End of Season

Catch Returns

With the season ending in a few days time on the Till could we remind members who have yet to complete their 2020 Catch Return to please send their completed return to the secretary as soon as possible and to arrive no later than Friday December 4th. Thank you.


Annual General Meeting, February 2021

To enable us to have an AGM this year the Committee is planning to hold this on-line using Zoom provided their are sufficient members interested in attending. The provisional date for the AGM is February 3rd, 2021. If you would like to attend could you please email the secretary as soon as possible to register your interest. Thank you.


Bob Booth, Welling Park Trout Farms

I don't know how many of our members knew Bob Booth but he, and Welham Park Trout Farms, have stocked all our still waters for many years. He has done a tremendous job for us and all the other club waters his fish farm has stocked over the years so I am sorry to have to tell you that Bob sadly passed away earlier today.  Bob had been ill for some time but nevertheless it is still a great shock. He will be greatly missed by all in the angling community.


Thornton Steward Reservoir: Winter Day Tickets

Day Tickets for Thornton Steward Reservoir normally cease at the end of November. However it is clear from talking to regular day ticket holders, as well as our members, that many see a days fishing at Thornton Steward an important recreational activity given the travel and other restrictions imposed due to Coronavirus and Covid-19. Consequently we have decided to make winter day tickets available for those who want them during the winter months of December, January and February. These Winter day tickets will be available at a reduced rate of £16 with a 2 fish bag limit. As this is special reduced rate there is no concessionary rate. Anyone buying a Winter Day Ticket needs to be aware that the reservoir is not stocked during this period.

A Winter Day Ticket will be available from 1st December 2020 until 19th February 2021 and can be purchased from:

1. Gilslan Sports. 2 High Street, Leyburn, (Monday to Saturday)

2. The Weighouse, 8A Market Place, Bedale, DL8 1FQ, (Monday to Saturday)

3. Akebar Park, Leyburn, DL8 5LY (open 7 days a week).

Given these uncertain times due to Covid-19 it may be advisable to ring a chosen outlet prior to fishing to check if it is indeed open. Similarly if fishing on a Sunday it may be necessary to buy a ticket a day or so ahead. 


Shellacres Estate, River Till: Correction

We have just noticed a mistake in the handbook with regards winter grayling fishing on the Shellacres Estate water on the river Till.

Item 3 on page 24 currently reads:

3.  No grayling fishing is allowed during January and February. 

This is incorrect and should read:

3.   No grayling fishing is allowed during December and January.

Please make this correction to page 24 of your handbook. Thank you.

What Fishing

5th November

Just to advise members that at this moment in time ALL beats on the Till are available for fishing.

Thornton Steward Reservoir and Rothley Lake are also open for members with Thornton Steward also being open for day ticket holders until the end of November.

Wear beats are open to members interested in fishing for grayling.

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