The club's 2020 yearbooks are now available at agents and online at

Anyone wishing to fish Bingley waters must now be in possession of a 2020 yearbook.


The pike season is well under way, and with several large fish known to patrol local waters, Keighley Angling Club has issued a seasonal message to its members: 'You’re going to need a bigger float.'

Bob Granger, deputy chairman, said: "We are very fortunate that the River Aire flowing through Keighley is home to some of the finest pike anywhere in Yorkshire.

"In fact one is so magnificent, she has been given her own name and is well known to local anglers.

"Last seen weighing 28lb, the pike we call Paddletail has been living in our river for many years where she has flourished in the clean, healthy waters pre-dating small trout and many other species.

"We know Paddletail is not alone because we have also received reports of three more pike weighing 17lb, 15lb and 14lb 4oz being brought to the bank at various stretches along the river. All were caught using either lure or deadbait methods."

Canal and still waters belonging to the club also play host to a number of impressive pike. A fish weighing 12lb 7oz was netted on the canal by Keighley angler M Whitaker.

While all fish were safely returned to the water; Keighley Angling Club has reminded its members to use the correct equipment including a suitably large net and landing mat to ensure the pike are handled with appropriate care.


Upon receiving membership books, there will also be a questionnaire, which will be of assistance to the future running of the society. 

In the matches over the Christmas period, J. Brogden won at Kippax Park with 48lb 12oz. Second had 43lb 10oz, while third had 42lb 3oz.

At Moor Monkton pools, the winner had 67lb 4oz, second got 64lb 1oz and third was just behind with 61lb 14oz. 

Grayling anglers out on the River Wharfe have met with success, however no really big individual fish have been reported.

Would members please note that the phones at the anglers club are only manned between 7pm and 9pm on the specified nights as printed in the membership book.


Some members wishing to renew their membership, who in the past have done so at Tackle 2U, will have to find an alternative. Contact the secretary on 07518 721051.

We wish to convey our wishes for a speedy recovery to R. Thorne, who has recently undergone surgery.