Mitre Angling Club
Mitre Angling Club - River & Stillwater Fishing In Yorkshire & Lancashire

Mitre Angling Club

River Fishing & Stillwater Fishing In Yorkshire & Lancashire

River Fishing & Stillwater Fishing In Yorkshire & Lancashire - Mitre Angling Club

Club Waters - River Fishing

River Doe
River Doe
River Calder
River Calder
River Wharfe
River Wharfe
River Ribble
River Ribble
Swanside Beck
Swanside Beck
Broughton Beck
Broughton Beck

Club Waters - Stillwater Fishing

Elslack Reservoir
Elslack Reservoir
Cant Clough Reservoir
Cant Clough Reservoir
Audley Reservoir
Audley Reservoir

About

Mitre Angling Club was established in 1967 when it had fishing on a single Pennine reservoir. Nowadays Mitre Angling Club provides outstanding quality river fishing on thirteen miles of rivers and streams, including stretches of the Calder, Ribble, Wharfe and Doe, and on three reservoirs, all in beautiful surroundings in the Lancashire and Yorkshire countryside.

Mitre Angling Club members are predominantly fly fishermen, although opportunities exist for bait fishing on selected waters. Fishing is for brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling, coarse fish, and some salmon and sea trout.

The club is relatively small, with an establishment of 90 members, so there is never a problem of overcrowding.

No matter whether you prefer the challenge of small streams, the comfort of larger rivers, or stillwaters, there is something for you. If you are new to fly fishing, more experienced club members are always willing to help you. Mitre Angling Club featured in Flyfishing and Flytying magazine's "Angling Club of the Month" article in May 2017 - click the link to read the article...

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Mitre Angling Club in
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Membership

Mitre Angling Club currently has a full establishment and there are no membership vacancies at the moment. If you are interested in joining please read the following membership information and contact the Membership Secretary to be placed on the waiting list...

Members pay an annual membership subscription of £215 plus an initial joining fee of £50. For the amount, quality and variety of water we offer, giving year round angling, this represents exceptional value. Mitre Angling Club particularly wishes to promote family participation, and encourage our young people to experience the delights of angling, therefore:

  • Members may register juniors under twelve years of age to fish FREE
  • Members may register young persons aged twelve to sixteen on payment of an annual subscription of £15, both on the understanding that they accompany those young people and are responsible for their safety and conduct
  • Members partner's pay just HALF membership fees

Mitre Angling Club is a friendly, welcoming club, holding light-hearted fly fishing competitions for members during the fishing season, regular get-togethers and annual trophy presentations. At our annual subs meeting there are fly tying demonstrations and talks by well known anglers. Members will receive regular newsletters to keep them informed and involved in club matters. There is also a "members only" website that has downloads and current news items - click the link to access (password required)...

If you would like to become a member or would like further information about our fishing club, please contact our Membership Secretary, Denis Halstead, on 01282 692261 or use the form below to send an e-mail.

If you are considering joining Mitre Angling Club please take the time to read the club's bye-laws by clicking here

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Contact

Ribble Rivers Trust
The Angling Trust
Ribble Fisheries Consultative Association
Aire & Calder Partnership

Mitre Angling Club Bye Laws

  1. All members must obtain a current Environmental Agency Licence before fishing.
  2. Statutory close seasons must be observed - see table below.
  3. Catch and size limits must be observed as follows:
    • Sea Trout - Size limit 16" (41cm)
    • Brown Trout ‐ Size limit 12" (30cm)
    • Salmon - No more than 1 fish per season may be taken from club waters
    • Grayling - All fish below 12" (30cm) and above 15" (38cm) must be returned alive. No more than 2 per day can be retained.
    • Pike - All pike over 5lb must be returned alive. Only one fish per day can be retained.
    • Eels - No eels may be killed.
    • Elslack - No more than 2 fish per week to be taken
    • River Wharfe - No more than 2 fish per visit
    • River Calder ‐ No fish to be kept until further notice
    • River Ribble, Mearbeck Water - All game fish and grayling caught on maggot must be returned immediately
  4. Catch returns must be completed and returned to the secretary as required and also daily returns completed where facilities are provided.
  5. Membership Identity Card must be displayed at all times when fishing.
  6. Limit signs, where erected, must be observed.
  7. Fishing conditions specified for individual waters must be observed. Recent additions are:
    • Cant Clough Reservoir is “fly fishing only" and
    • The River Wharfe during the trout Season is “fly fishing only”.
    • Broughton Beck - no fish may be taken.
    • Pendle Water - fly or worm fishing only; catch and release - see Barrowford Angling rules
    • Audley Reservoir - maximum 2 fish per week (rainbow and blue) can be taken. Brown trout must be returned. All other fish are catch and release. Fly fishing or worm allowed all year. Coarse fishing allowed during trout close season viz. 1st Oct- 31st March following. Trout caught whilst coarse fishing must be released.
  8. A subscription meeting will be arranged by the Committee.
  9. All hooks must be barbless or with crushed barbs.
  10. Spinners, where permitted, must be single hook and barbless or with crushed barbs.
  11. No more than one rod may be used for fishing at any one time.
  12. No live baiting on club waters.
  13. No dogs allowed except with the bailiff.
  14. Returns Books must be displayed face down on the dashboard, whenever members park to fish club waters.
Club Water Fishing Seasons
River Doe Brown trout - 15th March to 30th September
River Calder Salmon - 1st February to 31st October
Brown trout - 15th March to 30th September
Grayling & coarse fish - 16th June to 14th March
River Wharfe Brown trout - 25th March to 30th September
Grayling - 16th June to 14th March
River Ribble Salmon - 1st February to 31st October
Brown trout - 15th March to 30th September
Grayling & coarse fish - 16th June to 14th March
Swanside Beck Salmon - 1st February to 31st October
Brown trout - 15th March to 30th September
Grayling - 16th June to 14th March
Elslack Beck Brown trout - 25th March to 30th September
Grayling & coarse fish - 16th June to 14th March
Elslack Reservoir Rainbow trout - All year
Cant Clough Reservoir Brown trout - 15th March to 30th September
Audley Reservoir Rainbow trout - All year
Brown trout - 15th March to 30th September