Overview of the Brompton on Swale water showing parking and access. See notes below for detailed information.
Park in the layby on the right hand side of the B6271 just before entering Brompton-on-Swale from Richmond. This is a picture of the council land area immediately in front of the layby
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Walk upstream along the side of the road about 200 yards until you come to the B6271 road-bridge over Skeeby Beck. The water is accessed by a walking path along the side of Skeeby Beck, just before it enters the north bank of the Swale
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Follow the path upstream from where Skeeby Beck enters the Swale up to the top limit at the "Bailey Bridge". This is a 5-10 minute walk. You can also access the south bank by going up the steep slope on the left after crossing the Bailey Bridge. See the maps section for more details.
Peg 28 starts immediately below the Bailey Bridge. There is some really good grayling fishing here, with the chance of a real specimen.
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Peg 29 is a long peg, with some thin water at normal river level
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A much shorter peg due to deep holes for chub and barbel.
Another short peg with some great chub holes and a match winning peg on many occasions.
The last peg on this section, and runs all the way down to Skeeby Beck entrance. Thinner water here, hence the length of the peg, but also some deeper holes at the top of the peg.
There are overhead power lines at the top of peg 32, so take care with carbon rods and poles and remember that electricity can arc, so you do not have to tough the power lines to be electrocuted.
Skeeby Beck entrance is the end of our north bank fishing. Don't forget the south bank fishing goes beyond this (see maps) and can be accessed via the Bailey Bridge, wading shallow sections of the river when conditions are appropriate (always use a wading staff) or by parking at St Giles Farm...
UPDATE 28TH MAY 2023:
Access St Giles Farm from the A6136 towards Catterick Garrison. Parking is on the gravel area highlighted above. Please DO NOT BLOCK FARM ACCESS.
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UPDATE 28TH MAY 2023:
Parking is also available on the gravel to the right hand side as shown above.
DO NOT BLOCK FARM ACCESS.
Having parked your vehicle on the grass verge at St Giles Farm, walk about 75 yards towards the farm house and you will come to this gate. There is a public footpath to the left of the gate, but you should proceed down the main farm track, which is straight ahead in this photo. A 5-10 minute walk following the track will take you to the south bank of the Swale, about 2/3 of the way up the beat (i.,e, closest to the Bailey Bridge).
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Peg numbers on the South Bank are marked with orange paint on rocks as there are no convenient trees. To avoid double-bank pegging, the first peg on the south side is 33, which is just downstream of where Skeeby Beck enters the Swale on the Northside.
Peg 34 is the next downstream peg, look for the house on the far bank to locate.
The last peg on this section is 35, opposite thee stone wall on the far bank. This peg goes down to the lower limit.
The lower limit sign is on the fence.
When the water is low it is possible to wade across the river; the recommended wading point is shown above. This should only be attempted by physically fit anglers who are competent waders equipped appropriately (i.e. studded waders, wading stick etc.) and when the river is low and rain is not forecast, Anglers cross entirely at their own risk and R&DAS bears no responsibility for anglers who chose to do so.