Fly Fishing

Who we are

We have a number of excellent Fly Fishing waters which attract many members to BCAA.

Our Fly Secretary Phil Bailey – see contact details here – works with BCAA members and organisations such as the Environment Agency and the Wild Trout Trust to manage and improve BCAA’s fly-fishing waters. We organise regular conservation work and work parties and are in the middle of an improvement programme on brown trout, grayling and salmon waters.

Brown Trout, Grayling and Salmon fishing

Many people have commented that BCAA is one of the hidden fishing secrets in Yorkshire.

We offer good Brown Trout and Grayling fly fishing on the Rivers Ure, Wharfe and Aire, as well as Salmon fishing on the River Ribble – see the Our Fishing page on this website. All this is available as part of the very reasonable cost of a BCAA Yearbook – joining the Club for a whole year costs very little more than the price of a day ticket on many of the Dales rivers.

Our Members

We have many fly fishing members from West Yorkshire. We also have many other members from further afield – Lancashire and Cumbria, and even as far as Kent and Scotland.

Fly-fishing events

The club has three fly fishing events, for the novice fly-fisher as well as for improvers and the more expert. Click on the links below for details of:

– an Open Day is held each year for anglers wishing to learn a little about fly-fishing, to improve their skills or get advice on fishing techniques, choosing the right equipment or to get free casting tuition at the waterside.

– the Trout flyfishing Competition for both members and non-members invited by the Committee.

– the Grayling Competition fly-fishing to win the Arthur Scaife Memorial Trophy.

 

If you’re thinking of joining BCAA, and want any more information about Fly Fishing on our Waters, please do phone the Fly Secretary – contact details here.