Club Membership


Membership is currently available to all. Club membership runs for 12 months from the date of purchase and will automatically renew each year.

Under 16’s can become a member for FREE at any of the tackle shops listed below or via the LBA HQ.

Membership offers fishing at 4 sections of the River Irwell, one section of the River Croal plus all of the Manchester Bury and Bolton canal (except bolton arm ) and The Rochdale Canal 51 Blue pits Highest to the Bridge 73 Oldham Rd A62. Please note that fishing at LBA HQ & River Roch is by appointment only. Please contact our Chairman Eric Owen to organise. See Club Waters for more detail.

You can join our club online or in person by calling in to one of these tackle shops:

Alternatively you can arrange to meet with Eric Owen (Chairman) or Mick Dodman (Vice Chairman) at our HQ. Please contact us to organise a convenient time.

When joining online, you have the option to purchase a plastic Member Photo ID card for £5 or you can send send 2 x Passport Photos, a self-addressed envelope and your contact details to Eric Owen – 30 Keswick Drive, Bury BL9 9LT.

*When fishing club waters, ALL anglers must be in possession of a current Environment Agency Rod Licence, and be able to present it to Bailiffs if requested.

Adult Member£20.00
OAP & Disabled£10.00
Young Person (Under 16)FREE
Monthly Permit£5.50 per month (see Tickets)
*Membership Photo ID card£5.00
*Online Joining Fee£2.00

*Online Joining Fee – this fee is only applicable for memberships purchased online and will be added to the membership total automatically.

*Membership ID Card – if you purchase your membership online, the cost of the membership card will automatically be included (£5). Therefore, please ensure you upload a photo clearly displaying your face only (like a passport photo). This photo will be printed on your membership card so must be a true & current representation of yourself. Your membership will not be valid without a suitable photo.

The membership card will be delivered to your home address and may take up to two weeks to arrive. Please use your membership confirmation email as proof of purchase in the interim.

Please contact the Membership Secretary with any questions.