Where? Cowthorpe, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5EZ. Members only. Bradford No.1 AA membership £48.
Tel: 01274 571175.
What’s being caught? Some quality barbel to 9 lb reported, as well as chub topping 5 lb. As with all Yorkshire rivers, fluctuating levels seriously affect sport, so it is best to check levels before you travel.
Tactics? Bomb or feeder with bigger baits such as meat, pellets, bread and lobworms to target the bigger chub and barbel. Stick float or waggler with maggots and casters for mixed bags.
Where? Cundall Lodge Farm, Cundall, North Yorkshire, YO61 2RN. Day tickets £5, in the honesty box. Tel: 01423 360203 or The Tackle Box on
What’s being caught? Quality chub and barbel being reported, with fish to 11 lb landed.
Tactics? Bomb or feeder with pellets, boilies or meat on the hook over hemp or pellets the most consistent approach for the barbel. Bread or lobworms worth a try for the chub. Where? Town Centre, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3LF. Members only. Saltaire AA membership £22.
Tel: 07815 092966.
What’s being caught? Roach, skimmers and perch to be had, with match bags to 7 lb and up to double-figure pleasure bags. Tactics? Pole across with casters the best approach for the bigger fish. Maggots or pinkies over groundbait for mixed bags. Bread punch worth a try for the roach.
Where? Mirfield town centre, West Yorkshire, WF14 8LL. Day tickets £3, must be bought before fishing. Tel: Calder Angling Supplies on 01484 711063. What’s being caught? Roach, perch and skimmers feeding well, a recent match producing nine double-figure bags, topped by a 13 lb winner.
Tactics? Pole and bread punch or casters for the roach. Pinkies and/or squatts over groundbait for mixed bags.
Stainforth and Keadby Canal
Where? Thorne town centre, South Yorkshire, DN8. Day tickets £3.50, on the bank. Doncaster & District AA membership £25.
Tel: 01302 846623.
What’s being caught? Town centre stretch producing good bags of skimmers, roach and perch. Match weight of 40 lb reported from the early 200s, backed up by a near-30 lb bag. Tactics? Pole with casters and worms for the bream and skimmers. Try a small open-end feeder if the wind is too strong for a pole. Bread punch and hemp producing roach, while pinkies or maggots over groundbait will get you plenty of bites.
■ Sherwood Forest Fishery, where £351 was raised for
Children in Need, is in wonderful form for carp, bream, ide and roach.