YDAA control the fishing on the right bank from the paddock above the railway bridge to below the ring road bridge. Night fishing is not allowed. Day tickets are available from the usual outlets.
Species and Tactics
This section starts at the down stream end of Poppleton Village. It is a renowned winter stretch as the roach shoal up in the deep water towards the end of the season. In places the river can be as deep as 25 feet and when conditions are favourable 20lb plus catches of quality roach are possible.
The venue is also capable of fishing well in the summer months as bream often shoal above the road bridge and are resident near the railway bridge.
The ‘stones’ fishes well with roach falling to hemp and tares in the warmer weather
For good roach bags in the winter fish a float with a long rod or a slider, using maggot for bait.
Travelling from York, take the A59 to Knaresbourgh, turn right after leaving the ring road just after the Garden centre and then turn right at the Village green.
Follow the road into the village and the turn right at the fork towards the church.
Parking is available opposite the church please park pretty.
Access to the river is through the gate at the end of the cark park following the stone track down to the river.
To access the downstream end turn off the main ring road at the roundabout near the BP filling station. Turn left at the next roundabout, Park neatly at the next roundabout on the approach road to the “Millfield” in Poppleton Business Park.
If the weather is dry follow the track from the road to the ‘tunnel’ under the railway, where there is a small parking area to the left (approx 10 cars parked pretty, 4 each side 2 down the middle.). The entrance to the water is through the tunnel and then through the left hand gate.