Sunday's match is at Coppice Pond, draw 7am. To book on contact Adi on 07783 332705.

Coppice will be closed to pleasure anglers until after the match.

The Aire Rivers Trust are having two river clean up days today and next Friday. Contact Nick Milsom on 07378 878857 for details.

Members are advised that due to work over running on the fish pass at Wray Wood. Fishing may be disrupted in the top pegs until August.


The river coarse season got under way on Sunday with some good catches, despite the rivers carrying extra water.

Andy Jacques won the members match on the River Nidd at Cowthorpe with three chub and three bream for 20lbs 8oz. Geoff Bass finished second with two barbel and two chub, the biggest barbel weighing 8lbs 12oz.

Raskelf Lake will be closed this Saturday and Sunday for the junior (draw 12.30pm) and committee (draw 9.30am) matches.

Places on Saturday's junior match can be booked through Simon on 01274 571175. Entry is free and there are plenty of prizes to be won.

Beal will be closed on Saturday and Roecliffe closed Sunday for outside bookings.

Queen Mary's Ponds in Ripon are continuing to produce great nets of tench.

Chairman Mark Holmes caught 12 tench up to 5lbs 10oz on Monday, before returning on Tuesday to catch a further five fish with the biggest a massive 9lbs 6oz on worm.

The lakes are regularly producing tench over 9lbs at the moment, along with an average size of close to 5lbs, making it surely one of the best tench waters in the area.


Our next at the Oaks Acorn Lake on Sunday, June 23. Meet at venue at 8am, fishing 9am to 3pm.


The result of last Saturday's match at Kippax Park was a win for D Wright 73lb 15oz, 2 T Evans 59lb 3oz, 3 A Gallant 58lb 3oz. The match at Moor Monkton pools on Wednesday was another win for D Wright 71lb 7oz, 2 M Green 68lb 11oz, 3 G Watson 47lb. The match on Sunday was won by L Smith 71lb 9oz, 2 M Dodsworth 60lb 8oz, 3 A Hornsby 52lb 11oz.

The first match of the river season is on Saturday at Ulleskelf. To book, contact the match secretary this evening.

Thanks are extended to the volunteers who turned up at Knotford to clear weeds. It is a continuous process and work will continue. On Sunday, July 7, to celebrate 50 years in the club premises, an open day will be held from noon onwards with something for all the family. Full details alter.


The good turnout for the open canal match was not matched by the response of the fish, which were put down by the influx of cold rain water.

The winner was R Thorne with a catch of small fish. Other results: 2 B Mason, 3 D Moffatt. The next canal open is on Sunday, June 29, at Rodley on the nature reserve length.

The river season opened with most swims carrying extra water and catches were light. When these conditions apply, extra care is needed on the river banks which are overgrown and rather slippery.


For a change, the Skipton AA will be using Embsay Reservoir for this Sunday’s taster day instead of Whinnygill Reservoir which has seen all such events from their inception. Whinnygill will be used for the second taster day in August.

At Embsay the procedure will be the same except that all children must be accompanied by an adult (parent, relative or friend) during the entire time they are fishing.

The event commences at 10am and concludes at 4pm. It is open to both children and adults who wish to consider trying their hand at fishing or for those who may like to refresh their angling skills. All tackle and bait will be provided together with local knowledge of methods and the reservoir.

Last week’s evening fly fishing match on Embsay attracted an entry of five anglers of whom four managed to catch one trout each.

Conditions could have been better with a strong easterly wind and generally cool weather.

Fishing on Whinnygill Reservoir has continued to be good with pleasure anglers recording some excellent bags of roach, perch, ide and skimmers mainly from in the region of the pipes.

The odd tench has also turned up but carp are not being reported by anyone.

The wet and cool weather may be holding them back but is not affecting most of the reservoir’s fish.

Fly fishermen on the upper Aire have seen an improvement of late with some good brown trout falling mainly to the nymph, the railway length towards Delaneys being particularly productive.

Below Inghey Bridge the worm had attracted some decent brownies including a fish of over the 900g mark.

Now that the coarse fishing season has opened, all legal baits may now be used on rivers except where club rules dictate otherwise.

It will be interesting to see if any grayling or chub are caught in the Skipton lengths as only the odd fish has turned up recently by those fishing for trout on the worm.

Prospects for all waters will certainly improve once the weather takes a turn for the better with higher temperatures being at the top of the list.

The recent rain has increased water levels and the Aire was lucky to escape the high water levels experienced in the east.