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November 2016
The Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting in The Bishop Blaize, Market Square, Richmond on Tuesday 6th December 2016 starting at 8 pm. All members of the society are welcome to attend, with full members eligible to vote. It would be helpful if anyone planning to attend the AGM could let the secretary Phil Brown know (01748 833822) as refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting. The Society is also looking for more members to join the committee, with all full members who live within the district of Richmondshire being eligible to apply.
 
October 2016
Please note that there will be no half price "winter/grayling permits" available this year.

We have received the following invitation from Orvis Harrogate:

Members of the Richmond and District Angling Society are invited to a presentation evening at the store (21-22 West Park, Harrogate, HG1 1BJ) on Wednesday 16 November 2016. This special event, which will begin at 18:00, has been planned to celebrate the upcoming launch of Orvis’ new 10ft #3 Recon rod and the recent publication of Jonathan White’s excellent book Nymphing The New Way: French Leader Fishing for Trout.

Stealthy, sensitive, versatile and capable of producing impressive catches, French Nymphing and related leader-only approaches are becoming increasingly popular on rivers and streams worldwide. As Orvis Harrogate’s Fly Fishing Specialist I will be speaking on the evening about the fascinating history and development of these methods, their associated fly patterns and how to make the most of them on local venues.

Guests will also be able to see, handle and pre-order the new 10ft #3 Recon, which is competitively priced at £379.00 and ideal for modern, light-line fly fishing on running waters. All paid-for pre-orders will receive a complimentary copy of Nymphing The New Way (normal price £20.00), which will also be available to purchase separately.

With light refreshments provided, plus the opportunity to attend a follow-up on-the-water demonstration, I very much hope that this will be an interesting, informative and enjoyable evening for all. I look forward to welcoming as many Richmond and District Angling Society members as possible, and would greatly appreciate it if, at all possible, anyone intending to attend could let either myself or a fellow member of staff know at their earliest convenience, in order to facilitate seating and catering arrangements.
 

April 2016
Note that R&DAS fishing at Thorpe Perrow ceases after 13th April 2016.
New colour maps of our waters are now available to download on the waters page.
 
March 2016

River Fly Life Monitoring

 

If what lurks on the bottom of rivers interests you then the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust would like to hear from you. Monitoring fly life is an important indicator of the health of a river ecosystem and the trust is looking to set up a team of volunteers to regularly monitor a number of locations providing information towards a project to improve tributaries of the Swale.
 

For those who don’t know a caddis fly larva from a mayfly nymph the trust is offering the chance to learn from experts at training sessions. To find out more contact Alastair Logan – email alastair.logan@yorkshiredalesriverstrust.com  or call 07984 615239. The first opportunity for training is 7th April 2016 at a venue near Thirsk, when the tutor will be well-known fly fishing entomologist Stuart Crofts.
 

February 2016

Richmond anglers to share purpose-made fishery in ground-breaking deal

We are delighted to advise members that Thornaby Angling Association (TAA), which 15 years ago began development of the purpose-made Mill Farm Fishery on farm land at Gilling West, has agreed to Richmond & District Angling Society (R&DAS) sharing the facility on an annual basis.

TAA has invested significantly to establish Cow Pasture Lake and Mill Lake, which cover approximately five acres, as a well-stocked fishery catering both for coarse and trout anglers.

In the most recent stocking programme bream, tench, roach, barbel, crucian and assorted carp were added to Cow Pasture Lake, which is exclusively coarse fishing. As well as holding coarse species, substantial numbers of rainbow trout of mixed sizes are introduced annually to Mill Lake. 

“We are delighted to welcome angling colleagues from R&DAS to share the great fishing at Mill Farm Fishery,” commented Gordon Angel, Chairman of TAA.  “The lakes have the capacity to be fished by more anglers and when we were approached by R&DAS both clubs recognized the potential of a shared arrangement being to their mutual benefit.”

R&DAS annual permit holders will be eligible to fish at Mill Farm on receipt of their 2016/17 permits. Purchasers of R&DAS day and week tickets will not have access to the fishery.

“We are really looking forward to R&DAS members using the fishery,” Richard Almond, Chairman of R&DAS, said.

“The new arrangement extends the stillwater fishing opportunity we are able to offer members. Our current stillwater, which we will cease leasing in mid-April, was confined to coarse anglers whereas Mill Farm Fishery also offers an opportunity to those who enjoy catching trout, including a period reserved for fly fishing.”

“TAA were very open to our approach and we look forward to sharing fishing experiences with fellow anglers on the bankside.”
 

October 2015
Half price online special Winter Ticket now available - see membership page.
 
November 2014

Richmond & District Angling Society will hold its 104th Annual General Meeting in The Bishop Blaize, Market Square, Richmond on Tuesday 2nd December, 2014, starting at 8 pm. All members of the society are welcome to attend, with full members being eligible to vote. It would be helpful if anyone intending to attend the AGM could let the secretary Phil Brown know (01748 833822) as refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting. The committee is also looking for new members, with all full members who live within the district of Richmondshire being eligible to serve.
 

October 2014
Half price online special Winter Ticket now available - see membership page.
See our new Articles page for recent magazine features and a members report on the new NYSD water at Over Dinsdale.
 
August 2014
We are delighted to announce that the Society has now rejoined the North Yorks and South Durham Anglers giving our members Monday to Saturday access to 3 miles of the River Tees at Dinsdale. Full details of the fishing available can be found here.
 
February 2014
2014/15 membership permits are now available in outlets. Please note that you will need your old permit to renew. We have also updated our list of waters which is now broken down into separate stretches/beats with access and parking details. See the Waters page for further information.
 
January 2014
We are pleased to announce that advance membership for the 2014/15 year is now available on the Membership page. Current members can renew and new members making use of this facility to join are able to fish immediately using their pay-pal receipt as evidence of payment. 2014/15 Permits will be issued as soon as they are available. See the Membership page for further details.
 

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