Oakworth Ponds

Oakworth Ponds

Brief description of fishery:
This fishery is situated near Oakworth, about 5 miles from Keighley.  The lakes were acquired by Bradford City AA in 2011 from the previous owners, a private syndicate.
The fishery consists of two purpose-built ponds, stocked with a range of species. Sited at an altitude of 300m, it starts fishing best in late Spring and tails off again at the end of the year.
An otter fence was erected in 2018, to guard against predation.
Open for fishing:
All year round.
Special Rules for this fishery:
1. Fishing with one rod only allowed
2. No night fishing.
3. No spinning allowed.
4. All gates at the entrance and in the Otter Fence must be shut immediately after use, even if other anglers are fishing.
5. Under no circumstances must any filters be removed from lake outlets.
Other remarks:
It is vitally important that all gates are closed immediately after use, and on entering and leaving the fishery.
The gate to the fishery is locked via a key-operated padlock.  It can be opened using the standard BCAA fishery key.
Per BCAA coarse fishing rules, any carp of over 1 lb in weight must not be kept in keepnets, but must be released immediately after capture.
NOTE:
Larger lake – crucian and common carp, tench, rudd, bream, perch, chub and ide.
Smaller lake – roach, perch and barbel, with a small head of carp.

Location

Online Google Maps link:  BCAA Oakworth Ponds fishery

Online map link

Nearest postcode:

BD22 0QN (250m west of entrance to fishery, on Broadhead Lane)

Parking:
There is a car park immediately above the upper/smaller lake.

Access:

Access the fishery from Broadhead Lane and follow the track down the hill to the car park.

The gate to the fishery is locked via a key-operated padlock.  It can be opened using the standard BCAA fishery key which can be purchased by members for £2.40 via their Clubmate account.

CLOSE GATE TO FISHERY IMMEDIATELY AFTER ENTERING OR LEAVING THE FISHERY.

Other remarks:

It is vitally important that both gates in the otter fence are closed immediately after use, on entering and leaving the fishery.

Maps

Species

Bottom/larger lake

  • Crucian Carp
  • Common Carp
  • Tench
  • Rudd
  • Bream
  • Perch
  • Chub
  • Ide

Top/smaller lake

  • Roach
  • Perch
  • Barbel
  • Small head of carp