R. Ure – Aysgarth (Downstream end)

R. Ure - Aysgarth (Downstream end)

Brief description of fishery:
In conjunction with the upstream reach, our fishery on the Ure at Aysgarth is extensive, with a mixture of water from shallow fast riffle and pocket water to glides and deeper pools. It is a Game fishery with good trout and grayling taken on dries and nymphs, and via trotting. As with all BCAA waters, it is strictly a Catch & Release water, and flies must be barbless or have had the barb crushed. 
The Left Bank top limit is at OS grid ref SD 980 895 approx and fishing extends for ~1500m downstream to the Iron Footbridge over the river, west of Aysgarth.
The Right Bank is contiguous with the upstream beat, extending ~1500m downstream to just short of the Iron Footbridge – see maps.
Open for fishing:
 25th March to the following 14th March.
Catch returns:
After fishing please complete on-line Catch Returns for this water, it’s easy and helps with fishery development. Catch return input can also be done via the members section.
Further information:
Prof Jon Grey of the Wild Trout Trust (and a BCAA General Committee member) undertook an Advisory Visit on this length in early 2017, and a copy of his AV report can be seen here.
Former Fly Secretary, Phillip Bailey, produced a Guide to the R Ure at Aysgarth and Worton which maps and describes individual pools in the fishery, and provides tips and information which anglers might find useful when fishing this length.
Special Rules for this fishery:
1. Anglers are allowed to fish with one rod only.
2. No spinning is allowed from 1st October to the following 24th March, inclusive (in the close season for trout).
3. No keepnets are allowed at any time.
Online Google Maps link:  BCAA Aysgarth fishery
Nearest postcode:
DL8 3AS (Throstle Nest Farm) (about 1.1km east of the “Blue Bridge” downstream limit)
Parking is available in the layby at the southern end of the bridge.
Entrance to this fishing is via the footpath and the Iron Bridge over the river at OS grid reference SD 995 889 approx.


Water levels: 
Level gauge at Bainbridge about 2 1/2  miles upstream.