Fly fishing on the River Wharfe

First Class Trout & Grayling Fishing

Day tickets will not be available on ABBAC waters for the 2021 trout season.

In addition no guiding or tuition is permitted other than by ABBAC “resident” guides Steve Rhodes and Stephen Wilson.

The Appletreewick, Barden and Burnsall Angling Club is one of the oldest angling clubs in Wharfedale and was established in 1873. The Club control 6 miles of prime brown trout and grayling fly fishing water on the River Wharfe, which is mainly double bank, and extends from Linton Stepping Stones downstream to Barden Bridge, the village of Burnsall being roughly half way down the club’s preserves. The character of the water and the fly fishing here is some of the best the River Wharfe has to offer.

River Wharfe

Additionally the Club leases the fishing rights on the 57 acre Lower Barden Reservoir which provides members with excellent fly fishing for top quality and often large hard fighting rainbow and blue trout. Situated on the edge of Barden Moor Lower Barden reservoir offers members peaceful and productive fly fishing in stunning moorland scenery. The fishing at Lower Barden Reservoir is preserved for members and their guests only and no day tickets are available.

Lower Barden Reservoir

The Club offers non-members day ticket fishing on the River Wharfe from the 1st June until the 30th September for brown trout and from the 1st November until the 31st January for grayling. NB no day tickets are available on Saturdays or Sundays throughout June when fishing is restricted to Club members and their guests. Weekly tickets are however available from the 1st June and these do permit non-members to fish at the weekend throughout June.

Day tickets are available for fishing the ABBAC's beats B to F on the River Wharfe. Please note that Beat A is not available for Day and Weekly ticket holders.

River Wharfe

Membership of the Appletreewick, Barden and Burnsall Angling Club is restricted to 120 “ordinary” members. For up to date information on vacancies and subscriptions contact the Secretary. Email: