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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

New England international Connor Metcalfe.

Congratulations to Senior member Connor Metcalfe who is now a member of the England fly fishing team. It’s especially pleasing as I was first introduced to Connor many years ago by his older brother Lee as a junior member and have watched him as he developed into the fine fisherman he is today.

Both Connor […]

Four hours of heaven

According to the BBC weather lady the little warm spell we have been having was sadly coming to an end. So as Friday was my day off I took the opportunity to head for our little river to catch a trout or two.

I arrived at Shotleybridge at twelve noon and stood on the new […]


All members should report any incidents of poaching they see on the river, either through the contact form on the website or by calling club officials on the telephone numbers on the back of your club ticket.

Please be as specific as you can regarding location and time, so we can be sure we’re targeting […]

Forces fish for free

When looking back at the history of the Derwent Angling Association, we noticed that the Association had offered free day tickets during the first and second world wars for service men and women on leave from active service.

The committee have unanimously agreed to revive this tradition and any service personnel on leave from active […]