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Mirfield AC Club Waters

EUROBUNG POND, HARTSHEAD

Strictly no night fishing and no keepnets. Gate is padlocked, phone secretary for lock combination. Strictly no climbing of fence to gain access. Good mixed fishery.

Eurobung Pond

View from gate

HUDDERSFIELD NARROW CANAL

From Lock 1 behind the University up to Lock 11E.

View back down the Canal from lock 9 at Milnsbridge Wharf.

View back down the Canal from lock 9 at Milnsbridge Wharf.

HUDDERSFIELD BROAD CANAL

From Lock 1 at Bradley up to Lock 1 on the Narrow Canal – the entire canal.

Broad Canal

View of the Long Length

CALDER AND HEBBLE CANAL

Above The Perseverance Public House on Forge Lane, Thornhill Lees to where the canal re-joins the River Calder.

Looking back up the Calder And Hebble by the Percy.

Looking back up the Calder And Hebble off Forge Lane.

GREENWOOD CANAL

A short length which bypasses the weir opposite the Ship Inn, Mirfield on the River Calder, access is from the Industrial Estate.

Greenwood Canal.

Greenwood Canal.

REEDSMIRE POND

Cooper Bridge Road, Bradley, enter the fishery through the Yorkshire Water Works Entrance. Apply in advance for key at Calder Anglers, Grahams or Chris Roberts deposit £10 Parking is only allowed in the official car park on the left, see sign. Two disabled specification platforms for preferential use, see sign for drop off point. Keep to footpaths and fish from designated pegs only, do not disturb any vegetation in any way or make new fishing pegs. In 2014  the venue was stocked with 500 small Tench, it’s also known to contain Roach, Perch, Skimmers and odd Carp.

Reedsmire ponds

Fishery Rules

Reedsmire pond

Disabled peg

Reedsmire ponds

view of pegs

Reedsmire ponds

view of pegs

Reedsmire ponds

disabled peg

 

WOODNOOK RESERVOIR

A newly aquired water adjacent to the River Calder at Woodnook. Beautiful little spot with around 15 pegs with platforms. Plenty of fish including Roach, Perch, Rudd, Carp, Crucians, Skimmers, Chub etc. Access  is down Foxholes Lane to the bottom of Altofts Canal, where it re-joins the river. Please park tidily, respect other users! To get to the reservoir, cross the bottom lock and look for the gate on the right hand side. NO NIGHT FISHING OR FIRES.

Woodnook Reservoir

Entry gate to Woodnook reservoir

Woodnook reservoir

View of the reservoir

AIRE AND CALDER NAVIGATION, WHITLEY TO HECK

Whitley lock to Heck Bridge. M62 exit J34 then take A19 to Selby and immediately take a right turn turn to Whitley Lock, see sign. A British Waterways Key is required for this length. Park in anglers car park just past the house on the right over the bridge, the toilet can be accessed using the same key. Fishing starts on the right past the boat moorings down to Heck Bridge. For the Heck Bridge entrance park in anglers car park and cross the bridge, turn right through the gate and fish back upto Whitley Lock. This venue can produce big weights of Skimmers and Bream when conditions are favourable. Also contains Perch, Hybrids, Roach, Chub etc.

Heck Canal

View of canal from Heck entry gate back towards Whitley

Whitley Lock

View from Whitley lock car park down towards Heck.

AIRE AND CALDER NAVIGATION, STANLEY FERRY TO KINGS RD LOCK

The towpath side from Stanley Ferry to Kings Road Lock at Altofts. BEWARE OF OVERHEAD POWER LINES ON TOWPATH SIDE!! No fishing from Stanley Ferry Road Bridge down to the signpost. Fishing is allowed on the opposite bank, cross road bridge to access these pegs. Parking in the Woodyard at Stanley Ferry, be warned the gate is locked at certain times, see notice board for times at the entry gate. Or park on the left before the gate, space for three cars. DO NOT BLOCK ACCESS!!

For Kings Road Lock drive down Foxholes Lane in Altofts to the Canal, park on left in car park adjacent to the canal and walk upstream to peg1. Quality fishing all the way through with big Roach, Perch, Ide, Chub, Bream etc.

Altofts canal stanley ferry.

View downstream from Stanley Ferry.

Altofts canal stanley ferry.

Woodyard at Stanley Ferry.

Altofts canal

View from Kings Road Lock up towards peg 1.

 

 

       RIVER CALDER SECTIONS

Ledgard Bridge Mirfield, lefthand bank upstream of canal mouth approx 5 pegs. Good Autumn, Winter pegs for Roach.

View upstream from Canal mouth.

View upstream from Canal mouth.

