Just a short walk from the hotel is the beautiful River Ure which offers some exceptional fly fishing for trout and grayling. The river rises in the hills above Hawes in Wensleydale and flows 45 miles to its confluence with the River Swale at Boroughbridge.
The river Ure is also unique by not having the name of the valley it flows through. [wensleydale] It has some excellent fishing along its whole length, and in the upper reaches, there is plenty of day ticket and yearbook water. Wensleydale Angling club have some good water on the river , the stretch at Bainbridge has a day ticket length, fishing for brown trout and grayling day tickets are available from the Rose and Crown [ 01969650225. The club also has water on what is considered one of the shortest rivers in England. The river Bain, at about 2 and a half miles long, leaves the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire- lake Semerwater and joins the River Ure, to the east of Yore Bridge, opposite the mouth of Grange Beck.
The scenery along the river Ure, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has to be seen to be believed, and fishing within this beautiful area is a fantastic experience, and catching there, is a bonus.
Hawes and High Abbotside angling association have 15 miles of double bank fishing for trout and grayling day tickets week and season tickets available from outlets in Hawes Three Peaks outdoor shop Waltons of Hawes The Gift Shop in Hawes for all the information you need take a peek at their website here.
The Yorkshire Dales also boasts some of the UK’s finest still waters to fish with all styles of angling widely available. Including well stocked coarse lakes where you can laze in the sun waiting for your float to disappear, fabulous fly fishing lakes and reservoirs, and also venues which offer tuition for all age groups. Below are a few examples of fine fishing to be found when visiting the Yorkshire Dales.
Helwith Bridge Fly Fishery www.flyfishingyorkshiredales.co.uk
Located in the Yorkshire Dales close to Ingleton and Settle. This fly fishery is in a stunning location with excellent views of Pen-y-Ghent and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales. The lake is 30ft deep, covers 4.5 acres and is spring fed, the water is crystal clear and is set in quiet, tranquil surroundings. The lake is well stocked with blue trout, golden trout, brown trout and rainbow trout. To plan a day’s fishing at Helwith bridge visit
Raygill Fishing Lakes www.raygillfisheries.co.uk
Raygill offers a superb variety of fly and coarse fishing on four quite individual lakes, 2 Fly & 2 Coarse,as a Trout masters Water, they offer some of the best quality fly fishing for brown, blue, rainbow & golden trout on two well stocked lakes. Two picturesque coarse lakes are stocked with roach, bream, carp, tench, chub, orfe, perch, crucian carp, rudd & gudgeon. For more information visit
Foulridge Reservior www.pendleburnley-districtanglingassociation.co.uk/index.php/waters/foulridge-res
Foulridge can be found a short drive from Skipton, on the Yorkshire, Lancashire border and is a whopping 97.5 acres in size, and offers a variety of species to fish for including, bream, carp, roach, eel, and some huge pike! Day tickets are extremely reasonably priced at just £3.50 for adults, and children free. For more information on Foulridge reservoir visit
Coniston Hall www.theconistonhotel.com
This 24 acre estate lake is situated close to the village of Coniston Cold which is 7 miles West of Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales. Coniston Hall Lake is set in a spectacular location and overlooked by the splendid Coniston Hall. Coniston Hall Lake is well stocked with rainbow trout and brown trout, the lake is also ideal for both novices and experienced anglers alike, for more details on fishing at Coniston Hall visit
Kilnsey Trout Farm www.kilnseypark.co.uk
If you want to teach your children to fish then look no further than Kilnsey Trout Farm, not only is there a children’s lake, tutors are also available for one to one coaching. This fishery is situated in spectacular surroundings beside Kilnsey Crag, consisting of two lakes of approximately 1 acre each, and is open all year round. The record fish caught there weighed 17.5 lbs, and can be seen mounted in the Farm shop. There are also lots more activities for all the family at Kilnsey trout farm, visit