The Society was resurrected on the 1st August 2008, after the demise of the original Heywood Angling Society in 1986, all trophies from the original society are now with H&D A.S.
with more added as and when required.
The Society encourages junior membership as they are the anglers of the future - who in turn will teach and encourage others to take up the sport.
According to the Environment Agency, 1 in 5 people in the UK are involved in Angling in some form at least once every 3 years.
Our Society is committed to Angling Development in the Heywood area - we have four licensed level 2 coaches, and one licenced level 3 coach, plus one coach educator. We run regular junior coaching sessions - all free with equipment provided.
One of the strengths of our Society is our commitment to providing accessible angling facilities for the North West disabled angling community - and have been awarded a British Disabled Angling Association Club Gold Award for our facilities and access.
The Society is Accredited with "FishMark Advanced" from the Angling Trust (NGB) this gives
parents assurance that their child is being coached in a safe environment by qualified coaches.
All coaches are DBS checked and hold First Aid and Child Protection Certification
and are also fully insured.