Application for membership is currently open to anyone, with a limit on members to 250 seniors. For all new membership enquiries, please contact the club’s membership secretary, Ian Colborne, at

The cost for membership is currently £55 (seniors) and £21 for juniors. All prospective members should get in touch with Ian Colborne. Club members wishing to renew their membership for the coming season may pick up their new permits at the Post Office at Hamsterly Colliery from Saturday 15 March (during Post Office opening hours only).

Day tickets cost £6 and are available from Allensford Caravan Park, Hamsterly Colliery Post Office, Frasers Angling, Gateshead, and AMH Angling Ltd, Front Street, Annfield Plain.

The season runs from 22 March to 30 September for brown trout. The grayling season runs from 16 June to 31 January.

Don’t forget: you must have an Environment Agency rod licence before you fish. You can buy your rod licence online directly from the EA, or from any Post Office.