Spring Into Fishing – Open Day

As part of our ongoing commitment to encourage more people to try angling and get more people fishing, more often, Ramsbottom Angling Association have joined forces with Bradshaw Hall Fisheries in Bolton on Saturday 20th July 2019 to support the Angling Trust’s initiative Spring Into Fishing.

Never been fishing before? No problem –  tackle, bait, instruction, day fishing licences and info on fishing clubs and places to go are all included free. Or if you’ve tried fishing already then come and learn beginner’s skills from qualified licensed angling coaches. It doesn’t matter what age or ability – everybody’s welcome.

Parents and Grandparents – bring the kids, have a go yourself and discover how fishing is a fun, exciting, cheap and healthy outdoor activity. It’s also a great excuse to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.

To book your slot simply call or text 07513 289491.

Coaching Times Pegs First Name Surname Age Postcode
10.00 – 10.30 1 Lucy Henderson 11  
  2 Lucy Henderson 8  
  3 Gaz Henderson Snr  
  4 Lindsey Platt Snr  
10.30 – 11.00 1 Joe Crook 15  
  2 Oliver Bunting 10  
  3 Connor Bray 12  
  4 Hunter   6  
11.00 – 11.30 1 Theo Wiggans 10  
  2 Antony Wiggans Snr  
  3 Amy Butler    
  4 Jessica Butler    
  5 Gabby Marshall    
11.30 – 12.00 1 Paul Ainsworth Snr  
  2 Ben Ainsworth Snr  
  3 Reid   6  
  4 Valan   16  
  5 Dad   Snr  
12.00 – 12.30 1 Kaitlin Judge 14  
  2 Kira Judge 11  
  3 David Judge Snr  
  4 Mags Judge Snr  
12.30 – 1.00 1 Sadie Horsfield 11  
  2 Scott Horsfield 36  
  3 Jeanette      
  4 Harrison      
  5 Eloise      
1.00 – 1.30 1        
1.30 – 2.00 1 Arrk Group   Snr  
  2 Arrk Group   Snr  
  3 Arrk Group   Snr  
  4 Arrk Group   Snr  
  5 Arrk Group   Snr  
2.00 – 2.30 1 Arrk Group   Snr  
  2 Arrk Group   Snr  
  3 Arrk Group   Snr  
  4 Arrk Group   Snr  
  5 Arrk Group   Snr  
2.30 – 3.00 1 Gareth Arthern Snr  
  2 Logan Arthern 10  
  3 Mia Arthern 8  
  4 Rebecca Beard    
  5 Joshua Beard 4  
  6 Amanda Anderson    


Team Rammy Take the Win

Whitmore East Canal was the chosen venue of City Social for the second leg of the inter-club match. Following on from our home leg on Bradshaw Fishery Lake 4, Team Rammy were trailing by 15lb 6oz, so the guys were up against it. As normal Lee ordered in some foul weather, but tried to pass it off this time as not being his fault!! The word on the street was that heavy feeding was going to be the order of the day, and so gallons of maggots were ordered in to make sure we were all prepared.

Well, it turned out that the complete opposite was to be the case, with heavy feeding killing the swim straight away. It proved to be a tough day fishing, testing everyone to their limits to work out how to get a bite, but the boys did us proud by winning the match with 199lb 15oz to City Social 118lb 14oz.

This gave Team Rammy the win by 81lb 1oz, which meant that we retain the trophy for another year by an overall weight of 66lb 11oz. Well done to Gary and his team of 10.

And a special well done to Charlie, one of our three Junior musketeers representing the club, on winning the match overall with 48lb 3oz (this lad is one to watch out for in the future).

Thanks to Tom and the anglers from City Social for once again brilliant enjoyable inter-club. See you all again next year.

Lee (Match Secretary)

A Hat-trick of Wins for Jason Wright

Saturday 18th May saw our fourth senior match of the season for the G&N Auto trophy, held on Sycamore Rowan with 10 anglers taking part. This water can be tricky venue as the fish tend to spook very easily, but there are a good few lumps to be caught so judging the right tackle and approach can be difficult.

Despite the forecast, the day proved to be quite pleasant which made a change from the previous matches!!

1st place and completing his hattrick of wins was Jason Wright with 50lb
2nd Graham Walsh 38lb 12oz
3rd Simon Ward 35lb 9oz

Well done to all who took part… Next week we take on City Social in the second leg of the interclub at Whitmore (East Canal).
Lee (match secretary)

Interclub vs City Social – 1st Leg Results

Sunday 12th May saw what could have been not only the first day of Summer but was also the first senior interclub match of the season. Gary and his 10-man team faced off against City Social on the 1st leg of the match on Bradshaw Lake 4.

On the day it was the tale of the two sides of the Lake, with the wall side fishing particularly hard. In the end City Social take a 15lb 6oz lead into the next leg to be held at Whitmore on 26th May.

On the day Matty Waddy (Rammy) won the match overall with 91lb
2nd was Ste Clues (City Social) with 77lb 4oz
3rd was Matt Williams (City Social) with 74lb 8oz
Section wins went to Ste Williams (City Social) & Aaron Wright (Rammy)

Well done to all who fished… Looking forward to the 2nd leg.
Lee (Match Secretary)

Senior Match 3 Results

The third Senior match, (and the first League match) took place on Lake 9 at Bradshaw Hall Fisheries on Saturday 27th April. Although the Match Secretary (Lee Long) had informed everyone that he had booked the weather, I’m not sure where he had booked it from as it was extreme; incorporating rain, wind and being bitterly cold. Congratulations to all 17 anglers who stuck it out in the testing conditions.

