There is free parking adjacent to the sewage works, on the south bank of the swale just below Easby bridge. This can be accessed from the Richmond to Catterick road, about a mile beyond "The Station", on the left hand side.
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There is also free parking adjacent to St Agatha's church, right next to Easy Abby. From here it is a 5 minute walk downstream to Easby Bridge. The parking is free, but can get very busy at peak times. Please also be respectful during church service times as this parking is intended for the congregation.
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May 2022 update: a combination lock has been fitted to access at the South bank at Easby. This is located in the boundary fence to the Old Barn St Martin's and can be reached from the old iron railway bridge. The gate has a combination lock; the number for which can be acquired from any committee member or by using the contact us facility on this web-site (you will need to advise your membership number in your email).NB It is important that the gate is locked each time it is used, either when accessing or leaving the section of river.
The start of Peg 5 is just above the entrance of "Sand Beck" to the River Swale. Walk upstream from Easby bridge until you get to this gate and follow the orange painted signs.
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This picture is taken from where Sand Beck enters the Swale on the near bank. Note the reinforcement work on the far bank. The river is carrying water here, but it does look rather trouty....
Known as the "Dog Kennels" due to the dog/cat kennels on the opposite side of the river. The dogs you will find here are big chub and barbel - look for the deep holes, close to the banks.
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The start of Peg 7 is across the River Swale from the beautiful Easby Abbey.
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If in doubt, follow the orange arrows! This is the first entry point on peg 7, also known as the "sunken tree" peg for obvious reasons when the river is at normal level. Chub, barbel, big trout and grayling all hang out here. This first entry point is about 50 yards below the top of the peg.
Another 50 yards downstream is the second entry point for Peg 7. Still looks chubby....
Anglers should keep to the track and not encroach on the logs; these are to prevent bank collapse.
This is the top of Peg 8, with the first entry point shown by the orange arrow. On the far banks is the "Easby Bungalow". This can be a really good spot for grayling.
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Also known as "Easby Pool", a big slack on the far side provides refuge when the river is high. Chub, barbel and dace are resident here.
Peg 9 is a very long peg, approx. 400 yards, running all the way to Easby Bridge. It is fly fishing territory for trout and grayling.
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