THE final match of this season’s Skipton Winter League will be fished on the Long Ing length of the canal at Barnoldswick this Sunday.

It will be the seventh match of which competitors final positions will be based on their best six results.

After the very poor sport experienced at the last match on the Broughton Road length of the canal at Skipton when only five anglers managed to weigh-in, Long Ing will give those who were displaced from their lofty positions in the league, a chance to get them back.

Fishing is normally good on this stretch of the canal but the weather forecast may yet throw another spanner in the works as much colder nights could be the norm by weekend.

If this materialises and sport is again below average, we may see another drastic change in the league table positions with no further chance of putting them right.

In spite of the recent damp and dismal conditions, Whinnygill Reservoir has been providing some sport for those wishing to wet a line.

One angler had an enjoyable afternoon's fishing when the first fish he landed turned out to be a good conditioned brown trout weighing about 2,300g.

No further bites followed so he moved to another spot where he soon had a bite that he missed.

Once again there was a long interval when nothing was happening so he just started to prepare to go home when he had another bite which turned out to be an ide.

The bites then followed in quick succession and he caught several perch, another seven ide and a solitary roach before the approaching darkness brought fishing to a halt.

The Skipton Angling Association has arranged a working party for another session of tree planting at Embsay Reservoir on Sunday, December 16, or if the weather is decidedly wet or very windy on this day, then the following Sunday will be utilised.

The event is open to members or anyone interested in improving the environment at this location.