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§ionTitle=Predation+by+Cormorants+and+Goosanders http://www.cormorantwatch.com/
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.
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
The Aire Rivers Trust latest clean up day will be this Sunday (11th June), any members who want to help out should meet with the group in the Bradford and Bingley Sports Club carpark at 10 am. Please bring work gloves and waders if you have them, the event should finish at 2pm but a tea break and rest period are promised.
The Wild Trout Trust obtained funding from Yorkshire Water to improve fish habitat on lengths of river which were leased from or adjacent to Water Authority property and Jonathan Grey who is their Research and Conservation Officer contacted local angling clubs early this year in search of suitable projects. As at least some of the East Riddlesden Hall length lies opposite Marley sewage works, we put it forward for consideration. The Wild Trout Trust were interested in the two Becks which enter the Aire on this length as they show promise as potential spawning sites for adult fish as well Continue reading Habitat Improvement at East Riddlesden Hall
Teapot Dam will be closed to members on Saturday April 23rd to allow location shooting for scenes from God’s Own Country, a new feature film which is set in and around Keighley. Now changed from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd April