Washburn Reservoirs
Permit 3539

Brief description of fishery:

Wasburn Reseviors;   Fewston, Swinsty and Thruscross.

For more information on the fishery and clarification on rules, please call the Swinsty Fishing Office on 01943 880658. The office is located at Swinsty Moor car park situated near the western end of Fewston reservoir dam

Members are allowed to book permits free of charge but only 2 anglers are allowed to fish the Washburn waters per day.

Only Day Permits are currently available allowing fishing from 7:30 am until one hour after dusk.

Permits are bookable via the IAA Website and the Clubmate App.

When the permit has been booked you will receive an email confirmation with your permit number.   The email will also contain a password enabling you to register your vehicle for free parking (see ‘Parking at the Reservoirs’ below)

Fishing is undertaken at the anglers own risk. All rules stipulated by Wahsburn Fisheries must be followed.

Parking at the Reservoirs

Parking at the Washburn reservoirs for the general public is charged for, and monitored electronically.   Members who wish to fish and park a car, can park for free providing they have registered their vehicle on the Bransby Wilson (Yorkshire Water Carparks) website and allocated it to a fishing permit.

Registering  your vehicle is a 3 stage process.  This should only be carried out immediately before setting off.   If you do it sooner you may inadvertently remove a vehicle that is currently or scheduled to park,  or you may have your allocation removed.   Failure to observe this guidance may result in fines being issued by the parking company.

  1. Logon to the Bransby Wilson (Yorkshire Water Carparks) website using the password you will find on the email confirmation of your permit booking
  2. Record your vehicle registration on the website
  3. Allocate your vehicle to the permit number you will find on your permit email confirmation for IAA.

This should only be carried out immediately before setting off.   If you do it sooner you may inadvertently remove a vehicle that is currently or scheduled to park,  or you may have your allocation removed.   Failure to observe this guidance may result in fines being issued by the parking company.

Address

See Yorkshire Water Washburn Valley Fishing for details

Access & Parking

Via the Brandon Wilson (Yorkshire Water Carparks) website, or pay at car park

Species

Swinsty reservoir welcomes anglers for fly, spinning and coarse fishing. Only fly fishing is permitted at Fewston and Thruscross reservoirs.