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Bait Trout Fishing
Fly Trout Fishing

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Conveniently located near Teesside and Whitby, Scaling Dam Reservoir enjoys a lovely setting within the North York Moors National Park.

The reservoir is surrounded by beautiful wild heather moorland and is relatively shallow, making it an excellent choice for both fly and bait anglers alike. All fish are stocked from our own Teesdale fish farm, with some of those stocked being tagged fish with cash prizes available. You can loose feed and ground bait around the reservoir and we are also offering pike fishing all year round.

Scaling Dam is accessible for disabled anglers with a disabled platform close to the visitor centre. There are also car parks available at each end of the reservoir for easy access to fishing points.

For those who like to wander, the middle reaches of the reservoir provide some fantastic sport particularly on the south shore and shallow east end bay.

On site we have an excellent lodge shop stocked with everything you need for a day’s fishing including rods, reels, tackle, accessories, clothing, worms, bait, ice creams and refreshments including hot and cold drinks.

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Our 2020 price list

For fishing at Scaling Dam

Permit Type Full Day Concessions
Full day 8 fish permit* £27 £25
Full Day 5 Fish Permit* £23 N/A
Family & Couples Permit (12 fish) £41 N/A
Catch & Release Sporting Permit - Catch and Release, fly only (optional 1 fish) £19 N/A
Pike permit £10 N/A
Under 17's day permit (2 fish) £10 N/A

Best Locations To Fish at Scaling Dam

We have provided some useful location tips to help you catch. Our rangers are also very happy to assist you in choosing the best method, flies and baits for you to have a fantastic day fishing. Speak to them on your arrival in the shop or as they are working around the reservoir.

Disabled platform to dog leg

Easy access to this popular area which responds well to all methods of angling.

Dog leg to east end

Gives easy access and fishes best in windier conditions. The shallows are excellent areas for fly anglers.

South shore

Easy access from the east end car park. A favourite spot for both any method and roaming fly anglers with lots of space to move.

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Where to find us

Directions to Scaling Dam Reservoir

Scaling Dam Reservoir is located between Guisborough and Whitby directly off the A171.

Find us using sat nav:
TS13 4TP

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