WITH much improved weather over the Bank Holiday weekend anglers have been out in force and the fishing on all waters has benefitted from the settled and warm conditions.

Embsay Reservoir has recently received and batch of tiger trout and a few decent sized spartic trout, which are currently settling in to their new surroundings.

Anglers fishing the last fly fishing match on the reservoir enjoyed better sport than of late with four competitors landing a fish apiece – two tigers and two rainbows. Michael Ickringill was the overall winner of the evening series.

Sport recently has been mainly with rainbows and perch, which have generally fallen to ultra light lures. The new fish are beginning to be caught but at the moment they can be seen cruising round the reservoir in small shoals. Brownies are scarce at the moment and only the occasional fish has been caught.

With five different species of trout of trout in the reservoir, members and day ticket holders are reminded that only rainbows and blues can be retained and only one fish per day. Tigers, spartics and brownies are catch and release only.

Fly anglers can obtain some good advice on fishing the reservoir by looking on Facebook at the Skipton Angling Association Public Group page where a member has written a short article on how to get the best out of fishing the water.

Whinnygill Reservoir is also responding to the warmer conditions and anglers are reporting catching some very good fish and decent weights.

Bream, ide, roach, perch and tench are all feeding well from most areas of the reservoir. The only downside is that the weed can be a nuisance at times.

The River Aire has now settled down to run above normal level for this time of the year and looks to be in good angling order.

Brown trout and grayling are providing most of the sport but there are neither sizeable fish about nor many of them. The recent catches of roach and dace have not been repeated and chub of any size are scarce at the moment.

On the Broughton Road length of the canal good catches of roach, perch, bream and gudgeon can be caught in almost any swim. The best time for fishing to beat the boat traffic is early in the morning.