You are now able to buy Day Permits on line: please follow the link below and carefully read the Terms and Conditions before you buy:
New members who become annual members between 1st January and 31st March can benefit by getting up to 15 months for the price of 12
Easby Access Improvements, Pegs 6-8:
The above actions have been completed by Peter Fietsch, a R&DAS committee member. Peter has been working tirelessly to improve access to R&DAS waters. Peter’s dedication and hard work are appreciated by the committee and are for the benefit of all members. However, it is not fair or sustainable to rely on one person to undertake ongoing maintenance. There will be future communications on proposed work-parties to continue improvement actions; if you would like to pro-actively volunteer then please follow this link and provide your details:
Members may have noticed that land has been for sale, via agent Robin Jessop, along the Swale above Lownethwaite bridge, covering our Thorpe House Water. The sales prospectus very clearly stated that fishing rights are excluded from the sale. Furthermore, our club secretary has contacted the selling agents and has been reassured that the fishing rights were not included in the sale and that access must be given to members of R&DAS.
One of our committee members has been working to improve access to our waters and recently completed the following works:
Station Bend and Fence End:
All members benefit from this work and we rely on unpaid volunteer members to do this for the benefit of everyone; if you are willing to help then please get in touch by following the link below to our contact page:
In the very near future the access track at our fishery is due to receive its top coat of TARMAC this is likely to take three days. For the duration of this work our usual access will be closed.
If you arrive to fish and find work in progress we have agreed alternative access with Mill Farm via Waters Lane. Drive up waters Lane, go through the farm houses and park off the track on the grass near the bridge. Do not take your vehicle over the bridge, tarmac is being laid from the Hartforth Lane access right through to the farm. This alternative route can only be used for the days when work is in progress.
At the moment the dates we have are for the 5th – 6th & 7th May but this is dependent on good weather conditions.
The Wild Trout Trust (WTT) have published their report following site visits to R&DAS waters on the Swale between Mercury Bridge and Red House Farm and at Great Langton. This work was requested by the R&DAS committee so we can understand what is happening to the coarse fish population and potential actions that can be taken.
Our annual newsletter is now available for members to read:
Per latest guidance from the Angling Trust, https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19/ , we can go fishing subject to staying local and other caveats as detailed at the AT website.
We have been advised by Thornaby Angling Association (TAA) that stocking of Cow Pasture Lake has been delayed. Fly fishing for trout will start on 12th January. Details from TAA as follows:
In line with government rules for the latest Covid national lockdown, angling throughout England has been closed down (with effect from 5th January 2021). The Angling Trust is continuing to work with the government to see if a resumption might be possible. In the meantime, all Richmond & District Angling Society waters are closed until further notice. See https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19/ for latest updates.
Membership Fees have been updated for year starting 1st April, 2021 - see Membership page for our updated fees. Day ticket fees have also been updated.