Due to vandalism and the gates being left open repeatedly, the gates on the otter fence at Knotford will be locked until further notice. However, the main gate to the field side will remain unlocked to allow members to park but they must be closed at all times.

These actions have been taken to protect fish stocks from predation and any member found to have left gates open will be expelled.

Meanwhile, Howard Foster smashed the match record for Raskelf with a catch of crucians and ide weighing 62lb 10oz in Sunday’s officials' match. Simon Freer came second with 33lb 4oz, followed by Ian Bradley with 33lb.

Saturday’s junior match, also at Raskelf, was won by Harry Sandham with a mixed net of F1s, crucians and skimmer bream weighing 26lb 4oz. Liam Jones caught 15lb 4oz of mainly crucians for second, followed by Sam Taylor with 14lb 4oz.

The under-11s' section was won by Reece Harrison with 13lb 9oz, closely followed by Zak Freer with 13lb 8oz.

Some sections of the River Calder will be closed on Sunday for the first round of this year's Calder League, which draws at The Railway Inn at 9am.


Catch details (week ending June 29) – Day ticket: Fewston 35, Swinsty 7; total fish caught: Fewston 188, Swinsty 22; average per rod: Fewston 5.4, Swinsty 3.1. The heaviest fish caught during the week was a 5lb 6oz rainbow trout by Tom Thackwray, using Baby Doll. Fewston: Trout have caught on to surface feeding as mayfly continue to hatch in good numbers. Swinsty: Trout, perch and the odd bream are taking ledgered worm sitting on the bottom. Thruscross: Wild brown trout are taking fly from the surface in choppy water as anglers hide on lower waters. Catch details (month ending June 29) – Day ticket: Fewston 183, Swinsty 28, Thruscross (catch and return) 6; total fish caught: Fewston 967, Swinsty 68, Thruscross 29; average per rod: Fewston 5.3, Swinsty 2.5, Thruscross 4.8. The heaviest fish caught during the month was a 6lb 12oz blue trout by Andy Sutton using Black Taddy. Fewston: Excellent sport this month with hard-fighting trout taking nymph, buzzer and dry fly at all depths of water. Swinsty: Some good sport on both worm and spinner, with perch (most common fish caught) up to 2lb. Thruscross: A few hardy anglers have braved wet and windy conditions to catch truly wild brown trout.


We request that all members fishing club waters check that others on our waters are in possession of a membership book or day ticket – it’s your water that you are protecting. The low attendance for the evening match at Pilley’s on June 24 was thought to be because of the England match in the World Cup. Result: 1 J Harrison 9lb 2oz (one bream, three tench), 2 E Harrison 4lb 12oz, 3 C Harrison. The draw for next Tuesday’s match is at 5.45pm. For Sunday’s members’ match, the gate will be open at 8.30am for an 8.45am draw. Result of last Saturday’s open match at Rodley : 1 G Kitchen 2lb 9¼oz, 2 W Barker 1lb 8oz, 3 S Stephenson 1lb 7oz, 4 E Harrison 1lb. The first two had a tench in their catches. Result of the canal match on Sunday, June 29 at Armley (15 fished): 1 D Colbran 3lb 2½oz, 2 G Woods 2lb 6½oz, G Colbran 2lb 1oz, 4 J Needham 2lb ½oz, 5 R Thorne 2lb. The next match is on Sunday, July 13.


Our latest trip to Rhyl on Wednesday of last week was another great success, with over 700 fish being caught and returned. Highlights of the trip were a nice 9lb thornback ray caught by Paul Lonsdale and a 9lb bull huss shark caught by Rick Bullyment. The winner was Dave Kitchingman with a total of 844 points, second was Chris Fford with 446 and third was Jon Gregg with 384. Mackerel were a bit scarce but enough were caught for bait. Our next general meeting is on Tuesday, July 15 at the New Inn, East Bierley (8pm). At this meeting we will be having a pre-trip talk for anglers who are going to Culdaff.


Result of Sunday's match at Lowfields, Barnsley, which 20 fished: 1 Alan Haley 47lb 6oz, 2 Graham Hall 35lb, 3 Kevin Armitage 27lb 4oz. Section winners: Kevin Murgatroyd, Peter Foulds, Trevor Bateman, Julian Tindle. The next match is on Sunday, July 20 at Langwith Lakes. Any member not fishing this match should notify Jason before Monday, July 14


Wednesday's match result: 1 E Harrison 2lb 15oz, 2 J Sawyer 2lb 4oz, 3 K Trevors 1lb 1oz .Wednesday matches will run throughout the summer with a 6pm draw on the bank, costing £5 all in. All members are welcome.


Our next match is at The Oaks, Sessay, on Sunday. Meet 8am at the venue for fishing from 9am-3pm. Two keep-nets are required and only site feeder pellets are to be used.


Result of match at Farview: 1 M Lyons, 2 A Hillary, 3 Sarah Riley. A good day was had by all and the next match is at Birkwood Farm.