Ilkley and Angling Association



River Wharfe Day and Week Tickets


Visitors to and residents of Ilkley are allowed to fish the Association's River Wharfe preserves by day ticket and weekly tickets, Monday to Sunday inclusive, except Sundays from 1st November to 14th March.


You must be in possession of an Environment Agency fishing rod licence before you can purchase an Ilkley AA day or weekly permit.


Tickets must be produced at the request of a Bailiff or a Senior Member.


Fishing is to cease immediately on failure to produce a ticket.


Visitors are allowed to fish between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. (0800 hours to 2200 hours) and are restricted worm, maggots and fly only.


Trout fishing for visitors (day tickets) is available from 8th April to 30th September and Grayling fishing is available from 16th June to 14th March.  No maggots to be used between 15th March and 15th June.


A maximum of two Trout to be killed and these must be of no less than 10 in length and no more than 14.  All Grayling must be returned to the water alive.  No keep nets to be used on the river. 



Member's Lagoon and Roadside Lagoon


Four day tickets available on Member's Lagoon and Roadside Lagoon Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. One rod per ticket. Club rules apply.



Day / Weekly Ticket Prices and Outlets


Day Permit ()

Week Permit ()




Junior (under 16) and Invalidity



Senior citizen (65 and over)




Permits are available, subject to terms and conditions, from the following outlets:-


Ilkley Visitor Information Centre (open from 10.00 am)

Station Rd
LS29 8HB

Tel: 01943 602319



Guiseley Angling Centre


84 Otley Road


Tel: 01943 879938

Ilkley Riverside Hotel (open from 7.30am)

Riverside Gardens

Bridge Lane
LS29 9EU

Tel: 01943 607338



Otley Angling & Country Sports Shop

36 Cross Green

LS21 1HD

Tel: 01943 462770