River Swale – Salmon Hall

River Swale - Salmon Hall

Brief description of fishery:
Fishing on about 1000 metres of the left bank only.  Access to the upstream end of the fishery is limited by fences and thickly wooded banks.
Open for fishing:
24th March to the following 15th March
Special Rules for this fishery:
Other remarks
Night fishing is allowed on the whole length of this fishery.  No separate night permit is required.
Online Google Maps link:   BCAA Salmon Hall fishery
Nearest postcode:
YO7 3SA (Salmon Hall)
Parking & Access:
Upstream Entry :- Parking within Willow View Farm. Space for 3 cars. Drive down the driveway and park immediately on the left through the farm gates. To enter the fishery, walk back up the driveway 20 metres, then down the track on the right hand side and through the gate.
Unfortunately the most upstream field is very overgrown and its not possible to fish there without a lot of work. There are possibly 3 swims in this field.
The rest of the river downstream of here looks very nice with plenty of good swims offering different challenges in each.
Middle entry:- Parking is roadside along Catton Lane. Do not block the road for farm machinery & other vehicles. Entry is through large gate. If there are cattle in the field this gate will be locked and thus no entry.
Downstream Entry :- Parking is road side along Catton Lane. Do not block the road for other vehicles.. Entry is over stile and step over fence within the field.


Water levels:
EA gauge at Crakehill  (2½ miles downstream of this fishery).


  • Chub
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Barbel