YDAA control the fishing on the right bank. From the bottom of the weir to a notice board opposite Kyle Beck approximately ¾ of a mile. Day tickets are available from the usual outlets.

YDAA - River Ouse - Widdington

It is very close to Linton Lock and in the summer a large number of boats can be a problem.

Species and Tactics

This section of water holds a large variety of species. It has the potential of producing some of the largest chub and barbel in Yorkshire. Dace, chub, barbel and bream are the predominate species, but all other river species have a presence on the fishery. The section fishes best early season until autumn when the majority of the fish move downstream to deeper water. Some very large pike have been caught in this section and occasional trout are present.
The river averages 6 to 8 ft in places but under summer conditions can be even shallower. Feeder fished caster or pellet can be a top method strong line and rods are recommended. Larger fish are caught using static ledgered baits, meat, cheese paste or pellets.


Travelling from York, take A59 (Harrogate) to the right turn just past Skip Bridge Garage, thence second left (past winery) to the “T” junction. Take right road and turn left approximately half a mile before the house, there is a track leading to Linton Weir. Please park pretty in the small area adjacent to the bungalow.

Turn downstream and walk along the riverside to the bottom of the fish ladder. This is the start of the fishery. From fish pass at Linton Weir downstream to notice board opposite Kyle Beck (Newton-on-Ouse) is approximately three quarters of a mile.

Please Note : the access gate to the fishery is locked at 10pm each evening.

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