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The River Calder is fast becoming close to its prime of the 1970’s after years of issues with flooding and pollution. Chub, Barbel, Dace, Roach, Perch & Grayling are all prolific along all our waters from above Battyeford down to the lower lengths at the Bingley Arms, Osset, Altofts and the Mexborough Estate lengths at Castleford.
The club has an annual program of clearing paths and pegs for regular matches and pleasure anglers so the best fishing can be accessed.
From the top of the weir upstream to the Green Bridge, (joint with John Cotton). Entrance opposite Coppin Hall Ln. WF14 0EL.
Battyford Playing Fields.
Continuation from below the weir to (bridge n/o 4) Halfpenny Bridge. Entrance opposit Coppin Hall Ln, WF14 0EL.
Half Penny Bridge, Wood Lane. WF14 0ED. Park opposite Pennine Boat Club. One peg directly below 1/2 Penny Bridge, right bank downstream. Access to remainder of length, go over canal bridge and turn right into Waterside Walk, turn right back along the canal past the Marina to the Lock, fish 30yds below the lock to the limit.
Ledgard Bridge and St Pauls, Newgate, Mirfield.
Ledgard Bridge, WF14 8LZ. Fish this bank, upstream of bridge one peg and down stream to limit. Great early season pegs. St Pauls Lock, WF14 8DD. Fish out of canal upstream to limit, approx 5 pegs. Good winter pegs.
Ship Inn to the Calder road Bridge Ravensthorpe
From the Ship Inn (WF14 8HB) downstream to the Power Station at Calder Road, also the opposite bank up to the mouth of the Greenwood Canal. Below the weir at the Ship Inn is noted for its early season Chub catches, Grayling and Dace show in the streamier pegs early season and through the summer months. (Please show caution in this area as it is a prolific spawning area, early in the season try to fish from the banks and avoid wading if possible) Lower down the length (Calder Road WF12 9ED) for good bags of Roach, Bream can show when the river is carrying a bit of extra water in the Autumn months.
The Scout Hut length
Access is from the bottom of Scout Hill, Ravenswharfe Road(WF13 3RD). Left hand bank down stream to the weir. This length used to produce big weights of Bream in the early pegs and noted for Roach in the Autumn and Winter months. Tends to get neglected by members but the fishing can be exceptional on the right days. Roadside parking at either end of the length, it is an industrial area please consider HGV movement.
Thornhill Road, WF12 9BX
From Thornhill River Bridge fish left bank upstream past the weir to the railway bridge and fish right bank upstream to the weir. Used to be Earls Heaton water.
Top Entry access for this section is from the cycle track opposite Bee,s Cafe, Thornhill Road (WF12 9QF), fish upstream past the broken weir to limit (held jointly with Dewsbury AC) and downstream to road bridge at Mill St West. Bottom Entry access (nearest WF12 9QA). Park in small car park on the right before Mill Street West road bridge, fish this bank upstream from the bridge. One of the most consistent early season and Autumn stretches contains great numbers of Dace, Roach, Chub, Barbel, Bream, Grayling. It is a shallow length of fast water ideal for stick float and ledgering for the more experienced angler. Regular match weights from this length are in excess of 20lb.
Sands Lane, Dewsbury. WF12 8EB
This section is immediately below Saville Road Bridge, downstream to the sewage works left hand bank. A little deeper in the lower pegs than Calder Bank Road good for early season late Autumn fishing. Some big Chub on this length and lots of Dace. There is a gate for the lower pegs onto Kirklees council playing fields.
Bingley Arms. Near WF4 5PT.
Both banks upstream of the road bridge approx 800 yards to the power lines, DEFINITELY NO FISHING PAST POWER LINES!! This private land, with a protective landlord. All season for Dace, Grayling, Chub, Roach etc. Access for left bank up stream is via the lane from opposite the Bingley Arms along side the canal parking is through the gate on the right . Cars must not be taken onto the flood bank.
Healey Mills, Healey Lane , Ossett. WF5 8NE.
Park in the car park provided. 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 and Summer water with similar stocks as Calder Bank and Sands Lane. A length used by pleasure anglers and specimen hunters, a little known gem.