Ilkley Angling Association




The Ilkley Angling Association is a small friendly fishing club.  It provides excellent game and coarse fishing on the River Wharfe at Ilkley and ponds at Ben Rhydding.  The fly fishing at Ilkley for wild Brown Trout and Grayling is outstanding.  Inexpensive season memberships and day fishing permits are available.

In its 'Top Game Fisheries 2017' booklet 'Trout & Salmon' magazine listed the River Wharfe at llkley as one of the finest trout fishing destinations in the UK.  And it said that 'The River Wharfe is possibly Yorkshire's finest angling river'

The river at Ilkley is within a 5-10 minute walk of Ilkley town centre and train station and yet it is a beautiful place to fish with interesting flora and fauna to be seen including Kingfishers, Heron, Dabchick, Goosander, many ducks  and even an occasional Otter.

If you would like information about the Association,  please send an e-mail via 'Contact Us' with your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible 

For any enquiries about the club or it's waters, or to report any emergencies concerning polution or misuse of club waters please contact the club Secretary

Dave Martin  07544 911441



News -  Working party dates announced

Articles - How to Fish the IAA Ponds

News - Artificial islands introduced to members lagoon

Articles - Advice on fishing the Wharfe for Trout, Grayling, Chub & Eels

Articles - August 2017 Newsletter

News - More big Trout caught in Ilkley

News - 4lb Trout caught in Ilkley

News - Partnership with Wetherby and District AC

Articles - Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Articles - Illkley AA History

Match Fixtures - 2016 /2017 Match Fixture List

Articles - Season Report and Successful Fly Patterns

Articles - Aero Wing as a CDC Replacement

News - Members Pond catches improving

Waters  - Lagoons map and rules updated

Winter Matches - Fixtures and Results

News - Pond and River Reports

Summer Matches - Dates announced

Match Results - Summer final points table

News - Superb Grayling sport at Ilkley

Articles - Riverfly data Nov 2014

Membership - Application forms updated

News- November 2014 Newsletter published

News- Angling review from new member

News- Top fishing on the Wharfe at Ilkley

News - Coarse fishing improving at Roadside Lagoon

News - Work on Lilies continues on Members' Pond

News - Details of junior member Charlie's great day on the river 05/03/2014

Match Dates- Summer match dates published

Articles - The Wild Trout Trust Report 19/07/2013

Articles - Trout and Salmon Magazine - Ilkley Grayling

Match results - Winter match results

Articles - My First Grayling by Dave Martin

Waters - Ben Rydding Map and Guide

Articles Environment Agency Newsletter 2012

News - Work Party Dates 2012 / 2013

Match Fixtures - Winter River Dates 2012 /2013

Gallery - New photos added

Waters - Ilkey Wharfe Map and Guide added

Membership - Postal Membership Forms available

News - Club President keeps an eye on the health of the Wharfe

News - River Report from Richard Tong

News - War on Balsam

Links - Links to Riverfly Partnership and Salmon and Trout Assoc

Articles - March newsletter

Articles - Flies and Fly Fishing on the Wharfe

News - Ilkley Sewage Treatment Upgrade

Gallery - Latest catch pictures

Links - River Levels and Cormorant Watch

Eric Robert's 3lb 4oz Brown Trout

Ilkley AA owned Members Lagoon

3lb 14oz wild Brown Trout,  Barry Moore

6lb Mirror Carp, Sean Hinchliffe

Peter Connor with a nice Grayling

Steve Fairbourn with a 5lb 5oz Bream

4lb 14oz Tench, Dave Martin

New member Jack's  1st fish - a 2lb Brown Trout - see the gallery for more info. Assisted by David Martin.

3lb Member's Pond Tench(Eric Roberts)

Artificla island

River Wharfe Roach (Eric Roberts)

Roadside Lagoon Pike (Verne Manville)

Tom's Trout - check the gallery for his other catch!

(Grayling 1lb 13oz Richard Tong on size 24 Para Midge)

(Brown Trout 1lb 14oz Eric Roberts, Ilkley)