Welcome to the RWAS website
We are a medium sized fishing club with a membership of around 150 anglers. Two well stocked waters are available to our members, both situated within 3 miles of Rochdale town centre.
We are now full members of the Angling Trust. Should anyone wish to have individual membership as well as club membership application forms are available from treasurer, Barry Watkins. More information is available at
The Angling Trust website.
Day ticket anglers are welcome providing they are accompanied by a senior member of the society.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, by the member, from Rochdale Angling Centre at a cost of £6 (from 1st Jan 2018). Members are allowed two day ticket guests per session.
Keepnets are not allowed at either of our waters, unless fishing in a official club event.
To ensure The Society is managed in a fair and correct manner, rules and regulations must be observed by ALL members. Although it is a long document, please familiarise yourself with the updated constitution to make sure you are not inadvertently breaking any of The Society's rules. Please also read general rules 2020.
To try and reduce club admin costs we are again trying to get as many members as possible to accept electronic news-letters etc.
rather than paper copies through the post. If you wish to receive your letters etc. electronically please inform your treasurer using the website contact form.
Can you all please ensure you have renewed your rod license as the new season has started. Random checks are going to be carried out anyone found without a license will be asked to leave and reported by the club. You can pay for your license online please click the link.
Report of Illegal Fishing is a big issue in fisheries throughout the UK. Please read this document Angling Trust / Environment Agency
The club has recently update its safeguarding policy. The clubs welfare officers are Gary Eaton & Matthew Knowles
Membership enquire email address: Rwasmembership@gmail.com. We are now accept Bacs transfer to pay for membership.
We are currently taking booking for fishing slots. Please email the above with the date, water, preferred peg and time slot. Please note no booking no fishing policy is being enforced.
All general enquiries should be directed to our secretary, Alan Knowles.
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