The Green Heart of Poringland


Poringland Lakes run a club for young people between 8 and 15 years of age.  This initiative aims to recruit and retain more youngsters into the sport of angling.

Seven Saturday morning dates are planned for 2020 between April and October.

The sessions will include a variety of practical exercises including the basics of setting up float rigs, tying hooks etc.  In addition, talks on life safety skills based around the countryside and water activities as well as lots of fishing on the lakes.

All the sessions are to be kept at a basic level to allow for youngsters to gain new skills and for the coach and volunteers to assess their angling abilities.  Further coaching lessons will be available for everyone by booking in with the coaches.

Sessions will be run by Angling Trust approved coaches and Poringland Lakes’ own Trust-trained fishing champions.

During the sessions youngsters can work towards achieving Angling Trust accredited CAST awards.

Please keep clicking back on this page for more information and details in the coming weeks.

Kingfisher Club

Club members will receive lots of tips and advice on how to get the best out of their fishing, they will also receive a club cap;

Best of all, the tackle and bait is all provided! 

Not only that but the Association has a number of trained Angling Trust coaches and trained angling volunteers who can teach you everything you need to know.

Learn the best methods to catch fish, how to land them safely and handle them properly.  Pole fishing, feeder fishing, float fishing, we can teach you all you need to know to be a better angler.  Tying hooks, making up float rigs, mixing ground bait and selecting the right fishing tackle for the job.  But most importantly having a great time, while enjoying catching fish in a safe and well run club for junior anglers.

Sounds good?  Here's how to join.....  

Parents can apply for membership to the Poringland Kingfisher Club by sending an email to: poringlandkingfishers@gmail.com

Places will be limited, with priority to those from the local area and surrounding parishes.  So, don't leave it too late.

CAST Awards

CAST awards have been developed by the Angling Trust to support, reward and recognise the standards of all anglers across England.

They are a series of progressive steps to enable anglers to strive to meet their full potential and go from starter level to level six, enabling anglers in all disciplines to develop at their own pace but with the recognition of their efforts at each stage.

Fishing is not just a boys' sport, so come on you girls, join us!  We already have girls signed up to the club and would love to welcome more.

Fun For All

Join Poringland Lakes' Kingfisher Club and you may be lucky enough to catch a fish like this!

Fishing Experience Wanted!

Organisers of the Kingfisher Club are asking for volunteers with even a basic knowledge or experience of fishing to help out.

Seven dates have been selected on Saturday mornings, May to October, aimed at encouraging youngsters under-15 to take up the sport.

Some initial training and vetting will be required.  On Kingfisher Club dates, the youngsters maybe unaccompanied, so it will be necessary to have all the necessary safeguards in place including formal Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, which will be paid for by PCFLA.

Helpers will be trained by PCFLA volunteers.  

If anyone is interested in helping out and encouraging the next generation of anglers, please email Poringland Kingfisher Club: poringlandkingfishers@gmail.com

Kingfisher Club Officially Launched

Poringland Lakes’ Kingfisher Club was officially launched  at the Association’s 2017 annual general meeting at Poringland Community Centre.  It follows as a natural progression from the highly successful Family Fishing Fun Days that the Association held in 2016.

Now into its fourth year, the club has proved a great success.

Full details appear at the top of this page but if you require further information, please email poringlandkingfishers@gmail.com.