Low Moor, Bradford BD12 0ED, United Kingdom
Royds Hall Dam is in Low Moor, near Harold Park. You need to be a member of the Bradford Angling Association to fish this water, but memberships are extremely reasonable and give you access to Royds Hall Dam and loads of other waters.
This lake is nice and big, but there are only 35 pegs. This means that even if the lake is full, which is very rare, there’s still plenty of open water to fish in without stepping on anyone’s toes. The reason that Royds Hall Dam isn’t fished too much is that there aren’t too many carp in this water. The carp that are there are a good size for match anglers, but the carp folk aren’t too interested.
What size do the fish go to?
There are some really nice bream in Royds Hall Dam up to about 8lbs. The carp do reach double figures, and there are some 20s here, but they are very rare. There are also perch to nice sizes, some tench and plenty of roach and rudd.
What tactics work well?
Waggler and feeder fishing are good options here. Pole fishing can be done, but due to overhead power lines, you can only use a pole shorter than 4m. It is still possible to catch plenty on the pole, of course, but method feeding and float fishing are a bit more versatile here. Maggots, corn, meat and pellets do work nicely here. Make sure you have a good bed of groundbait down, and you’ll catch quickly.
What facilities are on site?
There are no facilities on site.
Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available near Royds Hall Dam.
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