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  • Working Party
    Working parties are on the last Saturday of the month. Please speak to Gary / Matt or Barry for more details.
  • Subs
    We are still open to new members, please fill in the application form and send to Barry Watkins with photo and money. This can also be paid online if you contact Barry
  • Matches
    ALL matches have been cancelled until further notice
  • 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
    club championship Can i remind all last years trophy winners that they need returning to Barry Watkins on the subscription meeting. 
  • 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!
  • 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 21st February 2019
  • Old Keep nets. Alan is looking for any old keep nets for fish spawning. If you have any please let him know.
  • Work on Healey dell. We will soon begin work on the family and disabled pegs at Healey dell. Peg 2-5 will be upgraded and this may cause disruption, please be patient and ensure the builder is able to carry on with the task in hand. We will also are sorting out plans to help with the drainage on the opposite bank.
  • Baliffs. Here are a list of our clubs Baliffs, they will be checking membership cards and rod licenses. 'No card no fish is the new policy'. Robert Collier - Matt Knowles - John Mooney - Darren Dearden - Mark Fairley any problems please report it to one of them.
  • Turkey Match. This years turkey match took place in some very wild weather, the winner of the day was Gary Eaton who took his first match win.
  • Trash pump. The club are looking to loan a 3.5inc trash pump to empty the stock pond in the dell. If anyone has one we can loan please let Gary know. Also if anybody would like to do this task for us we would be more than welcome.
  • Trophies. Any member who won a trophy last season please could you return them to Barry as soon as possible.
  • Cooking in the welfare unit. Please can people refrain from cooking on portable gas stoves within the welfare unit. There is a small risk of explosion and this will be looked into at the next committee meeting.
  • COVID-19. Please click on the link for information and new rules applied for RWAS
  • Club Clothing. please follow the link for our club shop. RWAS Shop
  • Membership enquires : Rwasmembership@gmail.com
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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. 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.

The booking email is Rwasbooking@gmail.com.  Calendar for bookings please click on the link which will bring you onto the booking page.

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.

Club Contacts : 

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

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

Please book a time slot to fish. We do not allow you to turn up and fish at this stage. Bailiffs will be patrolling and have a list of who has booked.