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River Fishing in Yorkshire

Fishing Breaks offers the very best chalk stream brown trout dry fly and nymph fishing in east Yorkshire on Driffield Beck and tuition in the north of the county.

The chalk Wolds of East Yorkshire are an important source of highly prized water for the spring-fed rivers, streams and lakes. These watercourses make up a river system that form the most northerly chalkstreams in the world. On the edge North York Moors National Park, the Low Farm Lake is fed by the River Rye.


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Our Rivers

 

Driffield Beck Mulberry Whin

The pre-eminent chalkstream of the North

 

Our Stillwaters

 

Low Farm Lake with Charlie Clive

Half and full day tuition with Charlie Clive

 


Fishing advice and flies

In broad terms the trout fishing season runs from April to September, with grayling fishing over the winter. The hawthorn hatch, for which the Yorkshire streams are famous, takes place in late April/early May. It is worth noting that there is no mayfly hatch. In the second half of the season small flies, delicately fished, are the secret weapons.

Top Yorkshire Flies:

April/May
Black Gnat (Size 16-18)
Hawthorn (12-14)
Griffiths Gnat (16-20)
Sawyers PTN (18-20)

June/July
Blue Winged Olive (16-20)
Kite’s Imperial (14-18)
CDC Midge (16-26)
Agapetus Pupa (18-20)

August/September
Elk Hair Caddis (12-14)
Midges (16-26)
F Fly (16-18)
Daddy Long Legs (12)

Bead-head nymphs, Peeping Caddis and Shrimps in a variety of sizes are the best sub-surface patterns. Weighted nymphs for grayling are essential.

Recommended outfit: 8.5ft/9ft rod, of 4-5wt, with floating line and tippet to 5lb/4x. Waders are not required but may be useful. A long handled net is recommended.

Places of interest

Castle Howard

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Grantley Hall


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