National Go Fishing Month

As part of  the National Go Fishing month Ladies Fishing are organising a family fishing introduction day at Derwent Reservoir on Tuesday 2nd August. This event is open to males and females and children accompanied by a fee paying adult.

The event is aimed at anyone wishing to try fly fishing and bait fishing for the first time in a relaxed and friendly environment. Qualified instructors will be on hand during the day to demonstrate the set up of suitable tackle, techniques for fly and coarse fishing, fish welfare. General angling advice will be available from fishing rivers, tackle, licences to instructors and courses available in the local area.

The day will be split into two sessions morning 9.30-12.00 and afternoon 1.00-3.30. Booking is strongly recommend as there are only limited places available for each session. To book a place please contact Cliff Johnston at

Cost £5.00 for adults. Junior places are free accompanied by a fee paying adult.

What to bring: please bring a hat, pair of sunglasses, sunscreen and waterproof clothing, suitable footwear either wellies or walking boots for uneven ground. The reservoir shop sells a selection of snacks, ice creams, hot and cold drinks.

Derwent reservoir is one of the most attended game fisheries in the country attracting over 10,000 angler visits last year. The fishery enjoys the combination of lots of bank space with easy access and gentle sloping banks. Well stocked with rainbows and blue trout, including the chance to catch large specimen trout weighing above 18lbs. Its the perfect venue for the fly and bait angler alike.

Non Fishing activities. There are five seasonal recreational areas with picnic sites and wonderful views of the water. Car parking is free. Toilet facilities with disabled access are available around the reservoir. There are some splendid walks along the North and South shores and across the dam and sailing is also available. The reservoir is also a nature reserve with many species of bird life. Full details and a map can be seen in the reservoir brochure which you can view clicking

Derwent Reservoir is five miles west of Consett in Co Durham and lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty location map 

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