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.
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
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 - Paola Bickley
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 - Getting a trophy for being the first woman to win a RAC match.
Favourite Beatles song - Eleanor Rigby
Favourite fishing venue - The River Severn.
Hobbies outside angling - Arts and crafts & gardening.
Favourite method - Feeder.
Head Bailiff - (Co-opted) David Gooch
The Head Bailiff’s responsibility is for policing the clubs pond.
Best fishing memory - F\irst day after the close seasoin in the 80's
Favourite bloke with a beard - Brian Blessed
Aims for RAC - For Jackson's to become a healthy, safe water for members and fish alike. Where members can enjoy catching healthy fish.
Hobbies outside angling - Supporting Man City.
Favourite method - Method Feeder.
David is helped in his role by Assistant Bailiffs
General Purpose Committee
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.