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River Wye [Private Fishing] Wendy Boast of Riverside House http://www.riversidehouse-peakdistrict.co.uk
Despite being a landlocked county, water abounds in Derbyshire, meaning an opportunity to fish is hardly ever more than a couple of miles away. When it comes to choice of freshwater fishing, Derbyshire really does have it all; and in some of the most spectacular surroundings you could wish for. The flag of Derbyshire is coloured blue and green to reflect the rivers, reservoirs and countryside for which the county is famous for. This is Izaak Walton territory, of course. Much of the inspiration for his famous book The Compleat Angler came from his days living and fishing in the Dove valley.

With four major rivers - namely the Trent, Derwent, Dove and Wye - flowing within its borders, this county has many varied flowing-water challenges to offer the angler, whether fly, specimen or pleasure fishing is your chosen discipline. The Wye, Upper Derwent and Dove offer some of the finest river fly fishing opportunities in the country - for wild brown trout, grayling and stocked rainbows - as do the numerous smaller streams, fleams and brooks which feed these rivers. The upper Wye, Derwent and Dove each have day ticket beats available, though if you're a serious fly angler you would probably want to buy a season permit to access the best beats. Recently, some of the smaller upland streams which feed into the Trent have become available to fly fish on a day ticket, through the innovative 'Peak Passport' scheme run by the Rivers Trust: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Rivers_Trusts

The rivers Dove, Trent and Derwent all offer superb specimen coarse fishing for Chub, Barbel, Perch, Pike and Bream. Most notably, the Dove regularly produces barbel in excess of 15lb, whilst the Derbyshire Derwent and Trent yield double-figure Barbel from a number of stretches. Chub appear to over 7lb from all three of these rivers, as do perch to over 3lb 8oz. Add to these prospects the opportunities to fish for Grayling, Roach and some elusive river Carp and you should have plenty to keep you occupied, all season long! There are very few river stretches available to coarse fish for free or on a day ticket within Derbyshire, but many productive stretches are available to fish through very reasonably-priced membership of various local angling clubs.

Besides Derbyshire's wealth of rivers, it boasts some impressive reservoirs, lakes, gravel pits and ponds. Firstly the upland reservoirs such as Ladybower and Errwood offer fly fishing from bank or boat, for wild and stocked trout amongst breathtaking scenery. Ladybower is also suitable for disabled anglers, with a large, accessible fishing pontoon and 'Wheelyboat' wheelchair accessible fishing boats available to hire. Lowland reservoirs such as Staunton Harold, Foremark, Ogston and Carsington underpin the wealth of reservoir fishing that our county provides. Staunton Harold is a vast water noted for its coarse fishing, including bream, roach and pike, whilst Foremark, Ogston and Carsington are predominantly fly-only trout reservoirs.

If big carp are your focus, Derbyshire does not have too many options, but there are a few day ticket waters worth a try for carp over 20lb (with the odd thirty a possibility). These include Higham Farm, Press Manor, Hardwick Hall Lakes, Barlow Fishery and Butterley Reservoir and there are also some syndicate and club lakes which offer larger fish. Some excellent gravel pits containing big carp contained within the Pride of Derby and Derby Railway complexes. As an alternative to gravel pit carping, if you have time to put a baiting campaign together, you could always try the Trent. It's done carp to over 40lb in the past (including the country's most famous Koi!) and with huge floods in recent years, there are no doubt some uncaught monsters out there to reward the hardcore carper.

Derbyshire also has its share of very good 'commercial' day ticket fisheries. These vary in size and stocks, and many - including Barlow and Press Manor - offer fly fishing alongside general coarse fishing and specimen hunting opportunities. Fisheries of this nature appeal to elderly and disabled anglers - due to being easily accessible and generally having on-site toilet and cafe facilities - but also appeal to anglers who simply want to catch fish! Barlow Lakes http://www.barlowlakes.co.uk/ also offer camping & cottage accommodation and can even arrange for tuition & tackle hire. So if you're looking for an angling base for a Peak District holiday, this place can offer you four coarse & carp lakes, four trout lakes and full facilities on your doorstep, but it is also well located for visiting other fisheries or to simply enjoy the Derbyshire countryside.

I hope this gives you a good idea of the majority of angling prospects available to you in Derbyshire. Please take a good look around the site for further info and if there is anything specific you would like to know, then please visit my website http://www.just-fish.co.uk and click on the link there to email me.

Angling with the Fly

- Flies & Anglers of Derbyshire & Staffordshire by J N Watson 2009 Ken Smith Publishing
ISBN: 9781906159023
Buy this book from Amazon.co.uk

Alfreton - Alfreton Angling Centre

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11 Park St, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7JE - 01773 832611 - Both John and Dawn are available 6 days a week to give advice on any equipment you may need to fish the many local waters. We are a happy, friendly team who welcome customers new and old into our shop, where they can browse and find that special item of tackle that maybe only we stock.

