Pocklington Canal


Pocklington Canal, YO42 4, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Controlled by the York & District Amalgamation of Anglers, Pocklington Canal is a broad canal finished in 1818. This water runs for 9.5 miles through nine locks from the Canal Head near Pocklington to the River Derwent which it joins near East Cottingwith.

Most of the stretch lie within a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Even though parts of the canal are shallow, silted and invaded by weed and reeds, lots of birds are attracted to it.

This water is home to beautiful tench, roach, pike into double figures, bream, carp, perch and eels.

To get there, follow these directions. From York, for Canal Head at Pocklington, take the A1079 through Kexby, Wilberfoss towards Pocklington. About 2 miles after the left-turn for Pocklington and passed the old airfield, turn right and park behind the houses.

For Hagg Bridge and Cottingworth, take the B1228 from York through Elivington and Sutton upon Derwent. Hagg Bridge is approximately 1 mile after the sharp left bend as you exit Sutton upon Derwent. Parking is by the side of the road.

For East Cottingworth, continue on the B1228 a short distance and then follow signs for Cottingworth then East Cottingworth. Parking is down by the canal off Canal Lane.

What size do the fish go to?

Pike go into double figures.

What tactics work well?

We couldn’t find any information about the tactics that work well for fishing on site.

What facilities are on site?

This venue offers car parking.

Is parking available?

Parking is available on site.

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