River Aire – Carleton

See Map below and/or Map Book page 3 – Buy a Map Book

The Environment Agency details water levels at Snaygill (Skipton) and Gargrave, and updates them regularly.

This water extends for about 1 mile on the right hand bank (looking downstream) of the River Aire. The top limit is at Carleton Beck/Heslaker Lane, and the bottom limit at Carleton Bridge. Access can be gained from Carleton Bridge, Heslaker Lane or from the footpath off Heslaker Lane, about 400m south of where it crosses Carleton Beck. Cars can be pulled off the road at the Heslaker Lane end of the water, and on Pale Lane just south of its junction with the main road at Carleton Bridge.

Please note that this water is in three adjacent sections. All three sections may be fished by any member of either Bradford City AA or Skipton AA, under a joint arrangement between the clubs. All anglers are required to show their yearbooks, when asked, to another member or official from either club.

Section 1: from the footbridge over Carleton Beck, downstream to the footbridge across the River Aire – about 400m of fishing. This section is owned by Bradford City AA.

Section 2: from the bottom of Section 1, downstream for two fields – about 800m of fishing. This water is owned by Skipton AA.

Section 3: from the bottom of section 2, downstream for one field to Carleton Bridge – about 400m of fishing. This section is owned by Bradford City AA.


(Map and key: Bernard Cracknell)