Ashbourne - Field & Stream

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off St John Street, 4 The Gallery, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1GP - 01335 343682

Ashbourne - Steve Woolley

Belle Vue Rd, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1AT - 01335 300095

Bakewell - Bakewell Flyfishing

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We pride ourselves on giving you the best advice whether it's about tackle, casting or where to fish. We stock products by Hardy, Greys, Vision, Rio and many others. We are also one of the few official Tenkara UK stockists. This exciting branch of the sport is proving very popular and we have tenkara outfits to suit all budgets. If you are unsure about what tenkara is then feel free to give us a call, or why not book a 'one on one' tenkara session with us. - 3A Hebden Court, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1EE - 01629 813531 - peter@bakewellflyfishing.com

Belper - Belper Tackle & Gun

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A full range of Fishing tackle including Rods, Reels, Baits and Clothing etc...

Borrowash - Fort Angling

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We deliver quickly and offer some of the best deals in the UK. IF you can't find any item you're looking for on this site, please contact us and we will try and get it for you...

Chesterfield - Climax Tackle

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We at Climax Tackle offer the very best service and prices available any where! We have won many awards for service for supplying quality fishing tackle products via our dependable mail order service. We have all the latest products at super discounted prices for all leading brands of Carp Tackle, Match and Barbel Fishing Gear

Chesterfield - Leegem Angling Centre

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Leegem Angling centre is a family run business, that as been established since 1993. We pride ourselves on having an excellent after sales service. We stock a wide range of fishing tackle from all the leading manufacturers incl, Daiwa, Shimano, Leeda, MAP, Wychwood, Preston Innovations, Dynamite baits, Guru, Korum, Tri-Cast, Marayku and many more - 81 Sheffield Rd, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 7LT - 01246 559480 - leegemangling@xln.co.uk

Clay Cross - Clay Cross Angling

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In the middle of a large fishing community the shop is open 6 days a week (exc. Wednesdays), and 7 days throughout summer and offers a friendly, efficient service with no sale too small. We offer everything the Angler could possibly need, pop in or give us a call. - 138 High St, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S45 9EG - 01246 251777

Derby - Nathans of Derby

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Established in 1988 we quickly became the Premier Angling Centre in Derbyshire, gaining recognition for our service, support, product knowledge and high stocking levels combined with a busy mail order facility...

Dronfield - Climax Tackle

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2 Stubley Hollow, Dronfield, Nr Sheffield S18 1PP - Mail Order - Carp: 01246 291155 / Match 01246 412233 - We are one of the largest (now over 17,000 sq ft) and best stocked tackle shops in the North of England, catering for Match, Carp, Pike, Fly and Sea Angling, situated just 15 minutes away from junctions 29 or 31 off the M1.

Hasland - Dragon Carp Direct

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Dragon Carp Direct is Britain's biggest specialist angling retailer. It was created by Roger and Julie Surgay in 1994, and from one single shop in Nottinghamshire, the business has expanded to 10 megastores across the UK. - Unit 3, Calow Brook Drive, Hasland, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 0DR - 01246 540140

Heanor - Middy Tackle International Ltd

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Middy Tackle are one of the UK's leading coarse fishing brands. We pride ourselves on our proven record in truly innovative quality products, our excellent after-sales service, and our forward-thinking company ethos which has seen us grow year-on-year at the expense of our competition. - Units 5-7 Thorpe's Rd, Heanor Gate Industrial Estate, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7GY - 01773 533533

Ilkeston - Taylors Tackle

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Taylors Tackle has been trading as a fishing tackle & bait shop in Ilkeston, Derbyshire for over 20 years, supplying top quality fishing tackle and baits to local anglers, clubs and associations - 136 Cotmanhay Rd, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8NZ - 0115 930 1610

Ripley - Rod & Line Tackle

17 Nottingham Rd, Ripley DE5 - 01773 749545

Shuttlewood - Corner Tackle

1 Bolsover Rd, Shuttlewood, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 6QX - 01246 823177

Somercotes - Tackle Box

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323 Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4JX - 01773 602985

Staveley - Cliff Madden

5 Church St, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 3TL 01246 472410

Sutton in Ashfield - Phils Bait & Tackle

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Phils Bait And Tackle is a fishing tackle shop that is based in Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire catering for all your fishing needs.

Allestree Lake - Allestree

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Contact: Park Ranger 01332 367800 - A decent sized lake of about 7 acres. Set in a wonderful country park and situated next to an 18 hole golf course...

