Prince Albert AS
WHEN a club has a lengthy waiting list of anglers you know it’s got to be pretty special – and that’s the case with Prince Albert AS.
The huge Cheshire club offers a staggering portfolio of waters to fish right through the season at a bargain price. Good things come to those who wait, so they say!
There’s a waiting list for adults, but not juniors, intermediates and OAPs, all of whom can gain access to secluded meres, big stillwaters and rivers that offer everything from trout and salmon to specimen carp and bream.
The club is also highly active on the tuition front with free coaching days for juniors and an extensive match calendar to get youngsters into fishing.
More than 250 waters are on the club card, ranging from the Scottish Borders down to the western side of England. Night fishing is available on many of these, too, and because the club does not operate a day ticket system you’ll often have a venue all to yourself.
Famous rivers including the Severn, Trent, Mersey and Dee are on offer, plus many smaller intimate trout waters in Wales with fine barbel, chub and roach sport. Fly anglers have the chance to catch fresh-run trout, sea trout and salmon when the time is right.
For stillwater anglers, Redes Mere, part of the Capesthorne Estate in Cheshire, is a famed carp water fished by the biggest names in the sport and home to fish well over 30lb. Bream sport is prolific at Combs Reservoir in the Peak District and on Macclesfield’s Bosley Reservoir.
Canal anglers can fish the Macclesfield Canal around Congleton, and there’s even a commercial carp fishery at Worcestershire’s Cob House Fishery.
Contact: 0161 4854770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Prince Albert AS is based in Macclesfield (postal address PO Box 151, Macclesfield SK10 2HR) but the waters are widespread. Please visit the website (www.paas. co.uk) for the location maps of all the waters
Prices: Adult fishing members £120 per annum (plus £100 joining fee), juniors £15 per annum, intermediates £50 per annum (plus £50 joining fee), OAPs (after qualifying period) £80 per annum. There is a waiting list of around two years for adults, but none for juniors, intermediates and OAPs. Please apply for membership online at www.paas.co.uk
Rules: Main rules include no litter, no tins or glass bottles, alcohol, fires or guns, and anglers must be in possession of a current EA rod licence. The club operates a salmon tag system with a maximum of two fish to be taken each season. Specimen anglers must use an unhooking mat
Facilities: Many coarse and trout lakes include toilets but wild rivers are in the main, as the name suggests, wild, with few facilities. Some trout and coarse lakes also include disabled facilities