Water condition improving at Members Pond
Water conditions at the Members pond are frequently monitored and seems to be improving. This is reflected by a good sized chub caught by Steve Fairbourn late on Friday afternoon - 18th October.
Ilkley Angling Association offers free angling tuition to Ilkley Grammar School students and parents
Pictures of Tom and Charlie's tuition with David Martin can be found in the Gallery. Thanks to Tim Squires for the photos. Click here for further information of fishing tuition.
Working Parties dates on Ilkley waters
The following dates have been agreed for work at the Ilkley ponds. This is very important work from both a conservation and angling viewpoint. Please come and help if you can spare the time. Friends and family welcome. Meet at 10:00 with a view to working until 13:00 or later.
22 June - pond, balsam and weed clearing
6 July - pond, balsam and weed clearing
20 July - river, balsam bashing (meet suspension bridge)
5lb trout caught...
by member Colin Molyneux on a de-barbed Orange &
Partridge near the Riverside pub in Ilkley. Colin estimated it at 26 inches and around 5lb in weight. It was returned safely to the river. See Gallery for picture and further details
Improvements to Roadside Lagoon
The recent working party has made significant improvements to make better access to the swims and to make the swims wider and more easily fishable.
Grayling 2lb 0oz caught during winter match 13/1/2013
Angling Club President keeps an eye on the health of the River Wharfe (Article)
River Report Ilkley, from Rich Tong 9th April 2012 (Report)
War on Balsam Days Sat 26th May and Sat 30th June, Suspension Bridge 10:00 (War on Balsam)
Riverfly Partnership Sping Newsletter (Spring RP News)
March Newsletter published(March2012.pdf)
Flies and Fly Fishing on the Wharfe at Ilkley
An article by Richard Tong Click here
River Wharfe Riverfly Courses 2012
Places available on the full AMI course on the Saturday 28thApril 2012. Click here for details
Ilkley Sewage Treatment Upgrade
5 months work from 14th November so should be complete by mid-April Yorkshire Water Press Release
New Pictures of latest catches and emerging Grannom Gallery
Links added to Environmental Agency River Wharfe water levels and site for reporting sightings of fish taking birds - see Links
1st 2011 Winter Match Result - see matches
Working Parties at the Ilkley Pond 2011 - 12
The following dates have been agreed for work at the Ilkley ponds. Please come and help if you can spare the time. Meet at 10:00 with a view to working until 13:00 or later.
Sat 10 December
Tuesday 27 December
Sat 14 January
Saturday 18 February
Saturday 10 March
Saturday 24 March
Saturday 14 April
Saturday 28 April
David Hobbins 4lb Trout
Members Pond Tench of 3lb 4oz, 2lb 3oz and 1lb 10oz
Pete Connor and Chris Sykes'
Grayling both fish around 1lb 8oz
David Martin Grayling approx 1lb 12oz
The Members' Pond Lily Pull
Courtesy of Eddie Wilkinson
Members' Pond Tench September 2015
Dave Armstron winning catch 25/1/15
Fish Stocking - Member's Pond
Eel (Eric Roberts)
Roadside Lagoon Pike (Eric Roberts)
Clearing lilies in dry suits
Edd Connolly Roach from River Wharfe
One of Charlie's many fish
Bailiff Dave Armstrong's caught a big one
Operation Water Lily
Brodie - during free coaching 16/11/2013
Chub caught by Steve Fairbourn at members pond 18/10/13