Please see the Booking page.
Members wishing to fish the top two beats on the Upper water at and beyond Rievaulx, which is Sir Richard Beckett's water, must contact his keeper, James Rook, so that he may be aware of who will be on the river.
Most members use a light rod #4 or 5 at around 8' length, although on the Upper water a 6-7' brook rod allows exploration of the more wooded spaces and difficult lies.
Landing nets must have knotless mesh.
Members may employ the full range of fly fishing techniques:
- In the early part of the season, conventional wet fly tactics with sinking lines work well throughout the length of the water.
- The narrower channels and rapid flows of the Upper Water are well suited to Czech nymphing techniques.
- The onset of grannom and olive hatches from later April onwards accelerate the shift to dry flies.
- Upstream nymph tactics are effective for much of the season and especially after the peak of the mayfly from late June onwards.