Est 1897



This is a brief summary of the main Nidderdale Angling Club by-laws. For the full club constitution, rules and by-laws click here:

All dates are inclusive

Fishing Seasons

  • 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.

Bag Limits

  • 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.

Fishing Methods

  • 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.


  • Juniors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times who must stay in close proximity and will be responsible for the behaviour of the junior.

  • All anglers must carry:-

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 parking areas.

  • 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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