Fishing

The River Hull has long been a popular location for coarse fishing. Although a tidal river from the Humber Estuary as far as Hempholme Lock it is a freshwater river holding a large variety of natural stock.The river is fished regularly from the banks which are accessible by foot and frequently host fishing matches throughout the fishing season. There are however many parts which are only accessible by boat and for this reason are seldom fished. Perch, Roach, Bream and Barbel as well as the formidable Pike are some of the species inhabiting these waters. It is not unusual to catch Brown Trout (former escapees from the trout farm further up the river probably) on this stretch of the river. Both the Hebrides 400 and 440 are ideal for fishing being lightweight and quiet, ideal for those more remote parts of the river.

We are frequently asked if we allow fishing from our boats and the answer is yes, of course we do! Whether you are a serious fisherman after a particular specimen or a child on your first summer holiday fishing trip with a net, see what you can catch! We only ask that you leave the boat clean after you and take any garbage and discarded fishing gear with you.

There is no fee for fishing the river although you will be required to hold a current rod licence and observe the open/closed seasons (closed season is from 15th March to 15th June inclusive). Rod licences are available online for a single day, a week or a full season. Click here for a link to the post office website where you can buy a rod licence.