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Harrogate Orvis Retail Store

Now Open
Harrogate STORE HOURS:
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
21-22 West Park,
Harrogate, HG1 1BJ
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Now Open


Come Tie with Us

Join us for a short store-based course and learn how to tie flies. Our events are open to anyone with any level of experience.

Call us for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.

FF101 & FF201

Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages, the Fly Fishing 101 course includes free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.

If you're looking for a great way to get the family together outside, book a free Orvis class to get started. Fly fishing is a sport the whole family can participate in. All ages are welcome to attend this store-based course, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Bring the whole family and learn what this great sport is all about.

Please see store associates or call for class details.


Whether you are a beginner or you are someone that just wants a little guidance on how to become a better fly fisher, nothing beats time on the water with a knowledgeable guide or instructor. Our classes are the next step in your fly-fishing education. Designed to give you a great on-the-water fly-fishing experience, the day's instruction is built around specific techniques and local fisheries.

This year we will be holding a limited number of on the water fly fishing courses. these courses are limited to three people only. They are a great introduction to river fishing as well as benefiting the more experienced angler. The Courses will be held o the River Nidd on A.J.S. Fly Fishers Club Water. This is a stunning and diverse stretch of the river with some very good fishing.

To avoid disappointment please book early, the cost of the course is £99 per person. We hold a limited amount of equipment so if you need waders and so on we may be able to help you out at no extra cost.

We shall cover:

  • Fly-casting techniques
  • Essential knots
  • How to choose your tackle
  • Lake entomology (the science of insects)
  • How to simplify fly selection—you don’t need hundreds of patterns!
  • How to locate fish on a stillwater
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

Please see store associates or call for class details.

Our Services

  • Wide range of men's and women's clothing, including Barbour
  • Range of fly-fishing essentials
  • Luxury dog products

Local Waters

Situated a short cast from some of the Yorkshire Dales finest rivers, our Harrogate store is the ideal destination for those seeking tackle and advice on fishing the rivers Aire, Nidd, Swale, Ure and Wharfe. Orvis Harrogate also cover other Yorkshire rivers such as the Derwent, Esk, Driffield and Pickering becks, and our dedicated fishing experts will help customers find the right tackle and information to suit all their needs.

The regions Stillwater fisheries such as Fewston, Lockwood Beck, Kilnsey Trout Park, Maran Lakes Raygill, Swisty,Tanfield Lodge are all expertly covered by our knowledgeable fishing associates.

Product Availability

We stock as many of our range as possible in-store but have so many more online. If you see something on or in the catalogue and we don't have it in store, don’t worry, we can take the order at the till and send it straight to your door, absolutely free of charge.

Free Gift Wrapping Service Available

Join the Orvis Dog Club!

Orvis Dog Club

This Orvis store offers Dog Club membership and events. For more information and to sign up, visit us in store, call us on 01423 5613541 or visit the Orvis Dog Club page.

Join our Dog Club Facebook group to keep up to date with Orvis’ doggy news, exclusive offers and competitions, as well as upcoming events in your local area.

Brands Available

Barbour, Aigle, Musto, Snowbee, Leeda and BISLEY shooting and dog-training accessories

Store Personnel

Store Manager: Gemma Wilcock

Orvis Retail  Store - Harrogate - Leigh FidellFly-Fishing Specialist: Leigh Fidell
Leigh has been fly-fishing for over 30 years and spent many years fishing the larger Midlands Reservoirs while he lived in Cambridgeshire but he also spent a lot of time “nipping up north” to fish his beloved rivers. The more he fished the more he realised there was to know so about 8 years ago he decided to follow the Fly-Fishing Instructor route with the Association of Professional Game Angling Instructors (AAPGAI). Now, after a lot of hard work and some tough assessments he is proud to be an Advanced Instructor within this organisation and also holds the position of Event Officer responsible for organising assessment weekends and other events throughout the year.

Leigh soon found that the harder he worked the luckier he got! And his experience and qualifications finally led him to being appointed Fishing Specialist within the Orvis Harrogate store. A dream job for any fisherman, Leigh spends his time introducing people to a fantastic range of products renowned for their quality within the fly- fishing world and passing on knowledge to fishermen both new and more experienced due to the courses that Orvis provides. And when he’s not doing this, Leigh is usually on the river teaching, guiding and introducing people of all backgrounds to the absolute joy of fly fishing.

Fishing Associate: David Carlin


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