History of Bay Malton Angling Club

The Bay Malton Angling Club was formed in the mid-seventies and had, for many years, its headquarters at the Bay Malton Hotel. In 2001 the club made a conscious decision to move to Dunham Massey Village Hall.

Like a lot of angling clubs, the Bay Malton was formed by a few friends who used to call at the Bay Malton Hotel for a drink. Most of them belonged to another, large, local club that fished the canal by the side of the hotel.

Over the years the club stayed as a small friendly organization but in the mid-nineties found it, economically, a struggle to keep going. At this time the committee decided to vigorously promote the club and expand the number of waters. The success of that policy change shows today in the fact that the club has waters to suit any style of fishing and a membership in the many hundreds plus a thriving junior section. The club even controls a fishing complex of eight waters, plus toilets and secure parking.

No matter how large the club becomes it will always strive to be friendly and not ultra competitive, even in the matches. The club, from time to time, promotes social events for those who want them. This is to try and include the whole family in the club.

Take a look at the waters that the club has to offer and if you wish to join you will be more than welcome.


The objective of the Club will be as follows:

1.  To promote and protect the angling interests of the Club’s members.

2. To rent, lease, purchase or otherwise obtain and provide fishing rights to be enjoyed equally by all members.

3. To make all waters available to all members of the Club and to aim to increase the facilities available for the proper pursuit of angling for its members.

4. To help create and support a flourishing wildlife habitat.

5. To encourage and assist juniors to become involved in angling.

6. Where practically possible to provide adequate access to club waters for club members who experience mobility problems.