River Aire – Kildwick to Steeton

River Aire – Kildwick to Steeton

Brief description of fishery:
A mixed fishery and probably one of our most underfished venues. Fishing on the right bank (facing downstream) stretching from the confluence with Eastburn Beck on the right down 650 metres to a culvert entering from the right. Access is tricky but rewards can be great for those wishing to wade carefully. As with all BCAA waters, this is strictly a Catch & Release fishery. Only barbless or de-barbed flies may be used.
Open for fishing:
March 25 to the following March 14th
Special rules for this fishery:
Other remarks:


Online Google Maps link:  BCAA Kildwick-Steeton fishery

Nearest postcodes:
BD20 7BQ (Co-op Food & Petrol Crosshills) (at the downstream end of the fishing, 1.6km west from the parking, on the A629 Valley road)
BD20 6SA (Steeton Railway Station) (1.4km to the east of  the parking on the opposite carriageway of the A629 , at the downstream end of the fishery)


Parking is available in the lay-by on the A629 (travelling in the direction of Kildwick), 150 metres to the west of the bridge over Eastburn Beck. Be aware of fast traffic when crossing the dual carriageway. Parking is also available in the  layby at the bottom end of the fishery on the river side of the road about 600 metres east of the Eastburn beck bridge.


Water levels:
Nearest level gauge is at Kildwick.



  • Brown trout
  • Chub
  • Grayling
  • Barbel
  • Pike