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.
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 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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Norton Conyers
From Ripon get onto the bypass, and head out towards Thirsk,as you go over the last roundabout on the bypass go straight across towards the A1, after 30 yards turn left for Wath on Hutton Lane follow...
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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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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
£80,00
per person

This membership expires on 31st of December of this year.

This Membership excludes a £20.00 joining fee for new members (and existing members who have not renewed before the end of March).

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Seniors & Ladies Membership
£50,00
per person

This membership expires on 31st of December of this year, and it’s valid only for person over 65 years of age at time of application.

This Membership excludes a £20.00 joining fee for new members (and existing members who have not renewed before the end of March).

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Juniors Membership
£10,00
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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Kids Membership
free
per person

This Membership is free only for children under 16 years of age at time of application.

No joining fee.

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