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There are plenty of opportunities for fly and coarse anglers to try their luck in the Peak District. Please note, fishing on many of these lakes and rivers can be seasonal - please contact the managers of the waters before visiting.
Angling is not a new pastime in Derbyshire. The seminal book on angling was written here in the Peak District - Isaac Walton and his friend Charles Cotton wrote The Compleat Angler based on their experiences of fishing the river Dove along the length of Dovedale. But follow this link for up to date insider's information on Peak District fly fishing - David Johnson's blog is the place to be - tips, tricks, hotspots and flies.
Information and advice of fishing with Waggler floats.
Alan Newall - fly fishing instruction at Barlow Fishery, Derbyshire.
Barlow Trout and coarse fishery (pictured left) is situated in 50 acres of land in a secluded valley. It is close to Chesterfield and Sheffield which makes access easy from virtually anywhere in the Peak District, Derbyshire and surrounding counties. There are 4 trout lakes, 4 coarse lakes and a freshwater brook to choose from. Day tickets are priced at £9 for fly fishing and £4
Barlow lakes also offer self catering accommodation and have a camping club site on premises. There is plenty of car parking, disabled access, a log cabin snack bar and toilets. Rod hire is available as is fly fishing tuition. General advice is always freely available.
For full information please visit the Barlow Lakes web site.
Blithfield Reservoir is situated to the south west of the region and Casting tuition and advice on fly fishing can be arranged for non-members. Non members may also wish to take out a boat with a friend for a day. Call the office on (01283) 840284 if you are interested.
Carsington Reservoir, Nr Ashbourne
Run by Severn Trent Water. There is a visitor centre with restaurant, shops and water sports. This water is suitable for disabled anglers. Petrol boats available. Tuition. Telephone (01629) 540478 for further information.
Erwood Reservoir, Buxton. A streamfed reservoir, set in the Derbyshire Dales a few miles from Buxton. There is plenty of walking or cycling to be done for non-fishing members of your party. An upland reservoir with challenging fishing and plenty of space. Deep water. Tickets from local tackle shops or visit the Errwood Fly Fishing Club web site for full details.
Holymoorside Dam, near to Chesterfield in the east of Derbyshire. Night fishing, open all year, suitable for disabled we believe, 1 acre mill pond with bream, Rudd, tench, carp, roach, perch and gudgeon. Contact Chesterfield Angling Centre on 01246 208710.
Higham Farm, east Derbyshire, south of Clay Cross, Chesterfield. 4 lakes set in a forest, one of the lakes is a specimen lake though all lakes contain big carp, chub, bream and perch. The water is always coloured and is an anglers paradise. The water contains carp up to 30lb,bream to 10lb, chub to 6lb and perch to 4lb. To find out more, please contact 01773 602741.
Ogston Reservoir offers game fishing. 200 acre Severn-Trent owned reservoir, stocked in autumn. Contact 01629 540696 for more information.
Press Manor trout, carp and coarse lake complex, Wingerworth. 3 lakes; A 5 acre trout lake, a 3 acre Carp Lake and 3 acre Coarse lake. In beautiful surroundings set on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Ring in advance for equipment hire and to book professional fishing tuition. This water is suitable for disabled anglers. Rainbow, Brown, Tiger and Brook stocked weekly with fish averaging 1.5lbs. Their mobile contact number is 07976 306073 or Landline 01629 760996. The following image shows an 8 lb carp landed from the carp lake ...
Rudyard Lake, Near Leek in Staffordshire. Another venue with plenty for non-anglers. Fishing is by day ticket only with the exception of members of The Stoke on Trent Angling Society who are allowed to fish by special arrangement with Rudyard Lake Ltd. Strict rules are in place to ban anyone found fishing without the correct equipment or harming fish and NRA rod licences are required. Further details are available from the Rangers Office located at the Dam Head.
Rudyard Lake Ranger - Tel/Fax: 01538 306280; Mobile: 07768 961710.
Lamaload Reservoir, Langley, Nr Macclesfield
Day tickets for game fishing obtained from Barlows Fishing Tackle, Bond Street, Macclesfield Tel: 01625 619935.
Ladybower Fishery (fly), Hope Valley
6th April – 31st October.
504 acre reservoir set in Peak District countryside. Clear water. Lodge.
This water is suitable for disabled anglers.Record fish are Rainbow 17lb 4oz and Brown 11lb 7oz. There are plenty of places to fish from the bank although access to some parts can be restricted when water levels are high. Boats are also available. Contact the fishery office on 01433 651254 for full details.
Chatsworth Estate - Monsal Dale Fishery
A scenic stretch of river extending for about three quarters of a mile along the Wye. Contact Stephen Moores, Monsal Dale Fisheries: (+44) (0)1629 640159; Mobile: 07715 516958
Tickets must be bought in advance.
River Wye, Nr Bakewell
Day tickets to fish a 7 mile stretch of the Lower Wye (between Bakewell and Rowsley) may be purchased through the Peacock hotel in Rowsley. 1 Apr - 7 Oct Tel: 01629 733518.
Tittesworth Reservoir, Nr Leek
Fishing is not permitted.
Bowden Hall Lake, Chapel-en-le-Frith, north west Derbyshire (High Peak). 1.5 acre lake in trees. Managed by Disley and Newmills angling club and no day tickets are issued.