Alton Manor Farm Lake - Wirksworth

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Alton Manor Farm, nr. Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4 - 01629 822318

Alvaston Lake - Alvaston

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...a five acre lake in one of Derby's municiple parks - contact the local authority foir details...

Arnfield Fly Fishery - Tintwistle

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Tintwistle, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 1HP - Arnfield Fly Fishery is situated on the border crossroads of four counties: Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, & Lancashire and only a 20-30 minute drive from 3 major cities: Sheffield, Stockport and Manchester. Set in the idyllic Derbyshire village of Tintwistle Arnfield Fly Fishery is surrounded by glorious Peak District countryside and most importantly, some of the best still water traditional dry and wet fly fishing in the country...

Barlow Trout & Coarse Fishery - Crowhole, Barlow

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The four trout lakes are well stocked with brown and rainbow trout and no fish are introduced at less than takeable size. Most are put into the lakes at between 1lb - 1.5lb but there are many very much larger specimens to be caught...

Barrow Pond

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This is a small pond situated at the side of the River Trent on Church Lane in the village of Barrow on Trent . The surrounds of the pond include three pegs on the R Trent, immediately adjacent to the pond, which the Club has the right to fish. The Club has the right to fish the pond by kind permission of its owner Mr G Mead...

Beechwood Park - Elvaston

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Beechwood Park, Main Road, Elvaston, Thulston, Derby, DE72 3EQ: 07973 562689 - Contact: Mr C Beech 07973 562689 - Beechwood Park has three lakes, Swan, Warren and Oak with a total of 68 pegs. A fourth lake with a further 14 pegs is under construction. Two of the lakes are primarily stocked with Carp, whilst Warren Lake (24 pegs) offers mixed coarse fishing with Carp to 15lbs, Tench to 5lbs, Chub to 4lbs and also Roach, Rudd, Bream and Perch...

Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes - Rosliston

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With three well stocked lakes, you're assured a excellent day's fishing at Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes. The Horseshoe, Botany Bay and Jubilee our silver fish lake are all popular with local fisherman, all excellently stocked and provide a beautiful environment to fish and relax...

Birch House Lakes - Ednaston

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Birch House Lakes - Ednaston, Brailsford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3AB - 07796 874058 - david.goodall1@tiscali.co.uk - Six picturesque still water lakes set in a beautiful, tranquil spot on the outskirts of Ednaston just off the A52 between Derby and Ashbourne. 13 different species of fish including carp, bream, tench and roach are fished from 200 pegs and an 80 peg silver fish match lake. These fishing lakes are professionally maintained and well stocked. There are disabled facilities, good car parks, toilets and excellent refreshments...

Bowden Hall Lake - Chapel-en-le Frith

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Bowden Lane, Chapel-en-le Frith, Derbyshire Contact: Dave Crookall 0161-225-9768 - 1.5 acre lake surrounded by trees...

Butterley Reservior - Ripley

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Butterley Hill, Ripley, Derbyshire - Large reservoir bisected by the Midland Railway Society line...

Byley Fisheries - Byley

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Byley is a complex of three well stocked waters with thirty two stages in all. There is parking on site together with a toilet block. All is set in peaceful countryside. I can not tell you a great deal more about Byley except to say I did catch a huge Crucian here. In the future there could be developments that will be of interest to members. Controlled by Bay Malton Angling Club...

Calke Abbey Park - Ticknall

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Betty's Pond, Thatch House Pond and Mere Pond at Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire DE73 7LE - controlled by the Wheel Angling Club...

Carr Vale Pond

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Carsington Water - Ashbourne

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Carsington Water - Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST - 01629 540478 - Fly fishing at its best! Carsington Water is a stunning trout fishery situated in the heart of the stunning Derbyshire countryside. Its natural beauty, tranquil atmosphere, crystal clear waters and stunning fish combine to make Carsington Water addictive to anglers. Its gin clear waters are stocked with fish up to 5lb and fish are stocked weekly throughout the season...

Codnor Park Reservoir - Ironville

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Codnor Park Fisheries, Mr Alan Birks, 07941 824374

Coopers Arms Lake - Weston on Trent

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The Coopers Arms, Weston on Trent, Derby DE72 2BJ - controlled by Coopers Arms Piscatorial Society

Coppice Lake - Shipley

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Lakeside Business Centre, Shipley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire -Mrs P Woodward 01773 745837 - information@rdac.org.uk - Three acre lake with two islands. Coppice Lake is a very picturesque venue just off the A610 near the Shipley Garden Centre. The lake has a good stock of Carp and Tench and has been restocked with approximately 6000 silver fish of various species...

