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There are several options for angling in or close to the Howardian Hills – please contact the location directly for more information and up-to-date prices and availability.

Fishing at Kirkham

Fishing at Kirkham

Birkdale Mixed Coarse Fishing

Contact Frances Standen: Tel: 07778 920616

Well-stocked with carp, tench, bream and roach. Barbless hooks only.

Keep nets NOT allowed.

Malton & Norton Angling club

Contact Mr Foggin: Tel: 01653 693208.

Tickets are per annum. Three locations available on the River Derwent.

Bob’s Pond, Brawby

Tel: 01653 668458.

Access to one pond (containing carp, bream, tench, roach and rudd) and two stretches of river. Tickets available from the local Post Office – please phone first.

Brickyard Farm, nr Amotherby

Tel: 01653 693606

Old Lake coarse fishing: open all year from 4pm – dusk.

Bait restrictions apply. Toilets and camping available.

New Abbey Lake: Open from 5pm. Predominantly carp, some tench.


The River Derwent, which flows down the eastern side of the AONB, is a popular focus for recreation.  If you do wish to canoe along this stretch of the river it is essential you gain the consent of the landowners before accessing the river.

The local canoe clubs are Malton and Norton Canoe Club and York Canoe Club.


All the land and associated shooting rights in the Howardian Hills is in private ownership. Shooting of any kind may not take place without permission of the landowner. Commercial shooting in the AONB consists of seasonal pheasant and partridge shooting – please visit specialist websites such as Guns on Pegs to look for availability.

Photos:  AONB Unit apart from:

Fishing at Kirkham – Roger Poyser

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