River Rye


Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6TZ, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

York and District Angling Association own the right to fish four miles of the River Rye at Newsham Bridge. There are some really exciting fish species in this river. If you want to add chub, dace, grayling or barbel to your species list, this is the perfect river to target. All are present, and there are some big examples of all of them too.

What size do the fish go to?

Many anglers who fish this river regularly tend to fish the waggler or pole, so the larger fish don’t get caught too often. We know there is certainly some large pike in the river, the summer barbel also go to good sizes, and some nice trout can be had too. Most anglers tend to target the roach and skimmers, though, as these are present throughout the year and can make up a good weight over a session.

What tactics work well?

Waggler fishing is always a solid option in this river. Some anglers take it one step further and pole fish to good success too. Regular feeding of maggots and casters can draw the fish in nicely. For the larger fish, ledgered baits are the go-to here. Many of the fish respond well to meat and cheese, but pellets are becoming increasingly popular on the river too.

What facilities are on site?

While facilities on the river are limited, there are pegs along the whole four miles, and you can park right next to the pegs.

Is parking available?

There is a trackway along the entire fishery, and you must park off the track near to your chosen peg.

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