About Us

Hutton Rudby Fly Fishing Club is a small village fishing club with about 50 members with the fishing alongĀ about two miles of the River Leven, a spate river running off the North Yorkshire moors and joining the RiverĀ Tees near Yarm.

The club was founded in 1920 with the objective of providing local people with affordable fly fishing for trout. Throughout its life it has owed its fishing rights and existence to the generosity of local people. There has also been a remarkable continuity of service as officers of the Club by local people: the first Secretary of the Club was Tom Milburn, the grandfather of the late Barry Milburn, who became Treasurer in 1962 and resigned after 50 years as Treasurer in 2013.

THE FISHING

The Club has about 2 miles of good trout fly fishing water on the River Leven through the village and towards Crathorne, shown in red on the map below. The River Leven valley is specially wild and beautiful downstream from the village as can be seen in the picture below. As well as enjoying the fishing you can see deer, otters, kingfishers, dippers and very diverse wild flower and plant life.

The Club has a year-on-year river improvement programme in cooperation with the Environment Agency and the Tees Rivers Trust.
The Club open season is the same as the Environment Agency fishing licence open season for trout (usually 22nd March to 30th September). Fishing is with artificial fly only. Members may fish as often and for as long as they like. A maximum of two fish no less than 11″ may be taken in any one day

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    I am visiting Hutton Rudby area for a weeks holiday from Denmark …. Is it possible for me to have a weeks licence and where would i get one … i arrive already this saturday 18th July …. i am a novice fly fisherman.

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    Steven, hi can you email our secretary please, with where you will be staying, dates, how often you want to fish, whether you have fly-fished on a river and he’ll either work out a deal for you or recommend trying a commercial stillwater or an easier river?
    His email is gifford929@btinternet.com.
    Andy

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    dear sir. is it possible to join your club i am a part time game keeper in north yorkshire and akeen fly fisherman looking for some local fishing not too far away

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    Paul, Can you email our secretary gifford929@btinternet.com? Our season runs until the end of September, but I am sure he will be able to help.
    Andy

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    can you tell me if membership is available to people living outside the village. many thanks A Jacobs

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    Hello sir
    I have walked along the river downstream of the village a few times and enjoyed the wildlife a watched the fish. I couldn’t find out who had the rights for the fishing until today when I bumped into one of your members who kindly informed me. I didn’t ask his name. I am an experienced fly fisherman on rivers and would be keen to join your club. Can u give me any info please? Thankyou

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    Hi I started fly fishing on the River Leven in Hutton Rudby at the age of 10. 55 years later I now live in Eaglescliffe but would love to fish there again. Is it possible to join the club when I no longer live in the village?

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    I would like to know more about joining your club could you send me some details please I live in Seamer not far away from you.

    Thanks

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    Hello, I have just taken up fly fishing and was told about your club by the instructor who taught me. I live in Great Broughton and would like to know how, and if I could join your club.

    Thank you

  • keith barnfield
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    hi just joined the club,cant find map of the water anywhere

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      Keith, Hi, you need to go to the members section of the web site, logon and then you can get to the maps. If you have problems logging on let me know via email.
      Andy

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    Hi, I was recommended the club by one of your members (Scott), he put me in touch with Andy Stott who I spoke to briefly on the phone who told me to visit the website, I was just wondering how I apply to join the club? I’m unable to find a registration form. Any help would be great as I’d love to get to know the river.

    Many thanks!
    Tom

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    Hi

    I’m totally new to fly fishing, have had a bit of tuition but looking for somewhere local to put it into practice.

    I live in Guisborough so I think your club would be perfect.

    Can you tell me where the stretch of river is.

    Thanks

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      Gavin, Thanks for your enquiry. It would be best if we had a quick chat. When you have a minute or two could you call me please 07802 469827.. Thanks

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    Hello, I am about to start fly fishing for my first time. How would I go about coming to a meeting or discuss membership with someone?
    TIA
    Peter

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