About the Club
A Club History
Yarnbury Angling Club was founded in 2008 in the town of Horsforth on the rural outskirts of Leeds. A small group of like minded anglers/friends were deliberating one evening over a pint in the now club HQ The Old Ball Public House, just how long it had been since the old village, now bustling town had boasted an angling club. On chatting we realized Horsforth had a rich history of fishing clubs such as The Fleece, the Grey Horse of which my late father used to help run and the ex serviceman’s club to name but a few. But all these clubs seemed to fade away during the late 80’s. Too longer lapse in our opinion something had to be done to get this great sport of ours back into the community, where did all the match men of yester year go? Promptly two trial matches were arranged on the small but beautiful river Soar in Nottingham, with a coach full of happy anglers both matches were huge successes and Yarnbury Angling Club was born.
The clubs aspirations are simple, affordable angling for pleasure and match anglers alike. Generous local sponsorship along with committed members has meant the club has been able to flourish in its relatively short history, Yarnbury AC hold regular monthly matches and now participate in team competitions. Our membership is available to all ages and we hold 2 annual junior matches in the hope to promote our wonderful sport to tomorrows young anglers, our aim being in securing the clubs future. We have several waters including rivers and lakes for you to browse through at your leisure. That said we hope you enjoy our website and if you’re not already a member of this fabulous club we look forward to hearing from you.
Adrian Addy (Club Secretary)
The Y.A.C are proud members of the Angling Trust.