River Ancholme

Brief description of fishery:

River Ancholme and River Rase

Following the renewal of our lease for this fishery, night fishing is NO LONGER allowed.

Fishing is dawn to dusk onlyFishing times

The statutory coarse fish closed season applies to the Rivers Ancholme & Raise (No fishing is allowed between March 15th – June 15th Inclusive)

Please note that some of the areas are now restricted so as soon as we have available information we will amend this page.

The club leases the fishing rights on the whole length of the Ancholme from Bishopbridge to South Ferriby and on the River Rase from Bishopbridge to its confluence with the Ancholme at Snitterby Carr. Varying in depth from 2 feet (upstream) to 20 feet at South Ferriby, this fine fishery offers a wide range of species, including bream to 8lb, tench to 7lb, perch to 5lb, pike to 30lb, roach to 2lb along with eels , chub, rudd, dace, roach/bream hybrids, bleak, ruffe and gudgeon, and is suitable for a wide range of methods.


There are many access points to this fishery. At the moment the What3words codes are only intended to get members to the river, they are not an indication of parking. The numbers refer to the locations on the Ancholme maps and geographically run from North to South.

  1. South Ferriby Off A1077 take the track on the west bank just before the Sluice Bridge, park near the conveyor (West bank upstream) – ///emptied.unlocking.chiefs
  2. Hawkstow Bridge is approx. 1.25 miles south of S Ferriby. From the B1204 turn onto Bridge Lane Cross the river, turning left. Park safely at the roadside. ///choppers.bunny.forks
  3. Scabcroft At the crossroads off the B1207 take Holmes Lane (signposted Scabcroft, River Ancholme.) (West bank upstream, parking in the bushes downstream to Horkstow Bridge – ///cupcake.closes.growth
  4. Saxby Bridge Take North Carr Lane off the B1204 in Saxby All Saints down to the river. (east bank up and downstream) Note limited access to West bank over the bridge. – ///retailing.staple.shades
  5. Appleby Landing Follow Carr Lane in Appleby to the river (West bank up and downstream. – ///classics.propelled.stags
  6. Bonby Carr Take Carr Lane off the B1204 in Bonby down to the river. (East bank up and downstream) – ///risks.cyber.penny
  7. Appleby Pumphouse Turn off B1207 near Haverholme House onto Kebwood Road, down the track over the level crossing (Take Care) and park near the Pumphouse. (West Bank up and downstream) – ///wanted.blanking.romance
  8. Broughton Bridge Turn off B1207 onto B1208. At Wressle crossroads, turn into Bridge Road. Park in car park (West bank up and downstream) – ///outbursts.hoped.season
  9. Castlethorpe Bridge Turn off B1207 onto B1208 then turn into Carr Lane (both banks up and downstream) – ///sofa.relay.outnumber
  10. Ancholme Springs – Confluence with Spring Dyke ///broached.posed.necklaces
  11. Cake Mills (West bank downstream) Access from Waters Edge. Anglers’ car park on left hand side near the playground. (Note. No parking on Kingfisher Close) – ///disclose.amazed.sweeper
  12. Ancholme Leisure Centre (West bank upstream) – ///strong.masts.curtail
  13. Hibaldstow Carr Turn off B1206 north of Hibalstow onto Carr Lane (West bank short distance up and downstream) – ///fellow.loaf.trickled
  14. Cadney Bridge (West bank upstream, downstream to horse boundary, east bank upstream – ///aboard.animates.richest
  15. Hibalstow Bridge Turn off B1206 into South Carr Road, which becomes South Carr Lane. (West bank up and downstream) – ///obliging.reserves.expressed
  16. Brandy Wharfe Bridge (West Bank on foot upstream, East bank vehicle downstream) – ///comedy.noses.dialects
  17. Snitterby Bridge Follow Snitterby Carr Lane to the river. (West bank) on foot upstream to Harlem Hill Lock, vehicle downstream to Black Dyke near Brandy Wharfe – ///drew.tabs.sports
  18. Atterby Carr DN21 4UU (West Bank) – ///ballots.adverbs.hotels
  19. North Owersby At North Owersby turn off B1205 onto Gulham Road (East Bank) – ///extent.directly.pyramid
  20. Bishopbridge on the A631 from Caneby Corner to Market Rasen (West Bank) – ///acrobats.shoulders.rewarded

Old River in Brigg

  1. The Point. Go around the back off the Fun Forest to the bridge. park in the car park (east bank up and down) No fishing from the railings – ///ignoring.lunge.universes
  2. Old Springs length. Park in the Tesco overspill carpark at the side of the Riverside Surgery. (East bank up and downstream) No fishing from the railings – ///feuds.admiringly.winner
  3. Cadney Road East Bank upstream. Park off road or at the stile where the road leaves the river – ///useful.rejoined.rich




  • Bream
  • Tench
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Eels
  • Chub
  • Rudd
  • Dace
  • Roach/Bream hybrids
  • Bleak
  • Ruffe
  • Gudgeon