RELENTLESS rain over the past month prompted Keighley Angling Club to issue a warning about the dangers of high water levels on local rivers.

In a safety message to all river bank users, chairman Fred Farrington said: "We are all disappointed that recent poor weather disrupted river fishing but our prime concern is to make sure everyone using the river bank, including ramblers and dog walkers, is aware of the dangers caused by the threat of flooding.

"People should note that some parts of the river bank are very slippery.

"Luckily for all our members, fishing remains possible on the canal as well as on our still-water sites."

There have been reports of roach and skimmers being netted on the canal at Riddlesden and while pike have been seen but not caught, predatory perch have been tempted by stick float anglers using mainly red maggot.

When the river was accessible, feeder fished worm methods proved most successful especially in heavier flows.

Details of club activity are available on Facebook including a reminder that this year’s annual general meeting will be held at The Rishworth Club, Crossflatts on Tuesday, November 19 at 7.30pm. All members are welcome to attend.