Stake Hill Fishery, Keighley

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Stake Hill Fishery


Stake Hill Fishery is a pond with about a dozen well spaced pegs, created in 2006 and opened in Spring 2007.
The lake is situated on high ground overlooking the Aire Valley to the South, a beautiful setting but one that is at the mercy of the elements. Trees have been planted to create a shield against the prevailing wind, but it will be a few years before they are of benefit.
The initial stocking of Carp, Roach, Bream, Rudd (Golden variety) and Tench have shown good early growth rates, in April 2008 the carp were weighing 2 to 3 lbs, the skimmers 4 to 10 ounces and the plentiful Golden Rudd typically 2 to 4 ounces.
The size of fish will become more varied even if there were no further stocking since many spawned successfully in 2007.


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Open 8am until dusk, no keep nets, no matches, landing nets are to be used at all times and must be dipped before fishing, groundbait by pole cup or feeder only, under 16s must be with an adult, no dogs. A toilet is provided.


From Leeds: Leave Leeds on the A660 in the direction of Otley (North), pass Otley remaining on the A660 until its end at a roundabout with the A65. Take the A65 in the direction of Ilkley, drive though Ilkley until you come to a roundabout about 3 miles after Ilkley, take the first exit toward Silsden. After approx. 1 mile turn right onto Cringles Lane, stay on this road (for about 2 miles), which becomes Walkers Lane, then Kit Lane, then Heights Lane. The fishery is clearly signed on the right.


BD20 9HW


01535 653518


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