Our Club now has an annual arrangement with the Boothferry Aire & Calder Joint Canal Committee to fish this water. SYPAC members (full members only not water specific) should be in possession of their membership card when fishing.

The Aire and Calder Navigation runs for 33 miles from Leeds to Goole, with a branch of 7.5 miles from Wakefield to Castleford. It can only be described as a large volume of water. The stretch that SYPAC members are entitled to fish through our membership of BACJCC is set in picturesque countryside with good access. It centres on Rawcliffe Bridge and Pollington which are 40 minutes easy drive from junction 31 of the M1.

Members can fish 11 miles of Canal extending from Goole to Heck.

When fishing this stretch SYPAC members will be fishing to the BACJCC Fishing Rules which can be accessed via the link to fishing rules on this page.

Fishing Information Courtesy of BACJCC Website:

‘The main target species are roach, with bags of over 30lb recorded. Bream and skimmers are in abundance along with perch and some truly humongous gudgeon. Other species that are caught to a lesser extent are trout, eels, carp, chub, rudd and tench.

Most anglers use the pole as the main method of attack but stick float, waggler and feeder tactics all work. Main baits are maggot, pinkie, squat and caster but never forget to take some hemp as this usually sorts out the better quality roach. Most anglers tend to fish these baits over a bed of groundbait.’


Aire and Calder Canal, Bridge Lane, Goole, DN14 8RY (nearest post code) – Grid Ref: SE 695209


Roach, Bream, Skimmers, Perch and Gudgeon. For more info see description.


Fishing on this access water is under the rules of BACJCC, please see BACJCC Rules


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