Junior Club Match – Saturday 16th June

Our first Junior Match will be held on Saturday 16th June 9am-4pm at Bradshaw Fisheries – Lake 6.

There are 18 pegs available. To book on please contact Dave Marshall or Lee Long.

If you need to borrow any tackle, please make contact with Alan, Lee or Dave and let them know what tackle you require and to make arrangements to collect from the Lido prior to the match day.

Coaches will be present to assist on the day.

Junior Advanced Group Receive Worm and Caster Training

Ramsbottom Juniors Advanced Group took to Bradshaw Hall Fisheries tonight on lake 9.
The juniors had their pens and paper at the ready to take notes on WORM and CASTER fishing methods which were presented by two fantastic anglers namely Dave Pimlott and Daz Shaw.

 cutting worms

All the juniors asked Dave and Daz lots of questions about worms and casters. They were all shown about how to prepair the bait, chop and hook the worms, how much to pot in and how to build your peg up.This is such a wonderful experience for the juniors to have and to learn so much in one night. Even the adults who attended learnt a few skills tonight.


A massive thanks to Dave and Daz for the time they spent with the juniors. Hopefully they can put into practice what they have learnt tonight.

Team RAA win 2nd Leg of Interclub Match and Retain Trophy

Great win for team RAA wining the second leg of the interclub by a small margin of 3lb 3oz. .. which has made us retain the trophy once again from City Social by a margin of 11lb 10oz over the 2 matches.

CS Match Result

Well done to all who took part … today the match winner was our team captain Gary Wright with 70lb 7oz. 2nd Jimmy (C/S) 44lb 4oz and 3rd Tony Robinson (C/S) 38lb 9oz. Well done to the section winners Lee Long (RAA,) George Maloney (RAA), Alan Dunn (C/S) and Russian Smith (C/S). Big thanks goes out to City Social for a great 2 days out on the lakes … can’t wait for next year #teamraachampionsagain

“Hi just like to thank all the lads that have fished the interclubs recently. We managed to retain the trophy against City Social last weekend .. like to say well done to some of our new team members Simon Ward, Liam Booth and Barry Grigg. Special thanks to Barry Unsworth and Barry Hill for standing in at late notice for the match against Tonge on Scholes’s yard. Unfortunately the place fished even more dire than usual. Our next interclub is against Breighmet anglers on their home water the Croft in Bolton on 24th June. Any angler wishing to represent club please leave message on here or text me on 07939 527854 cheers Gary.”

Tough Day’s Fishing in Match vs Tonge

Unfortunately things did not go to plan against Tonge Angling in the 1st leg of our interclub at Scholes Lane in Tottington. On what was a glorious day, the fishing was really tough as the fish were darting around everywhere but just not biting. We ended up losing the match by 8 points to 2… well done to Jake Pope and Lee Long on winning there points (full results below):

Tonge results

We’ve got it all to do on the second leg fellas …but fortune favours the brave.

RAA take slender lead into 2nd leg against City Social

Well done to team RAA on their victory today in the 1st leg of the interclub match against City Social on Lake 3 at Bradshaw Fisheries. On a very hard day of fishing … we are 8lb 7oz up going into the second leg which is in a fortnight at Witmore fisheries – 362lb 3oz vs 353lb 9oz.

Top of the charts for RAA was Dave Marshall with 74ib 13oz, followed by Jake Pope with 54lb 10oz, but the overall weight was spread out well across the rest of the team.

Match Result

This Sunday coming is our second interclub against Tonge Anglers at Scholes’s Yard in Tottington. Any angler wishing to represent the club on this venue please register an interest on the Facebook post or get in touch with Gary on 07939 527854 ASAP as we’ve not got long to put team together.

Senior Match Result – Sunday 6th May

Well what a hot day we had on Bradshaw Fisheries lake 6 today … with loads of laughter.

1. Barry Hill forgetting his rigs after practicing all day yesterday.
2. Paul Chop forgetting his pellets
3. Liam Booth getting a 9.5 from Graham with Walsh for his great falling abilities.. on his peg.

Well done to:
1st Place – Graham Walsh for winning the match with 44lb 5oz.
2nd Place – Paul Chop on his 2nd position with 31lb 14oz
3rd Place – Barry Hill with his first frame with RAA 3rd with 30lb 2oz

Also well done to all the section winners Simon Ward, John Holton, Gary Wright, and Sam Baldwin.

Full results below:

Results sheet

Next week we take on City Social in our first interclub of the year… so good luck to our team

Junior Coaching Sessions Kick Off in Style

Our Junior coaching sessions started tonight and we had a great start to the season.

We’ve had numerous children on the banks at the lido who have never fished before, which is great news. They’ve all had a bit of fun and went away with smiles on their faces.

The juniors that have attended ranged from 6 years old to 15 years old. As you can see we cater for all ages.

If you would like to come down next Thursday between 5:30 – 7:30 pm then please give Allan a call on 07956 493828 and book your place.

Juniors Perform Well at First Match

The junior’s have had a great weekend at Shatterford Lakes in Kidderminster for their first match of the season. It was a very hard days fishing on all the lakes, but was a great experience for them all. Well done to Luca, Harry, Gabby and Rory for their efforts on a very cold day. You all did wonderful!!

Shatterford Group

A big thank you to the organisers who provided a great goody bag for everyone that fished worth around £200.

Springwood Work Party – A Job Well Done!!

Some hard working lads shifted tons of stone to improve the dam path on our Springwood water today. Big thanks from Allan and Neil, we couldn’t run the club without you. A warm welcome to Dan, new member on his first working party and a real bonus for us. Thanks again and if nothing else pop down for a cuppa on Thursday nights when the junior coaching starts.

 SP work party

To find out to get there just visit our Springwood club waters page.