|Who's who at WADAA|
WADAA is a large angling association with over 1000 members and several busy fisheries to look after – plus some 2,000 day visitors a year. To cope with this substantial and varied workload the Association now needs employed, professional staff which means that our structure and the way we work is rather different to most other associations.
Our committee takes an advisory and policy making role rather than the usual hands on involvement with the running of the Association and its fisheries. It both represents the interests of members and focuses on longer term development. Committee members have a range of experience and often specific expertise in an area relevant to the Association’s work. The Committee meets quarterly and the current members are;
Dave Helm (Chairman), Bill Williams, Dave Stocker, John Roberts, Dave Willacy, Jon Atkinson, Brian Harby, David Blacow, David Nixon.
WADAA Association Manager
Neil Birkinshaw is WADAA’s employed manager. Neil is responsible not only for the management and development of the fisheries but also the Association’s substantial administrative workload. He also edits and maintains www.lakedistrictfishing .net.
WADAA Fishery Officer
Jim Duncan is the Association’s Fishery Officer. Jim's role is primarily to patrol and monitor the fisheries and to generally check that all is as it should be. Jim ensures that members and other anglers fishing our waters do so in compliance of our rules. For most members and visitors Jim is very much the public face of the Association.
WADAA Maintenance Officer
WADAA fisheries have a high standard of maintainance - largely down to the sterling efforts of Terry Brood and his son Jonathan. As well as looking after all our seasonal grass mowing and strimming Terry and Jonathan are also involved with the estate work side of most of our fishery developments. Terry also assists Jim with the monitoring of the fisheries - usually taking the very early morning shift!