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Embsay Moor Reservoir

North Yorkshire

Latitude: 53.98729 | Longitude: -2.003424

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Skipton, North Yorkshire

01756 794022


Reservoir noted for Brown and Rainbow Trout fishing. Run by Skipton Angling Association.


2012/13 prices £15/day

2 fish limit, Legal baits Fly/lure and worm.

Embsay reservoir is Skipton Angling Associations flagship venue holding large numbers of good sized trout and a great spot for Fly fishing (plenty of casting space).

It covers almost 30 acres and has a dam height of 24 m (79 ft).
Fishing is not permitted from the dam wall.

Species at venue: Rainbow trout, Brown trout, and a great head of Perch.

Tributaries: Moor Beck, Lowburn Gill. Water volume; 795,000 m3 (175,000,000 imp gal).

Surface elevation 215 m (705 ft).

Further details / photos on this venue can be found on the facebook group page @

Permits from:

  • Club secretary
  • Club, treasurer
  • KL Tackle Keighley
  • Jackson’s of Earby
  • Geetee Angling
  • Embsay Post Office and Paper Shop Embsay
  • The Paper Shop 1a Sunmoor Drive, Skipton
  • Archway Pet Supplies, Skipton
  • Cononley Post Office
Key Species:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout

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