Latest News!


7th December 2018
Membership's for 2019 are now available from Rochdale Angling! Why not gift one for Christmas!
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13th October 2018
The Society will hold this years Trophy presentation for the Senior and Junior matches on Sunday, 16th December at the Whitworth Football & Cricket Club. All members and their family's are invited to attend. A free buffet will provided.
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13th October 2018
The keep net ban has now been lifted on all our waters. However, please place nets out behind you peg when you arrive to expose them to UV light to help fight the spread of KHV.
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30th September 2018
Congratulations go to Craig Gorton in becoming the Club Champion for 2018, winning the
league by a single point from Simon Newsham.
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19th September 2018
Have you ever thought about joining the Angling Trust as an individual member? Well now is a great time to do so as they are offering a fantastic deal. Basically you get the cost of your membership back to spend at the
FishingMegastore.com!!! If you are interested click on this….Angling Trust Individual Membership Deal for full details.
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8th September 2018
In a very wet last match of the Junior season, Cain Blackburn finished off in great style by breaking the match record for the second time this season! Congratulations go to Cain for winning the league for the second year running.
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3rd September 2018
We are pleased to announce that at the August meeting, Colin Whitehead was voted in as the new Chairman of the Society. Please support Colin in his new role.
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24th July 2018

We are starting to notice that our waters are suffering a bit due to this long dry spell of weather and it does not look like ending anytime soon!
Birch Hill is about 2ft lower than normal. Prior to the junior match on Sunday, Cain was walking round and he just picked a chub out of the water that was gasping!
Eddy also says that he has seen the early signs of algae forming on the specimen pond at Lane Head so he is organising bales of barley straw which helps to keep it down (I noticed that they were using these at Partridge Lakes).
Also he wants to ban luncheon meat for the time being due to its high fat content and it's very slow digestion rate for the fish.
Hopefully we should get back to normal soon, but for now lets be vigilant. if the dry spell continues we may have to employ some kind of aeration equipment to aid with oxygen levels.

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5th July 2018
Partridge Lakes are hosting a Charity Match for Junior Anglers on the 17th August to raise money for Macmillan cancer support. This is open to all levels of anglers and there will be coaching on the day! For full details -
Click Here.
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2nd July 2018
We apologise for the short notice, but this months meeting on the 3rd July is cancelled. This is due to England playing in the World Cup tomorrow evening and the club will probably be screening it on the large screen.
The August meeting will start earlier at 8:15 to discuss the open position of Chairman and to consider any candidates. We will then take a vote as we do at the AGM for election or re-election of officers.
Thanks for your understanding.
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13th June 2018
Please be aware that during matches at Lane Head, cones will be placed hallway up the ramp to the car park to stop access and egress. This is to avoid disturbance at that end of the lake. Also bank walking will not be permitted during the match.
For those wanting to fish the Specimen lake please park on the car park prior to 8am (leaving after 3pm) otherwise you can drop your gear at the gate, turn round using the ramp and park at the top of the lane.
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12th June 2018
The Society are pleased to inform you that Lee Bramwell will take on bailiff duties at Broadgate and also assist at Birch Hill.
Please help Lee where possible in his new role.
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8th June 2018
Please be aware that Un-hooking mats are required when fishing the Specimen Lake at Lane Head.

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16th May 2018
We are sad to announce the resignation of the Society's Chairman, Mick Barker. Mick was a co-founder of the Society in 1973 and will be sadly missed. Anyone wishing to put themselves forward for this post, please contact the Secretary.
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4th April 2018
The new fish for Broadley Wood were delivered today. Probably around 7 - 8 thousand (we didn't fancy counting them!) comprising mostly small roach but with skimmers, perch and gudgeon also included.
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2nd April 2018
Just a gentle reminder fro everyone to check the expiry of their Environment Agency rod license.

Im posting this because I suddenly thought about it on Saturday, only to find that mine expired that day!
Follow the link in the side bar of this page (at the bottom of your screen on mobile devices) or on our homepage.

Fines of up to £2,500 can be imposed on anyone caught fishing without one.
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9th March 2018
One thousand Crucian carp were delivered today and looked fantastic! 75% went into the stock pond and the remainder in the main lake.

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27th February 2018
This is a short appeal to all members to help wherever possible with the problem of predation by cormorants on our waters. We currently have a number of measures in place to deter these birds from landing and taking our fish stock, but the best one by far is people presence. If you have 10 minutes to spare just to walk around our ponds it could make a big difference in protecting our fish.

For more information follow the attached links:-
Cormorants - Protecting Your Fishery
http://www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1763
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26th February 2018
The netting of the stock pond was a great success, although the conditions were rather cold for Mick and Eddy who were in the water!
We moved literally thousands of fish down to the main lake - roach, skimmers and carp. This was probably in the region 200 to 250lb.

Click here for the
YouTube video. Remember to Subscribe to get new video uploads.

On Wednesday the 28th, (weather permitting?) we will take delivery of 1000 Crucian carp, for the stock pond, although we will introduce a small proportion of them into the main lake. We understand from
Farnley Fish Farm that these Crucians will spawn this year as they are full of eggs/milt which is a real bonus.
As usual, these will be brought on in the stock pond by regular feeding.
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The net above was only a small proportion of the fish transferred!

