River Foulness

The River Foulness is a small tributary of the Market Weighton Canal, upstream of Newport.

The stretch available, on the north (road) bank, near Hasholme Grange Farm, is downstream for about a mile. It offers some early-season tench and bream fishing. During the summer the weed can be a problem, but sport can be had by fishing the clearer areas or dragging a swim. In winter reasonable pike fishing has been reported, but again, like the Canal, the best results usually occur during periods of dry, mild weather. Like the main Canal there can be problems in the autumn when the Drainage Board cut the weed and this sometimes takes several weeks to be completely flushed out into the Humber. Beware that the banks are quite steep.

Permit required

Standard membership 5am – 10pm

Stock

Bream, tench, roach, rudd, perch, pike – occasional silver bream, bleak, dace, chub, carp

 

Directions

Access is down Thimblehall Lane in Newport. Cross over the M62 motorway and turn left at the T-junction. Then take the first right. This leads onto a farm track. Go past the farm and proceed to the bridge over the river. As on all fisheries park in a responsible manner. The farmer may need plenty of room for his vehicles and access to his fields.

Parking

Parking is in the vicinity of the bridge or on the bankside. Do not block the road for other users. Farm vehicles regularly use the road and require plenty of space.