Donkhill Fishery - Swadlincote

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Donkhill Fishery, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 8LW - A 2-acre spring-fed natural lake set in the heart of the Midlands countryside surrounded by fields. Clear water under ten feet deep...

Errwood Reservoir - Nr Buxton

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Completed in 1967 Errwood Reservoir is located within the natural beauty of the Peak District National Park. The Derbyshire reservoir is very close to the boundary with Cheshire and only a few miles from Staffordshire. The reservoir, constructed by the Stockport Water Corporation at a cost of GBP1.5 million, is the second of two reservoirs built in the Goyt Valley, the other one being Fernilee Reservoir. It is currently owned and operated by United Utilities. Dry, wet, surface or deep water flies can catch fish. Depths vary from a few feet to 100ft plus. Reservoir tackle is ideal. Boats are not permitted, but with almost 2 miles of bank and the feeder streams, there are plenty of good spots to choose from and you do not have to fish on top of one another...

Field Farm Fishery - Shardlow

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Field Farm Fishery, Weston Road, Shardlow, Derbyshire DE72 2GP - 07970 075611 -

Foremark Reservoir - Milton

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230 acre reservoir set in picturesque landscaped countryside. Deep water. This water is suitable for disabled anglers...

Grassmoor Country Park

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Grassmoor Country Park near Chesterfield - has carp, bream & tench fishing on day ticket & permit but I'm not sure who operates the fishing. I think it is the same club who runs the fishing on three lakes in Holmewood....

Grimleys Ponds - Sawley

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These are private and only fishable with membership to the Pride of Derby AA. The larger of the two ponds approximately 3 acres has a depth of 5-6 feet and has established fishing positions all the way around approx. 25 pegs. The pond contains a large quantity of Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch and Pike. The Tench have been caught up to 8lbs and Bream to 7lb, Pike have been caught into the low 20lb range. The Smaller of the ponds is approximately half of an acre and is a typical natural field pond, the main species to be caught is Tench, with a small quantity of carp, the other species to be caught are Roach, Rudd and Perch. The fishing in this area is very safe but the access is not suitable for disabled or infirm anglers...

Hardwick Hall Lakes - Nr Doe Lea

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Contact: Mr Ted Edwards (Head Warden), Park Centre, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ, - 01246 851787 - ted.edwards@nationaltrust.org.uk - Two large lakes, both over 200 years old, situated in the historic Hardwick parkland. Park barriers close at night; see notice board for time of closing...

Higham Fisheries - Higham

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Higham, Alferton, Derbyshire - Four great size lakes set in a forest, one of the lakes is a specimen lake though all lakes contain great size carp, chub, bream and perch the water is always coloured and is an absolute angler's paradise...

Holymoorside Dam - Holymoorside

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Holymoorside Dam is situated in Holymoorside village to the West of Chesterfield. The venue is approximatly 1.7 Acres in size with an average depth of about two and a half feet.The venue contains carp to around 18lb, Tench to 6lb, Chub to 2lb, Bream to 6lb and Roach and Perch...

Kedleston Hall Lakes - Kedleston

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Contact: Head warden, The Stableyard, Kedleston Hall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH, Tel: 01332 844052.

Kilburn Lake

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28 pegs.Carp to 8lb,many fish averaging 1-2lb, with Roach and Bream for variety. Set in picturesque countryside this venue offers excellent fishing for the beginner or experienced angler alike...

KJS Fishery - Killamarsh

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This is an extensive complex that is situated at the top of Station Road in Killamarsh. The waters were created in 1990 and the work has continued with the creation of a new 60-peg pool. There are 4 waters that are available for fishing at present, with plenty of parking near to the waters. There are good facilities on site with toilets; food available and most pegs are suitable for anglers with disabilities. All the waters carry quite a bit of colour at most times of the year...

Ladybower Trout Fishery - Ashopton

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Ladybower Fishery and Severn Trent Water are pleased to welcome all fly fishers to Ladybower. We want you to enjoy your fishing, and are keen to see that all anglers fish sensibly and fairly whilst at Ladybower...

Linmeyards

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There are five ponds situated in the middle of the village of Ticknall. The ponds are situated to the left down a lane off the main road going through the village from the Swarkestone Bridge end. Park off the lane, after the barrier as access is required at all times. This site was formerly, as suggested by its name, the location of a lime working operation. Traces of the workings and machinery can still be seen throughout the site. The site is owned by the National Trust and is classified as a Site of Strategic Scientific Interest (SSSI). Two of the ponds are of interest to fishermen. Dick's Pit to the left of the lane and Blackwater on the right...

