Angling lines

All the latest from the local angling scene.

BRADFORD CITY AA Mild conditions mean that fishing is being productive and members have reported good catches from BCAA lakes and rivers.

During 2013, BCAA has built several new fishing platforms at Shipton Lake and perfected a method by which to control the lilies and protect swims. Further work is planned next year to improve parking and fishing facilities at the lake and to start to restore the hedge alongside the road. The club also plans improvements to fishing and facilities at Staveley and Oakworth Lakes.

2014 membership renewal sales are going well. Memberships must be renewed if anglers plan to fish after January 1. New yearbooks will be on sale at agents in the coming week. Alternatively, members can renew or join by post via the membership secretary. Enquiries to Jim Munden on 07940-814431 or see the club website at bradfordcityaa.co.uk. The last match of 2013 is the Geoff Scollick Cup and Christmas Cheer match on Sunday, December 22 on the River Ure at Lower Dunsforth. Tickets £15 all in and are available from the match secretary on 07875-275749 or 01423-523368.

Members should note that BCAA has a new agent in Harrogate – All Water Fly Fishing on Westmoreland Street.  2014 yearbooks are now also available from Scott Dodsworth – previously at KL Tackle in Keighley – at his new shop, Pudsey Angling Supplies.  And Robert Judson is now also selling BCAA membership yearbooks at KL Tackle in Keighley.

BRADFORD No1 AA Membership for 2014 will be available to purchase from tackle shop agents, online (bradfordno1.com) and the ticket and licence secretary from next week. The open match at Cowthorpe was won by Bob Newby with ten chub for 20lb 8oz. Second was Dave Bramley with nine chub for 17lb 13oz and third was John Leyland with four chub for 14lb 12oz. The next open match at Cowthorpe is on January 12. Widdington Hall will be closed on Sunday for an outside booking. Chellow Dene and Milby Cut canal are both worth a visit this week for roach and perch.

SALTAIRE AA The yearbooks should be in all outlets by the weekend. There is a river match planned for Sunday, expected to be on the middle and bottom lengths. To book on, contact Barrie on 07902-493139. There is a canal match on Sunday, December 22. To book on, contact Richard on 07815-092966. This is likely to be pegged on the Ellis Briggs and Shipley boats lengths. Winner of the Dec 1 match was Dave Chadwick with 6lb 8oz. Sixteen of the 30 anglers weighed in with an excess of 3lb.

LISTERHILLS AA Membership books for 2014 are now available from all the usual outlets at no increase in price. Applications are also being taken for Leeds Amalgamation membership, which is cheaper when obtained through our club. The draw for tomorrow’s open match on the canal at Apperley Bridge is by the road bridge at 8.30am. Contact John on 07910-414468. The final positions in the Fox Brothers points trophy are: 1 E Harrison 393, 2 W Barker 248, 3 G Kitchen 237.

FIELD AC Can members please note that the 2014 annual meeting is on Sunday, February 9 and will be held in the Fighting Cock pub at 12.30pm. If anyone has anything they want to be put on the agenda, please let the committee know at least one week prior to the meeting.

BINGLEY AC 2014 Yearbooks should be available in tackle shops in the next two weeks with no increase on 2013 prices. The River Aire is fishing well, with grayling and trout being caught in numbers on all sections.

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