About Us

Established in 1983, Addingham Angling Association provides approximately 1.5 miles of mostly double bank trout and grayling fishing on the River Wharfe upstream of the village of Addingham in picturesque surroundings. The stretch consists of diverse types of water with riffles and runs connecting 11 named pools, there’s perfect water for dry fly, spiders and nymphing.

The club issues two day tickets to enable anyone to fish the water along with free Youth Membership and subsidised Intermediate Membership.

Club history

For many years, anglers from Addingham were unable to fish the River Wharfe unless they joined Bradford No 1 or the Bradford Waltonians.
  • In the Autumn of 1983 villagers became aware that the Bradford Waltonians stretch of the Wharfe was up for lease renewal
  • October 1983 – Addingham Angling Association was set up by a small group of anglers. An offer was made to lease this water from the West Yorkshire County Council, with the following provision:
    (i) any legal method of fishing to be allowed
    (ii) day tickets to be issued to enable anyone to fish the water
  • Late 1983 to Spring 1984 – negotiations took place with the Parish Council and West Yorkshire County Council
  • On 3rd April 1984 a joint bid for the water’s lease was submitted by AAA and the Parish Council
  • The lease was granted for 20 years, dating from 23rd January 1985
  • Spring 1987 – The West Yorkshire County Council Residuary Body offered to sell to AAA/Parish Council riparian rights, provided day ticket fishing was allowed, together with the use of any legal fishing method
  • On 10th March 1987 AAA appointed four Life Trustees with powers to act on any matters regarding finance
  • On 12th October 1988 the AAA/Parish Council purchased the riparian rights to the water on a 999 years lease

So even today AAA fulfil the demands of the lease by:
(i) issuing day tickets
(ii) allowing any legal fishing method
(iii) giving free Junior Membership and subsidised Intermediate MembershipAll designed to encourage participation and enjoyment in the sport we all love!

The Committee

Cyril Guest

Cyril Guest

Email: cyrilg1955@gmail.com
Peter Bell

Peter Bell

Email: pbaaa@btinternet.com
Rob Whitemore

Rob Whitemore

Email: rob.whitemore@icloud.com
Paul Tinsley

Paul Tinsley

Mobile: 07711 004604
Richard Curry

Richard Curry

Mobile: 07948 912221
Paul Beasant

Paul Beasant

Charlie Dutton

Charlie Dutton

Robin Ellis

Robin Ellis

Graham Maud

Graham Maud

Robin Priestley

Robin Priestley

Andy Sarah

Andy Sarah

Club Trustees

  • Trustee – Howard Sunderland
  • Trustee – Mick Roe
  • Trustee – Cyril Guest
  • Trustee – Peter Bell

Get in touch

If you’d like to learn more about our club, membership or anything else, please get in touch.

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