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Latest News

  • 2019 Working Party Schedule
    More Details. Working party dates have been set up. Any member wishing to carry out work not on these dates are more than welcome but could you let Alan or Barry know first please.
  • Subs
    We are still open to new members, please fill in the application form and send to Barry Watkins with photo and money.
  • Matches
    Match Calendar has now been added for the 2018/19 season. Please not The pairs comp is only available to members who have qualified by completing a working party.
  • Application Forms
    2019 application form now available.
  • Keep Net Ban
    The committee has voted to put a keepnet ban on all our waters until further notice to reduce the chance of KHV and SVC viruses affecting our waters. We also want all anglers to dry their landing nets, unhooking mats and towels etc before going fishing on any of our waters. Thank you for your co-operation.
  • Match Fishing
    All match results and club championship have now been updated.for 2018/2019
    Match anglers are reminded that a 2 keepnet rule is in operation!
  • Working Parties
    Can we please have more help with the planned working parties. Currently we have lots of work to complete with only a handful of helpers. The club relies on the members to complete tasks around our waters to make them safe for all to fish on. Currently we need help with the predator protection fences. Please contact Alan if you can help. Working Parties have been planned for every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday until the work is completed (All at Healey dell)
  • Ropes
    Some of the ropes on both of our waters have recently been removed without authorisation. Please be aware that the ropes are there to protect the society's fish stocks from predators such as cormorants and goosander, both of which we have had problems with in recent years. As the committee feels that this is a very serious issue, any member found to be removing ropes for any reason will expelled from the club.
    You have been warned!
  • INTER CLUB - This years inter club match dates with Whitworth VAS have been set and are on the match Calendar.
  • RWAS - Many thanks to all the members who came along to help out at the family open day. We had over 50 children fishing on the Dell, and all caught different types of fish.
  • Social Media. We have a Facebook page and also a twitter account please click on the links to access. Facebook - Twitter Contact Daniel Eaton for more details.
  • Help Required. Could members please continue to walk around our waters to keep an eager eye upon any cormorant activity. The more we patrol the waters the less time the birds get to feed upon the fish.
  • Subs. Subs money for new members can be paid from October, please send the completed application form along with a passport photo and the money and Barry will process this for you. The closing date for members rejoining is the 24th April 2018
  • Old Keep nets. Alan is looking for any old keep nets for fish spawning. If you have any please let him know.
  • Family fishing and open day. The date of 9/6/18 has be set for our open days for members of the public to fish for free. It will be at Healey Dell between 10am until 3pm. Please can we have as many members attend as possible to give us a lift. Last year we had a great attendance and it raised a great amount of money and some new members to the club.
  • Junior Match A Junior match has been organised on the 18th Nov 2018. The length of the match is 2hours and will run from 1.30pm til 3.30pm, All junior welcome. Juniors need to be will an senior member. 
  • Winter League. Damion has added some dates to the match calendar for this season. He has added 4 winter league matches 2 at our home waters and 2 away matches. all the details are on the match calendar. Anyone interested in fishing these matches please contact him on Tel: 07914939497 so he knows the numbers interested.
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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.

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.

Report of Illegal Fishing is a big issue in fisheries throughout the UK. Please read this document Angling Trust / Environment Agency

Working parties to complete the predator protection fences are every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday until the work is completed.

All general enquiries should be directed to our secretary.

Club Contacts : 

gary@rochdalewalton.co.uk   photos@rochdalewalton.co.uk  

treasurer@rochdalewalton.co.uk   secretary@rochdalewalton.co.uk

Rochdale Walton Angling Society, hosted the "Bill Eaton' Junior champion match on Healey Dell and it was won by Zac Eaton who is the grandson of Bill, Well Done Zac.