Members are invited to this year's annual general meeting on Tuesday, October 8 at Ryshworth Social Club, Crossflatts, 8pm start.

Nick Chuck will be standing down as club secretary, any one interested in filling this position can contact any club official.

The rudd at Coppice Pond are providing good sport to anglers fishing late evening, caster and maggot on the drop being the best method to use.


Result of our match at The Oaks Cedar Lake: 1 J Wharfe 30lb 2oz; 2 R Wharfe 15lb 10oz; 3 P Main 15lb 4oz; 4 R Creek 11lb 14oz.

Our next match is at Woodhouse Grange Kingfisher Lake on Sunday, September 8. Meet at venue 8am, fishing 9am to 3pm, no meat baits are allowed on this venue.


Some members are ignoring the rule at Knotford, no members are allowed on this fishery.

Also when visiting any club water, whether actually fishing or paying a visit, membership books must be carried as proof of membership.

The result of the Tuesday match at Kippax Park: 1 S Pearson 83lb 12oz; 2 M Goodhall 82lb 7oz; 3 R Thomas 64lb 12oz.

The match at Moormonkton Pools on Wednesday was won by L Myers 228lb 3oz; 2 D Pollitt 162lb 10oz; 3 D Wright 152lb 3oz.

The result of the annual match held at Hunters Lodge and Linton: 1 S Haig with four bream for 18lb 6oz; 2 I Bates with two bream and an 8lb barbel for 17lb 4oz; J Jordan 15lb 2oz.


The RAF Wings Appeal charity open match, fished on the canal at Kirkstall was contested in blistering heat with only small fish responding.

The winner was B Mason with 72 fish for a level four pounds. Other results: 2 J Mason 2lb 3oz; 3 R Thorne 2lb 2oz; 4 L Passey 1lb 13oz.

This Sunday's open match is on the Armley canal road length, draw at 10am. From this weekend, the cost of annual club membership is reduced by half, adults £8, ladies, OAPs and disabled £4; juniors £2.

The cost of day tickets remains the same. There is a junior match at Rodley on the Nature Reserve length. Entrance is free, contact 07518 721051.


With much-improved weather over the Bank Holiday weekend, anglers have been out in force and the fishing on all waters has benefitted from the settled and warm conditions.

Embsay Reservoir has recently received and batch of tiger trout and a few decent sized spartic trout which are currently settling in to their new surroundings.

Anglers fishing the last fly fishing match on the reservoir enjoyed better sport than of late with four competitors landing a fish apiece – two tigers and two rainbows. The overall winner of the evening series was Michael Ickringill.

Sport recently has been mainly with rainbows and perch which have generally fallen to ultra light lures.

The new fish are beginning to be caught but at the moment they can be seen cruising round the reservoir in small shoals.

Brownies are scarce at the moment and only the occasional fish has been caught.

With five different species of trout in the reservoir, members and day ticket holders are reminded that only rainbows and blues can be retained and only one fish per day. Tigers, spartics and brownies are catch and release only.

Fly anglers can obtain some good advice on fishing the reservoir by looking on Facebook at the Skipton Angling Association Public Group page where a member has written a short article on how to get the best out of fishing the water.

Whinnygill Reservoir is also responding to the warmer conditions and anglers are reporting catching some good fish and decent weights.

Bream, ide, roach, perch and tench are all feeding well from most areas of the reservoir. The only downside is that the weed can be a nuisance at times.

The River Aire has now settled down to run above normal level for this time of the year and looks to be in good angling order.

Brown trout and grayling are providing most of the sport but there are neither sizeable fish about nor many of them.

The recent catches of roach and dace have not been repeated and chub of any size are scarce at the moment.

On the Broughton Road length of the canal, good catches of roach, perch, bream and gudgeon can be caught in almost any swim. The best time for fishing to beat the boat traffic is early in the morning.