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 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.

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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 […]

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 […]