.00 + £5.00 postal admin fee.

(Under 16’s receive a complete Prince Albert Angling Society annual membership).