River Aire – Cononley to Kildwick

See the Map below and/or Map Book page 5. You can buy a Map Book here, at a cost of £5 plus postage.

The fishery
Extends for about 1800m on the right hand bank only (looking downstream) of the River Aire. Top limit is about 100m downstream of Cononley Bridge. Bottom limit is at the second wall more than a mile downstream (see Map below).

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

Fishery Rules
Fishing allowed from 25th March to the following 14th March (this Water is a mixed fishery, containing both trout and coarse fish).

See the Map below.

The first field, at the upstream end of the fishing, can only be accessed from:
1) the footpath from Mill Ing Bridge, parking on the side of the road by the pumping station, or
2) the railway crossing in Crosshills Road, about 700m southeast of the junction of Crosshills Road with Main Street in Cononley village.

Access to the rest of the fishing is via Mr. Wade’s Farm, which is situated 550m south-east down the road from the railway crossing. There is parking for 4 cars in the lay-by next to the farm entrance or alternatively, drive through the entrance towards the railway underpass and park neatly by the track on the left before the underpass. Under no circumstances drive through the underpass.


(Map and key: Bernard Cracknell)