Angling is still said to be the largest participation activity in the country and Ilkley is ideally situated for lovers of this sport.

The excellent River Wharfe is well known as a bountiful river to fish for both game and course fish, with plentiful stocks of

* Brown trout

* Grayling

* Chubb

The river is literally right on your doorstep when staying at The Riverside Hotel. The hotel has an arrangement with the Ilkley Angling Association and day tickets ( week and season tickets also available) for local fishing are available directly from the hotel and the hotel staff will be only too pleased to assist anglers in any way they can.

The Yorkshire Fishing website is the premier angling site for Yorkshire and contains a wealth of detailed information about venues, angling shops and competitions.

Another recommended site for anglers is the Where To Fish website which provides a comprehensive list of fishing locations in Yorkshire and further afield. For suggested venues in West Yorkshire please select this link, for a similar list covering North Yorkshire venues then please click here.