This year's annual general meeting will be on Tuesday, October 8 at Ryshworth club, 8pm start.

Any member with any new proposals or entrants for the presidents specimen fish trophy should be with Ian Ward by Friday, September 27.

The Aire Rivers Trust are having several volunteer days through September including one in Bingley on Saturday, September 28. Contact Nick Milsom on 07378 878857 for details.

This Sunday's club match at Sunnydale has been cancelled and a re-arranged match will be fished in Myrtle Park on Sunday, September 29, draw 8am in the park. To book on contact Adi on 07783 332705.

The Wharfe at Wray Wood is fishing well with barbel and chub being caught.


Result of our match at Woodhouse Grange on Sunday, September 8: 1 P Main 79lb 12oz; 2 M Davey 65lb 08oz; 3 S Worley 47lb 10oz; 4 R Wharfe 37lb 00oz.

Our next match is at Tollerton on Heron Lake on Sunday, September 22. Meet at venue at 8am, fishing 9am to 3pm.


The result of the match at Ulleskelf, which was affected by a high tide: 1 L Furness 11lb 2oz of chub; 2 T Parr 9lb 12oz of roach; 3 K Mottram 8lb 2oz.

In the match at Moormonkton Pools on Sunday, September 1: The winner was L Smith 113lb 14oz; 2 O Hewitt 105lb 11oz; 3 M Dodsworth 84lb 9oz.

In the match at Kippax Park on Tuesday: The winner was L Oliver 118lb 8oz; 2 B Clark 105lb 1oz; 3 A Gallant 103lb 5oz.

The result of the match on Wednesday at Moormonkton Pools was a win for D Wright 169lb; 2 S Jeffreys 131lb 2oz; 3 G Waller 101lb 10oz.

Working parties have been busy at Knotford and at Kippax Park and thanks are extended to those who took part.

Some good catches of quality perch have been made from various lengths of the Swale, the lower Aire has fished well for roach.


The canal was extremely clear in last Sunday's open match at Rodley. A selection of boats broke up weed which swirled around and made things difficult.

The winner, B Mason, weighed 3lb 11oz. Other results: 2 E Harrison 2lb 60z; 3 R Thorne 2lb 2oz.

The second-placed angler was troubled by pike throughout the match.

This Sunday's match is the annual Ian Smith charity open with proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation. To book on, contact Richard on 07950 939171.

The draw is at 10am at the Rodley nature reserve. The trout season has not got long to go. A few reds have been out, but no fish of exceptional size have been reported, mostly to bait anglers.


Just two weeks remains of the brown trout season on rivers in Yorkshire which will draw to a close after the final day on Monday, September 30.

This season the fishing around Skipton has not been all that spectacular partly due the various weather conditions and an apparent lack of specimen fish in the River Aire where a good fish this year has been around the 1kg mark.

Compare this with previous years where several fish up to 2.25kg have usually been landed and returned to the water.

Embsay Reservoir has fished reasonably well for rainbows and tiger trout but the brownies have tended to be scarce throughout the season and once again have not been much above the 1kg mark.

Whinnygill Reservoir is the exception regarding big fish for quite early in the season a splendid brownie weighing some 3.465kg was landed by member Richard Sara to set a new Skipton AA record for this species, beating the previous record by 425g.

As far as trout fishing is concerned, the reservoir now holds few trout due to a change in stocking policy and the only fish left may be a few large brownies that spend most of their time consuming coarse fish fry.

Coarse fishing wise, Whinnygill is producing some excellent fishing for the fish it contains and anglers have reported some good bags of fish in the last few weeks.

Carp have finally been landed together with quality bream, ide, roach, tench and even some good perch.

One particular catch that deserves a mention is the 100 plus catch landed by John David Nicholls who also lost two fish that were described as huge.

The reservoir was the venue last Sunday for the final match in this season’s P R Hart Memorial Trophy match and the reservoir’s jink for poor sport on match days duly returned after considering the catches described above.

Unfortunately, the temperature dipped to near freezing during Saturday night and with a bright cloudless sky on match day, the sport was poor.

Simon Chenier won with 370g, John Leatt was second with 200g and Malcolm Mawson third with 40g.

Chenier (nine points) leapfrogged fishless Russell Heaton (16) to take the trophy with Mawson (17) finishing third.

In a final twist, Heaton continued fishing at his peg after the all-out and within 10 minutes started to catch quality roach.