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Fishing The River Don

The River Don

Fishing The River Don. The River Don rises in the Peak District, on Great Grains Moss a millstone grit moorland are between 1,480 and 1,570 feet above sea level and flows 70 miles eastwards and eventually flows into Ouse at Goole .the lower Don originally meandered in a north-easterly direction across the marshland of Hatfield Chase to enter the Trent just above its junction with the Ouse.

River Don History

A second channel flowed to the north, along a Roman channel called Turnbridgedike. The eastern channel formed the boundary between Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. In the Hatfield Level drainage project which started in 1626, the Dutch civil engineer Cornelius Vermuyden diverted the Don northwards along Turnbridgedike. It is known today as the Dutch river The main tributaries of the Don are the rivers Loxley Sheaf Rother, and the River Dearne. 

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River Don Deepcar Tin Mill

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River Don Deepcar Tin Mill 53.489463, -1.560638 River Don Deepcar Tin millTin Mill Angling club hold the right\'s here on the river Don around a mile and a half of fishing for Barbel Chub Perch Dace Trout Grayling Roach and suits fly and coarse fishing. see their website for further details. Tin millThis is in the upper reaches of the river Don and fly fishing will get coarse and game fish if you can find a spot to fish what more could you wish for . Stocksbridge England, United Kingdom (Directions)

 

 

The river-don flows from Winscar Reservoir towards Penistone, Oxspring Deepcar Oughtibridge and onwards towards Sheffield where it flows to the rear of Hillsborough Sheffield Wednesday FC

 

 

River-Don

Across the city and into through Rotherham then across to Mexborough  Sprotbrough then to Doncaster. The river becomes tidal at the weir below Crimpsall sluice at Doncaster and these tidal reaches hold some huge fish but local knowledge is a must

The fishing on the River-Don is improving year on year It has been transformed in such a relatively short space of time when you consider that the river has been fishless for decades due to pollution from heavy industry and threats from Dam construction in the upper reaches. Today you can take a walk along the riverbank and see fishermen enjoying their sport all along the River-Don.

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River Don Sheffield Wadsley Bridge SYPAC

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River Don Sheffield Wadsley Bridge SYPAC 53.415338, -1.505685 River Don Wadsley Bridge Sheffield. SYPACThe river here is narrow and access can be a problem in places and slippery banks too but with care, some good fishing can be had. SYPAC run this stretch along with lots of lakes  canals and ponds, see their website for details on access, trout roach perch grayling .http://www.riverangler.co.uk/sypacHillsborough Grove England, United Kingdom (Directions)

Around Deepcar TinMilll Angling Club facebook page have the fishing right about a mile and a half of fishing on the River-Don see their website, Tin Mill 

The South Yorkshire Police Angling Club SYPAC has plenty of water with lakes and ponds and a nice stretch of the River-Don just above Hillsborough stadium perch roach trout and grayling are the order but be careful as the banks can be slippery.

Further, downstream into Sheffield and Rotherham there are lots of free fishing, and it’s worth going to have a look and drive around looking for areas to fish, the forums here are a great help, and a quick search on the river Don will bring up some good spots to fish.

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River Don kilnhurst

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River Don kilnhurst 53.473029, -1.297030 River Don  {Kilnhurst angling club}  Barbel Chub and good roach fishing in the autumn and winter ,also some good grayling fishing can be had with some large fish present, the river has varying depths  below the road bridge and above , also includes the weir and inexpensive yearbooks at under £20 a  locked car park it can\'t be bad. no website but try asking at fishing republic for a yearbook on 01226 752300 . Or see Ravenfield ponds website as kilnhurst membership is included http://www.riverangler.co.uk/kilnhurst  also see  Tigra Fishing Tackle, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, S62 6NJ. Tel: 01709 719252 for river Don info or 01709 584590 stick float with caster and hemp or bomb with meat or pellets for the barbel. more information[caption id=\"attachment_10083\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"300\"] river don kilnhurst[/caption]Kilnhurst England, United Kingdom (Directions)

Kilnhurst anglers have a great stretch of river near to Rotherham, Books are available see the Phoenix and Parkgate anglers club Phoenix and Parkgate   The stretch is about a mile long and contains chub good barbel roach pike perch some very good grayling not to mention the river Don Barbel. see the information here.  

 

 

Downstream of kilnhurst the river flows past Swinton and Mexborough collecting the River Dearne and onto Sprotborough where Rotherham and District Anglers and  Doncaster and District Angling Association have water, Doncaster water is from Sprotborough to The Weir below the second railway bridge below st Marys roundabout. Rotherham have the opposite bank at the weir. Doncaster 

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River Don Doncaster

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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)

 

 

At the weir below the second railway bridge the river is tidal and its local knowledge that comes into its own on how to fish the river. so go along to Stainforth Angling Center 01302 846623 The shop owner is a hive of information and if you fancy a crack on the tidal river-don it’s always best to get the lowdown.  As with most of the Don, the tidal river is free fishing [subject to permission on private land] The tidal river is huge and mostly untapped there are a few locals who fish it and post in the Facebook forum’s so that’s a great place to start your lower Don fishing.

For more information of the river and especially the lower tidal Don see the links below.

Facebook pages

Stainforth angling

River Don Catchment 

River Don barbel carp pike 

River Don Tidal Angling Reports

See Jims River Don Tidal Angling Reports page on Facebook to get a very good idea on what and where is fishing on the lower river Don . the link is above.

For videos on the Don see below also see our youtube site for videos on the River Don and other Yorkshire rivers see. UK Fishing

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