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Fly Fishing North Yorkshire Dales

Helwith Bridge Fly Fishery, Fly Fishing and Fly Fishing Tuition in the North Yorkshire Dales near Ingleton and Settle

Welcome to the Helwith Bridge Fly Fishing site. Helwith Bridge Fly Fishery is located in the Yorkshire Dales close to the villages of Ingleton and Settle, just off the A65.

Fly fishing at Helwith Bridge Fly Fishery in the Yorkshire Dales

Fly Fishing Details

The lake is 30ft deep, covers 4.5 acres and is spring fed, so the water is crystal clear and is in quiet, tranquil surroundings.

The fly fishery is in a stunning location with excellent views of Pen-y-ghent and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales.

The lake is well stocked with triploid trout, blue trout, golden trout and rainbow trout. The fish can weigh between 2lb and 14lb.

The local fly life includes: hawthorns, daddies, damsels, blue flies, red flies and sedges.

The site has the following facilities:

  • On site parking close to the road and the lake.
  • A fishing hut, with a wood burner and cooker for brewing up on.
  • Flys available for sale.
  • A toilet.
  • Helwith Bridge Inn serving tasty, good value food 5 mins walk away (voted Pub of the Season 2005 by CAMRA).
  • 4 life buoys

Fly fishing at Helwith Bridge Fly Fishery in the Yorkshire Dales.

Fly Fishing Tuition/ Fly Fishing Courses

Fly fishing instruction is available by arrangement. The tutor David Oversby draws upon many years of experience in fly fishing in the Yorkshire Dales. The lessons can include fly casting techniques, both overhead with the trout rod and spey casting with a salmon rod as well as the double spey cast off the right and left shoulder. See Tuition.

Fly Fishing Accommodation

There are plenty of bed and breakfasts, self catering facilities, hotels, hostels and bunk houses available in the Ingleton and Settle area, if you want to make a holiday or short break stop. As for Ingleton cottages, there is Acorn Cottage, a delightful self-catering holiday cottage in Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales - storage for fishing tackle is available there. For reviews and info, see Fishing Apex.

Fly Fishing Group Events

Group days out can be organised for which we can provide a buffet lunch of delicious filled baguettes and locally reknowned home made scones.


So come and enjoy a relaxing day or two's fly fishing in a beautiful, peaceful location in the Yorkshire Dales.




If you want to check the weather then visit the Ingleborough webcam, which takes a photo of Ingleborough every 15 minutes during daylight hours.

Fly fishing Tip

The fish will come up from the depths to take a dry or buzzer. It is good buzzer water.

Helwith Bridge Fly Fishery

David Oversby
10 Laburnum Cottages
via Carnforth

015242 41696
07790 184641
(Phone anytime for current conditions)



Opening Hours:

Open all year, 7 days a week
8.00 am till Dark