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The next trip we have arranged will be to Liverpool Bay on Saturday, December 14. Anyone wishing to go should call Dave on 07711-987833 to book a place. This trip is filling up fast, so hurry if you want to go for the big cod. We will book an extra boat if this trip is over-subscribed. We are organising a four-day trip to Guernsey in April next year. This will be a wrecking trip, targeting pollock and turbot. If you fancy a crack at these big fish, call Roger on 07773-139460 to book a place. Remember that our next general meeting is on Tuesday, December 17 at the New Inn, East Bierley, starting at 8pm. This is our annual Christmas raffle and buffet, with everyone bringing a prize to be raffled. New members will be made most welcome.


The River Aire has been stocked with another consignment of small barbel. If caught they should be treated carefully. The members’ match at Pilley’s was won by E Harrison with a catch of small roach weighing 2lb 14oz – a hat-trick at this venue. Second-placed W Barker (12oz) was the only other weigher. All competitors were troubled by pike. An item of tackle has been found on the bank. It can be claimed by contacting the secretary on 07984-597328. The next open match will be at Apperley Bridge, with details to appear next week. K Lawrence had only one fish on a recent visit to Pilley’s but it was a big bream. Membership books for next year should be available from all of the usual outlets by the end of next week.


The first round of this year’s Raskelf Winter Series went ahead, despite the lake being frozen throughout the match. The winner was Andy Jacques with 9lb of F1s and ide on pole and maggot, followed by S Fox with 8lb 3oz. Howard Foster finished third on the day with 8lb 2oz of ide and Pete Vickerman caught 8lb 1oz for fourth place. The next round will take place on Sunday, January 26. Cowthorpe will be closed this Sunday for an open match, with tickets available from Simon on 01274-571175. Chellow Dene and Widdington Hall (River Ouse) are fishing well for roach and bream on maggot feeder.


There will be a committee meeting at Ryshworth Social Club next Tuesday, starting at 8pm. Despite the colder weather, the canal is still fishing well for good nets of small roach at Morton Lane and Crossflatts.


Result of the last Swainby match on the River Swale: 1 I Parker 9lb 6oz, 2 J Leyland 4lb, 3 B Higgins 2lb 10oz. The next Swainby Open is on Sunday, December 15. For bookings call 01274-615016.


The next coarse match is this Sunday and will be the Christmas cheer contest. There is a 9am draw in the car park. It costs £10 all in and all members are welcome.


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