Reddish Angling Club
Reddish Angling Club

Meet the Commitee

Honorary President - Arthur Bickley


Although normally considered a ceremonial role the President still has a place as a fully functioning commitee member


Best fishing memory - Catching 2x 2lb roach on same day.

Favourite flavour jelly - Lime

Aims for RAC - To leave the club better than I found it.

Hobbies outside angling - Mainly sleeping

Favourite method - Stick float on a river.



Chairman - Mike Bickley


The chairman is responsible for running the clubs meetings, ensuring that they are conducted as per the rules of the club.




Best fishing memory - 1st day back fishing after Covid - 230lb on peg 18,  Jacksons.

Favourite ABBA song - The Visitors

Favourite fishing venue  - Loch Ken

Hobbies outside angling - Keen follower of F1

                                                                              Favourite method - Feeder.






Club Secretary - Helen Stanfield


The Secretary’s role is to co-ordinate with the other members of the committee and the membership in general, the activities of The Club. The Secretary must correspond and liaise with the various external bodies that impact on The Clubs activities.  




Worst fishing memory  - Diving into a pond fully clothed 13 years ago to retrieve Debbies new rod. My clothes turned green and it was fecking freezing. Trying to get warm in a camping shower block.. 

Aims for RAC - I have seen my aims for RAC over the last 4 years have been completed. I want the club to continue to thrive.

Hobbies outside angling - I enjoy jigsaws and am a big gamer..zombie bashing. 

Favourite method - I like shallow fishing on the pole in the summer.



Treasurer - Mark Williamson


The Treasurer is responsible for the keeping of proper and correct records of The Clubs finances, providing an audited final account of each year’s finances which is given to the members at the AGM.



Junior Secretary - Paul Wright


The Junior Secretary’s duties are to encourage and develop the junior section of the club. 


Best fishing memory - The carp taking my pole at Townsend fisheries

Favourite cartoon - Tom and Jerry

Aims for RAC - To encourage more junior anglers.

Hobbies outside angling - Watching Man United.

Favourite method - Pole.



Match Secretary - Paul Slee (Co-Opted)


The Match Secretary’s responsibility is the organization and running of The Clubs angling matches.


Best fishing memory - Holding hte venue record at Townsend Fisheries with 197lb

Favourite bus route - 135 to Bury

Aims for RAC - Encourage more juniors to take up angling.

Hobbies outside angling - Anything to do with cars

Favourite method - Margin fishing



Fisheries Officer 

The Fisheries Officers responsibility is for the water in The Clubs ponds and everything in there, i.e. fish stocks, plants, weeds and other aquatic life. At present this responsibility is being shared by the whole committee as part of the regeneration program that is being carried out. Any member who is interested in the role should contact the committee to see how they can firstly be a part of the team that restores the fishing on jacksons to the way that we all remember. 




Banks officer  - Position vacant


The Banks Officer is responsible for everything above the waterline on The Clubs pond, i.e. the banks, pegs, trees and other flora.



A HUGE amount of work has been done over the last few years by Laurie French and Rick O'Pray (along with the great help of many others). The banks, paths, trees etc are in good order and any new banks officer should find that their role is mainly one of maintaining the excellent work already done.


Any member who feels that they would like to take the lead ensuring that everything above the waterline is safe, fit for purpose and pleasing to the eye, please get in touch. 




Membership Secretary - Position Vacant.

The membership secretary is tasked with keeping an accurate and up to date record of the members of the club, including meeting and work-party attendances.


Best fishing memory

Favourite Beatles song

Favourite fishing venue  - 

Hobbies outside angling

                                                       Favourite method -



Head Bailiff - (Co-opted) Lee Cherry

The Head Bailiff’s responsibility is for policing the clubs pond.


Best fishing memory - catching a 16lb common on Jackson's

Favourite fossilised animal - The fish in this picture.

Aims for RAC - keep pond tidy and safe . look after the wildlife like the kingfisher,  etc  and make the pond a friendly and safe place  to fish for future generations.

Hobbies outside angling -  Collecting fossils.

Favourite method - The method feeder.


Lee is helped in his role by Assistant Bailiffs




Mark Wheaatcroft


All club members are bailiffs, but If you would like to volunteer to be an "official" bailiff get in touch with Lee. 


General Purpose Committee Members 

G.P. committee members work in a supporting capacity, each lending their areas of expertise to improve the decision making and democratic processes within the committee. They may also have a specific area of focus that is relevant to their individual skills.




General Purpose Committee Member  - Dave Wheddon.


Dave is generally considered one of the clubs top anglers. Well known for fishing in his shorts in anything other than artic conditions.


Dave's contributons are mainly focused on the fish stocks and sunbathing.



Special Projects Committee Member - Sam Bickley


Sam works in a largley administrative capacity and is currently focusing on biosecurity and its impact on RAC. He also helps providing costings for potential projects etc. He also assists with procedural matters.

General Purpose Committee member (co-opted) - Simon Thewlis.


Simon is an assistant bailiff working with The Head Baliff and his team to keep Jackons a safe and secure place to fish. Additionally, he helps with a lot of the bank and fisheries work whilst the postiions are vacant, along with filling wherever help is needed. 

Club Championship Table

Summer League.*


1st Chris Bickley 115pts

2nd Mike Bickley 105pts

3rd Paul Slee 95pts

4th Dean Slee 86pts 

5th Danek Imiolek 72pts

6th Mark Rudol 62pts

7th Colin Cavanagh 54pts

8th Mark Wheatcroft 41pts

9th Paul Benson 33pts

10th Graham Howe 21pts

11th Wayne Slee 19pts

12th Dave Wheddon 14pts

13th Jack Walton 13pts

14th Tom Cherry 12pts

15th Lee Cherry 9pts

16th Simon Williamson 8pts

17th Mark Williamson 7pts

J18th Matt Pinnock 0pts
J18th Tom Robinson 0pts



*15pts for 1st, 14pts for 2nd, down to 0 points for a DNW



Tuesday Night League Table


1st Mike Bickley 109pts

2nd Paul Slee 104pts

3rd Daniel Russell 62pts

4th Lewis Carter 56pts

5th Dean Slee 55pts

6th Matt Pinnock 28pts

7th Mike Smith 15pts

8th Tom Robinson 14pts

9th Danek Imiolek 0pts



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