This is a brief summary of the main Nidderdale Angling Club
by-laws. For the full club constitution, rules and by-laws
All dates are inclusive
The trout season starts on April 1st or Good Friday,
whichever is earlier, and closes on 30th September.
Day tickets are usually available from 1st April to 28th February.
The grayling season starts on 16th June and closes at the
end of February following.
The bag limit is 2 fish per day.
Blue spot Brown Trout may be taken over the size limit of 12" (30.5cm).
All wild Brown Trout (no blue spot) and Grayling are to be released except at Scar House reservoir where 2 wild Brown Trout over 12" (30.5cm) may be taken.
The following methods are permitted on club waters: Float,
ledger, fly. Natural minnow is permitted between 1st July and 30th
September (Natural minnow is not allowed at Scar
House Reservoir at any time). Bait fishing is permitted on all lengths
except the two "fly only" lengths at Glasshouses and Low Green (see
maps). Ground baiting on any Club waters is strictly prohibited. Note: Between 1st October and the end of February the Glasshouses
length can be fished with bait.
The following methods are banned on club waters:-
a). Swim or float feeders.
b). Keep nets.
c). Double and treble hooks.
d). Single hooks larger than size 12 except when Mayfly or
Czech Nymph fishing, when a size 10 will be permitted.
e). Lead shot.
f). Spinners, artificial minnows and treble hooks.
a). Membership card, season ticket or day ticket.
b). A valid E.A. rod licence.
c). A means of measuring fish.
d). A landing net, disgorger or forceps and a means of cutting line.
e). NAC car parking ticket to be displayed in all designated car
All anglers must produce, when asked by a bailiff or
fellow angler, their membership card, season ticket or day ticket.
Avoid discarding litter.
2 guest tickets per member, per day are available allowing
the guest/s to fish all of the club waters. Guests must be accompanied
by the member or season ticket holder at all times.
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