Shelf Dam

Shelf, HX3 7LP, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Shelf Dam is in fact two dams. The first dam is an old mill dam with room for about 13 anglers. It is a deep lake for its size and the bottom of the lake angles down to a depth of about 20 feet in the middle. The dam wall and opposite platforms ends start shallow in the edges at about 3 feet, but deepen off quickly. The other two sides of the dam drops off to 10 at the edge, so care is needed. It is a quiet setting in its own private grounds. Access is through the sign posted gate on Cock Hill Lane, which is roughly about 1/2 mile North of the Shelf Roundabout. The smaller pond is hidden up the banking at the far end of the site. This has room for about 6 rods and is mostly covered with lilies with an even depth of about 5-6 feet. Both waters contain roach, perch, ide, bream, carp, tench, chub, pike and the odd eel. This is a private water with only members allowed on the banks.

Address: Shelf, HX3 7LP, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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James - 26th Jun 2022 at 10:57am

What has happened to the top dam there are many dead fish floating


Anthony Batch - 26th Jul 2020 at 3:39pm

How can I become a member of this fishery please as I have just recently moved into cooper lane and as I'm a senior citizen it would be ideal for me as it's not far

Paul Smithies - replied on 31st Jul 2020 at 12:27pm

To fish Shelf Dam you have to join Bradford Number 1 Angling club , that's the only way


Chris knowles - 14th May 2020 at 2:10pm

Do you do day tickets if so how much do they cost


Anthony Batch - 13rd May 2020 at 6:41pm

Has any one fished shelf dam recently please if so what's it like

Emmet Deeney - replied on 6th Jun 2020 at 10:23pm

Yes fished it today got a personal best on a perch 3ld 40z. Cheeky fellow was sitting within as foot of the bank no more than 3ft from me, didn't understand social distancing, It was trying to nip small silvers I was catching, slipped on a dead bait, with my whip and hit it. Lovely place plenty of fish being caught lad across caught a very nice fish which I presume was a carp.

Emmet deeney - replied on 7th Jun 2020 at 8:43am

Thanks very much emmet

James - replied on 26th Jun 2022 at 10:56am

The big lake is fine nice fish the top dam has not been ok it has many dead fish floating on the Surface big carp and perch idk what has happened but there is not many fish in there at the minute

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