A group has been formed on face book for club members. It is a closed group and is edited by the club secretary. To join just look up Derwent angling association and apply, please let me know if you are a current or new member. Kind regards Alan



ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 All current members are invited to attend the associations annual general meeting to be held in the crown and cross swords public house, Shotley Bridge on Sataurday the 23rd of February 2019. The meeting will commence at 19.15 hrs . Don’t forget your catch returns for the chance to win a […]

Winters end

I’m sure the odd brave sole who has ventured onto the river early season may have caught that first elusive trout but it’s far to cold for me. I will wait a couple of weeks for spring to kick in before wetting a line, mind you looking at the weather forecast it may be sometime.


Tree removal

As I’m sure many members have noticed the fallen tree blocking the river at high sandies just below Allansford has been removed. Many thanks to the Tyne Rivers Trust in conjunction with Cowie estates for there help with this matter. Other trees that showed significant damage have also been removed as they were becoming a […]


The club currently have a vacancies for both senior and junior members. Anyone interested in joining should contact Ian Colborne on 01207 591454


DAA 2018 season licence to fish

The 2018 licence for current and new members will be available for collection from THURSDAY THE 15th of MARCH from the post office at Hamsterley Colliery . 1 Victoria Terrace, Hamsterley Colliery . NE17 7SJ. OPENING TIMES MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9am to 5.30pm. , Saturday 9.am to 1pm. Any problems please contact Ian the membership […]


The weir at Shotley Bridge will have a multi species fish pass built in 2018 to allow free passage of all species to spawning grounds in the upper Derwent. This will be built by a collaboration between the Environment Agency and the Tyne RiversTrust exercising powers contained in the fisheries act of 1975.

This is […]


The 20018 annual general meeting for the members of the Derwent Angling Association will be held on Saturday the 24th of February at the Crown and Cross Swords public house in the village of Shotley Bridge near Consett. All current members are encouraged to attend , the meeting will begin at approx 19.30. Come early […]

May fly , dry fly heaven

I can report that the May fly hatch has well and truly started with fish rising freely to well presented dry flys in all areas fished by the association..

The weather has been glorious but this has affected the river as it is already at summer levels.

We have been informed that Tyne compensation water […]

Poaching on the river Derwent

I’m happy to announce that two people spinning were arrested at Alansford by police officers. The did not have club licences and or rod licences. The police were alerted by a club member. On another occasion a member contacted a club official about two unsavoury characters once more in the Alansford area. The Official challenged […]