Fishing the River Nidd near Wetherby, North Yorks

keora

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I'm thinking of joining the Bradford No. 1 Angling Association so I can fish its stretch of the River Nidd at Cowthorpe, near Wetherby.

I've fished the Nidd further downstream in recent years. The summer fishing was fairly good, I had a few barbel, but in winter I rarely caught anything.

Could any members please advise me on how the Cowthorpe length fishes in winter? I'm mainly interested in fishing for chub and occasionally pike.
 

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I am a member of Bradford No1, but only for one water. I've never clapped eyes on Cowthorpe, so I can't help much. However, if you are on Facebook, have a look for the Bradford No1 Angling Association group. There is plenty of activity on there and lots of stuff about all of their waters and matches.
 

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Hi Keora,

At this time of year there are still chub and barbel to be caught, but mainly chub. We also get pestered with pike during the match held on there.
 

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Thank you for the advice, it seems worth joining. I understand that there's about 3000 yds of fishing and three car parks, which should give easy access.
 

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The longest walks from the car parks is about 800 yards to the middle of the lengths.
 

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Thanks, I've bought a year book and ordered plans showing the access to all the fisheries which the club has.
 
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