WHINNYGILL Reservoir is continuing to fish extremely well and has also produced a new record fish for Skipton Angling Association’s events secretary, Simon Chenier.

The fish was a common carp in excellent condition and tipped the scales at 3.72 kg, some 1.05kg heavier than previous record fish landed by Malcolm Mawson.

Chenier tempted the big carp on a ledgered pellet feeder and the carp put up quite a struggle before being brought to the net.

Other anglers have enjoyed some very good sport with most of the species in the water, although quality bream have certainly boosted weights.

Mawson landed around 5kg of mainly bream and perch from the quarry corner fishing close to the bank with a cocktail of small worm and maggot in just two hours of evening fishing.

The association’s length of the canal is continuing to fish well almost anywhere you care to try with roach and perch above average size for the water. Big bream to over the 2kg mark are also present but only in low numbers.

Embsay Reservoir is still waiting for the recently introduced tiger trout to disperse from the shoal they formed shortly after being put in.

Rainbows are providing most of the sport at the moment along with the small perch. The very large spartic trout are also not moving about at the moment and some of the fish could be over 2.5kg in weight.

Fishing on the River Aire has become quiet even though the river is in good condition running just above normal level.

Brown trout and grayling are being caught with fish up to around the half kilogramme mark and the fly appears to be the best way to catch them.

In an effort to determine what species fish species now inhabit the lower reaches of the Aire below Snaygill, the Skipton AA is to organise a match for its members on Sunday, October 20.

The actual match length will be downstream of the sewage treatment works outlet on the Skipton side.

Pegs will be limited so prospective competitors should register their interest with Simon Chenier as soon as possible.