Fly fishing on the River Wharfe

First class trout & grayling fishing

No day/weekly tickets are available on ABBAC waters.

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.

Lower Barden Reservoir

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:

River Wharfe