Manor Floods - Ilkeston

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A large round pond with plenty of fetchers shallow but full of fish - Pike to 13lb, Carp to 26lb, Tench to 7lb, Roach to 3lb, Perch, Chub, Chub-Roach hybrids, Crucian Carp...

Mapperly Reservoir - Mapperly

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Mapperly Reservoir - Shipley Park, Mapperly, Derbyshire - Mapperly Reservoir is the most famous of the waters in the local area, as it once held the British Carp record at 26lb.which is now in a museum. This water is 18 acres with about 2 acres of nature reserve...

Markeaton Park Lake - Derby

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Contact: Derby City Council, Mr Allan Martin, 01332 367800

Moorwood Farm Fishery - South Wingfield

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Contact: Moorwood Moor Angling Club, Kath Nicklin 01773 746486 - moorwoodmoorac@nicko.org.uk

Nutbrook Trail Ponds

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A National Coal Board Area No 5 Fishing Club water...

Ogston Reservoir - Clay Cross

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Contact: Derbyshire County Angling Club Membership secretary David Holmes 07790 825347. 200 acre reservoir owned by Severn Trent Water set in woodland and upland pastures. Clear water. No wading...

Olvers, Pride & Redhouse Lakes - Sawley

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A club water of the Pride of Derby Angling Club - Olver Lake - this lake is named after one of the clubs secretaries - Mr. Richard Olver- he was the secretary for over 25 years and carried out the admistration of the club through some very difficult times...

Press Manor Fishery - Ashover

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Press Manor Fishery consists of three lakes, TROUT, COARSE & CARP - 01629 760996 - Birkin Lane. Ashover, Nr Chesterfield. Derbyshire S45 0LQ - 07976 306073 or 01629 760996 or 07968 504909 -

Shortheath Water - Moira

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See Holidays section below for details...

Sowbrook Lake - Kirk Hallam

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Nottinghamshire Angling Association water. Around 2001 this former quarry underwent a dramatic transformation. Originally up to 50ft deep the lake did not produce many good nets of Fish due to the very cold, clear water. A scheme lasting two years was Carried out to reduce the depth by infilling with inert material (soil, clay, etc.) this also allowed the re-profiling of the banks to create a better fishing environment....

Springwood Fisheries - Melbourne

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Springwood Fisheries is a family run business, and consists of 2 uniquely designed spring-fed fishing lakes. The site is situated in beautiful surroundings on the edge of the National Forest...

Staunton Harold Reservoir - Melbourne

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Calke Road, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8DN - controlled by Burton Mutual Angling Society

Stonedge Lakes - Spitewinter

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The Island pond is the first pond reached from the track and contains Carp to 18lb, Tench to 5lb, Perch to 2lb and Roach and Rudd.It is well stocked and fish can be caught tight to the island or under near bank cover. The Strip Pond at Standedge is situated at the end of the track at the side of the Island pond. The Pond approximatly 100m long and contains mostly Carp to 6lb...

Sutton Lawn Dam - Sutton-in-Ashfield

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Contact: Ashfield Angling Association - Sutton Lawn Dam Fishery is open from May 1st until March 15th, fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk, night fishing is permitted for members only. The water depths range from around 3 feet on the Lawn Side, to 10 feet on the Sheepwash side, and then back to 3-4 feet Mickey's side. We also have a wildlife section, where fishing is not permitted, a kind of sanctuary for the nesting Swans, Coots, Moorhens, Grebes and various Ducks. This section is clearly marked on both sides of the lake...

Tibshelf Ponds

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This place is a well stocked, mixed fishery and an easy place for beginners. I know this because I fished there from being 5 years old, right through to being 16, although I still return occasionally. There are two separate lakes; one a day ticket water, the other a permit-only water. It has lots of carp to high-doubles, chub, tench, crucians, roach, rudd, gudgeon, bream and has done perch to 4lb (I saw one at 4lb 2oz caught on a pinkie). It's one of those places where you don't know what you'll catch next. A great couple of waters, very popular, but busy during the Summer holidays. Closed season in force (I think it's from 30th March until 31st May inclusive).

Willington Lake Trout Fishery - Willington

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Findern Lane, Willington, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6DW - 07792 791439 - You can find some of the most attractive and productive fisheries in the most unusual places, and the 19-acre Willington Lake Trout Fishery is just such a venue...

Woodend Farm Lakes

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Right on the Derbys/Notts border is Woodend Farm Lakes. These are day ticket, mainly commercial carp ponds...

Woodlands Farm Fishery - Barlborough

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Situated in Barlborough, Derbyshire, Woodlands farm offers coarse and carp fishing...

Yeaveley Estate Lake - Yeaveley

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The Yeaveley Estate, Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2DT - The one and a half acre lake here on the Estate has been described as perhaps the finest small dry-fly lake in Derbyshire. In Summer the lake abounds with natural fly life and the evening rises are often spectacular...

