Pickering Beck

Upper beat of Pickering Beck promises much…

To the top beat of Pickering Beck on a warm but dullish day, with the temperature touching 17 degrees and a light breeze. This is a challenging stretch at the best of times, with many obstacles above and below the water – exacerbated by the recent flooding. But the water looked grand, low again after […]

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Pickering Beck

Hard work under a hot sun

A quick trip up to Pickering Beck before the bank holiday comes round and the A64 towards the coast and North York Moors becomes gridlocked. A mightily hot day, blazing sun and a pesky breeze blowing in my face. Tackled up with a Hardy Marquis 7 ft with 3 wt floating line and trusty emerger: […]

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Pickering Beck

More April action on Pickering Beck

To the upper reaches of Pickering Beck on a nippy April afternoon with a gusting westerly breeze. We call this the Duchy section, on account of it being on land owned by the Duchy of Lancaster. The water is not stocked so all the trout in here are truly wild. The club has carried out […]

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Pickering Beck

Trout season ahoy!

And so at long last the trout season begins. With a slight uplift in temperatures it’s off to Pickering Beck for the first crack. This time of year is inevitably a struggle. The water looked ok, but not at its finest given the lack of greenery. Selected the 7ft rod with a 3wt line carrying […]

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