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The River Ribble is officially classed as a Lancashire river but it's upper reaches around the Settle area are actually in the Yorkshire Dales. Here the River Ribble has good stocks of Trout and Grayling and at the right time of year with the right conditions there is a chance of catching a Salmon or Sea Trout.
Go Fly Fishing UK are able to offer fly fishing on several excellent beats.
The River Ribble in the Settle area around 15 miles West of Skipton and is within easy reach of Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Harrogate and York and with a direct rail link to Skipton from London Kings Cross makes it easy to visit even from the South of England. The Trout and Grayling fishing on the River Ribble is very good and the river has some excellent hatches of fly.
The River Ribble has a good stock of both wild and stocked Brown Trout and good stocks Grayling. The River Ribble also has a run of Salmon and Sea Trout.
Trout fishing on the River Ribble starts around the end of March and finishes at the end of September with Grayling fishing starting in mid June and finishing at the end of February.
A rod between 8 and 9 feet for a 4-5 weight line (floating) would be suitable for most beats. Waders with ideally felt or felt and studded soles are required and chest high waders are an advantage in certain areas as is a wading staff.
Fish on the River Ribble will respond to most methods with upstream dry fly or nymph taking most fish. Spiders as usual (fished upstream) take their share and the varied water gives the angler the opportunity to practice all fly fishing techniques.
Our guides in the Yorkshire Dales have many years of fly fishing experience on the River Ribble and can teach you the successful methods and help you catch fish. All tackle including waders and flies can be supplied or if you prefer you can bring your own. Our guides can provide a local railway station collection and return service and are available to give you a guided tour of the many historic sites, towns and cities and the many other attractions in the Yorkshire Dales.
If you would like to make your fly fishing part of a short break or holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales we can advise on the best accommodation options. These include 4 star hotels, country house hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts each within a short distance from the fishing.
Fly fishing in the Yorkshire Dales is great value, with very few exceptions the prices are as those listed on our costs page. Click here to go directly to our costs page. When fishing from a boat the hire of the boat may be charged extra, if this is the case you will be advised at the time of booking.
For more detailed information about the non-fishing highlights of the River Ribble area please click here.
Contact Steve at our northern office to discuss your preferred fly fishing location or to make a booking - telephone 01756 748378 / 07717 533177, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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