Fishing

There are countless places to fish in Derbyshire thanks to the vast amount of large reservoirs, lakes and rivers contained within the county.

The rivers Wye, Dove, Lathkill and Derwent are world famous for being the home of fly fishing whilst both the Ladybower and Carsington Reservoirs are great for coarse fishing with day tickets easily purchased from the major fisheries.  Day tickets for river fishing can be hard to come by because of their popularity. The best place to try is the River Derwent just below Ladybower Reservoir or the River Wye close to Rowlsey.

Ladybower Reservoir is perhaps the most famous of all the reservoirs in the Peak District. Constructed in 1943, the three mile long pool of water is surrounded by rolling countryside and a fantastic variety of wildlife.  The spectacular scenery mixed with the well stocked waters means fishing here is a relaxing and fruitful experience. Expect to catch Rainbows, Browns and Triploids.

Another fantastic place to fish is Carsington Water. Home to a large trout fishery the water is well stocked with rainbow and brown trout. With over 750 acres of clear water and boats for hire it’s easy to spend much of your holiday in this tranquil setting.

We have collected together some of the best spots to fish whilst on holiday in the Peak District. Check out the list below for some ideas or click on ‘Cottages suitable for fishing’ to see the cottages that are located close to these stunning fishing venues.

Ladybower Fisheries

Enjoy the spectacular countryside around the Ladybower reservoir at this well stocked fishing venue.

Holymoorside Dam

Holymoorside Dam is set in a quiet and remote part of the Chesterfield countryside.

Barlow Trout and Coarse Fishery

Set in 50 acres within a secluded valley in the Derbyshire countryside Barlow Trout Fishery comprises of four trout lakes, four coarse lakes and a fresh water brook.

Higham Farm

Higham Farm is home to four fantastic lakes set within a forest and stocking everything from Carp and Bream to Perch and Chub!

Erwood reservoir

A huge 85 acre reservoirs set in the Derbyshire Dales stocking a fantastic variety of Browns and Rainbows.

Ogston Reservoir

This vast 200 acre reservoir near Clay Cross is owned by Severn Trent Water and is mainly stocked with Rainbows and Browns.

Press Manor Fishery

Set on the edge of the Peak District and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Carsington Fishery

Carsington Water is a fantastic trout fishery situated in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside.

Bowden Hall Lake

Open all year round this lake, surrounded by trees makes for a pleasant fishing venue. The one and half acre lake is well stocked with Roach, Perch, Tench and Carp. Call 0161 225 9768 to purchase your daily ticket.

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