In Balderhead, Cow Green, and Selset we are fortunate to have three of the very best wild brown trout fisheries in the country. All based in Teesdale, they are full of fighting fit trout, providing excellent sport.
Surrounded by the fantastic scenery of the North Pennines grouse moors, there are few more tranquil and relaxing ways to spend a day’s fishing than roaming the banks of these waters, and even fewer places where you can catch truly wild browns. The trout in these reservoirs are 100% native, having descended from the original upland brownies which lived in the streams before the dams were built. Lightning quick and very hard fighting with unique colours and markings, these fish are a joy to catch.
Day permits for Cow Green, Balderhead and Selset are available to buy in person from Grassholme visitor centre only. Permits can also be bought in advance using your debit or credit card by calling 01833 641 121 or online at www.fishpal.com. Please note, the honesty box system will not be available at Cow Green.