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Fewston and Swinsty Reservoirs
Harrogate, South Dales

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Fewston and Swinsty Reservoirs are two of Yorkshires best fly fisheries. The sites are controlled by Yorkshire Water and are kept well stocked and clean, with Rainbow and wild Brown Trout in residence. There is no boat fishing allowed. 

The reservoirs of Fewston and Swinsty are situated close together deep in the stunning countryside of Yorkshire, near to the towns of Leeds, Harrogate and Otley and are part of the Washburn Valley group of reservoirs.

Fewston boasts spectacular views of the moors on all sides and is the perfect place to take a walk and enjoy the wonderful natural habitat of hundreds of birds, insects and small mammals. The woodland wildlife, flora and fauna here are abundant and the reservoirs are teeming with wild brown and rainbow trout. Bird watching is one of the favourite pastimes for visitors and ramblers also enjoy the delightful walks around the water.

Swinsty reservoir is slightly more protected from the elements and has a walled perimeter to the embankment, with a well trodden, wood lined path. Swinsty Moor is an area of naturally wild beauty with rare flowers, mosses and lichens lining every turn. There are plenty of places to sit and admire the breathtaking views or shelter from the breeze and take refreshments. The changing seasons constantly bring about new and colourful views as the leaves change colour and fall and then spring back to life in a blaze of greenery.

Fishing is the main recreation here and the Yorkshire Water fishery offers bank fishing day permits for both the 150 acre reservoirs, these do also include the smaller and close by Thruscross reservoir, which only contains wild brown trout, throughout the season. The fishing here is...


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