THE veterans match at Raskelf last Sunday produced large numbers of rudd and roach on pole and maggot, although winner Pete Wilson put together a 35lb 4oz net of F1 carp.

Second place went to Bill Scott with 25lb 6oz, followed by John Sparks with 23lb 8oz and Ricky Malone with 20lb 12oz.

The River Nidd at Cowthorpe will be closed on Sunday for what will be the first members match of the year. A rolling draw will be held around 9am, with tickets from Simon on 01274 571175.

A junior match will be held at Raskelf on Saturday, June 27, with free entry for members. Please book a place by contacting Simon on 01274 571175.

Specimen carp, tench and bream continue to be caught from Knotford Lagoon and Queen Mary's Ponds. Simon Hudson caught a new personal best carp at 29lb 1oz from Knotford.


Rivers reopened to coarse anglers on Tuesday. There were not many catch reports but fish were still spawning.

Members should park in the car park at Wray Wood, and not park anywhere else unless advised to by a committee member or the farmer.

Coppice Pond continues to fish well for small rudd, tench and perch and will be closed on the morning of Sunday, June 28 for a limited members match.


The first river match of the coarse season is this Saturday (June 20). Full particulars on the Leeds website.

Moor Monkton Pools is still fishing well.

With the start of the coarse season, stillwater fisheries will probably receive less angling pressure.

Any reports of catches are welcome. Contact the press secretary, whose number is in the yearbook.


The coarse season on rivers started on June 16, when keep nets can now be used. Also, there are no bait restrictions.

The (next) Wednesday evening canal match is at Armley, when a running draw will be in operation from 5pm to 5:15pm.

At Rodley, R. Thorne hooked four tench but only succeeded in landing one.