Bradford No1

River Wharfe
River Wharfe
River Wharfe

 

 

Bradford No 1 Angling Association

Bradford No1 Angling Association I s one of the best clubs in Yorkshire with some really good rivers to fish, The Swale at Thornton bridge springs to mind and is always a favorite stretch for Bradford members for the Barbel that live there and The Nidd at Cowthorpe a huge stretch to fish you could fish all season here with chub, perch, barbel, dace, gudgeon, bullhead, bream, grayling, roach, ruffe, eel, pike and even the odd carp

yorkshire derwent

River Derwent at Howsham

These are just a couple of Bradford’s waters there are many many more for summer and winter fishing This club has it all. Bradford has water on the River Aire around Skipton Saltaire Riddlesden and Utley near Keighley and the lower Aire around Knottingley also plenty of the river Calder to chose from the Yorkshire Derwent at Howsham a favorite of mine one of my roach fishing haunts in the winter also some good fishing on the river Wharfe at Addingham Ilkley Otley and Boston Spa the Ouse at Widdington Hall and the Ure at Middleham and Boroughbridge. The yearbook is good value.

river wharfe

River Wharfe

Here are a few words about the club from Matt Foster
Bradford No1 AA   Founded in 1878 to provide fishing for local anglers, Bradford No1 Angling Association is now one of the oldest and largest angling clubs in the country, boasting an annual membership of around 2500 and holding fishing rights on more than 70 waters, including over 35 miles of river, 12 miles of canal and 11 still waters.  The club offers outstanding value for money while providing some of the best fishing in the whole of Yorkshire for all varieties of angling. From the faster flowing stretches of the River Calder and River Wharfe for fly anglers and narrow, tree-covered stretches of the River Nidd for barbel hunters to large gravel pits at Knotford for specimen anglers and the heavily stocked Raskelf Lake for match anglers, there really is something for everyone. A busy and popular match calendar is run by the club with 30 matches per year, including open matches, member’s matches, junior matches, the Calder League team series and the annual Calder Championship which has a guaranteed first prize of £500. The association is run entirely by volunteers elected by the membership to ensure that member’s interests are the number one priority.

Take a look at Bradford’s site and check their fishing out for yourself. Bradford

River ure

River Ure