Fishing the Yorkshire Derwent

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Fishing The Yorkshire Derwent

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I fish the Yorkshire Derwent regularly along with 4 other angling friends who from time to time help me with this site, We were fishing in the middle reaches of the Derwent a few months ago discussing the fishing in another area of the river and we couldn’t agree who owned what fishing and even where exactly it was so we decided amongst ourselves to try and map the available fishing on the whole Yorkshire Derwent,

We don’t pretend to be experts on any river just river angling guys with years of experience not just on the Derwent but on most of Yorkshires great rivers.We decided to publish this post as an ongoing exercise,so over the next few months, we will be adding maps and other info to help keep you informed of the fishing places on the Yorkshire Derwent, from the upper reaches down through the forge valley through the marishes  to Malton around the Howardian Hills down to the lush countryside of Kirkham and Howsham, Buttercrambe, and Stamford bridge, dropping down to the lower reaches for some great winter Roach fishing  at Sutton on Derwent Bubwith and through to the Estuary at Barmby on the Marsh and the RiverOuse. If you know of any fishing or any interesting stories on or about this river please let us know and one of us will go [come with us if you wish]and check it out and get it mapped on the page as soon as we can. In general, the fishing markers are not inch perfect but are intended as a guide, so please be aware of neighbouring fishing clubs and rights of way.

 

[Fishing rivers can be slightly disconcerting for us anglers and we think the thing that puts anglers off the most is where do I fish? who owns this stretch? where do I park? what times of year can I fish?and a host of other questions come to mind. We hope this page about the Yorkshire Derwent will give you a good idea and take some of the questions out of the equation.]

The Derwent has had its ups and downs over the years and some anglers will avoid it altogether preferring the Swale Nidd and Wharfe Those who have persevered with this beautiful river know just what you can get out of it, the days of the Derwent championships are unfortunately gone and you can walk miles and never see an angler but the Roach fishing has improved year upon year and anglers are realising this and starting to make an appearance on the river bank once more. Fish at Huttons Ambo and you can bag up again Howsham is full of fish and the Roach as usual in the colder months are above any of the weirs especially at Sutton on Derwent.

This does not mean the Barbel and Chub and other species have disappeared far from it, The Barbel may not be present in numbers as other rivers but once you do locate them and get one the chance is its the first time it has seen a hook. Chub are throughout the river and if you are a Derwent angler you will know where to go. All the other usual species are present Dace Perch Pike Ruffe Eels, Bream. This page is and never will be a page to point the angler to the swim to catch his fish, the catching of fish moreover river fish is the true river anglers virtue and finding the prize is just as exciting as catching.

 

The upper Derwent is a fantastic place to fish and enjoy. Upper reaches of rivers have that special feeling to them, exploring the water, walking in it, and finding the deeper pools the fast runoffs and just being there in the high moors and then downstream into the tree-lined river valley, this part of the Derwent is very special and you can try it for yourself by becoming a member of the Derwent Angling club.

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Fishing the upper Derwent

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Upper Derwent

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Derwent Grayling

The Derwent anglers club Have a permanent water bailiff and is there for any help and advise if you decide to join this club, The fishing is in a beautiful part of the world and starts on the North Yorkshire Moors and runs through  Langdale, Troutsdale, Holmeswood, Hackness Everley Bottoms and into the Forge Valley, The Derwent Anglers is a very well run and organised club with regular meetings and get-togethers it is also one of the oldest angling clubs in the country.

The Yorkshire Derwent

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*Upper Yorkshire Derwent .

