Harrison Jones won the Cosway Cup junior match at Raskelf with an incredible 47lbs 8oz of F1 carp on method feeder. This gave Harrison a total of 71lbs 8oz over the two matches, clinching the aggregate weight trophy. Harry Michael finished second on the match with 31lbs 12oz. The under 11s section was won by Summer Dermot with six F1s for 11lbs 8oz.

Round 3 of the Calder League was fished on a high and heavily coloured river, and the catches suffered as a consequence. The match still produced four double figure weights, topped by Calder 8's Paul Bennett with six big eels for 15lbs 4oz. Mirfield were the winning team on the day with 38 points, followed by Calder 8 on 35.5 points.

The River Swale at Maunby will be closed on Sunday for a members match, which will draw on the bank at 9am. Tickets are available from Simon on 01274 571175.

The regions rivers will have had a wash-through following this week's rain so we should see good catches from most stretches, in particular the Nidd and Swale for chub and barbel.


RECORD temperatures followed by torrential downpours played havoc with anglers trying to figure out the best fishing tactics on local waters.

And just a few days after drawing public attention to the dangers of cooling off in the river and canal, Keighley Angling Club has issued a warning to river users to be watchful of rising water levels and to take care on slippery footpaths .

While the extreme conditions have made fishing tough, there have been several sightings of roach shoaling along the canal, especially beneath rhododendron bushes west of Riddlesden. There have also been large numbers of perch gathering to feast on this year’s fry close to Leeches Bridge.

Despite the unfavourable conditions, water flushing down from hills has already started to refresh the river, revitalising chub and trout as they rise up to feed on insects dislodged from overhanging vegetation. This is creating prime conditions for coarse and fly anglers alike.

Keighley Angling Club has set up a new Facebook page and is particularly keen to hear from youngsters eager to try their hand at fishing during the school holidays.

Day tickets and club books can be obtained from local tackle shops or from club secretary Dennis Freeman on 07980 338225.