Plenty of good cod being caught on the east coast with Whitby being the best venue.

Boats are catching decent cod and Whiting inshore using up-tide methods and out on the wrecks.

Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, February 19, in the New Inn, commencing at 8pm. Any member who won trophies last year, could you please make sure you bring them to this meeting as we have to get them to the engravers ready for our presentation evening on March 19.


The River Nidd at Cowthorpe will be closed on Sunday for the Charity Open match. Tickets are available from Simon on 01274 571175.

There hasn't been many catch reports received over the last week with still waters being frozen and the drop in temperatures causing poor catches on rivers.

A total of 19 night permits for Knotford and Kirklees have been reallocated to those at the top of the waiting list for this year.

Anybody not currently on the list but wishing to be can join it by filling in the form on page 21 of the yearbook.


Very few catch reports with still waters and the canal being frozen last week, but hardy members fishing the River Aire have been rewarded with grayling and the odd chub.

The first club match this year is scheduled to take place on the River Aire in Myrtle Park on February 17.

The Aire Rivers Trust is continuing with tree planting at Low Wood Scout Activity Centre every Thursday through February and March, anyone wishing to help would be most welcome.

For more information, call Nick Milsom on 07378 878857.


We have recently added a new length of the River Wharfe to our list of fisheries at Kierby. Full details are to be found on our website;

The weather has severely effected the match programme. The events due to have been fished at Kippax and Moormonkton Pools at the weekend were both cancelled.

The matches held at these two venues on Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30 were both won by D Wright.


Once again, not many anglers have been out over the last week. We make our annual appeal at this time of year, it is tempting for children to try to walk on the ice, but the consequences can be fatal and the committee earnestly request that members do all in their power to discourage this.

Also any anglers attempting to break ice before fishing should only use objects which are retrievable.