Welcome to the Knaresborough Piscatorials & Dales Anglers website

Knaresborough Piscatorials is a well established (founded in the 1930’s), small and friendly fishing club that has exclusive rights to some of the best coarse fishing in North Yorkshire. We have an excellent selection of river, canal and stillwater options in and around the charming market town of Knaresborough.

Our beautiful stretches of the River Nidd offer the opportunity to encounter large barbel, chub, roach, dace, bream, gudgeon, pike and perch, as well as grayling and trout. Please see our rivers for more details.

Flaxby pond has a good head of quality roach, ide, perch, crucian carp and tench. Littlethorpe pond offers an enjoyable day’s fishing for roach, rudd, bream, perch, crucian carp, F1’s and tench. Please see our stillwaters for more details.

The club also has an active match fishing scene, with friendly yet competitive matches throughout the year which are held on our attractive rivers and ponds. All matches are open to members and non-members alike unless stated on our match page.

Please contact us for information on joining the club and/or participating in the matches.

Our Rivers
Our stretches of the beautiful river Nidd offer an excellent variety of coarse fishing,
as well as fly fishing for trout and Grayling.
Scalabar Farm
This water is a continuation from the lower pegs of Chapmans, the access is on the B6164 Wetherby Road, drive past the entrance to Chapmans and continue for approx .9 of a mile before you get to the...
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Westwick Farm River Ure
Westwick Farm is a navigable part of the River Ure just below Westwick Lock, so some boat traffic is to be expected, the stretch is approx 400 metres just below the farm. This will suit various...
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River Nidd Holme Bottom
Nidd Estate (Holme Bottom). Travel out of Knaresborough on the B6165 towards Ripley and, about half a mile before the village of Nidd, look out for two reflective posts on the left either...
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River Nidd Sawmills Top and Bottom
Travel out of Knaresborough on the B6165 to Ripley. After about 2miles you will come out of a 40mph zone, just after a turn off to the right to Scotton. A further 1/2mile along the B6165 will...
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River Nidd – Chapman’s Farm
Left bank, Goldsborough Mill Dam to Brough Wood and below Goldsborough Mill Dam to notice board. This lovely stretch of the middle Nidd is split by a weir. Above the weir is mainly slow and deep...
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River Nidd – GSPK, Knaresborough
This is a new, short stretch of 6 pegs behind the GSPK factory at Manse Lane, Knaresborough. Access is through the main factory entrance, through buildings and parking is visitors car park. The...
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River Nidd – Rock Farm
Rock Farm Travel out of Knaresborough on the B6165 towards Ripley and at the roundabout approaching Ripley take the 1st exit onto the A61 towards Killinghall. After 200 meters turn off to the left...
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River Nidd – Abbey Road, Knaresborough
Grimbald Bridge Head out of Knaresborough on York Road turning right onto Wetherby Road at the traffic lights. As you approach the lights at the bridge over the river turn right onto Abbey Road....
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River Wharfe
The River Wharfe at Ilkley is a classic Yorkshire freestone river, offering a mixture of pools, glides and riffles over approximately 1 ½ miles of double bank fishing. Access is excellent, with...
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River Nidd – Tockwith
Approximately one and a quarter miles on the south bank at Nether Carr Farm at the end of Blind Lane Tockwith. This narrow stretch of the lower Nidd contains good numbers of barbel to 10lbs, chub to...
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Our Still Waters
Our two ponds offer an excellent day’s fishing with the possibility of a nice mixed bag of coarse fish
in a comfortable and attractive environment.
Aire and Calder Navigation Canal
There are various locks along the length of the canal which runs for approx 11 miles, this is large enough to take commercial barges, average width being around 30 metres, with an average depth being...
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Littlethorpe Pond, Near Ripon
As you leave Bishop Monkton heading towards Ripon you will pass under a railway bridge,after approx 150 yards there is the turning on the right for littlethorpe. Follow this road until pass under a...
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Flaxby Pond, Flaxby
Head out of Knaresborough on the A59 towards york. As you approach the old Flaxby golf course you will see a roundabout (the one before the A1). Pull into the right hand lane and take the 2nd exit...
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Become a member
Going our club to gain year round access to some of the best fishing in North Yorkshire at very reasonable rates.
Annual membership only. No day tickets.
Adults Membership
per person

Membership is for 12 months and your renewal date will be on the back page of your booklet.

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Seniors & Ladies Membership
per person

This membership is now on a rolling year, and it’s valid only for person over 65 years of age at time of application.

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Juniors Membership
per person per year

This Membership is valid for 1 year, only for children between 16 to 18 years of age at time of application.

No joining fee.

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