Leeds and Liverpool Canal
1. Between Bingley and Esholt: 7000m on the towpath side, from Dowley Gap Changeline Bridge (Bridge 206) to Field Staircase Locks. This length is jointly fished with Saltaire AC.
Online Google Maps links: BCAA Leeds & Liverpool Canal fisheries
Access and Parking (see maps):
Bingley to Shipley
Approach via Dowley Gap Lane or Primrose Lane and park just north of the canal. Access the upstream end of the fishing via footpaths from Dowley Gap lane or Primrose Lane.
Alternatively, park at Hirst Wood. Access both upstream and downstream fishing along the canal, from the other side of the bridge.
Pedestrian access is also possible at Salts Mill, and where Salts Mill Road, Victoria Street, Otley Road and Dock Lane cross the canal.
Further parking and access is available at Oddies’ Bridge, at the downstream end of the fishery.
Shipley to Esholt
Approach this stretch via Dockfield Road, and pass under the bridge at the end. Park at Oddies’ Bridge, at the upstream end of the fishery.
Alternatively, park on Thackley Road, and access the fishing upstream or downstream via the footpath at the end of the road, down the hill to the canal.
Approach via Harrogate Road and Parkin Lane, cross the canal, and park in Calverley Cutting. Access the fishery by paths from either side of the road.