Driffield Canal


Wansford, Driffield, YO25 8, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Driffield Canal, at least the part controlled by Hull and District Angling Association, is about 4 miles long. Most of the canal runs through the wonderful little village of Wansford. It is a peaceful place to fish, but there are some true monsters in this canal if you are up for a challenge. While fishing this canal can be simple if you are after small silvers, catching the larger fish can be tricky.

What size do the fish go to?

We aren’t too sure. There are some trout, tench, roach, rudd, skimmers and bream in this canal. Some chub, the odd barbel and even some wild carp are known to roam here too. Most anglers fish this canal on the pole or waggler, and 20-30lb bags of silvers are common. No one really knows how big the fish can reach in this canal, though.

What tactics work well?

The canal has very clear water most of the year, which is great for spotting fish. Once you’ve located the fish, bait a good-sized area and use a waggler rod or pole. Maggots, corn, meat and hemp are ideal choices here. Bring some good quality groundbait too. If you want to target larger fish, closed method feeders are a popular choice. Sometimes a single boilie cast to showing fish works nicely too.

What facilities are on site?

There are a few cafes, pubs and shops in Wansford to stop for a coffee and some food.

Is parking available?

There is parking available in Wansford village, but there are also some laybys along the B1249 too.

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