River Aire – Bradley Ings (Cononley)

River Aire - Bradley Ings (Cononley)

Brief description of fishery:

This mainly coarse fishery extends for a total of about 5.5 km on both banks of the River Aire.

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.
Special Rules for this fishery:
Other remarks:


Online Google Maps link:  BCAA Bradley Ings (Cononley) fishery

Nearest Postcodes:

Left bank fishery: BD20 9HF (Rock Royd Farm) (adjacent to pedestrian access from Keighley Road to the left bank fishery)

Right bank fishery: 
BD20 8NU (Shady Lane) (footpath access to the right bank fishery).
BD20 8LU (Cononley Village) (Footpath access to the downstream limit of the right bank fishery)

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.

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.
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.


Water levels:



  • Brown Trout
  • Chub
  • Grayling
  • Pike