Welcome to the Prince Albert Angling Society
Our Junior section is open to all juniors who wish to join, as we do not have a waiting list for juniors.
In 1954 in a small pub in Macclesfield called the Prince Albert, a small group of match anglers started a club that has today become the largest club in the country with over 270 waters and nearly 10,000 members, with a reputation of having some of the best fishing available and an opportunity to have all types of fishing available under it’s banner. Some of today’s adult members started their Prince Albert careers as juniors many years ago and are still enjoying their fishing today.
Who’s Who Peter Henery – Junior Development & Safeguarding Officer.
Peter looks after the junior section of the club and is a very experienced angling coach and youth development worker with over 50 years of angling experience his passion is to pass on the enjoyment and satisfaction that angling can deliver. Peter has looked after the junior section for over 10 years, presenting opportunities to learn and supporting and developing talented young anglers who have seen success on both the national and international stage.
The junior development team consists of several professionally qualified angling coaches who look after and coach at all events to give every opportunity to support our young anglers to gain the maximum enjoyment they can from our fantastic sport.
You can contact Peter anytime with questions or ideas at: Contact Peter or on his mobile 0777 565 0359
We have a variety of opportunities available from our junior events calendar which covers most disciplines to bespoke clinics and coaching sessions. All are free and we ask that juniors who need a specific piece of tackle in order to attend ask in advance and we will supply for the day.
We have teams and individual help and support for talented anglers who wish to do more than just pleasure fish. When possible we take the opportunity to support outside events such as the Junior canal Championship and for those that wish to take part Prince Albert will help in the preparation of juniors taking part with coach, practices and tackle if needed.
As well as the junior membership we also have a NON-angling membership which may be applied for by a parent or guardian, this will enable all juniors to be accompanied whilst fishing on our waters.
Communication is one of the most important parts of being a member of the Junior section and I can not stress how crucial following some simples guidance can be:
- If you want the correct information don’t listen to others ask a committee member either by email or by phone or read your membership card.
- If you Don’t know Don’t go. “Bailiffs will not accept “I didn’t know” as an acceptable reason for doing something wrong.
- We are here to help so feel free to contact us. All the numbers and emails are in your membership card please use them.
We display our gallery to highlight some of the great fishing you can have on our waters so send in your pictures.
We have a diverse range of events which are all free.
Matches – Our junior matches all have prizes and trophies. You must book in advance with Peter and if you require extra tackle tell him and he will provide on the day. On match days we also coach so if you just want some help with your fishing book in for a coaching day instead and one of the team will look after you.
The Denis Meredith Memorial Trophy
This family pairs match for Junior members and their families only is an opportunity to fish as a team of two for the coveted Shield in memory of our long Serving chairman who sadly passed away in 2019. The match is float only and no long poles.
The Junior Open
This annual event is a great, everyone who takes part in the match gets a prizes and lunch provided. Open to anyone friends and all under 16 on the day of the match.
Carp Fishing – Each year the PAAS Carp Challenge takes place. This event is an opportunity for budding young carp anglers to show off their skills and compete for the much sort after challenge trophy and the exceptional prize that usually goes with it.
The match is a 24hr carp only match. The event features a BBQ for everyone plus prizes, Medals, goodie bags and of course guest celebrities to give help and advice.
Fly Fishing – Karl Humphries our Game Fishery Officer and his team welcome all new comers as well as juniors who want to improve their fly fishing. Karl and his team of coaches have a number of events each year plus they will also support extra activities and practice if asked.
Clinics & Socials
The Carp Social
This weekend of carp fishing on one of Cheshire’s foremost carp fisheries Sandmere is an opportunity for the Juniors to learn the right way to do things in the carp fishing world. This overnight event supported by our Junior sponsor Impulse Baits.
End of Year Social
Each year we have the end of year social a fun day of fishing and hospitality and an opportunity to share experiences and stories from throughout the year. A great family day
We can not stress enough the importance of reading your card, it contains so much vital information about the club and it’s waters. Many waters have local rules over and above those of the society and it is important that you read these before going fishing. You have a full range of contact numbers for the committee which you will find useful plus a calendar of dates for closures and matches. READ IT.
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DSO Contact Information
Peter Henery – Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) and Junior Development Officer
Karl Humpries – Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) and Game Fisheries Officer