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You must have a rod fishing licence for England and Wales if you're fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel with a rod and line in: England (except the River Tweed) Wales and the Border Esk region, including the parts of the river that are in Scotland. Licences for children aged between 13 and 16 are free. NOTE: You can get a fine of up to £2,500 if you’re fishing in these areas and cannot show a valid rod fishing licence when asked.
Established in 2012, the Canal & River Trust is the UK's largest waterways charity, devoted to caring for a 2,000-mile network that includes picturesque canals and navigable rivers. Serving as vital links between urban and rural areas, these waterways are essential sanctuaries for both wildlife and people, contributing to overall well-being.
In their care are the UK's 250-year-old waterways—canals, embankments, culverts, reservoirs, bridges, locks, and towpaths.
The Canal and River Trust is dedicated to preserving these waterways, promoting thriving ecosystems, and offering enjoyable experiences for everyone, both now and in the future.
The Hull and District Anglers Club operates with a distinct commitment to being 'by the members, for the members.' Boasting a diverse array of venues in their fishing portfolio, the club provides valuable insights into numerous local locations, serving as an excellent resource for individuals seeking advice and assistance with fishing in the area.
Paul is the Director of Operations for the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM). He has a background in education and training and was a lecturer in Fisheries Management before joining the IFM. He is also the Chairman of the East Yorkshire Rivers Trust as well as a member of the British Record Fish Committee.
He has been an avid angler from the age of 8, when he was given an old glass fishing rod by a neighbour. His kit has improved since, and he now spends his fishing time on the canals and natural waters of Yorkshire, with a particular love of winter league fishing.
Blue Lagoon Pond is situated at Broomfleet Landing and is a popular water of about 2 acres. This old clay pit has depths of around 8-12ft, with bottom weed sometimes causing problems during the summer.
Motorway Pond, located in Newport, East Yorkshire, is renowned for its substantial and high-quality fish, with carp reaching up to 30 lbs. Notably, it produced the Yorkshire carp record of 42 lbs 8 oz in 1999. This 18-acre water also features bream up to 12 lbs, tench exceeding 9 lbs, pike surpassing 30 lbs, as well as chub, rudd, crucian carp, roach up to 2 lbs, perch exceeding 2 lbs, eel, and catfish.
Nestled in a serene environment surrounded by trees, Bakers Pond, a former gravel pit, provides a tranquil escape from city traffic. Impeccably maintained, it features attractive marginal spots with overhanging bushes and lilies, making it an ideal destination for anglers. Additionally, Bakers Pond is disability-friendly and welcomes anglers throughout the year. The pond boasts an impressive stock of carp up to 30 lbs, substantial bream, crucian carp, and tench, offering an opportunity for night fishing.
Woodhall’s Pond, situated in Newport, Yorkshire, is a picturesque 2-acre water body. The depth increases rapidly from 4 to 6 feet as you move away from the bank, with a further descent to 10 feet, and a channel extending to almost 15 feet in depth.
Nestled in the picturesque countryside close to Broomfleet and Blacktoft. Brickyard Pond provides an exceptional fishing experience for avid carp anglers. This mature clay pit boasts a range of fishing features, with water depths spanning 10 to 15 feet. The pond is home to abundant stocks of Bream, Tench, Perch, Roach, Pike, and Carp.
Tilery Lake, managed by the Hull and District Angler’s Association, offers an exceptional fishing experience with a diverse range of impressively sized species. The lake boasts magnificent carp with a prehistoric appearance, bream resembling dinner plates, tench putting up a spirited fight, and pike reaching impressive sizes akin to crocodiles. Members of the HDAA have the opportunity to target and catch remarkable examples of these species, making a visit to this lake highly rewarding.
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A big thank you to all our sponsors. Market Weighton Town Council submitted a bid on behalf of the project partners and was awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant. The East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Sancton Hill Wind Farm Community Fund, Trans Pennine Trail and local businesses have also generously provided additional funding for the project. See all our sponsors and partners.