Ripley Castle

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shonkyboy

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I was up at Ripley Castle the other day gorging on ice cream when i noticed a rather large 'lake' thing in the grounds. After a bit of searching (half hartedley) on t'net i found a picture saying that this 'lake' is actually the River Nidd!
Does anyone fish this - and if so - whats it like and are there any decent fish (inc Barbel) resident in there? I think its a bit near the source for Newies Nemisis Species and as it is essentially a stillwater so then maybe its more of a carpy / breamy / tenchy water.
I also heard that it was 70 for the book which is steep.
Also i heard theree are no day tickets.
Anyones comments who know about this and have fished it would be appreciated. [8D]
 

Stephen

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I don't have much info, walked round the lake/river last year it looked to be full of large carp, don't know about other species.


HAd a very quick search of the internet, this picture is all I have found.
http://www.dave-ford.co.uk/RipleyCastle_Fishing.htm
 

shonkyboy

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yeah - thats what i found. i was surprised to see that it was the Nidd - the inlet and outlet looked like a stream to me.
 

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I don't think its the River Nidd. I haven't got the O/S map for Ripley but I've got the one to the south that has the Nidd on it. The Nidd runs from west to east to the South of Ripley & almost at Killinghall, there is a disused railway line between the river and Ripley castle + village, so unless you crossed one to get to the lake then i reckon that the inlet/outlet is just a minor tributary.
 

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Yeah - i thought id looked more like a trib - the stream was quite small on the outlet - I dint see the inlet - but you can have a look on goole: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&tab=wl&q=

might have a look on google earth - got to install first.
 

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Really nice up there, some super tench and bream to be had but here is the bad news. You need a season ticket, and there is a lengthy waiting list for new members. Current price of a season ticket is 75, which is more than likeley to increase. If you are still interested ring the estate on 01423 770152 and ask for the bailiff.
 

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Not the Nidd mate, a tributary. I think that it runs into the Nidd a little north of Killinghall. If you are heading north out of Killinghall, it enters the Nidd about a hundred yards upstream of the bridge.
 
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