About our Fishery
Fewston, Swinsty and Thruscross reservoirs offer exceptionally high quality fly and coarse fishing in a stunning rural setting. The fishery is easily accessible from the Yorkshire Dales, Harrogate, Otley and Leeds.
Swinsty and Fewston Reservoirs are both 153 acres in surface area and are regularly stocked with rainbow trout at 1lb 6oz and fish between 3lb and 7lb. The largest rainbow trout caught here was over 14lb! Wild brown trout can be caught and returned in all reservoirs.
Thruscross reservoir is a wild brown trout fishery only with 140 acres of water and limited bank space for the angler. The reservoirs are all part of the water supply system and the level of water can vary. This and the size of the waters, compared with many other fisheries, will test the skill of the angler.
Swinsty reservoir welcomes anglers for fly, spinning and coarse fishing. Only fly fishing is permitted at Fewston and Thruscross reservoirs.
Fishery rules and information
Everything you need to know about Washburn Valley Fishery.
|Concessionary day ticket||£20.00|
|Winter day ticket||£20.00|
|Concessionary season ticket||£310.00|
|Concessionary day ticket||£6.00|
Tickets are available to purchase with cash only from the fishing office located at Swinsty Moor car park, near the western end of Fewston dam wall. Please remember to register at the fishing office before fishing.
|25th March to 30th November||Monday to Sunday||From 7.30am|
|1st December to 25th March||Saturday and Sunday||8.00am to 4.00pm|
|1st May to 31st August||Daily evening sessions||From 4.00pm|
Check Clean Dry
Are you unknowingly spreading invasive non-native species on your angling equipment and clothing?
Invasive non-native species can affect fish and other wildlife, restrict access and navigation, clog up propellers and be very costly to manage. You can help protect the environment you love by always arriving with clean equipment and clothing and following three simple steps when you leave the water: Check Clean Dry.