Following his win in Match 2, Jason Wright again took the honors with 46lb 6oz 

2nd place went to Matty Waddy with 43lb

3rd place was Lee Long with 39lb 15oz

Section wins went to Gary Wright (again) and Jake Pope.

Well done to the framers and all who took part.


Next match is a 10 man club match against City Social on Sunday 12th May, Bradshaw Hall Fisheries – Lake 4. Captain Gary Wright will be notifying those who have made the team over the next couple of days.

The next general match is a League match at Sycamore – Rowan (22 pegs) on Saturday 18th May.

Please bring the following with you:

Ramsbottom Angling Association permit

Environment Agency rod license

Please contact Lee on 07931 570581 to book on.

Lee (Match Secretary)

Second Senior Match Results

The second Senior match took place on Lake 6 at Bradshaw Hall Fisheries on Saturday 13th April. The weather had been improving over the previous few days, but a combination of the number of anglers taking part (16 out of 18 pegs used) and the cold wind meant that yet again it was going to be hard work.

This proved to be the case, with the wind in particular playing having with fishing at distance and the cold water not conducive to the fish feeding.

Winner of the match with 32lb 12oz was Jason Wright

2nd place went to Brent Cargill with 20lb 15oz

3rd place was Aaron Wright with 15lb 14oz

Section wins went to Gary Wright and Barry Unsworth and Paul Choppy missed out by 5oz again!!!!

Well done to the framers and all who took part.


Next match is on Saturday 27th April, Bradshaw Hall Fisheries – Lake 9, which is the first League match of the season. Draw is at 9am sharp – if you are late, we will draw without you.

Please bring the following with you:

Ramsbottom Angling Association permit

Environment Agency rod license

Please contact Lee on 07931 570581 to book on.

Lee (Match Secretary)

First Senior Match Results

The Senior match season kicked off at Bradshaw Hall Fisheries on Lake 6. Due to the number of anglers taking part it was a pole only match. Normal service was quickly resumed with Lee Long drawing a flyer and Paul Corser stuck off in a corner!!

The recent increase in temperatures had seen some bigger weights coming off the Open competitions, but it proved to be hard session with the water going very quiet for long periods of time. However, everyone stuck at it and it was good to shake off the cobwebs and to knock the dust off the equipment.

Winner of the Royston Cup with 39lb 9oz Aaron Wright who fished Peg 18 worm on the deck at 14.5mtrs

2nd Barry Hill with 33lb 15oz Peg 10

3rd Ste Kenyon with 33lb 7oz Peg 7

Section wins went to Lee Long and Paul Corser

Well done to the framers and all who took part.

Next match is on Saturday 13th April, Bradshaw Hall Fisheries – Lake 6

Lee (Match Secretary)

Senior Knock Up Match

Results from yesterday’s knock up match on Bradshaw Lake 8 (loop) with 10 anglers taking part
1st Gary Wright 29lb 7oz
2nd Lee Long 22lb 9oz
3rd Graham Walsh 19lb 6oz

Well done to all who fished.

Our first senior match of the year is on Bradshaw lakes 6&7 on Saturday 30th March to book on please contact me on 07931570581
Lee (match secretary)

What’s Going on in March

*Saturday 2nd Senior knock up match Bradshaw Lake 8 (loop)
*Thursday 7th Committee meeting Lido 7pm
*Thursday 14th coaching at the Lido -Rig Making 5.30pm till 7.30pm
*Friday 15th The River season closes until Sunday 16th June
*Thursday 21st Management meeting
*Thursday 28th Junior Coaching night with Colin Scott (more details to follow)
*Saturday 30th Our first Senior match of the year being held on Bradshaw Lakes 6&7

Lee (match secretary)

Notes from Senior Match Meeting

There was a great turnout from members at the meeting – which was great to see.

*This year’s charity match will be held on Saturday 6th July on Bradshaw Lake 9 and we have asked Allan Dye to select this year’s charity.
*All fishery rules must be abided by all and all rubbish must be removed from your peg failure to carry this out may result from being banned from other matches
*Non members may join us on match days as guests if there are pegs available but will only be able to fish a maximum of 2 matches over the year. They will be able to join the pools but are not entitled to win any trophies.
*Payout on match days will be. The top 3 and depending on amount of anglers sections will be put in place.
*To qualify for a gift on our fur and feather match you must have participated in 2 other matches as a member through the year.
*This year there will be checks carried out by Paul and myself to make sure that you all have a valid rod licence and you have a RAA membership.
*Graham Walsh will be looking after the over 50s matches
*All match results will be posted on FB and on our Website
*The top 3 anglers will be asked of how they have approached the match. This is so we can pass the information to our junior coaching sessions.
*On each match there will be a bucket placed to collect all unused baits this will then be used towards out feeding programmes on our own waters..

The votes
The following votes where voted in at the meeting
1. Fishing times 9am draw fish from 1030 till 1530
2. Peg and Pool fees. They will change fro £20 to £15 per match
3. The league entry fees will stay the same at £25

If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07931570581 or come and see me at our permit evening on Wednesday 27th February at Walshaw Sports Club.
Hope to see you all out on the bank soon
Lee (match secretary)