River Aire, Whinny Gill Reservoir and Canal
Exch. Tkt. - Skipton Angling Association

Brief description of fishery:

Via our partner club Skipton Angling Association, Ilkley AA members can apply for free guest day permits to fish one of their many and varied coarse fishing waters.  Most noted is perhaps Whinny Gill Reservoir on the southern side of Skipton.  Their stretches of the River Aire contain lots of grayling plus some pike and chub.  Embsay Reservoir has perch (and trout).  Their long stretch of the Leeds & Liverpool canal runs from Skipton to Gargrave and is most noted for roach, perch and pike.

For full details see their website at http://www.skiptonangling.co.uk/Venues.html.


See the Skipton AA website at http://www.skiptonangling.co.uk/Venues.html.

Note that IAA members cannot fish the River Aire lengths owned by Bradford City AA and shared with Skipton AA. See the detailed map on the Skipton AA website at https://www.skiptonangling.co.uk/VenuesRiverAire.html


  • Bream
  • Brown Trout
  • Carp
  • Chub
  • Common Carp
  • Eel
  • Grayling
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Roach
  • Tench
  • Tiger Trout
  • Ide in Whinny Gill