Derwent Reservoir

trout fishery in Durham

Derwent Reservoir

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 shore and the dam wall only. Derwent is suitable for disabled anglers and visitors.

On site we have an excellent shop stocked with everything you need for a day’s fishing including rods, reels, tackle, accessories, clothing, worms, bait, ice creams and refreshments including hot and cold drinks. Environment Agency rod licences are also on sale at this fishery.

For those not fishing there are several picnicking and play areas, plus spectacular walks along the north and south shores and across the dam.

A wheelchair accessible trail runs from the south end of the dam along to Pow Hill Country Park and from the north shore of the dam wall to Millshield picnic site.

Type of fishing Any method - bait and fly fishing
Open Saturday 14 March until Monday 30 November 2015
Directions to Derwent Reservoir Located just off the A68 and four miles west of Castleside, turn south at the Manor House pub and follow the road into the valley
Sat nav DH8 9TT

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    Open Saturday 12 March until Wednesday 30 November 2016.


Call 01207 255 250

to book a fishing lesson

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