Do you not fish the Swale Mike ?No monster fish or big bags to be had in East and North Yorkshire, but I think I am very fortunate. I fish four very picturesque and lightly used rivers all between 15 and 40 minutes of my home. The Yorkshire Ouse, Derwent, Wharfe and Nidd. I only fish in daylight and usually only for 4 - 5 hours at a visit, but I probably catch three times out of four and manage a couple of doubles a season. Plus it's a lovely place to live.
Cundall Lodge is really well organised & after an initial flurry for opening day is generally quiet enough. https://www.cundall-lodgefarmfishery.co.uk/ Good chub as well. My favourite would be Fawdington - there is a day ticket scan thing on the fence posts now! - Helperby & Brafferton AC - I'd like to join but think I`d be about 130 when I got to the top of the list.Not tried the Swale David, but been thinking about giving it a go for a couple of years. It's just so easy to get to a good looking spot on one of the four rivers I know. But will have to give myself a kick and make the effort. Any advice on a good day ticket stretch would be appreciated.
I used to travel a lot for work and would fit sessions in around that. I’ve now changed jobs so that’s out the window.After reading the club membership thread, I was wondering how far members would travel for a days fishing .
I will travel 100 plus miles for a days sea angling , but more or less draw the line at anywhere more than probably 60 miles maximum for a day coarse fishing, and then not too often.
I do not live in an area with much river fishing at all. I can target barbel within a minimum of about 30/40 miles, so any day trip has to be planned . I do not do full nights, and will probably call it quits at ten pm as is the rule on my most “local “ river venue, and elsewhere probably only fish till midnight elsewhere where allowed. I do have a couple of seasonn tickets but day tickets offer better prospects generally.
Sadly my once preffered closest river venue has been spoilt by greedy landowner who has banged up prices and spoilt the river banks, so I am having to drive further for even a few hours fishing.
Still waters are still available locally if you like fishing from platforms.
Not my cup of tea at all.