1. Enter at the Farm Entrance To Pay
Fishing on the River Swale is one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets! In fact, we really didn't want to set up a website but it's the way of the world these days! So what can we tell you? Well.....
There is about a mile of riverbanks here and an oxbow lake which adjoins it.
Nicked named the “animal farm” for the size of the Barbel and the fight they put up! You might also catch Chub, Bream, Roach, Perch and Pike. Please don’t ask us about tactics – we don’t fish ourselves and one of us is allergic to fish! The best people to ask are the anglers themselves and you might like to look at YouTube and CharlyFarly2 and his hints and tips for fishing the River Swale!
How to get here:
There is a map to find Cundall Lodge Farm Fishery at the bottom of this page. Please use the farm entrance which comes into the back of the house between the two brick buildings, with the fishing arrows on - if you are coming from the A168 this is the 3rd entrance, if you are coming from Helperby the 2nd. Park in the yard and walk to the right to the back door to use our honesty box - you must pay before you fish! Please enter ALL your details and put this and your payment in one of the envelopes provided and post through the letter box in the door next to the honesty box.
Once you've paid you can go down down the farm track - this is the entrance closest to the A168 - at your own risk to the river. Follow the track over the beck into the second field. When fields are wet in winter we prefer you to stop in the second field and walk. This saves the track and means we don't have to charge you to get pulled out! You can use the silver gate on the right hand side at the far end of the second field to access the Ox Bow Lake and Weir. If you continue on the track you get to the wooden gate - go through here to access the Big Bay.
Day tickets (12 hours) cost £5 (up to 2 rods).
Night tickets (12 hours) cost £10 (up to 2 rods).
If you are here after 6pm you must may the night fishing rate.
Eg 1 - you arrive at 3pm and want to stay until 11pm - you are here less than 12 hours but because some of your hours are after 6pm you must pay the night rate of £10.
Eg 2 - you arrive at 11am on Sunday morning and want to stay until 9am Tuesday morning - you need 2 day tickets and 2 night tickets so this is £30.
We do NOT allow dogs (we are a working farm with livestock so you must leave your dog at home or book it into Studforth Kennels 1 mile down the road (www.studforthkennels.co.uk)
Please do not leave any litter.
Disposable BBQs and campfire are not allowed - they burn our grass and make a mess.
The river is open during the fishing season (closed 15th March-15th June).
The oxbow lake is open all year.
Find Us: Cundall Lodge Farm Fishery, Cundall, York YO612RN