York & District Amalgamation of Anglers

River Derwent Stamford Bridge to Kexby


This stretch is approximately four miles in length, comprising of Stamford Bridge, Scoreby and Kexby (Above) on the right bank. The left bank fishery covers the 2nd and 3rd fields. Day tickets are available from the usual outlets and night fishing is allowed by prior arrangement via the Waters Secretary.
YDAA - River Derwent Stamford Bridge
This is a very peaceful stretch of water, apart from the upstream end most of the river is lightly fished and if you want natural fishing this is it.

Species and Tactics


This section of water is fast and shallow at the upstream end, an area renowned for early season sport. Between the ends of the fishery there are a number of well-known shallow areas complimented by deep areas, and sport varies with depths and the time of the year. Roach, dace, chub, gudgeon, perch and pike are the predominate species with the addition of occasional barbel, bream, grayling and trout.

Good mixed catches are taken using the stick float with caster or maggot on the hook a float around 3BB is the norm for the shallow sections, heavier floats 4AAA plus being require for the deeper sections. Steadier swims respond well to a maggot or caster feeder.

The stretch has produce some very large pike over the years to either static float fished dead baits, lures also produce on the day.

Directions


For the left bank park in public car park at Stamford Bridge and walk downstream.
For the right bank Stamford Bridge and Scoreby section, take the A166 through Gate Helmsley and past the Scoreby Lane turnoff. At cottage on right, turn right down the road and follow it to the entry gates for the Water Treatment Works. There is a track on the right here which leads to the field for parking in. Go over the stile and down the field to the river. Turn upstream; the top peg is just above the viaduct. Walking downstream, Scoreby can be found through the 'wood', starting at the top of the 'rough' field above the sandbed. (This is another long walk, but is well worth it).

For Kexby, take the A1079 (Hull) road, to Kexby, turn off to the right onto the "old bridge". Park considerately here, then cross over the main road and follow the public footpath through the first field to the double stile which is the start of the fishery.