An Unexpected Journey

By Ian Colborne 

 Last weekend I was all set to go boat fishing for wild trout with Alan at Catcleugh reservoir on the Scottish Borders, when he got one of those phone calls no one wants to hear.

I had put together my fishing gear the night before and checked it off my tick list. […]

Brook lampreys spawning on the Derwent

Brook lampreys from Derwent Angling Association on Vimeo.

With thanks to Dr Stephen Westgarth.


Small stream nymphing tactics

Check out this excellent video by DAA member and former national rivers champ Jon Barnes.


Lost: Orvis scoop net

If anyone has found an Orvis scoop net upstream of Lintzford Bridge, please drop us a line and we can reunite it with its owner.



Derwent story concludes

From spa towns to streamer fishing, wooden bridges and stray wolves, Ian Colborne concludes his fascinating story of the Derwent – Until the River Ceases to Flow – at


Until the River Ceases to Flow: the next chapter

Don’t miss the second instalment of Ian Colborne’s fascinating history of the Derwent valley, and the river at its heart at


Until the River Ceases to Flow

Don’t miss the first instalment of club Membership Secretary Ian Colborne’s very personal history of the Derwent valley and how the river has always been at the very heart of everything. In this cracking good read, Ian also tells the story of the capture of the biggest ever trout from the Derwent, which tipped the […]

Keys found at Shotley Bridge

A set of keys was found at Shotley Bridge car park yesterday. If they’re yours, get in touch and we can arrange for their safe return.


Derwenthaugh fish pass

Whatever your feelings might be about the new fish pass at Derwenthaugh, it’s still fascinating to see it being built. The EA are keeping a photographic diary on Flickr which they’re updating as the the project progresses.

Head to to see what’s going on.


North of England Fly Fishing Show

Don’t forget it’s the North of England Fly Fishing Show tomorrow (18 February). The North of England Fly Fishing Show is the only show of its kind in the North East England. Trout & Salmon anglers from the North East region and further a field have the opportunity to view, try and buy, in one […]