Fishing at Derwent

Fishing Types

At Derwent Waterside Park

Bait Trout Fishing
Fly Trout Fishing
Coarse Trout Fishing

Any method of fishing is available from the south shore, north shore and dam wall, fly only section on the North Shore. Coarse fishing from the south side of the dam wall only.

Derwent is our most popular fishery, with anglers liking the combination of lots of bank space and the chance to catch specimen trout weighing up to 20lbs.

In addition, for coarse anglers who enjoy quality roach fishing, you can fish from the south side of the dam wall. Derwent is suitable for disabled anglers with a disabled platform on the south side of the dam.

All fish stocked are from our own Teesdale fish farm, and some of those stocked are tagged fish with cash prizes available. You can loose feed and ground bait when any method fishing. There is a fly fishing section available on the north shore.

On site we have an excellent shop stocked with everything you need for a day’s fishing including rods, reels, tackle, accessories, clothing, worms and baits. Our self serving cafe offers quality tea and coffee, sandwiches, pastries and cakes.

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Our 2019 Price List

For fishing at Derwent Waterside Park

Permit Type Full Day Concessions Credit Cruncher
Full day 8 fish permit* £27 £25 £21 (4 fish)
Full day 5 fish permit* £23 N/A N/A
Family & couples permit 12 fish £41 N/A N/A
Trout permit - November to February 2020 (8 fish)* £21 N/A N/A
Catch & Release Sporting Permit - Fly Only (optional 1 fish) £19 N/A N/A
Coarse Fishing - Fontburn & Derwent £10 N/A N/A
Under 17's day permit (2 fish) £10 N/A N/A

Best Locations To Fish at Derwent

We have provided some useful location tips to help you catch. Our rangers are also very happy to assist you in choosing the best method, flies and baits for you to have a fantastic day fishing. Speak to them on your arrival in the cafe and shop or as they are working around the reservoir.

Bay of Plenty

A sheltered bay located on the north shore at the western end of the reservoir. Often the first choice for the visiting fly angler with shallow and deep water within easy casting distance.

South shore feeder stream to Murrays Point

Easy access for any method anglers, responds well to both float and ledger presented baits, as well as spinning.

Pow Hill

Located on the south shore this is a great area for any method angling with the oak tree being the hot spot and in front of the willows.

Derwent’s Fishing Report At Waterside Parks

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Experience Fishing At Waterside Parks

Where to find us

Directions to Derwent

From the A68 turn south at the Manor House down into the valley and follow the road to the bridge where you will see our entrance on the right.

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