Steve Fox won round two of this year’s Raskelf Winter Series with 13lb 2oz of F1s on feeder and maggot. James Vickerman caught eight F1s and four ide for 11lb 10½oz for second, followed by Howard Foster with 7 F1s for 10lb 14oz. Fox currently leads the series with 69 points, three ahead of Foster, with two matches remaining. Tickets are available for the Cowthorpe open match on February 9 from Simon on 01274-571175. Chellow Dene is producing good nets of roach, chub and perch on waggler and maggot. The Industrial and River Street stretches of the River Calder are fishing well for specimen perch, and Gravel Pits is worth a visit for grayling.


Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18 in the New Inn, East Bierley commencing at 8pm. Potential new members will be made most welcome. All members can pay their subscriptions at this meeting. Any member wishing to have an inshore trip to Whitby in February or March should contact Dave Kitchingman on 07711-987833 and he will try to arrange a trip.


River levels permitting, last Sunday’s cancelled committee match will take place this Sunday in Myrtle Park. The canal is still fishing well for good nets of small roach and skimmers to bread punch and pinkie at Morton Lane and Crosssflatts.


For Sunday’s members’ match at Pilley’s the gate will be open at 8.30am with the draw at 8.45am. Any angler fishing club waters using two rods must be in possession of an additional rod permit. When a membership book is purchased it must be signed in the space provided. P Collins caught a large out-of-season trout over 6lb from the River Aire, which was returned immediately.


The second of Farview Lakes’ fortnightly open matches at Cottingley was again affected by the weather. Fifteen hardy souls turned up to fish and during the course of the day had everything thrown at them, torrential rain, gale-force winds, hailstones and sunshine. The conditions made fishing the pole difficult for most but the results were still good, with a very tight top three and most anglers weighing over 20lb. Result: 1 Jimmy Redmond 47lb 4oz, 2 Andy Rawson 45lb 12oz, 3 Kenny Dixon 45lb 8oz.