River Aire - Carleton

Brief description of fishery:
This mainly game 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.
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:
1. Fishing is by one rod, FLY ONLY from 25 March to 31 October each year.
2. Worm or fly may be used for grayling fishing from 1 November to the following 14 March (inclusive), but no ledgering with worm is allowed at any time.
3. This fishery is Catch and Release only.
4. Only barbless hooks, or hooks where the barb has been crushed, may be used at this fishery at all times.
5. Only single hooks of size 12 or smaller are allowed. No double or treble hooks or wire traces to be used.
6. No angler may start fishing in front of an angler already fishing, without his permission.
7. Landing nets must be carried, and no keepnets may be used at any time.
8. When walking the fishery, please keep to the river bank, use stiles/gates close all gates and report to the Fly Secretary any damage to walls, fences or other installations which you see.
Other remarks:
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.
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.

Location:

Online Google Maps link:  BCAA Carleton fishery

Parking:
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.

Access:
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.ed, and no parking).

Maps

Water levels:
Level gauges at Snaygill (Skipton) and Gargrave,
NOTE: Levels will be influenced by inflows from Eshton & Broughton Becks.

 

Species:

  • Brown Trout
  • Grayling