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Fishing Opportunities in the Easingwold & Villages area!

With 2 of the major Yorkshire rivers flowing through our area, a wealth of fishing lakes of various sizes and descriptions, together with two national parks on our doorstep which blend spectacular fishing locations with waters bristling with fish, not forgetting of course excellent sea angling available on the nearby and dramatic Yorksire Coast, we are indeed the perfect base for a fishing holiday or break in Yorkshire!

Click here for further information on a growing list of fishing venues in the Easingwold and Villages area of which a summary is given below.  Further information and details will be added when information is available to us.


   In the Easingwold area

  • The Swale (flowing down from Swaledale) - general coarse fishing including barbel
  • The Ure (flowing down from Wensleydale) - general coarse fishing including barbel
  • The Wharfe (flowing down from Wharfedale) general coarse fishing
  • The Ouse (flowing down to York) - general coarse fishing including barbel


  • The Wharfe (flowing from Wharfedale)
  • The Derwent (flowing from the North York Moors)
  • Foss (flowing into York)
  • Nidd (flowing from Nidderdale and through Harrogate, Knaresborough)

   Within easy reach

  • The Aire (flowing from Airedale and through Leeds & Selby)
  • The Esk (flows through the North York Moors into the historic port of Whitby)


  • Pocklington Canal, located south of York 

Trout Lakes & Ponds

  • Thornton Lodge Farm trout Lakes (fly only), in Thornton on the Hill parish
  • Raskelf Trout lake, near Raskelf Village

Coarse fishing lakes & ponds

  • Tollerton fishing ponds - general coarse fishing near Tollerton Village
  • Redwood Lakes - 3 lakes of general coarse fishing and wildlife project near Huby Village
  • Oakwood Leisure - 4 lakes of general coarse fishing near Huby Village
  • Brafferton fishing lakes - Casrp and coarse fishing lakes near Brafferton Village
  • Forest Lane Fishery - near Alne Villae
  • Rising Sun Fishery - near Aldwark Village

Links to our local Angling Clubs where further details of locations and fees can be found.


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It's a fact

Sqdn Ldr. Jack Currie was a famous WW2 bomber pilot who lived in our area. Some time after leaving the RAF he got a job as an instructor with the Home Office Defence School situated at Hawk Hills, Easingwold. During these post war years he decided to write his memoirs of his wartime experience as a pilot of a Lancaster Bomber. This book had the title of \"Lancaster Target\" which became very popular and sold in the thousands. He wrote this book whilst visiting the George Hotel in Easingwold in the evening whilst enjoying a pint. Sadly he died much too soon and is now at laid at rest in Easingwold church cemetery where one can view his unusual gravestone which mentions the fact that he was a famous wartime pilot and author. His funeral service was attended by hundreds of people, including the members of the BBC who produced a film of him being interviewed in respect of his wartime period when he was stationed at Wickenby in Lincolnshire.

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