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Bradford City Anglers Association is the club that is in charge of some of the fishing closest to Thornton Lodge. They have a stretch at Worton Bridge and towards Aysgarth. it isn't possible to get day tickets but if keen, you can join the club and get an annual pass which covers all the stretches they control.

BCAA has two lengths on the Worton Bridge water – one on the left bank and one on the right bank.

Right Bank – Top Limit ½ mile upstream of the bridge; bottom limit at the weir about ½ mile below the bridge.

Left Bank – Top limit at Paddock Beck; bottom limit ¼ mile upstream of bridge.


1. This water open for fishing from 25th March to the following 14th March.

2. Fly Fishing only from 25th March to 30th September (during the trout season).

3. Fly- or worm-fishing only – NO other baits allowed.

4. All hooks to be barbless or de-barbed.

5. No digging for worms on the river bank.

6. Wading allowed at all times

They have a total of about 4 miles of good trout and grayling fishing on the River Ure upstream of Aysgarth village, mostly both banks.

There are three separate lengths – click on the link below for details of all three:

Left bank – top length – about 800m of fishing.

– Left bank – bottom length – about 1.6 km of fishing.

– Right bank – about 4.4 km of fishing.

Introductions to this fishery

David Brown, the BCAA Watcher at this fishery, has kindly offered to accompany existing or prospective BCAA members, to introduce them to both these fisheries, (Worton Bridge and Aysgarth) and to advise on tackle and tactics.

If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, then please view the BCAA website for his contact details.


1. All lengths are open for fishing from 25th March to the following 14th March.

2. Anglers are allowed to fish with one rod only.

3. Anglers must use barbless or de-barbed hooks.

4. No spinning is allowed from 1st October to the following 24th March, inclusive (in the close season for trout).

5. No keepnets are allowed at any time.



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