About Us

About Rochdale Walton Angling Society

Rochdale Walton AS is one of the oldest clubs in the area established in 1858. We are a medium sized club with 300  members. We recently joined up with the Rochdale Veterans clubs who offer fishing to ex-veterans living within the borough of Rochdale. Since joining we have obtained grants to update our waters to make them wheelchair friendly. Within our club we have 60 junior members who we host junior matches and coaching sessions. We have 2 level 2 coaches with RWAS who work with the various members to offer advice and tips.
Our waters are set in amazing locations with a mass of wildlife, deer, kingfishers are amongst what in seen on a daily basis.
We are a member of the angling trust and several of our members are bailiffs for the trust.

Club history

  • 1858
    Rochdale Walton Angling Society was established
  • RWAS take ownership of Healey dell
  • Buckley Wood Reservoir
    In the 1980's the club lost our main lodge. The waterboard emptied the reservoir due to a damaged valve. It was never repaired and the other 2 waters were sold to Rochdale MBC. We now have a 20 year lease to fish the 2 remaining waters.
  • 2019
    Disabled Grant for Healey dell
    The club managed to obtain a grant for Healey dell to replace 5 pegs to make them wheelchair friendly
  • 2021
    Welfare unit moved
  • 2021
    New path installed
  • 2021
    Back water project started 2021
  • More images of the Backwater
  • 2022
    Junior reach 63 members
    Junior fish in the national Championship with 12 juniors attending
  • 2023
    New fence installed at Syke
    The club install a new fence at Syke to protect members and make the water safer

The Committee

Gary Eaton

Gary Eaton

Enhanced DBS, First aid, level 3 safeguarding and AED trained
rwasmembership@gmail.com
Alan Knowles

Alan Knowles

AT Qualified Bailiff
alansom@ntlworld.com
Caen Matthews

Caen Matthews

Mark Fairley

Mark Fairley

AT Qualified Bailiff
Cain Blackburn

Cain Blackburn

Kyle Horridge

Kyle Horridge

Scott Mansley

Scott Mansley

Chris Finn

Chris Finn

Vacancy

Vacancy

Dan Eaton

Dan Eaton

DBS, First aid and AED trained
rwasmembership@gmail.com
Matt Knowles

Matt Knowles

Enhanced DBS, First aid and safeguarding.
AT Qualified Bailiff
fitnessmatt@hotmail.co.uk
Mick Dodman

Mick Dodman

DBS, First aid, Qualified level 2 coach
Louis Watson

Louis Watson

John Mooney

John Mooney

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor

Any member wishing to join the committee must be willing to undertake the following:

Enhanced DBS

First aid

Adult and Child safeguarding course

also be prepared to help out on Lets fish event / Open days and work parties

Failure to completed these will result in application being withdrawn.

Committee Dates and times
20th Feb 2023 630 Membership meeting Venue: Talbot Head Pub, Shawclough rd T
21st March 2023 700 Committee meeting Venue: Talbot Head Pub, Shawclough road, Rochdale
24th April 2023 700 Society AGM Venue: Talbot Head Pub, Shawclough rd

Address

Rochdale Walton
Healey Dell

Phone

Mobile: 07906 708540

Email

rwasmembership@gmail.com

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If you’d like to learn more about our club, membership or anything else, please get in touch.