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 […]

Collection of 2017 fishing licences

From imediate affect Members can collect thier licence from the Post Office Hamsterley Colliery NE17 7SJ. There is no increase in licence fee for the 2017 season, any queries please contact the membership secretary. Have a fantastic and rewarding season, tight lines. Alan


Membership availability

The association currently have vacancies for both senior and junior members to fish the river Derwent for brown trout and grayling. At present there is no joining fee, the cost of a senior licence is £55.00 and £21.00 for juniors. Please apply through the website or contact the membership secretary Ian on 01207591454


Annual General Meeting 2017

All members are welcome to attend the associations annual general meeting to be held in the crown and cross swords public house in ShotleyBridge near Consett. The meeting will be held in the large room upstairs Saturday the 25-02-2017 and commence at approx 7 pm. Please feel free to attend and meet other members of […]

Bill Thompson

It is with great sadness that I write to inform the membership that Bill Thompson has sadly passed away. Bill was a true gentleman and a fine fisherman who served on the committee of our association for many years. He became club secretary when the club was in decline and its future looked bleak. But […]

Ebchester fishing

The area that has been closed to members for a number of years is once more available to fish. The area has been split into two beats. Beat one begins from the Durham side below the weir at Ebchester to five yards below the road bridge. Beat two begins approximately twenty yards below the road […]

Me a Brown trout and a wee red tag

From today the 21st of April I have nine days free from work. I have been given a list of jobs by my better half and today I promised to repaint some skirting boards. I had every intention of making good on this promise but could not resist checking the forecast for the week ahead. […]

DAA fishing licence collection

Both senior and junior fishing licences will be available for collection from Hamsterly Colliery post office from Sataurday the 12th of March. Post office hours. Any problems please contact the membership secretary Ian on 01207 591454.


New Fishing License Outlet

Licenses are no longer available for collection from Ebchester Village Post Office.

The new outlet is the post office at Hamsterly approx one mile from Ebchester when driving on the same main road towards Rowlands Gill.

The address of the new outlet is Hamsterly Colliery Post Office Victoria Terrace , Hamsterly Colliery. Post code. NE17 […]