Thornton Steward Reservoir:

To help our bailiffs at Thornton Steward maintain "social distancing" and follow Coronavirus/Covid-19 government advice they will no longer be checking day tickets at the waterside. Instead we are asking all day tickets holders to display their day tickets in their car windscreens so a numbers check can be conducted from the car park. For this to work it is important that all our club members fishing at Thornton Steward remember to display their FFFC badge along with the number of people fishing in their car windscreeens. Please follow government advice and always maintain a distance of at least 2m from each other. Thank you. 

Latest updates March 19th.

Club Waters

All club waters, both river and stillwaters, are open for members as usual. Stockings of still waters are still going ahead as per our agreed stocking programmes. We do ask members though to use a common sense approach when fishing and to keep a reasonable distance from other anglers. Several committee members, club members and the general public are fishing Thornton Steward reservoir on a fairly regular basis and it is fishing very well.

Position of Head Bailiff

With the current situation with Coronavirus/Covid19, current head bailiff is standing down, purely age related and as a precaution for himself, and member Barry Gibson will be taking over these duties for the time being. We ask that all members co-operate with Barry whilst he carries out these duties.

Crag Lough


We are trialing an online booking system for Crag Lough.  You will need to have forum access and you can either follow this LINK or use the link in the Crag Lough fishery description page.

Please make every attempt to use the online booking system however if all else fails there are additional ways to book listed in that forum thread.

That thread is locked so no replys can be posted but I have started a feedback thread so please feel free to leave a message letting us know what you think of the new system and if there are any improvements you could suggest.

Thornton Steward Reservoir

Now open to Day Ticket Holders

The year is progressing and members should be aware that Thornton Steward Reservoir opened to Day Ticket holders on March 1st. You will be interested to hear that  Day Tickets in 2020 are avaialble to the general public from 5 outlets:

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

2. Constable Burton Caravan Park (open 7 days a week from 17th March)

3. The Weighouse, 8A Market Place, Bedale, DL8 1FQ, Monday to Saturday

4. Caravan and Motorhome Club, Lower Wensleydale, Harmby, Leyburn, DL8 5NU 

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


Coming next week

February 2020 newsletter

Next week we will be posting out a newsletter, along with the 2019 catch returns and also your membership sticker or stickers if you have any junior members under your wing. If you have moved address lately then please advise us accordingly to avoid duplication.

Membership for 2020

We have vacancies for this season and if you wish to be considered for membership then please complete and return the application form on our home page. We offer a wide variety of fishing on our local rivers for salmon, sea trout, brown trout and grayling fishing throughout the winter months along with three still waters with both rainbow and brown trout fishing.

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