River Aire – Cononley

See Map below and/or Map Book page 4 – Purchase a Map Book

The Environment Agency website details water levels at Cononley, and updates these regularly.

Open for fishing from 25th March to the following 14th March.

This fishery extends for a total of about 5,300m on both banks of the River Aire.

Right Bank (looking downstream): Access to the fishing is on foot only, via Shady Lane or one of the public footpaths in the area.  There is no access from Woodside Lane down Swires Lane,  except via the public footpath past Throstle Nest.  See the map for full access details.

No parking past the Limit in Shady Lane.  This is a narrow lane, liable to be used by farm vehicles, and  must be kept clear at all times.

Left Bank (looking downstream): The top limit is at OS map reference SD 990 491, at the end of the second field downstream of where the railway line crosses the river. The bottom limit is at OS map reference SD 993 477, one field downstream of where the beck enters the river.

Access is via the track near Mill Ing Bridge on the A629 (at OS map reference SD 997 479 – limited parking), or via the footpath upstream from Cononley Bridge.


(Map and key: Bernard Cracknell)