River Ure – Aysgarth (upstream end)

River Ure - Aysgarth (upstream end)

Brief description of fishery:
Game fishery with good trout and grayling stretching 800 metres on the left bank (facing downstream).
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.
The Fly Secretary has 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. All lengths are open for fishing from 25th March to the following 14th March.
2. Anglers are allowed to fish with one rod only.
3. Anglers must use barbless or de-barbed hooks.
4. No spinning is allowed from 1st October to the following 24th March, inclusive (in the close season for trout).
5. No keepnets are allowed at any time.
Other Remarks:


Online Google Maps link:  BCAA Aysgarth fishery

Nearest postcode:
DL8 3AS (Throstle Nest Farm) (about 1.1km east of the “Blue Bridge” downstream limit)

The top limit is about 600 metres upstream of the stepping stones where the footpath to Woodhall crosses the river. Fishing starts on the left bank of the beck from the old railway bridge at OS grid ref SD 969 901 approx, and extends to the bottom limit at OS grid ref SD 976 897 approx.

This fishing can be accessed by crossing the river by the stepping stones or from the footpath from Woodhall.

Parking is limited and recent work to the road has reduced availability further.  Full details will be provided once survey work has been completed.


Water levels:

Level gauge at Bainbridge about 2 miles upstream.



  • Brown Trout
  • Grayling