Fly fishing for brown trout and grayling along a 5 mile stretch of River Wharfe.

As the river flows through the Estate it is surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the Yorkshire Dales. Against this beautiful backdrop the 5 mile stretch of water offers extensive opportunities for both the novice and experienced angler. The keepered fishery provides fishing for wild and stocked Brown Trout and Grayling throughout its waters. The stocked fish are sourced from our own waters and bred on via a supportive breeding programme meaning they remain sexually viable diploids and retain all their vigour and hard fighting characteristics.

Bolton Abbey is a members’ water with some limited day tickets available from 1st June onwards (max 5 per day).

Membership runs from the date of purchase for 12 months, thereby incorporating the whole of the trout and grayling season.

Our River Keeper, who has a wealth of knowledge of the river and as a former member of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors, is highly qualified to teach beginners and experienced anglers the skills to get the most out of a day's fishing at Bolton Abbey.

Fishing Membership, Tickets & Tutorials

For more information please view our FAQs or contact the Estate Office:

T: 01756 718000


Available online soon:

Membership Day ticket ( 1st June – 15th March )
£720 £60

Our River Keeper is always on hand to provide hints, tips and tricks, however if more formal tuition is desired, please contact the Estate Office to arrange.

Fishing packages with accommodation can be created for individuals or groups at either the Devonshire Arms or Devonshire Fell and, as with tuition, please call the Estate Office for more information.