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Many thanks to Yorebridge House for facilitating this camera's location and to The Yorkshire Dales River Trust for capitally funding it's installation. At Yorebridge House we can offer 15 miles of double banked fishing on the River Ure around the Hawes and Bainbridge area, through the High Hawes and Abbotside Angling Association. This is truly wonderful fishing for the disconcerting angler, offering true upland fly fishing which is noted for its Brown Trout and Grayling. These waters lend themselves to be fished through methods such as; traditional Yorkshire spiders, nymphs and dry flies, which bring fruitful, catch returns due to the good hatches all year round. The River Ure once supported catches of 3,000 salmon per annum, however pollution during the Industrial Revolution decimated the run of migratory fish. Now that The Humber River System is becoming cleaner, the populations of salmon and other migratory fish, including sea trout are increasing very quickly in the river Ure. The Estate actively supports The Ure Salmon Trust, which has been established to assist the recovery of salmon numbers in the Ure and promote the creation of a salmon fishing industry in its catchment. The signs of recovery are excellent with 35 salmon and 14 Sea Trout caught on our water in 2011, from just 50 rod outings and in 2012, 94 rod days resulted in catches of 50 salmon and 27 sea trout. Despite very poor fishing conditions in 2013, 47 salmon and 17 sea trout were caught. Encouragingly, the number of validated upcounts on the fish pass at Westwick was over 8,500 for the year, more than double the previous year. In 2014 the first three salmon were caught in May, which hopefully shows a continued trend of more fish running the river earlier and extending the season.