The Green Heart of Poringland


Cub Night Success 

“One of the most enjoyable and successful events we have ever staged.” 

That’s how organisers summed up a special event for the local Cubs held at the lakes on a balmy summer evening. 

Eighteen youngsters and four adults from Brooke and Poringland Cubs tried their hand at fishing for the first time, under the watchful eyes of Poringland’s own fishing champions. 

“The atmosphere was great, the youngsters and parents clapping and applauding every catch.” said lakes’ trustee Paul Bonham (pictured above). 

Cub leaders were equally enthusiastic about the event. 

“We would like you to pass on a big thank you to all the fishing champions at Poringland Lakes for what was an exceptional evening this last Wednesday.  To turn out in such numbers to accommodate us was very, very generous and very much appreciated. 

“It was apparent to all involved that the Cubs had a superb time, learnt a new skill and most of all a greater appreciation of our environment, how to look after it responsibly.  It was also a good illustration and just how much human effort goes into providing such a wonderful facility for both people and other animals. 

“A huge thank you!” 

The event was such a success, it is hoped the Cubs will return for another visit later in the year. 

During the event, lakes’ founder member and trustee Ray Noble presented a cheque for £25 to the Cubs in appreciation for the many bird and bat boxes the group have made and donated to the lakes in recent months.