Selby Canal


Selby Basin to Brayton Bridge, Selby, YO8 8, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The YDAA has access to the stretch of this canal from Selby Basin to Brayton Bridge. This two-mile stretch of the canal has some fantastic fish and is often used for matches by the club. Whether you enjoy match fishing or pleasure fishing, the canal is the perfect place for you. The fish are hard fighting, sometimes challenging to catch, but rewarding when you do.

What size do the fish go to?

As this is a match water, there aren’t massive fish here, but there is the occasional nice-sized pike and perch. There are plenty of silvers to catch, with bags of over 20lbs being recorded in matches. There’s also some nice tench in the canal. Along with chub and rudd and the occasional wild carp that fight extremely hard.

What tactics work well?

Most anglers on the canal fish with a pole and have a brilliant day’s fishing. A waggler rod is also a great option here. Plumb to depth, keep your peg baited nicely throughout the day, and you’ll more than likely be catching all day long. Closed feeders can also be used to target the bigger fish in the canal. Corn, maggots, casters and meat all work great at this venue.

What facilities are on site?

The angling club has worked hard to create comfortable swims for the angler. Some of these can be used by disabled anglers too, and they are close to the car parks.

Is parking available?

There are car parks available.

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