Fishing Associations

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Sutton Bank - by kind permission of James Smith Photography

Angling Trust - the voice of Angling

Leeds & District Amalgamated Society of Anglers - Leeds DASA venues offer some of the best coarse fishing in Yorkshire, specimen Barbel, Carp, and Pike, with the bonus of good fly fishing on river or lake.

Fishing For Schools .  With “Fishing for Schools” youngsters can discover that skills and values learnt at the riverside can translate into the classroom and life.

Angling in Schools - The Angling in Schools website has been created to provide a resource for everyone involved in, or considering, using angling as a means of engaging with young people.

Nidderdale Angling Club – offers fly fishing and bait fishing on the River Nidd around Pateley Bridge in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. - Britain’s leading Fishing Directory



Kilnsey Park - Attractive fishery is situated in spectacular surroundings, consisting of two lakes of approximately 1 acre each.

Lockwood Beck, Guisborough - Top quality Trout Fishery where you can enjoy both bank and boat fishing.

Thornton Lodge Farm, Easingwold - Two well-stocked fishing lakes with excellent facilities

Kilnsey and Lockwood

Kilnsey Park Fishery and Lockwood Beck Fishery




Fellow Fly Fishing Instructors

Steve Cheetham - Good friend, fishing companion and qualified Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Instructor/Coach

Olly Shepherd - Good friend and qualified Fly Fishing Coach

Mark Gambles - .Good friend and qualified Game Angling Coach.  email address - mark at magambles.eclipse dot co dot uk

Mike Sutton, good friend and qualified Angling Coach, specialising in Coarse & Predator fishing.


Tackle Shops

Hooks & Tackle, York - Excellent tackle shop and high-quality rod builder

Orvis, Harrogate - great fly fishing tackle store

The Essential Fly - Great flies, great prices, great customer service

All Water Fly Fishing Ltd - A great tackle shop in Harrogate with a wide range of tackle to suit all budgets.


Hotels & Accomodation

Stay In The Yorkshire Dales - Accommodation & Tourist guide for the Yorkshire Dales

Thornton Lodge Farm - family run farm-stay B&B accommodation and caravan site. - These superb Yorkshire Dales holiday cottages are located in Cotterdale an idyllic setting tucked away in stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery. Cotterdale is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ideally situated for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts with walks in all directions starting from the door and the Pennine Way passing through Cotterdale .



Places of Interest & Local Services

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This is York

North York Moors Railway - Yorkshire Dales internet gateway - Services & attractions in Thirsk & Sowerby

Easingwold Tourist Information - .an information source designed to help you plan and enjoy your stay in the  Easingwold and the surrounding villages


photo of Sutton Bank

Sutton Bank - by kind permission of James Smith Photography

Sites of Special Interest

James Smith Photography - A very good friend and an incredible photographer.  Much of his recent work covers the Outer Hebrides of Scotland but he has a very broad portfolio of images covering other areas of Scotland and Northern England.