With warmer weather forecast for this weekend, fish should now be feeding on all of the club’s still waters. Shelf Dam is producing catches of bream, roach and perch on maggot or worm. Gravel Pits on the River Calder is worth a visit for trout on the permitted baits of worm or fly. Carp are now beginning to show at Knotford and Kirklees so should be worth targeting this weekend.


For Sunday’s members’ match at Pilley’s, the gate will be open at 8.30am with the draw at 8.45am. The Saturday series of canal open matches at Rodley start on April 19. The anglers who expressed an interest in fishing in the National Championship on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in the Wigan area on September 13 should contact 597328. All catch reports from our waters would be welcome. Entries for the specimen fish trophy to be submitted as per rule in the membership book.


We have arranged a trip to Rhyl next Wednesday to see what’s in on the West coast. Reports are saying that the fish are arriving early, having had a mild winter. A few mackerel are being landed so the tope shouldn't be far behind. Place dabs and smoothhound, as well as bull huss, are also showing. Our next general meeting will be held in the New Inn, East Bierley on April 15, commencing at 8pm. Potential new members are welcome to attend.


The next committee meeting is on Tuesday at 8pm. The canal at Crossflatts is again fishing well for small roach and skimmers and larger bream are being caught below the Three Rise Locks. There is a work party this Sunday at settler dam for weed removal. All volunteers welcome, 10am start.


Our first match is at Birkin on Sunday, April 13. Meet at venue 8am, fishing 9am to 3pm. All remaining fees have to be paid on the day and all members must be in possession of an up-to-date licence.


Sunday, March 30 match at Viking Hawk Lake, Pollington: 1 T Whaling (47lb 3oz) from the golden peg, 2 O Hudspith (38lb 1oz), 3 D Riley (16lb 1oz), 4 P Tiffany (15lb 6oz).


The second match of the seaon takes place at Birkwood Farm on Sunday. The draw will be at the usual time of 9am at the lake side. You should bring two keepnets.


The winner of last Sunday’s pike match was I Jackson with 22lb, 2 P Wilson 11lb 14oz, 3 B Hartley 8lb 2oz.


Will all members please make sure they have their new rod licences with them for Sunday’s match at Birkwood Farm. The committee will need to see them.