Pocklington Canal

Canal Lane, Pocklington, YO42 1, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Finished in 1818, the Pocklington Canal is a relatively broad canal which runs for 9.5 miles through nine locks from the Canal Head near Pocklington, to the River Derwent which it joins near East Cottingwith. Most of it lies within a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Much of the canal is shallow, silted and increasingly encroached by weed and reeds. However, these do lead to a very rich and varied environment which attracts a multitude of bird life, and the quiet and careful angler can often be rewarded with views of kingfishers and little grebes; perfect when the fish aren't biting! Species and TacticsTench and roach are the most common species and both run to a reasonable size. The best of the tench fishing occurs early and late during warm, settled weather. There are plenty of pike, mostly jacks though occasionally fish running well into double-figures are caught. Decent bream are present but rather localized in distribution. Carp have been stocked by the YDAA. Other species include perch and eels.

Address: Canal Lane, Pocklington, YO42 1, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Website: http://www.ydaa.org.uk/ydaa_canals.html

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David Storey - 11st Oct 2020 at 10:36am

Where do you get a day ticket please

Patrick Conboy - replied on 23rd Oct 2021 at 3:58pm

Hi David. Day and season permits can be bought at the post office in Stamford Bridge or direct on line from YDAA. I initially required a day permit however contacted Mike the chairman at YDAA who was more than helpful and purchased a season ticket.

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Andrew Hutchinson - Reviewed 26th Jun 2022 at 1:33pm

Mid 80's was last time I fished it, 100llb of Roach landed near village of Melbourne, 150llb of Tench wasnt unheard of on the Bielby stretch, finding a clear place to fish could be the hardest part, always landed these big catches on red and white maggot.

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Azz - Reviewed 14th Aug 2018 at 11:38pm


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