Dry fly on the Derwent

Thanks to Jon Barnes for this clip of some cracking wild trout fishing on the Derwent. Only three months and three weeks to go now…


Charity day on the river for Grace House

As part of the Grace House auction organised by Ian Woods on flyforums.co.uk, the club donated a guided day of wild trout fishing on the Derwent, which was won by Peter Anderson with a generous bid of £51.

Membership secretary Ian Colborne met Peter at Allensford a couple of weeks ago and took him upriver […]

What to do if you discover a pollution incident

The association would ask all members who discover incidents of pollution in the River Derwent to take the following three steps:

1.Inform the Environment Agency as soon as possible, with as much information as you can give them with regard to the type of pollution and the location. The EA pollution hotline number is 0800 […]

Lost fishing tackle at Allensford

On Monday 26 July a member lost an 8’ 4# Greys Streamflex rod, and a black Redington reel with orange line and a green furled leader. The items were lost from the car park at Allensford Bridge. Reward offered for safe return. Tel 0191 273 2469. Tweet

Win a day on the river with England Int’l Rivers champ Simon Robinson

A day on the river with England Rivers champ Simon Robinson is up for grabs in a charity raffle in aid of children’s cancer research organised by the madabouttrout website.

Tickets are a pound a strip and anyone interested in bidding will have to register on madabouttrout to buy a ticket.

Good luck to all […]

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 […]

Break-in at Game Fishing Supplies, Morpeth

A number of pairs of waders and wading boots of various brands and styles were stolen in a break-in at Ian Woods’ Game Fishing Supplies in Morpeth on Thursday (1 July) night.

All the items taken are brand new and boxed so if anyone is offered any wading boots or waders cheap, could they contact […]

Entomology for beginners

Most fly fishing is based upon imitating the foodstuff of our quarry. For the river angler this predominantly means imitating insects at various stages of their life cycle. To be able to do this we need to be able to identify the insects and have a basic knowledge of their life cycle.

It is not […]

2010-2011 rod licences

Just a reminder that if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to renew your rod licence. You can either buy online directly from the EA from the address in our Links section, or you can support your local Post Office and buy one there.


The Big Fish 2010

The Big Fish 2010, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, will this year take place on Sunday 13 June from 10am-4pm at Derwent Reservoir. All money received from this event will go to help people living with cancer in our region.

One in three of us will get cancer. 2 million people are living with […]