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 - 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


Lee Cherry

Lewis Carter

Pete Watson




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) - Lewis Carter


In addition to his bailiffing duties, Lewis takes care of the risk assessments. His findings are then acted upon by the rest of the committee to ensure that we can all safetly enjoy fishing on Jackson's.

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 76pts

2nd Mike Bickley 69pts

3rd Dean Slee 62pts

4th Danek Imiolek 60pts

5th Paul Slee 55pts

6th Mark Rudol 52pts

7th Colin Cavanagh 42pts

8th Paul Benson 33pts

9th Mark Wheatcroft 27pts

J10th Graham Howe 14pts

J10th Dave Wheddon 14pts

11th Tom Cherry 12pts

12th Wayne Slee 10pts

13th Lee Cherry 9pts
14th Simon Williamson 8pts

15th Mark Williamson 7pts

J16th Jack Walton 0pts
J16th Matt Pinnock 0pts
J16th Tom Robinson 0pts



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



Tuesday Night League Table


1st Mike Bickley 68pts

2nd Paul Slee 63pts

3rd Daniel Russell 39pts

J4th Lewis Carter 28pts

J4th Matt Pinnock 28pts

5th Dean Slee 26pts

6th Mike Smith 15pts

7th Tom Robinson 14pts

8th Danek Imiolek 0pts



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