Todmorden Angling Society’s Gallery

Browse our pictures of our waters, events and fish. If anyone has any pictures they would like to see on the website, whether it be a nice panoramic shot of a water, a good match bag or a new P.B fish or anything else, you can e-mail them too us at... todmorden.as@outlook.com Thanks T.A.S

Cliviger restoration 2016

The improvement work at Cliviger Ponds is now completed (Sept 2016). Drainage on the paths has been improved. Trees have been pruned and fallen trees removed. Fishing pegs have been removed and/or repaired -reeds have also been thinned out. The silt trap at the inflow to the top pond has been rebuilt. The spillway and silt trap below the bottom pond has also been rebuilt. The small area of parking opposite the access gate has also been cleared and improved.-now room for 3-4 cars. This work has been funded by the Lancashire Environmental Fund and Cliviger Parish Council (Funded by Scottish Renewables’Coal Clough Windfarm. Thanks very much to both our funders.

Cliviger restoration work 2016

  • Damaged silt trap

Boxing Day 2015 Flood

On Boxing Day 2015 Rainfall of up to 120mm (5 inches) fell in the 24 hours period around 26th December in the Lancashire and Yorkshire areas. To put this into context, average rainfall for December for the entire month is 145mm. This caused the run off rivers off the hills around Todmorden, Walsden and Littleborough that flow in the the Rochdale Canal to cause the canal to over top in places, cause tow path damage and a landslip in to the Rochdale Canal that the club own the fishing rights too.
The Boxing Day floods of 2015 caused widespread flooding of the Rochdale canal. A large hole was washed out of the towpath, a landslide blocked the canal and many fish were washed into the River Rochdale Canal – Restocking following Boxing Day Floods 2015 Calder. The Canal & River Trust spent most of the summer of 2016 repairing the damage to the infrastructure of the canal. But the fish stocks were still missing!

Rochdale Canal – Restocking following Boxing Day Floods 2015

The Boxing Day floods of 2015 caused widespread flooding of the Rochdale canal. A large hole was washed out of the towpath, a landslide blocked the canal and many fish were washed into the River Calder.
The Canal & River Trust spent most of the summer of 2016 repairing the damage to the infrastructure of the canal. But the fish stocks were still missing!
The Angling Society was at a loss what to do. Todmorden Angling Society has fished the canal since 1935-and nothing like this has ever happened before.
An application was made to local charity Community Foundation for Calderdale for a grant to replace the lost fish stocks -The grant was made very quickly and, along with a contribution from the Canal & River Trust and Todmorden Angling Society the fish were stocked into the canal in March.
Stock fish introduced included 500lb 4”-6” Roach, 400lb 6”-10” Roach 270lb Bream, 150lb 8oz-2lb Carp, 45lb 6”-8” Tench and 360 Perch.
Emma Bolger from the Community Foundation said “we have supported over 4000 grant applications to the Calderdale flood fund. Support has been given to individuals and families, charitable groups and businesses trying to rebuild after the flooding in 2015”.
The flood fund is just one stream of funding the Community Foundation manages, annually they direct between £500,000 and £1,000,000 to good causes locally. Since the Community Foundation formed 25 years ago they have supported over 8,000 Calderdale charitable groups and individuals in crisis, with over £25,000,000 of grant aid.

Boxing Day 2015

  • Woodhouse road flooded and flowing in to the canal

Canal Restocking 2017