Burn Road Pond
A small pond of less than an acre, found on the road to the village of Burn, near Selby. The water is quite shallow at a maximum of 5-6ft, and has patches of margin lilies in the summer. Swims are comfortable and easily accessed, and many have solid platforms to fish from.
Species and Tactics
Roach, bream, tench and perch are the main species to be found at Burn Road, and the pond has a reasonable head of pike that go to double figures. Because the pond is so shallow, a waggler rod or pole is usually all that is required to catch the majority of species. Maggot and caster can usually be relied upon for the roach, with caster generally drawing the larger specimens. Bream and tench can be had on maggot, caster, worm and corn, and both species respond well to moderate groundbaiting.
From York take the A19 towards Selby. At the roundabout at Barlby take the A63, and carry straight on at the next roundabout, over the River Ouse and at next roundabout take the first left on to the A1041. The turn for Burn Road is just over a mile down the A1041 on the right hand side, and the gate for the pond itself is on the right hand side, a 100m further on. There is parking for six or so cars in the car park. Please close the gate after arriving and when leaving the pond.