If like me you want to fish that bit of river you pass or see whilst browsing google earth but am unsure who runs it, as there may not be any signs to show it and cant find any local info, then this may be of help. A few days ago i e-mailed the EA regarding river leases, as its them who lease the river fishing rights out ?. Well they replied that they dont have a list of who does,
"The Environment Agency does not have a list of free fishing sites, as we do not monitor fishing rights."
A bit of a pass as i asked for a list of sites that are leased as well as free sites, but they did give me a link to the angling trust site where i can find venues that are payable but not the free sites.
And i think i have worked it out?, i put in my location "Howden" and the map showed my location and also where fishing on rivers are controled, Now if i have read it right any length of river that does ont have a control flag on it is free to fish ??. daz
Sometimes they bite Sometimes they don't But its still fishing.
Wouldn't trust this at all - just checked out two sections of rivers i now and both have wrong info on them.. Could cause a lot of problems buying a permit and then getting there to realise its controlled by a different club, or not realising and then getting turfed off
Post by barryfisherman on Mar 8, 2020 13:06:46 GMT
I know this is a bit of an old thread now but I have come to the same conclusion as you guys. Various sites around the interweb that give different information and even information on the Leeds city council website is wrong. There is a parks and bylaws pdf that states free fishing locations and although some are free like chippys quarry but then locations like the wharfe in Wetherby is now ticketed.
So confusing and I'm amazed there's no Central resource for this.
Best resource are clubs or fisheries
Back to fishing after 20+ years and getting my kids started