River Wharfe – Burley-in-Wharfedale

Brief description of fishery:
This is a mixed  fishery but with predominantly trout and grayling. As with all BCAA waters, this is strictly a Catch & Release fishery. Only barbless or de-barbed flies may be used. Stretching for about 1000 metres on the right bank, the upstream limit is marked by the gardens of the properties backing onto the river, whilst the downstream limit is at the edge of the wood. No fishing is allowed within the wood.
Open for fishing:
25th March to the following 14th March
Catch returns:
After fishing please complete on-line Catch Returns for this water, it’s easy and helps with fishery development. Catch return input can also be done via the members section.
Special Rules for this fishery:
Anglers may use one rod only and no keepnets are allowed.


Online Google Maps link:  BCAA Burley-in-Wharfedale fishery

Nearest postcode:
LS29 7HW (Greystone Farm, Burley-in-Wharfedale)

Park at the western end of the large layby/turnoff by the side of the A65

Enter the fishing through the farm gate (marked by BCAA sign) and then follow the hedge to the river.
Please note that there is no parking or entry through Greystone Manor School, or down Leatherbank.

Water levels:
Level gauge at Ilkley about a mile upstream



  • Brown trout
  • Chub
  • Grayling
  • Perch
  • Pike