Ilkley Angling Association




The Ilkley Angling Association is a small friendly fishing club.  It provides excellent game and coarse fishing on the River Wharfe at Ilkley and ponds at Ben Rhydding.  The fly fishing at Ilkley for wild Brown Trout and Grayling is outstanding.  Inexpensive season memberships and day fishing permits are available.

The river at Ilkley is within a 5-10 minute walk of Ilkley town centre and train station and yet it is a beautiful place to fish with interesting flora and fauna to be seen including Kingfishers, Heron, Dabchick, Goosander, many ducks  and even an occasional Otter.

If you would like information about the Association,  please send an e-mail via 'Contact Us' with your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible 


To report any emergencies concerning polution or misuse of club waters please contact the club bailiff


Dave Armstrong

01535 655990

07749 276874




AGM - Thursday 11th December

Membership - Application forms updated

News - November 2014 Newsletter published

News - Angling review from new member

News - Top fishing on the Wharfe at Ilkley

News - Coarse fishing improving at Roadside Lagoon

News - Work on Lilies continues on Members' Pond

News - Details of junior member Charlie's great day on the river 05/03/2014

Match Dates - Summer match dates published

Articles - The Wild Trout Trust Report 19/07/2013

Articles - Trout and Salmon Magazine - Ilkley Grayling

Match results - Winter match results

Articles - My First Grayling by Dave Martin

Waters - Ben Rydding Map and Guide

Articles Environment Agency Newsletter 2012

News - Work Party Dates 2012 / 2013

Match Fixtures - Winter River Dates 2012 /2013

Gallery - New photos added

Waters - Ilkey Wharfe Map and Guide added

Membership - Postal Membership Forms available

News - Club President keeps an eye on the health of the Wharfe

News - River Report from Richard Tong

News - War on Balsam

Links - Links to Riverfly Partnership and Salmon and Trout Assoc

Articles - March newsletter

Articles - Flies and Fly Fishing on the Wharfe

News - Ilkley Sewage Treatment Upgrade

Gallery - Latest catch pictures

Links - River Levels and Cormorant Watch



River Wharfe Roach (Eric Roberts)


Roadside Lagoon Pike (Verne Manville)



Eric Robert's 3lb 4oz Brown Trout




Tom's Trout - check the gallery for his other catch!



(Grayling 1lb 13oz Richard Tong on size 24 Para Midge)


(Brown Trout 1lb 14oz Eric Roberts, Ilkley)