Doncaster & District AA

Doncaster & District have some great water on the river Don. The club has a proud history going back to 1911. Doncasters website points to the fact that local anglers used to travel to the Trent and North Yorkshire for their fishing. But now the river Don is set to become the most prolific river in Yorkshire.

I have fished all the rivers in Yorkshire and I can’t argue with this statement.  South Yorkshires river Don certainly produces and in a few decades has gone from fish less to a salmon running river. That said the North Yorkshire rivers do have their day.

Doncaster & District AA

Since the weir was re-routed at crimpsall sluice the fishing on the river has certainly improved especially the Barbel fishing.

This river certainly does rise very quickly when it rains so be careful. Riverbanks can be very steep. Yearbooks for seniors are also very good value for money or day tickets on the riverbank. From the clubs Baliff.

On some of the popular areas to fish especially near the prison, litter has been a problem. I know no one has to say anything about littering to most anglers out there. But again the ignorant angler spoils it for us all.

Try a day on the river Don you may be pleasantly surprised.

Doncaster & District AA

see their website here.

The fishing on the Don starts at Sprotbrough weir and goes right down to the weir below the second railway bridge see map

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River Don Doncaster 53.521431, -1.153393  Doncaster ddaa have all the river from sprotborough weir right down to below st marys bridge to the weir below the second railway bridge see map. See their website for parking details although a popular place to fish is behind the prison  [follow signs for the prison go over the river Cheswold just before the prison turn right and go left into the car park, look carefully across the car park and you will see an exit downhill it\'s not tarmacked so go carefully especially in the winter months, park either left or right at the bottom] pegs are steep and can be very treacherous in the wet,This is whare Crimpsal weir is bypassed and the river comes back into the flow over the weir [known locally as the salmon run] fish down to weir below the second railway bridge.. Barbel Chub Carp Roach Dace Perch Pike Bream, Doncaster Anglers so Day tickets on the bank or Yearbooks from the usual outlets.Doncaster England, United Kingdom (Directions)


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