Grassholme Reservoir Fishing

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Fishing Types

Bait Trout Fishing
Fly Trout Fishing

Any method fishing for rainbow trout

Grassholme is firmly established as one of the top ‘any method’ fisheries in the country, lying in the picturesque rolling pasture land of upper Teesdale.

With four miles of bank space and many inlets and bays, it offers a great variety of fishing. Grassholme also enjoys the luxury of its own local fish farm with some of the stocked fish tagged with cash prizes available. You can ‘loose feed’ and ground bait around the reservoir.

Grassholme is suitable for disabled anglers with a disabled platform close to the visitor centre.

For those who like to wander, the middle reaches of the reservoir offer some fantastic sport to fly and spinning methods.

On-site we have an excellent shop stocked with everything you need for a days fishing including rods, reels, tackle, accessories, clothing, worms, bait, ice creams and refreshments including hot and cold drinks.

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Our 2024 price list

For fishing at Grassholme Reservoir

Permit Type Full Day Concessions
Full day permit (8 fish) £30 £28
Full day winter permit (8 fish) £23 N/A
Full Day permit (5 fish) £26 N/A
Two rod full day permit (8 fish) £35 £33
Under 17's Day Permit (2 fish) £12 N/A
Catch & Release Sporting Permit - Fly and Spinning (optional 2 fish) £21 N/A

Best Locations To Fish at Grassholme

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 shop or as they are working around the reservoir.

Witches Hat to Easter bay

Easy access located on the south shore, incorporating excellent disabled facilities. Responds well to all methods.

North shore, White post to Pebble beach

Easy access with shallow and deep water and easy catching range. Responds well to all methods, great area for fly fishing.

West end

Easy access responds well to both ledger and float fish baits and gives access to the shallower, middle reaches of the reservoir on the south shore which are ideal for the rolling fly angler.

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Where to find us

Directions to Grassholme Reservoir

Take the B6277 from Barnard Castle towards Mickleton.

Turn off at the western end of the village, sign posted Grassholme Reservoir.

The trout fishery is roughly a mile up the road on the right.

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