The latest news from around the local angling scene.


Last week's pike match was dominated by Ben Fox weighing in three pike of 3lb 5oz, 9lb 6oz and 6lb 3oz. There will be another match on Sunday, January 19. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Lee on 07496-445303 to book on.

The river match was well attended but it was James Vickerman who managed to net a barbel of 8lb 2oz on very light tackle, 2 Ian Needs 7lb 1oz, 3 Carl Chadwick 4lb 7oz.

The next match will be on Sunday, January 19. To book on call Carl Chadwick on 07955727079. Please avoid calling in working hours (7.30am-5pm weekdays) as the use of mobile phones are not permitted at work. Draw will be held 8.45am at the Sir Norman Rae Pub, Market Square, Shipley, BD18 3QB. Entry fee £15.

There will be a silvers match on Sunday on the boats section of the canal. To book on give Richard East a call on 07815-092966.

Yearbooks are now in the shops and need to be purchased before heading out onto the bank. They are available from the following outlets only - Angling and Country sports, Otley, Eccleshill Angling, KL Tackle, Keighley, WH Kershaw Domestic Repairs, Shipley and Forresters Arms, Grassington.

Yearbooks need to be purchased before fishing any of our waters in 2020. The prices are the same as previous years with no joining fee. Adults £22, Juniors (18 & under) £11, Ladies £11 and OAPs £11. Second rod permit £5.

Please note that Tacke2U are no longer stockists of the yearbook.


With river levels dropping to the lowest that they have been in months, there have been some great catches over the past week.

On the River Nidd at Cowthorpe on Sunday one angler caught 17 chub and a barbel, while another member caught six barbel and a chub on stick float and maggot.

On the River Aire at Broughton, Stephen Akeroyd caught a 4lb 12oz chub along with a few grayling.

There have also been good chub and pike caught from our stretches of the Swale by various

anglers this week.

This Sunday there will be an open match on the River Nidd at Cowthorpe. Tickets are available for £20 from Simon on 01274 571175.

Membership for 2020 is available from most local tackle shops, online ( or from Simon Freer on 07714662783.

Night permit holders are reminded that they must renew their permit by the end of

January, at which stage any that are remaining will be given to the waiting list.