Keeping records

Due to the pollution incident in 2009, could we ask all members to keep a note of any wild brown trout and grayling caught between Allensford and Blackhall Mill and to list these separately on your 2011 catch returns. Due to the club’s stocking policy, the river is fishing well right now, but wild brown […]

Juniors Competition reminder

Just a reminder that the Juniors Competition will be held at the weir at Shotley Bridge on Saturday 15 May 2010. All current junior members at the time of the competition are welcome and everyone will receive prizes.

We are unable to issue membership on the day, so please ensure that everyone wishing to compete […]

Join our mailing list

Every year we spend a small fortune and countless hours* of precious fishing time writing, printing and sending out paper mail-outs to members. If you’re anything like we are, these are then opened, put in a big pile on the kitchen table, tidied up, and then lost within a couple of weeks. As virtually everyone […]

Grayling survey

Could anyone who caught a grayling between Allensford and Blackhall Mill in the last six months please drop us a line with the approx size, weight and the area where the fish was caught.

Many thanks.


Rainbows in the Derwent

Could any member catching one of the renegade rainbow trout that were washed over the dam in the winter floods, please drop us a line letting us know where it was caught. Rainbows should not be returned to the river, so please feel free to take them home with you. (They are however still eligible […]

Derwent Angling Association Seniors Competition 2010

This year’s competition will be held at the Derwent Reservoir on Sunday 6 June. All current senior members of the Association are welcome to attend. Competitors are asked to assemble at 08:00 in the car park outside the lodge to commence fishing at approx 08:30 and return for weigh-in at 16:00.

Prizes totalling in excess […]

Game on!

At last, the waiting is over – the 2010 brown trout season is now open! Good luck to all members and day-ticket anglers – and let us know how you get on.

Members are also reminded that the wild trout section above Allensford bridge is fly-only on barbless hooks only.


A Year on the River Derwent

Don’t miss Derwent AA club secretary Alan Farbridge’s A Year on the River Derwent, which has just been added to the About the Club section of the site. Alan talks us through a year on the river: what to expect and what flies you should have in your box.


2010 club books now available

2010 club books for those renewing their membership are now available from the Post Office at Shotley Bridge. Please note that the Post Office is only able to take cash or cheque. This is for membership renewals only – any prospective new members should get in touch with membership secretary Ian Colborne at at


River of Eternal Youth: The History of the Derwent Angling Association, part three: 1946-2010

We’ve just added the final chapter of Pete McParlin’s excellent history of the Derwent Angling Association, which takes us from 1946 up to the present day. We’d like to thanks Pete for all his hard work on this and look forward to seeing him on the river in 2010.

The History of the Derwent Angling […]