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30th October 2019
Please note that this years presentation will be held at
Whitworth Football & Cricket Club on Sunday, 15th December at 1pm. As usual a free buffet will be available and the club welcomes anyone who wishes to attend, both club members and family. Please bring along a raffle prize to support the club.
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16th October 2019
We are pleased to say that that the Eco-Islands have now been installed at Broadley Wood pond in Healey Dell, thanks to a grant received from
Rochdale Council's Township Fund. These island's will hopefully provide the cover and refuge that the fish require, to avoid the problem of predation by mink, cormorants and goosander, that we have encountered over the last few years. Each island measures 4m x 4m and should start to look more natural as the vegetation grows.
The Society would also like to thank
RBC Parks & Countryside Rangers and the Green Volunteer Scheme for their expertise and help in installing the Islands.
Please refer to previous article on the 6th July for more details.

Broadley Islands small
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22nd September 2019
The pond on Syke common, owned by Rochdale Council, is being drained to carry out maintenance work on the walls and footpaths. The fish from there have now been transferred in to Broadley Wood. Following two nettings of Syke we are pleased to say that we probably moved around 6 to 8 thousand roach and rudd plus one big perch. All the necessary health checks were carried out prior to transferring the fish. Thanks go to Rochdale Council and Farnley Fish Farm.
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7th August 2019
It has been decided to start using two keep nets on the match lake at Lane Head for both matches and pleasure fishing. One for silvers and one for carp. This is due to the size that the carp are now and fear of damaging the silvers now that catch weights are increasing. Also, keep nets to be used for a maximum of 5 hours only, again both in matches and pleasure fishing.
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7th of August 2019
Due to a further outbreak of KHV at Compstall fishery in Manchester, it is
strict rule that keep nets, landing nets and carp mats are layed out behind your peg prior to fishing to expose them to UV light.
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6th July 2019
Once again, we can't thank the Rochdale Township Committee enough for awarding us the grant to carry out the vital work at Broadley pond. Hopefully next year the results will be there for all to see.
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6th July
Over the last few years the pond at Broadley Wood has suffered from predation by mink, cormorants and goosander. Due to this, very few small fish are now caught, regardless of us stocking twice in the last 3 years with 6 to 8 thousand small fish. This year we introduced larger fish in the hope that these will not be predated on to the same extent. The Society are keen to return to having junior matches on the water and hosting taster days to encourage new anglers into the sport.
We are pleased to announce that the Society has received funding from
Rochdale Council to install two Eco-Island structures into the pond. These islands will provide somewhere for the fish to back off to and each island will pre-planted to look natural with a predator cage underneath to allow small fish to enter but keep out predators.
The islands will provide a sanctuary formed by the foliage and root matrix growth, both above and below the water for other wildlife as well as fish.
Other similar projects have been carried out in the Borough with great success e.g. Syke pond, Queens Park and Rhodes Lodges.
These islands will be installed in less than one day in conjunction with
RBC Parks & Countryside Rangers and the Green Volunteer Scheme. We hope to complete this by mid August.
More details regarding the islands can be found by following the attached link
ECO - ISLANDS.
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27th April 2019
Please note that unhooking mats must be used on the Specimen Pond at Lane Head. If you require one, these can be obtained at Rochdale Angling and Stuart has kindly offered a discount on one if you produce your membership card. Normally these are £12 but he will do them for £10.
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22nd January 2019
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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22nd January 2019
The dates for the challenge matches against Rochdale Waltons have now been arranged for the 30th June at Waltons in Healey Dell and the 14th July at Lane Head.
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7th December 2018

Membership's for 2019 are now available from Rochdale Angling! Why not gift one for Christmas!
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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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13th June 2018
Please be aware that during matches at Lane Head, cones will be placed halfway 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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8th June 2018
Please be aware that Un-hooking mats are required when fishing the Specimen Lake at Lane Head.
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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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