This beat offers 1.8 km of excellent fly water. Downholm bridge is the bottom limit. Park at the side of the road near the bridge to gain access by going under the bridge arch from the downstream river bank. Alternatively drive further on to the lay-by just before the road bends to the right. Look for a RADAS sign on a tree. You can get to the river by going through the gate on the left. There is also a designated parking area for anglers on the farm track leading to Oxque Farm.
No fishing before 1st May (due to lambing).
North bank downstream from Downholm Bridge to beck 200m upstream from Lownethwaite Bridge. Parking as per Oxque and in lay-by opposite pumping station at Lownethwaite Bridge, access over road through gate via narrow path and wade river, when conditions allow.
South bank downstream from signed access point at roadside to Lownethwaite Bridge. Signed access from road at top limit; 300m upstream of Thorpe House; and at Lownethwaite Bridge. Free parking in Quarry Wood lay-by; small lay-by west of Thorpe House Farm.
Please note that fishing rights at High Underbanks Farm have been revised; follow the link below for latest information.
South bank downstream from Lownethwaite Bridge to Round Howe footbridge. Free parking in lay-by opposite pumping station.
North bank downstream from Sandy Dove to Howe Villa. Pay parking at Round Howe car park.
South bank downstream from Round Howe footbridge to Green Bridge. Free parking on left side of Green Bridge and around The Green.
Both banks downstream from Green Bridge to Richmond Falls (The Fosse). Parking as Billy Bank Woods and in lay-by below Castle.
North bank downstream from Mercury Bridge to Stone Steps. Pay parking at The Station or free parking at Easby Abbey car park.
Both banks downstream from Richmond Falls to Mercury Bridge, with exception on south bank of first three fields upstream of Mercury Bridge. Pay parking at Richmond Falls and The Station.
Station Bend to Fence End
Pegs 1 - 4
South bank downstream from Mercury Bridge to Sand Beck.
Pay parking at The Station
Pegs 5 - 9
South bank downstream from Sand Beck to the old railway bridge at Easby.
Free parking at Easby Abbey or hard standing at water works.
If night fishing, please advise owner of adjacent property in advance of fishing by text or telephone 07710 199696.
South bank downstream of Peg 10 below the old railway bridge Bridge at Easby to the beck in Hagg Wood. Free parking at Easby Abbey or hard standing at water works.
Peg 11, 11A and 12 ( Sand Hole and Hagg Losh). North bank from Easby iron bridge to Red House Farm top limit (access to Sand Hole upstream of the bridge). Free parking at Easby Abbey and hard standing on lane to sewage works. Access also via Red House Farm drive, turn right at bottom of hill, continue to end of straight section and through white double gates to park at end of the farm track (if gates are locked, ask at farmhouse for the combination).
Peg 13 - 20
North bank downstream from Red House Farm to Brompton-on-Swale Caravan Park. Enter Red House Farm drive and at bottom of hill turn left. Park at end of straight section by sign. Access down track between fields to gate.
No night fishing. NB: No fishing/wading in front of farm house and caravan park from either bank.
Peg 21 - 22
North bank downstream from Brompton-on-Swale Caravan Park to Brompton Lakes. Free parking in Broken Brae lay-by.
Peg 28 - 35
North bank downstream from Bailey Bridge to Skeeby Beck and South bank downstream from Bailey Bridge to Brompton Scar. Free parking in Brompton-on-Swale lay-by and on grass verge by gate at Bailey Bridge lane. Parking at St Giles Farm, off A6136 Catterick Garrison road, park by fence as signed.
Peg 36 - 37
North bank upstream for 150m. There is no designated parking, so please choose your spot carefully and do not park illegally.
Pegs 1 - 15 (GL)
North bank upstream from road bridge for 90m and South bank upstream from road bridge to top limit sign. Free parking in lay-by at Langton Bridge.
Fishing on Skeeby Beck is closed until further notice to allow for recovery after the Category 1 pollution event in April 2023 which resulted in a total fish kill.