Ted Cartright Trophy – Results

After a gap of a few years, the Ted Cartright Trophy was fished for on Sunday 10th Aug at Preeswood Pool.

Congratulations to the winner Geoff Perkins, with 38lb, 4oz.


2nd was Bob Parrish with 31lb, 5 oz; 3rd Roy Cooper with 20lb, 11oz and 4th was Liam Moore with 19lb, 4oz.

All bags consisted of carp in the 2-5lb bracket, the winning pegs being 4/12/9 and 10 respectively.

Note. Ted Cartright was a founder member of the club.


Preeswood Pool Event – 16th July

On the afternoon of Sunday 16th July, from 3pm to around 6pm, Preeswood Pool will be used for a ‘Get Hooked on Fishing’ event, a free coaching event aimed at encouraging youngsters to consider angling as a hobby/pastime/sport- and run for the club by the Get Hooked on Fishing charity. In return they only ask:

a/ For loan of a club water – which HAC is happy to provide.

b/ If any club members have spare items of fishing tackle, would they consider donating them to the charity for re-use by youngsters wishing to start fishing. You can drop them off with Terry Nutt beforehand or bring them along on the day.

b/ Some club members attend to assist with general advice/coaching on the day.

Marcus Watkin is the main organiser of this event on behalf of the club, and has already emailed members with a request for assistance. If you’d like to confirm your help or contact Marcus with any queries, please e-mail m.watkin1@btinternet.com



Preeswood Progress

A spell of fine weather has enabled Martin to crack on with the work, and the scheme is entering its final stage.

The poolside paths have been levelled and part surfaced, and the new easy access (disabled access) pegs built.

The bank around the other side of the pool has been reduced in height/widened, making access to pegs that side easier too.

Work on the car park and approach paths plus construction of new pegs on the widened bank is proceeding.

The pool remains open for fishing, but clearly the contractor needs to have priority in terms of access to areas where they need to be working – and for safety reasons members cannot fish them at the same time.

New access path - top of pool

New access path – top of pool

View of pool corner

View of pool corner

New single peg

New single peg

New double peg

New double peg

New access path from car park

New access path from car park

Preeswood Progress

As you may be aware, work has started at Preeswood.

Real progress is being made, see our updated webpage for details/photos.

Re-stocking completed

A spell of good weather means that the planned re-stocking, of Hammerlsey Spring Pools with a range of silver fish and Preeswood with some carp,  has been completed.

Preeswood Pool – Good News

We’ve just heard that our grant application to fund a new car park and access paths/disabled angler pegs at Preeswood Pool has been approved.

This means that work can now proceed, the aim being to complete this before next spring.

Further detail can be viewed here

Fished Preeswood Pool recently?

If not, here are 3 reasons to visit

1/ The water levels have returned to where they should be.

2/ It has been restocked

3/ The prison service team who have been cutting paths and clearing undergrowth at Ryley’s Pools are about to start work at Preeswood.