Newgate, Mirfield below weir lefthand bank approx 4 pegs, park at side of bridge. Great early season pegs for Chub, Big Trout, Dace, Grayling etc.

View from Newgate Bridge.

View from Newgate Bridge.

From the Ship Inn downstream to the Power Station at Calder Road, also the opposite bank upto the mouth of the Greenwood Canal. Below the weir at the Ship Inn is noted for it’s early season Chub catches, Grayling and Dace Show in the streamier pegs early season and through the summer months. Lower down the length (Calder Road) for good bags of Roach, Bream can show when the river is carrying a bit of extra water in the Autumn months.

Ship Weir.

Ship Weir.

Ship Weir.

Ship Weir.

View from Calder Road Bridge.

View from Calder Road Bridge.

The Scout Hut length, access is from the bottom of Scout Hill. Lefthand bank down stream to the weir. This length used to produce big weights of Bream in the early pegs and noted for Roach in Autumn and winter months. Tends to get neglected by members but the fishing can be exceptional on the right days.

View upstream from weir on Island View back towards the Scout Hut. The river had extra water in when I took this pic and there were big Roach topping everywhere :-)

View upstream from weir on Island View back towards the Scout Hut. The river had extra water in when I took this pic and there were big Roach topping everywhere, solid :)

Calderbank Road, access for this section is from the cycle track opposite Christines Cafe, Thornhill Road for the top entry or the small car park just below Kwik Fit by the bridge in Dewsbury for the bottom entry. One of the most consistant early season, Autumn stretches contains great numbers of Dace, Roach, Chub, Barbel, Bream, Grayling etc.  

Calder Bank Road.

Calder Bank Road.

Sands Lane, Dewsbury, this section is immediately below Saville Road Bridge down stream to the sewage works left hand bank. As Calder Bank brilliant early season late Autumn fishing. Some Big Chub on this length and lots of Dace.

Calder Sands Lane.

Sands Lane.

Bingley Arms, both banks upstream of the road bridge approx 800 yds to the power lines, DEFINITELY NO FISHING PAST POWER LINES!! Late season for Dace, Grayling, Roach etc.

Upstream View from Bridge at Bingley Arms.

Upstream View from Bridge at Bingley Arms.

Healey Mills, Healey Lane, Ossett. Park in the car park. Entrance to this section is over the footbridge, upstream to the old water bowser. Downstream through the bridges to the bottom railway bridge. Another shallow Spring, Summer water Similar stocks as Calder Bank and Sands Lane.

Upstream view of Calder from footbridge.

Upstream view of Calder from footbridge.

LOWER CALDER SECTIONS

River Calder Altofts – Exit J31 off M62 Eastbound, keep left onto California Drive, go under the railway bridge and take the third left signposted Altofts into Pope Street, once in the village turn right opposite the church down Foxholes Lane drive down and cross over the canal bridge parking is on the left adjacent to the pegs fishing continues upstream to peg 1 at the uppermost limit. Late season Autumn/winter venue for Roach, Dace odd Bream and Chub.

Notice board at Altofts

Notice board at Altofts.

Upstream of the Car Park at Altofts.

Upstream of the Car Park at Altofts.

River Calder Woodnook, directions as above but continue right down the canal to the bottom car park where the canal enters the river, please park tidily and respect other users. There are 5 pegs above the canal mouth and approx 10 pegs below. Fantastic Autumn/Winter Roach venue, also good head of skimmers, Chub, Perch and an odd big Carp.

View downstream from Woodnook Lock.

View downstream from Woodnook Lock.

Woodnook Car Park

Woodnook Car Park

River Calder Mexborough Estates, from Castleford drive on Watergate and look for a gated lay-by on the lefthand side. A key will be needed to access this length (available from club secretary) once through the gate drive down the track and keep to the right coming to a small open grassed area, park here and go through the gate up the floodbank to the river. peg 1 being below M62 Bridge peg19 last peg above the weir and 20 to 50 odd below the weir. The directions from Stanley follow Methley Road (Watergate) drive past M62 road Bridge, lay-by is on the right just after the Mexborough Arms pub. NOTE: GATE MUST BE LOCKED ON ENTRY AND EXIT!! Early days for this venue will be a good Autumn/Winter fishery for Roach and has already shown it’s potential as a Bream fishery!! Will update as we get to know more.

Layby and entry gate for Mexborough Estates, off Watergate.

Layby and entry gate for Mexborough Estates, off Watergate.

Looking up towards peg1 above the weir.

Looking up towards peg1 above the weir.

Mexborough Estates, peg20 the weir

Mexborough Estates, peg20 the weir.

Downstream view from approx peg 27

Downstream view from approx peg 27.

this is a peg you wont be fishing just yet, we somehow missed it??

This is a peg you wont be fishing just yet, we somehow missed it??