Shipley litter pick this Friday (20th April)

Meet for this Fridays’ Aire Rivers Trust litter pick will be at Wastechasers, 124 Dockfield Road, Shipley BD17 7AR from 9:30 am onwards. Volunteers are advised to wear boots and warm clothing – litter pickers, gloves, bags and hot drinks will be provided by the organisers. Contact nick.milsom@aireriverstrust.org.uk for more information.

Rye Loaf litter pick update

Meet for this Saturdays’ Aire River Trust litter pick will be at the gates of Dowley Gap Household Waste Reclamation Centre at 10AM (latecomers are advised that there will be parking available at the bottom of the slip road on the left hand side as you drive through the gates). Volunteers are advised to wear boots and warm clothing – litter pickers, gloves, bags and hot drinks will be provided by the organisers. Contact nick.milsom@aireriverstrust.org.uk for more information. The next litter pick will be on April 20th we will post more info on that event as soon as possible.

Aire Rivers Trust Litter Picks

The latest Aire Rivers Trust litter pick is this Saturday 24th March at Charlestown, meet at 10 am at the “eastern end of Dockfield Road” (Shipley) – by the viaduct and Woodbottom footbridge. Boots and warm working clothes are advised but gloves, litter pickers, bags (and tea, coffee and biscuits) will be provided. There will be another litter pick at Rye Loaf Meadow, Bingley on April 7th, and one on the 20th April at another site. We will post further details on these events as soon as we have them, or you can contact the organiser nick.milsom@aireriverstrust.org.uk for more information.

Cormorant Watch

Angling Trust and Fish Legal have relaunched the Cormorant Watch website so that we can log sightings of Cormorants and Goosanders on club waters, subjected data may help to introduce more effective control measures on fish eating birds which are decimating fish stocks on all UK waters. Further information is available on this page, and the form for logging sightings is here. http://www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1763&sectionTitle=Predation+by+Cormorants+and+Goosanders http://www.cormorantwatch.com/

C.H. Bennett.

We have received sad news today that life member Clifford Bennett passed away last night, and we express our sympathy to all his family and friends. Clifford was a committee member and watcher from at least the early 1980’s, some of our older members may well remember having their books checked by him at Coppice Pond or Harden Dam. He was elected as Chairman at the 1987 AGM (replacing current President Bruce Howard), and retired from his post and committee at the 1991 AGM where he was awarded life membership. After retirement from club duties, Clifford remained in touch with Continue reading C.H. Bennett.

Wray Wood

We are increasingly concerned about reports of the abuse of club rules and of the river by club members at Wray Wood. We request all members to respect the rights of all landowners in the vicinity of club waters: Please observe access/fishing times, fishery limits and comply with ALL club rules/fishery byelaws whilst fishing. Members have reported (and removed) large amounts of litter which has obviously been left by overnight “anglers” in several locations on the venue. We will consider the expulsion of any member who we believe has put our long tenure at Wray Wood in jeapordy by their Continue reading Wray Wood