Ripon Fly Fishers

Ripon Fly Fishers was formed over 30 years ago, and the club has promoted its art ever since. The club is renowned for its warm comradeship and sportsmanship and its members come from all walks of life from around the Boroughbridge and Ripon area but also from as far afield as York and Leeds.

The Club has four trout lakes which are in idyllic surroundings and are all well stocked with rainbow and brown trout from 2 to 6lbs. Members may take up to 2 fish (under 3 lb) per week, any larger fish should be returned.

Two of the lakes are designed for easy access with parking close to the lake and the access to the fishing platforms is on the flat, which is ideal for those who cannot walk large distances.

The Club places emphasis on its members to get involved as much as possible (if they want to) in the running of the club and working parties at the lakes.

The Ripon Fly Fishers has a limit of 70 members and at present has a limited number of vacancies. It does not matter whether you are an expert or just a novice; there is always a friendly word of advice from other members to help improve the art of Fly Fishing.

Fishing is all year round on all but one venue which is closed for the shooting season.

Annual subscriptions are: - £275 (2018 season) with no initial joining fee.


If this sounds like your kind of Fishing Club and you wish for more information, please contact:

The Secretary, Mr Peter Gill, via the website:

Lake as seen from car park
View from car park on one of the lakes

Easy access platforms to fish from
All lakes have easy access platforms