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Newhay Lakes

Welcome to Newhay  



In January 1974, Vilis (Bill) Michaels of Newhay Fisheries, published a small booklet entitled "First steps in carp farming" Over 5,000 copies were printed and these have all been sold. Reprinted in 1987 and available at £5 per copy please go to the contact us page to order your copy.


In June, 1987 Newhay Fisheries was bought by Sandra and Colin Forsyth and renamed Newhay Carp Farm.


Newhay Carp Farm has come a long way since its formation when Bill Michaels extended his interest in the rearing of cold-water fishes from his back garden to the present site now under the ownership of Colin and Sandra Forsyth which also includes specially created lakes for anglers. Newhay Carp Farm has developed new techniques over the years to induce spawning and as a result of this work is now the foremost producer of and finglerlings in Yorkshire.


We receive many enquiries about carp farming and if you require any information about our products or services please use the mail contact form on the contact us page.


Newhay Lakes

Newhay Lakes are situated off the A63 (Selby to Hull Road), between the villages of Cliffe and Hemingbrough. Open daily from 8am until dusk.

Disabled anglers are most welcome and will find both lakes accessible. Children are welcome, if accompanied by an adult, unless prior arrangements have been made.


Our lakes have been specifically created over the recent years, to cater for various anglers.



is now well established and has become increasingly popular to many anglers. The lake is extensively stocked with all species of coarse fish, including superb barbel and plenty of large carp to 20lbs. Night fishing is possible, but strictly by prior arrangement only. A day ticket costs just £5.00 for 1 rod, with any extra rods (max 3) at £2.00 each.



established in 1993, has shown a steady growth rate in the original fish that were stocked. The grass carp, introduced in 1994, has provided us with what we understand to be the biggest of its species in Yorkshire! We now have a common, mirror and a grass carp all over 30lbs! Advance booking is essential as there are only 8 pegs and we are kept busy, especially at weekends! Book early to avoid disappointment! 3 rods are allowed and prices are £12 per day; £18 for 24 hours and £30 for 48 hours. Longer sessions are negotiable, with a weekly booking costing only £90.00.


Several anglers have captured our resident 'Ghost' on camera, last weighed in at 21lb 02oz, to qualify for a free day's fishing and complimentary 'Ghostbuster' baseball cap! Are you up to the challenge?.






Lakes Website

Newhay Lakes &

Newhay Carp Farm,


Selby YO8 6PL

North Yorkshire


Tel:  01757 638383

Fax: 01757 638383



(from Selby follow A19 N for 2m, turn right off A19 onto A63 follow road for approx 5 miles just before Hemingbrough VIllage turn right for Newhay)

(from M62 Howden/Goole take the A63 to York follow this road for approx 7 miles, pass by Hemingbrough village and after petrol station turn left approx 150 yards to Newhay)