Formed in 1958, Aspatria Angling Club provides inexpensive and challenging fishing for wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon on Cumbria's River Ellen. Rising on the slopes of Mungrisedale ('back o'Skiddaw'), the Ellen is one of northwest Cumbria's principal rivers along with the Waver and Wampool; a typical spate stream descending through a rural landscape to join the Irish Sea at Maryport.

Fishing on the river is controlled by angling clubs and associations in Aspatria, Dearham and Maryport. Aspatria A. C. provides fishing for residents of the town and surrounding area, although visitors from elsewhere are welcome to apply for one of our variety of ticket options.

This site is intended to give details of club waters, and to serve members and visitors alike. We are particularly keen to receive reports of recent catches, pictures / stories of memorable fish taken from our water in the past, and comments on the state of the river along with suggestions for improvement.

President: Dr. A. M. Rankin. Chairman: Mr. N. Williamson. Vice-Chairman: Mr Michael Sowerby. Secretary: Mr. S. Beattie.Treasurer: Dr. D. W. Gardner. Permits obtainable from L. R. and J. A. Allen (Petrol Filling Station, Market Square, Aspatria.) Tel: 01697 320300

Web Master: Pete Bony


A good lie below Arkleby Mill Bridge.
The River Ellen as seen from the railway bridge at Ellen Villa
A Salmon caught recently on A. A. C. Waters
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Please Note: Parking in the yard at Arlkeby Mill is no longer allowed for AAC Members or Visitors.