Fish win prizes

Just a reminder that the biggest fish caught on the river so far this season is a brown trout weighing 2lb 8oz from Shotley Bridge. So if you catch a bigger one, please weigh it in with club officials (names and numbers on the back of your licence). Biggest fish caught so far by a […]

2011: the season so far

June has arrived and with very little rain until the last few days the river has been low but fishing very well. It’s at times like these that the minimum compensation water flow from the Derwent Reservoir is vital, as other rivers are really suffering and need rain and lots of it (words you don’t […]

Junior Competition results

Congratulations to all who took part in yesterday’s Junior Competition in what turned out to be some challenging weather conditions. Undoubtedly man of the day though was Connor Metcalfe, who not only had the heaviest bag, with four fish for 6lb, 11oz, but who also had the biggest fish of the day with a fine […]

Senior Competition 2011

This year’s competition will be held at the Derwent Reservoir on Sunday 26 June and is open to all current senior members of the Association are welcome to attend. Competitors are asked to assemble at 8am in the car park outside the lodge to commence fishing at approx 8.30am and return for weigh-in at 4pm. […]

Junior Competition 2011

The Junior Competition will be held this year on Saturday 14 May at the weir at Shotley Bridge. The competition is free to enter for all junior members and everyone will receive a prize.

There’s no need to register – just meet at the car park next to where the iron bridge used to be […]

AGM 2011

Another year of fishing the River Derwent is at an end and I hope all members enjoyed fishing our little river. I would like to thank all members of the committee for their efforts over the last 12 months. As the 20010 season ended I looked at a difficult year for the Association but as […]

Derwent goes barbless from 2011-2012

Following discussion at this year’s AGM, it was agreed that from this season onwards, all hooks are now to be barbless. (Crimped down barbs are acceptable.)

We would also like to remind members that the wild trout area above Allensford is all catch and release and that all grayling are to be returned. We’d also […]

New season permits now in

Club members wishing to renew their membership for the coming season may now pick up their new permits at the Post Office at Shotley Bridge. The fee for membership this year is £50 for seniors and £21 for juniors.

Prospective members should email Membership Secretary Ian Colborne. There is currently a short waiting list for […]


Just a quick reminder that it’s the Derwent Angling Association AGM this coming Saturday 12 February, upstairs at the Crown and Crossed Swords, Shotley Bridge. Proceedings start at 7pm and all members are welcome to attend.

See you there.


Northumbrian Water pays bill for Derwent pollution

This is the press release that has just been put out by Fish Legal, who acted as our solicitors in our recent case against Northumbrian Water following the pollution incident in 2009 which did so much damage to the river. We’d particularly like to thank Will Rundle for all his hard work and determination in […]