Ilkley Angling Association
Thirteen top reasons to join Ilkley Angling Association:
Membership Annual Subscriptions are detailed below.
The Membership Year runs from the 15th March but new members may be allowed to join 'mid year' by agreement.
Members with 15 years membership at 65 pay half senior rate
To apply for membership with payment, please complete one of the forms below, print and send with payment and SAE to the address on the form.
Comments from a new member...
'I live 30 miles north of London and, having recently semi-retired, I was looking for some water to refine my fly fishing skills for both trout and grayling. I have always loved the look of the river Wharfe and last November I spent a day with Ilkley AA Secretary Dave Martin to learn about the river. I had such an enjoyable day that this year I joined the club. I now go up and spend a couple of nights at a hotel, fishing the first afternoon, all the next day, then the morning of the third day. The river is a mixture of shallow rapids and calmer flows, deeper fast water and slower deep pools, so there is plenty of scope for all kinds of fly fishing. There is a good hatch of flies so dry fly fishing is always productive, even into November, and plenty of opportunities for using nymphs and spiders. Later in the year trotting with an avon float with a small worm was also highly productive. Most fish I have caught are between 6-10 inches, though I have caught a number of both trout and grayling up to 14 inches. On light tackle they provide good sport and all the fish are in beautiful condition. For £11 a day it is excellent value for money, though club membership gives you much more flexibility if you plan to go there a few times.'
(Brown Trout 1lb 9oz Richard Tong Size 16 Elk Hair)