[Canal] - Chesterfield Canal

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Many stretches of the canal in Derbysghire are fiasable... a number of stretches arew controlled by trhe Barrow Hill Memorial Angling Club...

Ashfield Angling Association

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Ashfield Angling Association is situated in Sutton Law Pleasure Grounds, and they control all fishing on Sutton Lawn Dam. All work on the lake is maintained by the recently, newly, elected committee, and bailiffs patrol at all times to keep the water looking its best. Day tickets and season membership is available on the bank from the head bailiff, or one of his many understudies...

Barrow Hill Memorial Angling Club

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Welcome to the home of Barrow Hill Memorial Angling Club, a North Derbyshire based club with a growing reputation in the surrounding area. With a healthy membership base and with 100 staged pegs covering four well stocked stretches of the newly refurbished Chesterfield Canal, the club is getting recognition as an excellent venue for pleasure fishing and match bookings from other clubs and societies...

Bay Malton Angling Club

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The bay Malton Angling Club was formed in the mid seventies and had, for many years, its headquarters at the Bay Malton Hotel. In 2001 the club made a concious decision to move to Dunham Massey Village Hall. Like a lot of angling clubs the Bay Malton was formed by a few friends who used to call at the Bay Malton Hotel for a drink. Most of them belonged to another, large, local club that fished the canal that by the side of the hotel...

Belper and District Angling Club

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J Nelson 4 Wilmot Road, Belper, Derbys DE56 1JF

Burton Mutual Angling Society

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Secretary: D. J. Clark, 7 Denton Rise,. Burton on Trent, DE13 0QB. Phone 01283 544734 - BMAA would like to welcome you to its website. In the next couple of seasons we aim to improve many aspects of our club, including the website...

Carr Vale Angling Club

Carr Vale Pond, Carr Vale, Bolsover, Derbyshire S44 6JN - 01246 823477

Clay Cross Angling Association

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Clay Cross Angling Association has 3 waters on its books, which are Wingerworth Lido (also known as "Smithy Pond ") at Wingerworth, Lodge Pond (also at Wingerworth) and Meadow Farm (also known as "Holmegate") near Clay Cross. No night fishing. Day tickets available on the bank, permits from Clay Cross Angling.

Coopers Arms Piscatorial Society

The Coopers Arms, Weston on Trent, Derby DE72 2BJ

Darley Dale Fly Fishing Club

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The Darely Dale Fy Fishing club was formed in Derbyshire in 1862, which makes it one of the oldest fly fishing clubs, not just in Derbyshire, but in the country. We own or rent some three miles of fishing on the River Derwent upstream and downstream of the main road bridge at Rowsley in Derbyshire (The Peacock Hotel), together with the last 3 - 400 yards of the River Wye before it flows into the Derwent. The water is only open to club members and their guests...

Derby Angling Association

R Roche - 4 Randolphe Road, Derby

Derby Railway Angling Club

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Derby Railway Angling Club was originally formed in 1895 for employees of the then Midland Railway. As the railway industry has changed over the past 100 years, so has our Club as we strive to meet the requirements of our members old and new. Our objective, 'to encourage the healthy art of angling and to acquire, develop and protect waters for angling purposes' is as relevant today as it was over 100 years ago - secretary@drac.org.uk

Derbyshire County Angling Club

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Welcome to the Derbyshire County Angling Club website, established for the benefit of members, we hope it adds value to your membership and helps you gain that vital information you may be looking for. Details of best catches, events and photographs will add value to the site...

Disley and New Mills Angling Club (Incorporating Buxton Angling Society)

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Welcome to the Disley and New Mills Angling Club. This club operates in the High Peak area of Derbyshire, the Peak District National Park and Cheshire. It was formed in the 1950's by a small group of anglers who enjoyed the local fishing amenities. DNMAC is now a very important club with approximately 600 members. The club has fifteen still waters in Derbyshire and Cheshire (one in the National Park-Peak District) in the form of reservoirs, dams and lodges where comprehensive coarse fishing is available including quality carp. There are also stretches of the rivers Goyt and Sett, which afford coarse fishing and fly fishing for grayling and trout. DNMAC is affiliated to the N.F.A. and the A.C.A...

Dove Valley Angling Association

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The DVAA is a well-established club with its origins in Uttoxeter and has a membership of approx 700. The club controls the fishing on 14 pools containing most species of coarse fish and is open all year round...

