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Our Waters

Finding Inspiration in Every Cast

Derbyshire County Angling Club operate over 27 venues, including rivers and still waters.  There is something for every angler.  We have a handy spreadsheet that lists all our waters by type.

Our Waters BG

Fly Fishing Waters

River Manifold

River Manifold

Six miles of stream located in the Peak District. Managed as a wild fishery, holding native wild brown trout.

River Henmore

Henmore Brook

Several miles of small brook fishing.

Island Lake

Island Lake

A former gravel pit of around 20 acres.  Rowing boats are provided and the water is stocked with quality rainbow trout.

Hoon Hay

Hoon Hay Lake

A smaller, more intimate six-acre fishery.  Open all year this lake is stocked with brown and rainbow trout.

Tiln Lake

Tiln Lake

A large 22-acre site which allows float tubing.  A flat and accessible water with good catches of brown and rainbow trout.

River Dove

River Dove

3 miles of river, made famous by Izaak Walton. This stretch holds brown trout and grayling.

Ogston Reservoir

Ogston Reservoir

The Clubs flagship water from is foundation in 1959.

Farm and Widgeon

Farm & Widgeon Lakes

Two 4.5 acre lakes situated on the same site and stocked with brown and rainbow trout.  

Sutton Lake

Sutton Lake

A seventeen acre site located in North Nottinghamshire.  A shallow water great for stalking rainbow and brown trout.


Fountaindale Lakes

Two intimate trout lakes in North Notts  with a third coming soon.

Mixed Fishing Waters

These mixed fishing waters allow for bait fishing when the brown trout season has ended on 7th October.

South Darley

River Derwent, South Darley

Two upstream stretches with wild brown trout and grayling.

River Dove

River Dove

Two stretches of the river Dove near Mayfield and Doveridge. 

Reservoir Fishing - Rented Rods

The Club has rented rods at these locations.  Full members can fish up to 15 times per season at each location.


Blithfield Reservoir

A 790-acre lake set in the beautiful Blithe Valley.

Carsington Water

Carsington Water

Situated in the hear of Derbyshire, Carstington Water is a stunning trout fishery.


Ladybower Reservoir

One of the few reservoirs to have a good hatch of mayflies.  Members can fish from the bank or boat.


Birchinlee Fisheries

Wild brown trout fishing on the Derwent and Howden reservoirs.

Salmon Fishing

Derbyshire County Angling Club own a beat on the river South Esk in Scotland - this is known as the Aldbar Fishings.  It offers members the chance to fish for salmon and sea trout.  A booking system is in place, and whilst fishing for club members is included, there is a small charge to take guests on this stretch.

Otter Pool
Stones Pool

Coarse Fishing Waters

Derbyshire County Angling Club has some fantastic coarse fishing waters.  With specimen fish over 30 lbs, you never know what you might catch.  

Finger Lake

Finger Lake

Stocked with a good head of carp Finger Lake also produces good-sized bream, tench and roach

Derwent Borrowash

River Derwent - Borrowash to Sawley

Approximately 6 miles of river on both banks.  Good catches of barbel, chub and roach are common.

Derwent Whatstandwell

River Derwent - Whatstandwell

Although the access is restricted you can expect the usual river fish along with trout and grayling.

Chesterfield Canal

River Idle & Chesterfield Canal

The river Idle contains specimen chub and barbel. Chesterfield Canal at Worksop with rudd, chub, perch, pike, and bream.

Martyns Lake

Martyn's Lake

A great coarse lake containing specimen fish.  You can expect to catch bream, carp and tench.

FULL members only


Stan's Lake

An intimate pond with Specimen carp, tench and bream.

FULL members only

River Trent

River Trent

Three stretches of River Trent are available. One at Hoveringham and two at Willington.

Derwent Allestree

River Derwent - Allestree

Over a mile of bank on both sides.  You can expect to catch the usual river fish, plus the odd grayling.

Wenless Farm

River Derwent - Darley Wenless Farm

Two small stretches of river containing a good head of grayling and brown trout. Keep nets not allowed.

Woodsetts Pond

Woodsetts Pond

A small secluded pond full of fish and carp into double figures.

Wilne Pool

Wilne Pool

An intimate pond with large carp, tench and bream.

FULL members only

Full Water List by Type

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