Fishing The River Nidd
The river Nidd starts its life at Nidd Head Spring on Great Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales. It flows through 3 upland reservoirs Angram scar house reservoir and Gouthwaite Reservoir, when conditions are dry the river disappears underground into the sinkhole known as Manchester Hole, and reappears near the village of Lofthouse N Yorks. The first major settlement is Pateley Bridge past the beautiful Brimham rocks and on past Hampsthwaite, Knaresborough, Tockwith and Nun Monkton to the river Ouse.
The river is much smaller than its other Dales cousins the Wharfe Ure and Swale and twists and turns in every direction It contains most species of usual river fish one feature the Nidd has is that Grayling can be caught throughout its 30 odd mile length. The Barbel are there too with Chub Roach Dace Perch Pike
and Eels, There are lots of clubs to chose from on the river with fly fishing for trout to barbel in the twisty Mr. Crabtree type swims that this river is known for.
Fishing the river Nidd
There is a lot of fishing on the River Nidd from club yearbooks also day tickets, Nidderdale Angling Club holds around 7 miles of double bank fishing for Brown
and Grayling around the beautiful area of Pateley Bridge. Take a look at their site for more details.
. Bingley Angling Club has water at Goldsborough just below Knaresborough
York and District have a lot of the lower reaches of the river and is well worth investing in a yearbook.