A second delivery from Farnley of several thousand roach and skimmers will follow (date to be decided) and these will go in Broadley Wood.
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10th February 2018
The dates for the challenge matches against Rochdale Waltons have now been arranged for the 8th July at Waltons in Healey Dell and the 22nd July at Lane Head.
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10th February 2018
The Junior outing has now been organised for Saturday, 22nd September. After the success of last years trip we will return to Bradshaw Hall Fisheries, once again fishing Lake 3.
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22nd January 2018
Please be aware that the 2018 Match List has been changed. The junior match which was to be held on the 9th June has been moved to the 16th June.
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8th January 2018
The Senior & Junior Match Lists are now available for 2018 & 2019. Please download a copy by clicking here on the year or from the Match Fishing Page.
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2nd January 2018
Please remember to renew your membership for 2018. Memberships run from the 1st of January until the 31st December each year.

2018 Membership's
Rochdale Angling now have the new membership cards for 2018. For renewal of membership you will need to present both cards (2017 card and membership card with photo ID). Your photograph will be transferred to the new card unless you wish to provide a new photo. For new memberships you can
download a form or obtain one from Rochdale Angling and complete it when joining. Again remember to take a passport size photo for you card. As in the past, you can join through the subscriptions Secretary, Andy Andrews whose contact details are in the membership section.
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12th December 2017
On Sunday, 12th December the Society held this years Trophy presentation for the Senior and Junior matches at the Whitworth Football & Cricket Club.
Some photo's of the Junior winners can be found on the
Junior Match Fishing web page.
I think that it's fair to say that it was an outstanding success and was enjoyed by all who attended!

The Society would like to thank the club for allowing us to host it there, and to Amy, for all her work in providing a fantastic buffet.
Also a big thank you to Rochdale Angling for the donation of a reel. Please help to support your local tackle shop by shopping there for your tackle and bait if at all possible. You always can get friendly service and good advice, and they normally can match or come close to prices found on the internet, so please just go in and ask!

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10th October 2017
!!! KHV Warning !!!
Unfortunately KHV has affected some fisheries in the North West, so once again could we please remind everyone to dry all nets including landing nets and carp mats on the bank for at least 30 minutes before fishing.

UV light kills the virus and will help prevent the spread of this deadly disease.
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3rd September 2017
We have now concluded the Summer League for 2017.
Eddy Hegarty wins the league for the second successive year with Mick 'the nearly champ' Gorton in second place, again for the second year running and Nigel Ashworth in 3rd place.

For full results click here….Senior League
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2nd September 2017
Congratulations go to Cain Blackburn winning the Junior league today at Lane Head in the last match of the season. Also well done to Grace Gorton in coming a close second.

For full results click here…. Junior League
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3rd August 2017
From 2018, the Society will be introducing a new membership card system.

In the past we have had two cards. A photo ID card and a yearly membership card. For 2018 we will combine the two cards into one.
Sample:-
Mambership card 2018
This will mean to rejoin you will need your existing photo ID card. The photo will be cut out (or bring a new photo), and laminated into your new, yearly membership card.
For new members, they will require a passport size photo, as they do now, but again they will just receive the one card valid for 2018.

Also,
Rochdale Angling have kindly agreed to handle new memberships as well as renewals. You can also obtain membership in the usual way by contacting the Subscriptions Secretary or by attending one of the clubs meetings.
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2nd August 2017
The Society are very pleased to announce the appointment of Lee O'Loughlin to the role of Junior Match Secretary. In his role he will be involved in organising the Junior Matches, any outings and generally promoting the Junior side of the club. Please help to support Lee in his new role.
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24th July 2017
In a very close match, WVAS managed to win the 2nd leg of the 'Home & Away' challenge matches against Rochdale Waltons at Lane Head on Sunday, 23rd July.
John Billington had the best weight on the day with 9lb 10oz taking maximum points for Rochdale Waltons.

Over the two legs, WVAS emerged as the winners, 144 points to 128.

The matches were a great success and both clubs agreed that we should repeat the event in 2018.

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25th June 2017

The Society are looking to appoint a bailiff for our new Broadgate water. Obviously this needs to be a member who fishes there regularly.
Anyone who is interested should contact the Secretary for more details (mob. 07964 793898).

Free ongoing membership would be available for the person who fills the role.

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17th May 2017

Calling all specimen anglers!!
We have a shortage of photographs for the website of large carp caught from our waters. If you have any recent photographs we would be really pleased to add these to the website. Contact details are available on the 'Photo's page.
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17th May 2017

We are still getting complaints from the farmer, about the small gates being left open on the specimen pond at Lane Head. Please can you ensure that these are closed behind you.
Please remember that the farmer has the last say on whether to allow night fishing. Night fishing is
ONLY allowed upon request with him, so we do not want to upset him otherwise it could spoil it for everyone.
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17th May 2017
The club are still looking to appoint a Child Welfare Officer. Anyone wishing to put themselves forward for this role will be given the necessary training. We will need to carry out the normal DBS (formerly CRB) checks. Attendance at the Junior matches would be required.

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20th December 2016
It has been brought to the committee's attention that some anglers are using more than 2 rods. Please can we remind anglers that a maximum of two rods only are allowed on WVAS waters. This is stated under item .d. of the Appendix in the
Clubs Constitution (Society Byelaws), which states, 'Any number of rods may be set-up, but a maximum of two rods are to be used at any one time’.
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