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  • 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. We are running working parties on the last Saturday of the month please help if possible. Working parties will continue on the last Saturday of the month to help maintain both waters.
  • 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
    Match Calendar has now been added for the 2019/20 season. Please not The pairs comp is only available to members who have qualified by completing a working party and help on the open day in 2019. Junior match calendar now online, we welcome any junior to fish, they need to be accompanied by a full member.
  • Application Forms
    2020 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 We are waiting for the dates for this season
  • 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.
  • Syke Lodge. Please note Peg 1 to Peg 5 are closed for fishing until further notice. This is due to the damage to the banks making this dangerous. Any one found fishing on these pegs will be asked to move. Many thank's Gary
  • 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.
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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 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

All general enquiries should be directed to our secretary, Alan Knowles Mobile: 07906708540

Club Contacts : 

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

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

Working parties will run throughout the season on the last Saturday of the Month, can we all please attend these to improve out waters. 31st August @ Syke