Fishing In East Yorkshire
It goes without saying that anyone trying a little fishing in East Yorkshire will be immersed in some of the most stunning rural landscapes in the British Isles. A good place to start might be the delightful Risby Park Fisheries in Bentley, near Beverley. Opened twenty years ago on the ancient site of Risby Hall and gardens, the four lakes of this fishery are set in a gorgeous undulating valley. Risby Hall itself burnt to the ground in 1794, leaving only smouldering rubble, a folly and the original lake. Today, you'll not only get a superb day of coarse fishing here, you can relax with a tasty meal and a drink at the licensed lakeside cafe. Gillen Springs is the carp pond, heavily stocked with commons, mirrors and ghosts between four ounces and 22 lbs. It's also home to plenty of bream, ide, roach and perch.
The Gorse is bursting with tench predominantly, but you'll also find chub, roach and skimmers; it's an excellent lake for youngsters and beginners. The lovely three-acre Folly Lake is the match lake, and was the historic original lake at the site. Surrounded by Risby Wood, it's teeming with thousands of fish, mainly carp, but also bream, ide, roach and perch. The newest water on the venue is Orchard Pond, which has its own car park and boasts a generous ten metres between pegs. All ponds are equipped with aerators to keep the water and fish in tip-top condition.
Over in the picturesque village of Burstwick, you will stumble upon another good reason to try fishing in east Yorkshire the lovely Rainbow Lake. Suitable for a broad range of anglers, this well stocked lake is alive with bream, carp (common, ghost, grass and mirror), chub, eels, gudgeon, roach rudd tench and perch. Parking is available at most of the 31 swims, and the rural setting is heart lifting.
For those who are so enchanted by the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire countryside that a day trip just isn't enough, why not try a longer spell of fishing in West Yorkshire with a stay at Paradise Lakeside Lodges? Embedded in lush woodland near the village of Storwood, the lodges overlook two gin clear ponds. Pond one is set in mature oak woodland and is open to day visitors. It has two islands and twenty pegs, and hosts generous quantities of bream, crucians, commons, mirrors, rudd, roach, tench and perch. Pond two has the same range of species but is open to residents only; designed as a marginal fishery with lily and reed beds between the pegs, it is the perfect complement to the luxury holiday lodge you'll be sleeping in.
Anglers who like the idea of wrestling with hard fighting fish whilst perched on a river bank might like to try the stretch of the River Hull at Arram, near Beverley. It's a relatively quiet and peaceful strip of this tidal river, where you can expect to snare plenty of gudgeon at the side, as well as perch, roach bream and pike. Fishing is free but an Environment Agency approved rod licence is required.