Only five anglers turned up for Sunday's match at Coppice pond, but plenty of fish were caught mainly Perch and Rudd.

Andrew Healy took first place with a catch including five tench. Results: 1 A Healy 16lb 14oz; 2 I Ward 10lb; 3 P Andrew 5lb 4oz.

Reports have come in of night fishing at Wray Wood, members are reminded fishing is from 5am to 10pm only.

Sport should improve on rivers after the welcome mid-week rain.


The lads are back home from Shetland now, but their report on their last day came through after the report went to press.

All members had amazing fish from the word go. Everybody caught cod varying from 15lb to 24lb. Stuart landed a pollock of 17lb 5oz. James had a poor cod.

Lots of ling, a few other pollock but in the last hour. Paul Lonsdale landed a halibut of 38lb. What a day they had, six big full boxes of fish. Everybody's backs are aching. Well done lads. Great trip.

Next trip is to Culdaff in County Donegal on August 6.

The club's day trip to Scarborough on Friday, August 23. There are a few places left on this trip. Anybody wishing to go, call 07901 717615.


Result of our match at Forest Lane Vale Lake: 1 R Wharfe 69lb 2oz; 2 C Davey 63lb 6oz; 3 S Worley 60lb-8oz; 4 P Main 47lb 14oz.

Our next match is at Raker Lakes on Sunday, August 11, meet at venue at 8am, fishing between 9am to 3pm. Keepnets are provided.


With the forecast of some of the highest temperatures so far this summer coupled with low river levels, warnings have been issued to ensure that the wellbeing of fish is uppermost in angler’s minds.

Perhaps the best way to avoid stressing fish on rivers is not to fish for them at all and wait until the weather returns to what is considered normal for the time of year.

Anglers may not have long to wait as the present heat wave is likely to end in thunderstorms which may have the additional bonus of adding some extra water to water levels besides oxygenating it..

The second warning covers a possible outbreak of the Koi Herpes Virus at Mescar Fishery, Lancashire.

The Fish Health Inspectorate is currently investigating the presence of the disease and if confirmed, will introduce controls to prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus.

The disease affects all common and ornamental carp and can result in high fish mortalities.

Owners of carp fisheries may even kill all their carp and then restock to ensure they get rid of the virus which can cause financial hardship if it keeps re-occurring.

If fishing continues then anglers must disinfect all their nets before leaving the fishery.

Whinnygill Reservoir is continuing to fish well in response to the good angling conditions and most of the species in the water are being caught, possibly with the exception of tench and trout.

In the latest Sunset Series evening match the weights were the best recorded so far this season.

John Leatt won with 2,490g with Russell Heaton second with 1,950g. Simon Chenier was third with 1,350g and Malcolm Mawson fourth with 1,235g which included a fine perch of 650g. Two competitors failed to weigh in.

Anglers fishing the River Aire are favouring the upper reaches where the water quality is marginally better at the moment. Sport is moderate with the fly catching the most fish. No big fish are turning up with trout outnumbering grayling by two to one.

Prospects depend on the weather and as already stated, with the forecast of thunder storms there is a chance of extra water reviving sport on most waters.