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.

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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 […]

May fly by the hundreds

It’s on,it’s started in fact its the second week of the May fly hatch and the trout in our little river are dialled right on to them. Duffers fortnight call it what you will but the best dry fly fishing in the North has started and I would encourage every member to get out and […]

150 years and counting.

The Derwent Angling Association was formed in 1865 by local people from Shotleybridge and surrounding areas. From its very conception they took on the role of custodians of the river Derwent. Not only to fish it and tend its banks but also to fight polluters and developers from destroying it. To this very day this […]

150 year celebration badge

I’m happy to confirm the Association have now received the new enamel pin badge celebrating one hundred and fifty years of our history. The badges are free to all members and many would have collected them at the post office in Ebchester but for those who did not just contact me using the clubs e […]

May

I’m often asked what flys to use early season . The obvious old favorites come to mind , hares ears , phesent tailed nymph and the hawthorn fly. The hawthorn fly is a curious choice as it has nothing to do with the water but with a slight breeze it is blown on the river […]