Earl of Harrington's Angling Club

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The Earl of Harrington's Angling Club is a not-for-profit organisation and we run the club solely for our members. The Club was created by the then Earl of nearby Elvaston Castle in 1912 and he was Chairman of the Club. His Estate included much of the River Derwent to the south of Derby around Borrowash. Our river fishery now extends from some 2 miles north of Derby, above the weir at Darley Abbey, downstream to Borrowash, some 5 miles south of the city.

Errwood Flyfishing Club

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Errwood Reservoir, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6 - 01298 25663 6pm-9pm weekdays. 10am-8pm weekends. Email: admin@effc.co.uk - Errwood Fly Fishing Club (EFFC) is a members' club founded in 1970, soon after the River Goyt dam was constructed to provide drinking water for Stockport. The reservoir occupies 85 acres in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Peak National Park between Buxton, Whaley Bridge and Macclesfield. Fishing rights are leased and include three feeder streams that form the headwaters of the Goyt...

Glossop Amalgamated Angling Society

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Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 0JR - 07885 031698 - m.s@glossopanglers.co.uk - Glossop Amalgamated Angling Society was created in the sixties by a few small angling clubs, local to the Glossop area...

Holymoorside Angling Club

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Holymoorside Angling Club was formed in the late 1960's by a group of enthuisiastic anglers keen to find a base for there hobby.The club has two venues, the first being the holymoorside dam and the second being two small ponds at standedge, Chesterfield. The Holymoorside Dam (Mill Pond) was constructed in the late seventeen hundreds to provide water for a mill situated to the North East of the dam...

Kings Head Hilton Angling Club

dmason@heartoptics.fsnet.co.uk
Secretary - Dave Mason, 01283 734 170 -
The Kings Head, Main Street, Hilton, Derbyshire 



Matlock Angling Club

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Mr R Cantrill - 8 Turnpike Close, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3DR - 01629 57268 matlockangling@aol.com - Matlock Angling Club is based in the Derbyshire Dales and provides its current 290 members with fishing of all types. The Club has waters for both still water and river fishing. Fishing for trout is available and all legal methods may be used and the River Derwent has several good stretches for fly fishing for wild brown trout and grayling and the occasional wild or stocked rainbow trout ,the Derwent is noted for the extremely good Grayling fishing...

Moorwood Moor Angling Club

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Moorwood Moor Farm, Inns Lane, South Wingfield, Derbyshire - 01773 746486 - moorwoodmoorac@nicko.org.uk

Olympic Angling Club

P W Simpkin - 8 Walter Street, Draycott, Derbyshire

PAD [Practical Angling for the Disabled] Angling Club

P.A.D. Angling Club was founded in 1996 by a group of disabled anglers who were dissatisfied with the facilities offered to disabled people who enjoyed fishing. By working as a group they found it possible to obtain access and concessions often denied the single disabled angler. The founder members were able to pool their resources and with the aid of helpers they were able to indulge in fishing trips that would not have been possible before...

Peak Forest Angling Club (Derbyshire)

Greenwood 
Edale Road, Hope, Derbys S30 2RF

Pride of Derby Angling Association

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The 'Pride of Derby Angling Association' was formed in 1897, very little is known of the club until it formed as a limited company in 1937. All early records were lost in a fire at the then secretaries home prior to 1937. The committee of the Fishing Club, which in the early days only had fishing rights on the River Derwent were forced to make a difficult decision when the then landlord decided that he needed to raise capital. It was obviously very trying times between the wars for everyone, the landlord therefore concluded that he had need to sell the fishing rights leased by the Pride of Derby - amiller95@btinternet.com

Ripley & District Angling Club

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Butterley Reservoir, 27 Butterley Hill, Ripley, Derbyshire

Trent and District Anglers

Consultative Association - N Walsh - 5 Derby Road, Homesford, MatlocK

Vale Angling Club

Vale Angling Club has Carr Vale Pond, Bolsover - Small water loaded with small tench, a few carp, lots of silvers and a few good crucians.

Wheel Angling Club

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Brian Dowell (Secretary) secretary@wheelanglingclub.co.uk 07779 673569 - The Wheel AC is a small, friendly club of between eighty and ninety members based at the lakes situated in the Calke Abbey grounds. It tries to foster an atmosphere of camaraderie and a relaxed attitude towards fishing...

Errwood Fly Fishing Club Forum

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Duckpond View Holiday Apartment - Hazelwood

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With full central heating, a fully fitted luxury kitchen, separate bath and shower, a huge comfy bed, and wonderful views, Duck Pond View cossets 2 lucky people in 5 star luxury in any weather! There is a wide variety of fishing in Derbyshire. The rivers of the Derbyshire Peak District, the Wye, the Dove, the Lathkill, the Derwent and others are world famous as the historic home of fly fishing, and have been fished by countless thousands since and before the days when Isaak Walton and Charles Cotton roamed these parts. enquiries@duckpondview.co.uk

Riverside House - Litton Mill

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Spacious self catering accommodation in Litton Mill, Derbyshire Sleeps 9+ Sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms - plus sleeps 2 on sofa bed , 1 on z-bed and single chair bed (child only)...

