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Since 1892 the PFA has offered some of the finest angling opportunities in Ryedale...

The Pickering Fishery Association is renowned for its sociable, down to earth membership, who fish predominantly with fly or nymph for free rising brown trout and grayling. During the winter months, the Association also allows trotting tackle to be used to tempt the growing population of grayling.


The original minute book tells us that Pickering Fishery Association was founded when...

'...several gentlemen desirous of promoting an Anglers' Association in connection with the Pickering Beck held a meeting of landowners and others interested in the scheme at the White Swan Hotel, Pickering, on Monday 25th April 1892...'

A great deal of water has passed under the bridge since these early days and the Association has gone from strength to strength. As well as the Pickering Beck above and below the town, we now preserve fishing on Thornton, Oxfolds and Costa Beck, as well as Pexton and Paper Mill Ponds both situated within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.


Our membership includes access to a selection of associated waters located across the country...

In addition to our home waters, the Association is also able to offer fishing via reciprocal arrangements on the Nidd in the Yorkshire Dales, the Tees & Tyne in the North East and the Hamps, Dove, & Churnet in the Peak District National Park.


Membership is limited to 120 paid up members who benefit from access to our lakes and  eight  miles of outstanding wild brown trout & grayling fishing...


The PFA is currently seeking new members so please click on the link below to submit an online application form. You are also welcome to contact our Hon. Secretary for further details.

Become a Member
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