The River Rye is a tributary of the River Derwent. Our stretch at Butterwick village is five miles north-west of Malton.
It is a small, fast-flowing stream with plenty of features such as bends, overhanging bushes, pools, glides, streamy water, etc., which lend itself to a wide variety of fishing tactics. The main species present are chub, dace, trout and grayling. It is probable you will spend a whole day on this fishery without seeing another angler. There is lots of wildlife present, including otters.
The Butterwick stretch covers approximately ¾-mile on the right bank, looking downstream of the bridge. The Association has owned the fishing rights to this stretch for many years. This does not include the short section adjacent to the house next to the bridge.
From the B1257 Malton to Helmsley road, take the right turn in Barton-le-Street. Follow this road for about 2½-miles to Butterwick village. Parking is down Boynton Lane on the verge, and pedestrian access is through the gate. There is no access along the bank from the bridge – keep clear of the house and do not park in the house drive or disturb the owners.
Standard permit 7am – 9pm
Chub, Trout, Grayling, Dace, Gudgeon, Roach,Pike, Barbel