Bernie Maher

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Bernie Maher (owner of the Press Reservoirs Fishery) is an Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructor (AAPGAI) and qualified Inctructor for The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF)- Instruction is available for casting and fishing for individuals and groups. Cast further easier, Double and Single Haul. Hourly, half day or day tuition. Contact Bernie Maher (07976 306073) for details. Professional guiding and fishing instruction on the beautiful River Wye, Haddon Hall stretch Rowsley/Bakewel. We can cater for individuals, groups, and corporate days. Your guide will be England International Bernie Maher. For a full days instruction, including lunch, please contact Bernie Maher or call Bernie on 07976 306073

Fly Fishing Tuition at Carsington - Phillip White

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Phillip White provides all the Fly Fishing tuition at Carsington Water. An opportunity to learn the basics of fly fishing, the course covers basic casting, knots and entomolgy. All equipment and a qualified instructor will be provided for the course. After you have learned how to throw a line you can fish from the bank for the rest of the day( for which you must have an EA rod licence and your own tackle). Meet at the fishery lodge at 10am for morning sessions and 2pm for afternoon sessions. Each session will last approx 3 hours. Booking is essential as places are limited, call the fishery lodge to make a booking on 01629 540769. The cost is GPB25 per person which must be paid at the time of booking. Gift tokens are available from the watersports centre 01629 540478 if you wish to buy a gift for a friend or relative...

Angling Lines

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Angling Lines Ltd, 33 High Street, Tibshelf, Derbyshire, DE55 5NX - Carp fishing holidays...

Midlands FlyFishing

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Fly Fishing Breaks in Derbyshire & the Cotswolds - With venues set in such beautiful Peak District and Cotswold countryside, many clients prefer to take a short break rather than a single guided day or lesson. The surounding limestone rock here provides a picturesque, lush environment, clear water and a rich, diverse insect population, all providing a superb fishing experience...

Mill Farm Holiday Cottages, Campsite & Fishery

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The site, on the B6051, is in 50 acres of conservation pastures, lakes and woodland teeming with fish, birds and wildlife. The village lies four miles from Chesterfield and around ten miles from the centre of Sheffield. Minimum stay in the cottages is three nights... Part of Barlow Fishery - see above

Shortheath Water & Lakeview Lodge

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Shortheath Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 6BN - 01283 763777 - Shortheath water is a 24 peg privately owned lake. It is well stocked with Carp (some weighing around 20LB). There are many smaller fish including Rudd, Roach, Tench and Bream which provide an added attraction. Toilet facilities are provided including disabled. Lakeview Lodge offers superior self catering accommodation. Perfectly situated overlooking the lake, creating a haven of peace and tranquility. The lodge provides spacious home from home accommodation and facilities with the added benefit of a fishing lake and tearoom on site... Day tickets are available

Angling and Fishing in Derbyshire and the Peak District

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There is a wide variety of fishing opportunities in Derbyshire. The rivers of the Derbyshire Peak District, the Wye, the Dove, the Lathkill, the Derwent and others are world famous as the historic home of fly fishing, and have been fished by countless thousands since and before the days when Izzac Walton and Charles Cotton roamed these parts. More southerly the lower reaches of the river Derwent and the river trent offer coarse fishermen much game. Aside from the rivers there are numerous gravel pits, ponds, lakes and resevoirs to try out...

Just Fish - Andrew Kennedy - Angling Writer

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If you don't know me already, my name is Andrew. I come from Derbyshire and I've spent the majority of my spare time fishing, ever since I was 5 years old. My dad bought me a telescopic fishing rod when on holiday in Ibiza, and ever since then, I've rarely been seen without (ahem) my rod in my hand! I grew up fishing local day-ticket ponds, catching very little to start with, but gradually managing to consistently catch plenty of gudgeon, with the odd roach, perch and crucian carp thrown in..

Guided Fishing

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Full Day fly fishing with professional guide...

Kevin Miles - First Cast professional angling tuition

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If you are based in Derbyshire and you're looking to take up fishing for the first time, you may wish to get in touch with Kevin Miles of First Cast professional angling tuition. Kevin is a fully-qualified coarse and fly angling coach (he's even qualified to coach coaches!) and is above all a thoroughly friendly chap who is happy to help anyone. If you are looking to try fishing or you're a bit rusty and would like to polish up on modern techniques, email Kevin at mailto:fishcoach@tiscali.co.uk