River Rye

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 trout, grayling, chub and dace. 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. You must lock the paddock gate on entry and exit as horses are kept in the field. Further details on the access can be found on the River Derwent page.


Permit required

Standard permit 7am – 9pm


Trout, Grayling, Dace, Chub, Gudgeon, Roach, Pike – outside possibility of Barbel


Postcode: YO17 6PS
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Hull & District Anglers’ Association

Membership of HDAA is open to anyone who agrees to abide by our common-sense Fishery Rules. All membership permits run from 1st Jan to 31st December annually. Membership allows angling on most of the Association’s venues from 5.00am to 10.00pm (except Carlton on Trent where the start time is 7.00am).


Members discount scheme - up to 15% off purchases

We have teamed up with shops, companies, suppliers, etc. to offer discounts to our members on production of a valid membership card.