River Derwent

Our sections of the Derwent fall into three categories:

Darley Dale (Open to Trout Ticket Members only)
Here we have two and a half miles of excellent brown trout and grayling fishing with Fly Only sections. The river has varied characteristics with deep pools, glides and riffles generally over a firm gravel base. The banks are well lined with alder trees giving overhanging cover with adjacent farmland providing habitat to a wide range of terrestrials.

Pasted Graphic

During the first two weeks of June there are good hatches of mayfly with general olive and sedge hatches throughout the season.

Pasted Graphic

Tackle in the AFTM #5 / #6 range is ideal with Greenwells, Imperials, Grey Dusters, Adams, Pheasant Tail nymphs and Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ears in the size 12 to 16 range usually being productive.

Matlock Bath (Open to Trout Ticket Members only)
Two hundred yards of bank fishing brown trout and grayling are present – but canoes can be a problem in summer.

Duke Street, Derby
Approximately 200 yards of bank fishing to the north of the City of Derby between St.Mary’s bridge and Darley Park. General coarse fishing.