Sea trout and salmon fishing in Yorkshire’s beautiful Esk Valley

Welcome - members of the Esk Fishery Association have been fishing for salmon and sea trout in the River Esk, as it rushes from the North Yorkshire Moors to the sea at Whitby, since 1864.

We currently fish around 8 miles of the river bank. We usually have between 70 and 80 members. All legal methods of fishing with a rod and line are permitted, on at least some of our water.  

We are keen to encourage youngsters to fish and offer an extremely good value membership rate for them. We are proud of the training course we run to introduce youngsters to fishing, in partnership with the Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust and the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

We are always interested in new members; sometimes there is a short waiting list, at other times applicants can join as soon as they have been accepted by our committee. This website provides much of the information you need to decide whether to join us, but we are always pleased to answer questions and provide more information.  
For 2018 there is a joining fee of £150 and an annual subscription of £625 for adults; there is no joining fee for juniors and their annual subscription is £60.   Applications are usually considered in January.

Be a part of fishing history since 1864 on the River Esk and enjoy the outstanding beauty of the Esk Valley, North Yorkshire.
Check the river conditions before going fishing with this link.  The image above is not a live picture, you need to floowo the link...

Fly fishing is increasing in popularity, though the spinner (only one hook permitted) is in common use.

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