Reddish Angling Club
Reddish Angling Club

24 hour Charity Match 27-28th August 2022




Francis House provides a home from home where families can receive professional care, support and friendship.


Francis House is open to all families who have children diagnosed as having a life threatening or life limiting condition and are under sixteen years of age on referral


Care is given free of charge and regardless of faith or cultural background.


Where it is appropriate for young people and their families respite care may be given at Francis Lodge which is an age appropriate facility for teenagers and young adults.



The 2021 event took place as follows -

1st peg 20 Dean Slee 56lb 5oz (caught a lot)
2nd peg 18 Simon Thewlis 22lb 13oz (drank a lot)
3rd peg 23 Chris Bickley19lb 13oz (not known what he did, he was in the corner on his own)
4th peg 3 Paola Bickley 12lb 10oz (only female with the balls to do it)
5th peg 30 Lewis Carter11lb 13oz (lost a LOT of carp)
6th peg 4 Mike Pike Hunter Bickley 5lb 4oz (slept a lot)
7th peg 13 Louis Brown 4lb 1oz (also slept a lot but in a comfy tent)
8th peg 5 Paul Slee 3lb 5oz (cooked for everybody a lot)
9th peg 6 Daniel Russell 3lb 1oz (ate a lot and slept a lot)
10th peg 2 David Gooch 0lb 0oz (went to a football match, went for pizza, not known if he set a rod up at all ? )

The day started early on Saturday morning when Mike, Paul, Paola, Dean and Simon setup the Marquee and cooking facilities (Paul donated the use of his barbeque for the event). 
After 4 hours the Marquee was finally erected the right way up, and everything put into its correct place. 

Once the anglers arrived the draw (rover) took place with anglers selecting their pegs dependent upon their individual needs. Dean, Chris, Simon, Lewis and Daniel chose theirs with a view to catching fish. Louis chose to be close to his house so that his mum could regularly bring him creature comforts. Paul and Paola chose to be near the food and hot drinks. Mike chose the area with the comfiest bank to sleep on. David Gooch was at the Etihad and Posh Nosh. 
Kate Puc representing Francis House called the "all in" and we all set about catching fish with great determination. Which lasted about half an hour before the first "shall we pace ourselves and have a brew ?" Simon took the early lead with a fine carp that took him nearly three weeks to land. 

After a session of fine dining provided by head chef Paul we settled down to the evening session. Dean, Paola and Chris landed a few carp, while Lewis lost the first of his.
The session through the night was punctuated by a visit from the Police. Initial fears that we had been excessively noisy were dispelled when we were collectively asked to form the Reddish branch of Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys to investigate reports of a car alarm going off (it was a house alarm on Harcourt Street) and of a females screams (it was a fox). We are now waiting to hear if we will be awarded the George Medal. 

Several of us then fell asleep.

The morning dawned overcast and windy (pegs 20 and 23 remaining like a mill pond), which made pole fishing very difficult. Dean, Simon and Lewis still managed to land carp.
The final weigh-ins were completed and it was discovered that Dean Slee by virtue of his concentration and determination was the overall winner. It must be said that there were no losers in this event with everyone playing their part. 

We were visited throughout the event by supportive friends and family which was very welcome.
Many thanks to Mike, Paul, Dean and Paola who cleared everything away at the end.

Congratulations to Dean Slee this years winner. 

Many thanks to Paul Slee for organising the event and ensuring that everyone was fed.

The BIGGEST thanks to those of you who sponsored, which is, after all, what its all about. (Donations can still be made).

Club Championship Table

Summer League.


1. Chris Bickley 39pts

2. Mike Bickley 38pts

3. Mark Wheatcroft 30pts

4. Chris Ridgeway 28pts

5. Paul Slee 23pts

6. Wayne Slee 21pts

7. Jack Walton 18pts

8. Dave Parry 15pts

9. Dave Wheddon 14pts

J10. Tom Cherry 13pts

J10. Dean Slee 13pts

12. Lee Cherry 11pts

13. Danek Imiolek 8pts

14. Daniel Russell 0pts


Tuesday Night League Table


1st Jim Fleming 28pts

2nd Lee Cherry 27pts

3rd Mike Bickley 26pts

J4th Rob Holtom 14pts

J4th Paul Slee 14pts




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