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 2016). Members are allowed two day ticket guests per session.
Keepnets are now allowed all year round on both of our waters. Please ensure they are fish friendly mesh and are not to be used for any longer than 5 hours. Keepnets are banned for a period of 4 weeks following any stocking.
Due to the on going problem we have with poachers, members will be asked to leave society waters if they cannot produce their membership card.
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
All general enquiries should be directed to our secretary.