Ripon Fly Fishers

Ripon Fly Fishers was formed over 30 years ago and the club has promoted it's 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 a field as York and Leeds.

The Club has four trout lakes which are in idyllic surroundings and are all well stocked with brown, blue, golden and rainbow trout from stock fish to fish in double figues. Members may take up to 2 fish (under 3 lb) per week any larger remain as sport fish.

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 can not walk large distances.

The club also has 2 course lakes stocked with 3 species of carp, tench, roach, perch and chub and one pike lake situated all in one venue. This venue is ideal for members with young children or grand children.

The Club places emphasis on its members to get involved as much as possible (if the want too) in the running of the club, from working parties at the lakes and in the winter months, the odd club evening.

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 where that is closed for the shooting season.

Annual subscriptions are approximately:- £180 (2005 season) with an initial joining fee of £60.

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

The Secretary, Mr Chris Clarke on Telephone 01765 601677 after 6pm

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