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Fishing in Craven

Fishing is a popular activity for all ages and is available in various locations across Craven.


Embsay Reservoir
3 miles north of Skipton. Skipton Angling Association's flagship venue, containing good numbers of rainbow, brown and tiger trout. Fly, worm and minnow are permissible methods. Further information, membership application and day-tickets can be obtained online at and for up-to-date information follow the club on Twitter and Facebook

Raygill Fisheries 
Lothersdale. Trout, Pike and Coarse. Situated in the beautiful village of Lothersdale. We are only 15 minutes from Skipton (A59), Colne (M65) and Keighley (A629). Tel. 01535 632500

Whinney Gill Res Whinney Gill Reservoir
Skipton Angling Association's mixed fishery, containing brown trout, bream, roach, ide, chub, ruffe, common and mirror carp. Any legal methods and bait are permissible. Membership application and day-tickets can be obtained online at and for up to date information follow the club on Twitter and Facebook.  

Fishing Leeds and Liverpool Canal Leeds and Liverpool Canal Fishing
(Leeds to Gargrave). Roach, Tench, Bream, Pike and Trout. Fishing on towpath side only. Pay bailiff on site.

Fishing at Malham Tarn Fishing at Malham Tarn
 Trout and Perch. Fly or worm only. Catch and release. This area is a bird sanctuary and for this reason certain rules must be adhered to. Boats only, to be booked in advance from Malham Tarn Field Study Centre. Tel: 01729 830331.

Fishing at Coniston Hall Coniston Hall Lake
Fishing on the lake and a stretch of river. Fly only.Tel: 01756 748080, The 24 acre estate lake at Coniston Hall is situated close to the village of Coniston Cold which is 7 miles West of Skipton in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Kilnsey Park Fishing Fishing at Kilnsey Park
Kilnsey Park Fly Fishery is situated in spectacular surroundings. The two spring fed lakes are both approximately 1 acre in size and are open all year round, fishing well throughout the winter. Apply at the fishery. Tel: 01756 752150.

Fishing in the River Aire Fishing on the River Aire
Trout and coarse fishing -5 miles around Skipton and Carleton village controlled by Skipton Anglers.

Fishing on the River Wharfe Fishing in the River Wharfe
The River Wharfe rises near Beckermonds, in Langstrothdale, at the head of Wharfedale and flows some 60 miles through the Yorkshire Dales to meet the Yorkshire Ouse at Cawood.Trout and Grayling, fly only. The river is controlled by the various AA's and Private individuals.

River Ribble
private fishing Settle Anglers.

River Greta
Ingleton, Brown trout, sea trout and salmon are plentiful in Ingleton's rivers. For nearly a century the Ingleton Angling association (secretary: Ian Crack 015242 41171) has controlled 12km of some of the most scenic river fishing in Northern England.

Fishing in the River Wenning River Wenning
Bentham, Sea Trout.Bentham Angling Association controls approximately 2.5 miles of single and double bank fishing around the town of Bentham.

Rod Licence: You must have a rod licence to fish in England. Daily,weekly and annual licences are available from the Post Office.
You will also require a permit for the appropriate fishing area please contact local tourist information centres for details of where these can be purchased.

Go Fly Fishing UK Ltd - fishing days and breaks - Stephen Rhodes 01756 748378
Yorkshire Dales Fly Fishing - Stuart Minnikin  01535 635464