Fishing – February 2020
With a rod licence anyone can fish from Norby weir to near Thirsk library but the rest of the river is controlled by clubs, details on the Clubs leaflet.
You need a rod fishing licence to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel with a rod and line. It can be obtained online or from a Post Office (in the Co-operative supermarket in Thirsk Market Place).
You must always carry your rod fishing licence when you’re fishing or you could be prosecuted. You can be fined up to £2,500 for fishing without a rod fishing licence. Children under 12 don’t need a licence. Licences for children aged between 12 and 16 are free but you’ll still need to get a junior licence. You may also need permission from the landowner if you’re fishing on private land. You must follow national and local rules (byelaws) when freshwater fishing with a rod and line.
Please mention Thirsk Tourist Information when you make contact
BedaleThornton Steward Reservoir Bedale DL8 5ND. Tel 0191 4150728
Carlton Minniot, ThirskWoodlands Lakes Carlton Minniot, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 07831 824870
Easingwold, YorkThornton Lodge Lakes Thornton Lodge Farm, Easingwold, York YO61 3QA. Tel 01347 821306
Masham, RiponLeighton Reservoir Fly Fishing Healey, Masham, Ripon HG4 4LS. Tel 01765 689270
Accessible. Designated parking near to the dam wall.
Osgoodby, ThirskLow Osgoodby Fishing Lake Alma House, Mount Pleasant Farm, Osgoodby, Thirsk YO7 2AL. Tel 01845 597241
Children welcome. Must be supervised Accessible. Dry weather vehicle can be near the lake.
Scruton, NorthallertonStonebridge Fishing Lakes Fleetham Lane, Scruton, Northallerton DL7 0RR. Tel 01609 748818
Children welcome. Accessible. The fishery platforms are on the level giving lake access to disabled anglers. WC & shower. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Sessay, ThirskThe Oaks Lakes Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3BJ. Tel 01845 501321
Children welcome. with adult Accessible. Parking & paths close to fishing. Disabled toilets.
ThirskHumphrey & Tilly 37 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1HA. Tel 01845 527120
Tollerton, YorkTek2 Fly Fishing Green View, Tollerton, York YO61 1PX. Tel 01347 838794
Children welcome. Tollerton Ponds Brickyard Farm, York Road, Tollerton, York YO61 1RA. Tel 01347 838115
Children welcome. with adult supervision Accessible. Disabled toilet. Good for mobility scooters
Yafforth, NorthallertonParklands Coarse Fishery Yafforth Rd, Yafforth, Northallerton DL7 0LQ. Tel 01609 779140/07519 167196