A wide range of fishing is available on Swinton Estate which stretches from the river valley in Wensleydale up onto the moors.
A two mile stretch on the River Ure can be fished for wild brown trout and grayling (and recently salmon have also returned to the river), and Leighton Reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout. The River Ure is a typical “freestone” Dales river and the fish can be caught with a wide variety of fly-fishing styles. The most famous fly-fishing style in these parts is the use of traditional Yorkshire Spiders. However, other methods such as dry fly, wet fly, upstream nymph and Czech nymphing can all be used to great effect. On the reservoir traditional wet fly techniques can be used, as well as dry fly which can also be very effective.
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