Rainbows in the River Derwent

The association would ask all members catching any rainbow trout from the River Derwent to remove them and if possible to take a picture and a record of length and weight and email it to us through the contact form on the website. We do not stock these fish and their introduction from the Derwent […]

New exchange tickets: Richmond & District Angling Society

We are delighted to announce that we have come to an exchange ticket arrangement with Richmond & District Angling Society, who have some good coarse and game angling on the upper River Swale. For tickets, please get in touch through the contact form at the top of the page. And if you meet any Richmond […]

Suggestion box

As club secretary I try to run the association for the continuing benefit of all of its members. We are always open to new ideas and different points of view ,so here is your opportunity to tell us your thoughts and feelings on the association. What we’re asking for is feedback from the membership:

What […]


It has come to our attention that a mistake had been made on the membership information page of our website on which we stated that the club’s senior membership had a limit of 200 members. This was incorrect – senior membership is in fact capped at 250, as stated in rule 13 of the club’s […]

Grayling and wild trout survey reminder

Could anyone catching wild trout or grayling in Association water, please let us know by telling us what you caught, where and when, and approximate size. This will help us identify areas of need on the river so we can target them accordingly.

Thank you for your support.


Suspension of grayling day tickets for 2010 season

The association have sadly reached the decision to suspend day tickets for the 2010 grayling winter season due to the collapse in grayling stocks since the 2009 pollution incident. We feel we cannot in all honesty ask people to fish for what is not there in the sort of numbers that would allow any chance […]

Howard and Simon lead England to Rivers gold

Congratulations to DAA members Simon Robinson and Howard Croston, who were in the medals at the Home International Rivers Championship, which was held on the Tees yesterday 2 July. The victorious England team, who were captained by Howard, took the first four individual placings while Simon won the Individual Championship with four firsts in each […]

Reminder: fishing demo with former national rivers champ

If you’re looking for a spot of inspiration for your fishing this summer, on Saturday 26 June at 12 noon, Jon Barnes, former national rivers champion and DAA member, will be giving a demonstration of the fishing techniques he uses on the Derwent. Among other things, Jon will be demonstrating Czech nymphing, as well as […]

Seniors Competition: 6 June 2010

Sunday’s Seniors Competition at Derwent Reservoir was won by Gordon Swain with six fish for 14lb 9oz. Gordon also caught the biggest fish of the day, a strapping 3lb 4oz rainbow. Runner-up was Chris Hope with a total weight of 9lb 13oz and in third position was DAA club bailiff Andrew Coates with a 9lb […]

Juniors Competition 2010 and Seniors reminder

Congratulations to all who fished the Juniors Competition last weekend. Overall winner was Josh Etheridge, with four fish for a total of 6lb 1oz; second was Sam Currie with four fish for 5lb 15oz; and third was Jonathan Swift, with four fish for 5lb 14oz. Biggest fish of the day was caught by Arron Merritt […]