Sand Hutton Gravel pit is one of YDAA’s prettiest waters. It is sheltered by the surrounding woodlands, but beware, in the warmer months you are guaranteed bites from the large mosquitoes that live here! There are a limited number of swims and it can be quite busy at times.

YDAA - Sand Hutton Gravel Pit

Venue Rules

  • No fishing during the hours of darkness in the Summer, or between 22:00 hours and 07:00 hours at other times.
  • No matches.

Species and Tactics

Quality bream and roach make up catches with occasional rudd and perch showing. It holds many smaller pike and it is rumoured to hold a few very large carp. Pole or waggler will catch fish close in, with maggot, caster, worm, sweetcorn and bread being the best baits. The feeder will produce good catches of bream when casting to the gravel bar in the middle of the lake.


Travelling from York, take the A64 to (Scarborough) turning right to Sand Hutton (DEFRA Labs) just after the Tanglewood Pub. Pits are roughly three quarters of a mile down this road on the right. At the present time parking is in the lay by or at roadside.

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