The Mill Stream

General Description

This is a members only section – keepnets are NOT permitted.

Chub are the main target fish in the Mill Stream, which is fed by water from the Black Overfalls Weir. Large chub can often be seen under the overhanging trees on the far bank when the water is clear.

Water depth is typically 3 to 5 feet reducing to 10 to 12 inches as it flows under the road bridge.

Float and ledger tactics account for most chub with several over 6 lb caught most seasons, but fly fishing with terrestrials such as lead headed daddies can also be successful. Free lining crust is another useful alternative.

Approximately 180 young 10″ to 12″ barbel were released here in November 2017. A 2 lb barbel, thought to be one of those release in 2017, was caught in November 2020. Several other barbel up to double figures have been seen basking in the shallows, awaiting a lucky angler.

Parking & Access

Park in The Main Car Park.

Please note, the barrier on the en trance to the main car park is locked by combination padlock to prevent unauthorised entry. The combination required to open this barrier is shown on page 14 of the members handbook.

Note: The car park entrance has a height restriction of 6′ 4″ ( 1.9 metres).

Walk to the Mill Stream

On leaving the car park, turn left towards the Old Flour Mill. The road is narrow, and traffic flows both ways so expect vehicles to approach from in front and behind. Follow the road past the old mill and over the Mill Stream bridge; enter the field by the gate on your left just past the river bridge. You are now walking The Ouse Valley Way, The Mill Stream, which runs from the Black Overfalls Weir Pool to the bridge, is on your left.

Continue on the path alongside the Mill Stream, passing the Black Overfalls Weir Pool; New Cut is now on your left.


  • Barbel
  • Carp
  • Chub
  • Common Carp
  • Dace
  • Eel
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench
  • Zander