Members Lagoon near Ben Rhydding

Brief description of fishery:

The Ilkley AA owned Members Lagoon is a very scenic and peaceful coarse fishing pond.  A mainly fairly shallow (1m-2m deep) old gravel pit, it is primarily a summer fishery and contains some big tench (to 6lb+), good sized bream (to 6lbs), lots of perch (to 2lb+), rudd and other species.
The fishing is often slow and blanks are not unusual.  However for those who put the time in the rewards can be great.  The peak months for bites and action are July and August.
Private parking, including a few spaces very close to the pond.


Close to the main A65, about two miles east of the centre of Ilkley.

Coutances Way, Ilkley LS29 7HQ  Turn left once you are through the entrance gate.

Access & Parking

Parking is either in an Ilkley AA owned car park or in a lay-bye next to the main A65.  Both these parking areas are less than a 100m walk to the pond.

There are also a small number of parking places close to the pond.



  • Bream
  • Chub
  • Common Carp
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench