Dates for Your Diary – Feb 2019

With February fast approaching here is what’s on at RAA:

*Saturday 2nd knock up match Bradshaw Lake 5
*Tuesday 5th senior match lads meeting at the Lido 7pm (details to follow)
*Thursday 7th committee meeting at the Lido 7pm
*Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th junior coaching weekend on pike fishing in Nottingham
*Sunday 17th our annual tour of all our waters – everyone welcome to come along 
*Thursday 21st coaching with Tony Quinn fly tying 5.30pm till 7pm (followed by committee meeting)
*Wednesday 27th Permit night at Walshaw Sports Club time tbc
*Thursday 28th coaching night with Howard Kelly (Matrix) – limited spaces (details to follow) 

There are no work parties booked as of yet for February, but please keep an eye on our Facebook page and our Web site.

Lee (match secretary)

2019 Match Programme Announced

Well guys and girls it’s the time of the year to announce this year’s Match Programme 🎣🎣

I am going to be holding a meeting on Tuesday February 5th at the Lido starting 7pm with the senior match lads (as there as been some questions asked which need addressing and some answers to be voted on) .. So would be grateful if you could attend so you can have your input… I will send a text out nearer the time… Meanwhile if anyone has any questions regarding the programme then please contact me on 07931570581

Lee (Match Secretary)

2019 Match Programme

Knock Up Match Saturday 19th January 2019

Today we had a knock up match on Bradshaw lake 7 where 7 anglers took part Brent Cargill took his first RAA win with 28lb 4oz (fishing double red maggot). Graham Walsh was second with 23lb. 3rd was Lee Long with 18lb 1oz.

Well done to all that took part
Next knock up will be held on Bradshaw lake 5 on 2nd February

Lee (match secretary)

First Junior Coaching Session of 2019

A great night had by all tonight at Lido for the first coaching session of the year with 8 juniors turning up learning about different kinds of bait and how we present the bait to the fish on a hook… All finished off with a maggot race ðŸŽ£ðŸŽ£ðŸŽ£ our next session will beheld on Thursday 31st January at the Lido where we will be holding a Carp angling night with one of the country’s best carp anglers Colin Scott (Garbalino / Spottedfin) you will need to book on for this session by calling Lee on 07931570581🎣🎣🎣

Look forward to seeing you all there

Lee (match secretary)

RAA Review of the Year 2018

Well it’s that time of year where we look back on our 2018 match programme and what a year it has been
14 club matches (Inc 8 league)
1 Dad and Lad
1 Pairs
1 over 50s
Total weight 6486lb 4oz
Highest lake weight 947lb 12oz Brad 4
Highest ind weight 109lb 14oz Simon B
Highest turn out 17

– CADG 2teams. Team B came 4th.. Team A 2nd same points but losing out on weight…. Ind winner Gary Wright 83lb
– Interclub… Lost to Tonge by 48lb 9oz
Beat Breightmet by 46lb 7oz and beat City Social by 11lb 1oz
– Club match winners… Graham Walsh. Gary Wright. Jason Wright. Arron Wright. Lee Long. Jake Pope. Simon Ward.
-Over 50s winner Aurther Davis
– Pairs winners Jason Wright & Brent Cargill
– Dad’s & Lads winners Simon & Ailfie Bourne
– League champion Gary Wright

Junior section

6 club matches
1 Dad and Lad
1 National
Total weight 1299lb 14oz
Highest lake weight 556lb13oz
Highest ind weight 112lb 12oz George
Highest turn out 17 (great achievement)

– CADG (2teams) B team 2nd and our A Team retained the trophy for the 3rd year… Ind winner on the day George with 112lb 12oz (his p/b)
– Club match winners… Charlie (2). George. Harry L. Kailem. Gabby. Zoe (2)
– Nationals.. First time entered and we came 4th overall which is a fantastic achievement (team Jake. George. Harry L. Harry B. Luca. Alfie).

All other awards
Spirit of association – GABBY
Ben & Jake – CHARLIE
Most Improved – ZOE
Junior Club Person – RORY

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who have taken part in any of our match programme this year and I would also like to say a special thanks to all the coaches, supporters and of course the parents as without all of you we would not be able to carry out our junior programme… Also a massive thank you to Damian and Bradshaw Hall Fisheries for his continued support throughout the year… Tonge Angling, Fishermans Way and Moorheys Packaging for all the support (if anybody is thinking of buying any tackle then please don’t use the Internet support our local tackle shops).

We have a fantastic year ahead of us for 2019 which is now at the final planning stages (I will post on here once completed) and don’t forget the junior coaching programme which continues throughout the winter months down at the Lido

Finaly I would like to wish Mr Allan Dye a speedy recovery and hope to see him back down at the Lido very soon

I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New year
All the best
Lee (match secretary)

Junior Coaching Dates 2019

People have been asking with regards the dates for the coaching programme.. So here goes dates for your diary’s and calendars
All the following dates will be held at the Lido from 1730 till 1900
Thursday 17th Jan
Thursday 31st Jan
Thursday 14th Feb
Thursday 28th Feb
Thursday 14th Mar
Thursday 28th Mar
Thursday 11th Apr
Thursday 25th Apr (first outdoor session)
Then every Thursday throughout the summer..

### Other dates to to get in your dairy ####
* Wednesday 27th Feb Permit sales night at Walshaw sports club from 8pm
* Wednesday 20th November AGM 8pm Walshaw sports club
* Saturday 7th December our Christmas Doo & Presentation Evening venue TBC
* There will be comittee meetings being held every other Thursday at the Lido from January 10th (everybody welcome)…. 
Please keep you eyes on our FB page as other activities and dates will be posted as they are finalised. Such as work parties and Match programme
Wishing you all a Happy New Year
Lee (Match Secretary)