Day Tickets

Day tickets are available for the Yarrow Farm and County School beats only of the Fishery. Tickets are limited to one a day unless a husband and wife, parent and son or daughter or two friends want to fish together. This means that you will not have to share the beats with another day ticket purchaser although you may be joined at some stage by a member. Tickets can only be booked and paid for in advance and online. Please note that you cannot pay on the river bank.

 

In front of Yarrow House on the Yarrow Farm beat
The Yarrow Farm Beat approaching Yarrow Bridge.

The Yarrow Farm Beat has an interesting mix of water with deep pools and faster-flowing water with a gravel bottom. Wading is not essential although lengths of the Beat can be waded with care. The County School Beat is less immediately attractive as it is relatively slow-flowing and quite straight. Wading is not recommended except for the area immediately downstream of County School bridge itself.

High summer on the Yarrow Farm beat below Yarrow bridge.

When you book a ticket, you will receive an email with your ticket, Fishery rules, the code number for the padlock on the signing-in box, a map of the Fishery showing the two beats, car parking areas and the main access point.

Day tickets costs £30 and allow you to take two stock fish – which are tagged – only and catch and release as many as you wish. This season’s stock fish have a BLACK tag but if you catch an over-wintered fish it may have either a red, black or clear tag. All wild and untagged fish must be measured before they are returned to the river. Their lengths must be recorded on the catch return card. Fishing is from dawn to dusk.

A wild Wensum brown trout and a stock fish with a tag alongside its dorsal fin.

 

Place one end of the fish against your chosen fixed point and move the adjustable point to the other end of the fish. Return the fish to the water and then measure the distance between the two points.

On arrival at the Fishery please go the the signing-in box and complete Part 1 of a catch return card for the beat or beats that you will be fishing. Part 2 of each card must be completed before leaving the Fishery.

You can use the calendar to check availability and make a booking. You will need to book ahead as it may not be possible to book and pay the day before you want to fish. The season opens on 1 April and closes on 29 October, both days inclusive.

 

You can download travel directions here:  Travel directions – Bintry Mill  These directions will tell you how to find the Yarrow Farm and County School beats.

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