THE first round of the Calder League was incredibly close, with just one point separating the top four teams.

Calder 8 and Mirfield were joint winners with 36 points, followed by Gomersal and Misfits on 35 points and Bradford No1 on 30 points.

Dave Pitt topped the individual weights with 28lb from the Lillands Farm stretch, while Dave Wray caught 17lb 9oz, Dennis White 10lb 13oz and James Vickerman 10lb 12oz. The next round is on July 19.

Cowthorpe will be closed on Sunday for a members match, with tickets available from Simon on 01274 571175.

Queen Mary's Ponds have been producing good catches of tench over 7lb. The River Swale at Thornton Bridge is fishing well for barbel, chub and dace.


There will be weed clearing at Coppice Pond this Sunday, which may cause some disruption to fishing.

Anyone who would like to come along and help clear some of the weeds will be most welcome. Meet in the car park at 10am.

Day tickets for the canal, River Aire and Sunnydale Reservoir are now back on sale.


The club is still closed but it is expected to open within the next two weeks. All membership applications have now been dealt with.

This weekend's match at Ulleskelf is for the Greenwood Cup.

Moor Monkton Pools continues to fish well.

Knotford Lagoon has seen sport ease off. However, D. Barker caught a carp weighing 29lb 7oz. This is a known fish and this is his heaviest authenticated weight.


The change of venue to Rodley proved a success. The winner was B. Mason with 10lb 8oz. Three tench made up most of this weight.

J. Mason was second with 5lb 9oz, with one tench plus a perch of 1lb 13oz. R. Thornton came third with 5lb 2oz. All competitors included a tench in their catches.

The rearranged annual open match is on July 18, also at Rodley.