The weather has continued mild and a little drier, so river fishing has been good. Club members Paul Shorrocks and Peter Scholes were fishing the Hodder on a day ticket for grayling. Both caught ‘fish of a lifetime’ of over 3lb on bugs fished deep. Each also had grayling of over 2lb, while Paul had an out-of-season trout of 3lb. All the fish were quickly returned to the water and swam off strongly. Membership sales are going well, with 2014 yearbooks still available to both last year’s members and anyone wanting to join. Details of costs and fishing can be found on the club website at, or by calling membership secretary Jim Munden on 07940-814431. It was bright and sunny for the club’s open match at Staveley on Saturday. The winner was Ewan Coleman of Wetherby (4lb 12oz), with Steve Fox (3lb 10oz) the leading club member. Both anglers had mixed nets of roach, skimmers, ide and perch. The next club match is the Telegraph & Argus Trophy at Staveley Lakes on Saturday, February 1. Spaces are still available and can be booked via match secretary Rod Brooksbank on 07875-275749.


Raskelf Lake will be closed on Sunday for round two of this year’s winter series competition, which is sold out and draws at the Golden Lion at 9am. Widdington Hall will be closed on Saturday for an outside booking. Membership for 2014 is still available from just £5 for juniors or £44 for seniors from all the usual outlets and online at Carp to over 30lb and pike into double figures are being caught from Kirklees Lagoon. A limited number of night permits are available for this water and Knotford from Simon Freer on 01706-526356.


Any match angler who is interested in fishing in the National Championship on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in the Wigan area on Saturday, September 13 is asked to contact 07984-597328. The next members’ match at Pilley’s is on Sunday, February 2. Fishing on the rivers is expected to show a big improvement as levels return to normal. Some double-figure pike are being caught at Pilley’s on dead baits.


The next pike match is on Sunday, costing £10 all in. All members are welcome, with a 9am draw in the car park. Any proposals for the annual meeting should be sent in writing to the PO box address in your club book before Saturday, March 1.


Anyone wanting to fish Bingley waters must be in possession of a 2014 yearbook and a current Environment Agency licence. The River Aire in Myrtle Park is closed to members this Sunday for the annual committee match.