Est 1897



Scar House ReservoirNidderdale Angling Club control the fishing on Scar House Reservoir for members and visiting anglers. Scar House is situated right at the head of Nidderdale, immediately below Angram Reservoir (no fishing), and provides fine wild brown trout fishing. Great Whernside and Little Whernside give a magnificent backdrop to a day spent fishing the waters of Scar House.

Scar House was constructed in the 1920's to supply much needed water to Bradford as a result of the industrial revolution. Today the reservoir still supplies water to industrial West Yorkshire, but it is also used for recreation. In addition to trout fishing there are walks around the reservoir and beyond, and it is a good area for bird watching and mountain biking.

Scar House Reservoir wild brown troutThe wild brown trout that inhabit Scar House average about 3 to the pound, with the occasional fish to around the 1lb mark. All the usual traditional wet flies will work, as will dry flies when the fish are looking up. If in doubt use something black! Float and ledger fishing with worm, and fishing with artificial lure are also permitted, but please note that natural minnow and ground baiting are not allowed at Scar House Reservoir at any time. Please see Rules and Full Club Rules pages for further details.

Scar House Reservoir can be found by driving from Pateley Bridge on the minor road towards Wath and Lofthouse. After driving through Lofthouse take the signed right turn onto access road. Follow the access road all the way to the clearly marked car park where cars should be left (strictly no cars beyond the car park). For Google map/directions click here.



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