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*Upper Yorkshire Derwent . 54.289920, -0.514517  The Yorkshire Derwent starts its life on Fylingdale moors in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, The first club to have water on the river Derwent is the Derwent Anglers Club, formed in 1839 it is one of the oldest clubs in the country. The stretch of Derwent that the Derwent Anglers Club control runs from Waters Meet where the river joins Low North Beck to the weir at East Ayton at the southern end of Forge Valley.The club had a waiting list to join but I understand that the Derwent Anglers are more flexible and you can join if the membership isn\'t too high, call the Hon Secretary Mr. Graham Pawson on O1723 374755 or email        info@derwentanglers.com             The Fishing is in unspoiled beautiful picturesque surrounding it is Yorkshire at its very best. membership isn\'t cheap but if you can afford it and love fishing for trout on the fly then this is the place to be. See the Derwent Anglers website.       Langdale England, United Kingdom (Directions)

 

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Vale of Pickering

The Derwent at Sherburn

At East Ayton, the fishing is free for the local anglers. Further downstream the fishing info gets very patchy and the best way to fish here is to call at the local farm nearest the area you want to fish, the landowners have the fishing rights. I called at one farm near East Ayton and even the farm workers were unsure about the fishing.  There are a few farms that may or may not have fishing but its always nice to ask and it doesn’t cost anything, farmers are a certain breed with busy lives but you may be surprised by asking them, to quote a Yorkshire saying, [It dunt cost owt to ask]

 

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Vale of Pickering

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Vale of Pickering 54.201147, -0.522881 The upper reaches from East Ayton through to Yedingham flow through the vale of Pickering the fishing at East Ayton is free for residents and downstream towards Yedingham to fish the river you will need to contact local farmers with land adjacent to the river. There are access points to the river at Ganton, Sherburn, and Snainton,  there are conservation areas and you need to contact the landowners first. Although at Yedingham you can fish the river by calling at the Providence Inn for a ticket. The river in the Vale of Pickering was altered considerably and most of it was straightened to ease the flooding of the farmland.  Pickering England, United Kingdom (Directions)

 

Yedingham

The fishing at Yedingham      Tickets from Providence Inn, Yedingham – 01944 728093

The Providence inn at Yedingham is the place to find your ticket to fish the river, cheap day tickets or free fishing if you are camping, The river is narrow and straight and characterless due to the river being altered in the early 1800s but the chance of trout grayling roach dace perch pike and possibly the odd chub. A good stretch of river in the countryside. Plus a bonus! a watering hole what more could you wish for? Park at the pub.

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River Derwent at Yedingham

River Derwent at Yedingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yedingham River Derwent

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Yedingham River Derwent 54.205001, -0.634375 The fishing at Yedingham      Tickets from Providence Inn, Yedingham – 01944 728231/728093The Providence inn at Yedingham is the place to find your ticket to fish the river, cheap day tickets or free fishing if you are camping, The river is narrow but the chance of trout grayling roach dace perch pike and possibly the odd chub.A good stretch of river in the countryside. River Derwent – YedinghamTickets from Providence Inn, Yedingham – 01944 728231/728093more informationYedingham England, United Kingdom (Directions)

 

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Skelton Wath Farm  ‘Marishes’

Skelton Wath Farm, Low Marishes.

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Derwent at Skelton Wath Farm

Skelton farm use to let anglers fish but there is no information on the fishing here at the moment, we will update it once we have found out who now controls the fishing. Further fishing in the Marishes will also be posted here. Please contact us if you know of any fishing on this river. Chub Pike Dace.Trout.

 

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Skelton Wath Farm Marishes Yorkshire Derwent

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Skelton Wath Farm Marishes Yorkshire Derwent 54.198889, -0.691302 Skelton Wath Farm, Low Marishes. Tel: 01653-668220  fishing mainly for chub dace roach pike perch.Marishes England, United Kingdom (Directions)

 

The Derwent from the upper reaches to the joining with the River Hertford is a twisty windy tree-lined river with shallow runs and a few deeper pools to explore, but from here on through Ganton, Sherburn, Yedingham, and the Marishes it becomes a river that succumbed to the digger. In the 1800s the river was straightened to alleviate the flooding of the farmland in the area. Small sections of the river in this area are earmarked for development. see here for details  Project

The old course of the river across the Marishes.

 

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Old course of the river Derwent Ganton to the Marishes

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Old course of the river Derwent Ganton to the Marishes 54.203822, -0.611115 The river across the Marishes was altered considerably marishes (Directions)

 

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2 Responses

  1. Russ Barker says:

    A lot of research has gone into this informative article. Well done Andy Collier.

  2. andy says:

    Cheers, Russ lots more still to do.

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