THE splendid summer weather has continued to keep the fish on the feed on most waters although the River Aire is once again suffering from a low flow and abundant weed growth.

Whinnygill Reservoir is fishing well with all of the fish species present in the water providing good sport except for the members of the carp family.

Quality roach, skimmers and tench are forming the bulk of catches with rudd, perch and brown trout playing a supporting role. The float and the feeder are the most popular methods to try.

At Embsay Reservoir the recently introduced tiger trout have been attacking small perch caught by anglers when being brought to the net.

Rainbows and brownies are also feeding well as are the very numerous perch although none are of any noteworthy size.

In spite of the low, clear water and heavy weed growth the River Aire is fishing well for the fly angler.

Grayling are taking the nymph well and some good catches have been recorded. The best fish of late weighed 940g and was landed by Lee Wilson.

Canal anglers have been enjoying some good sport with big bream up to around the 1,600g mark.

A large lump of bread fished on the bottom amongst plenty of cereal ground bait has been the best way to catch them.

Up to three fish per session have been landed but one fish has been the norm. The Broughton Road length is producing some good roach, perch and skimmers.

Small fish were in abundance last Sunday, when the Skipton Summer League fished its fourth match on the Skipton AA’s length of canal at Sawley Street.

The best fish landed was a decent roach of about 400g whilst all the rest were small roach, perch and gudgeon.

Bill Davenport took top honours with 540g with Russell Heaton in second place with 480g. Other leading weights were 3 Andy Wharton 450g, 4 Tim Bolland 430g, 5 Kenny Wright 410g and 6 Dave Fenn 360g.

The League leaders with four matches to be fished are: 1 Russell Heaton 11 points, 2 Andy Wharton 18, 3 Kenny Wright and Bill Davenport 24, 5 Dave Fenn 27 and 6 Simon Chenier 31.

The next match will be fished on the gas works length at Silsden on the July 2.