Shipton Lake


Pictures: Jim Munden
Anglers please note that an otter fence has now been erected at this fishery.

ALL ANGLERS MUST ALWAYS CLOSE AND LOCK THE GATE AFTER ENTRY.  If any member is found to have left the gate open, they will be asked to account for their actions to the General Committee, and may have their membership withdrawn.

See Map Book page 22 – Buy a Map Book or see the Map at the bottom of the page.

Shipton Lake is situated on the York to Thirsk road approximately 8 miles from York at Shipton-by-Beningbrough. A key is required to gain entry to this fishery – Buy a key.

This Fishery is open all year round and keepnets may be used. The lake contains roach, perch, bream, pike, rudd, tench, ide and carp.

Entry and exit to/from the Fishery is to be made only by the main gate, which must be locked both after entry to, and exit from, the Fishery. Cars must be parked within the fishery itself and must not be left on the road, for safety reasons.

1. Fishing is strictly members only, but parties of disabled anglers may be allowed to fish the lake free of charge upon application to the General Secretary, and at the discretion of the General Committee.

2. No day tickets are available, though members may take a guest (see Rule 33 in the Yearbook, or on this website) – Buy a Guest Ticket.

3. Members may fish with two rods.  No second rod permit is needed on or after 1 January 2019 for members aged 17 and over. Junior members may also use a second rod if they hold a second rod permit, available from the General Secretary (see his contact details here. For safety reasons, BCAA requires all anglers under the age of 12 years to be accompanied by a responsible adult in the same peg.)

4. Night fishing is also allowed at this Fishery, by Permit and for Members only, at a cost of £5 per night or £50 a season (the season permit also allows anglers to night fish at Staveley Large Lake). This Permit must be obtained in advance – Buy a Night Permit.

5. Surface and zig rig fishing is only allowed between 1st November and 30th April

Permits must be carried at all times – Anyone caught night fishing without a permit will be expelled permanently from the Association.

We will likely undertake Working Parties at this Fishery in the coming year. The fishery will NOT be closed on these dates, though work parties may temporarily impact on anglers’ access to and enjoyment of the fishing.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no toilet facilities at Shipton – Anglers should therefore plan accordingly, especially when intending to night fish.
If soiling of the grounds surrounding this fishery becomes a problem, then Night Permits may be withdrawn for a limited or permanent period.



(Map and key:Bernard Cracknell)