The Best Areas for Fishing in the Peak District
There are a number of places to fish in the Peak District and many of the rivers, reservoirs and lakes are set in breathtaking scenery so you can enjoy the views while you fish.
River Dove, Dovedale
The River Dove is the home of fly fishing in Derbyshire and the river is one of the best trout streams in the world and is an extremely popular place to fish. In 1676, Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton penned the famous book The Compleat Angler and the River Dove has been a hotspot for anglers ever since. To fish here, visit the Izaak Walton Hotel as this elegant Hotel owns the fishing rights to the Staffordshire Bank, a beautiful spot which is perfect for trout fishing.
River Derwent, Matlock
There are fish to be found in the full stretch of the River Derwent and the upper reach of the river is home to brown trout and grayling and is a scenic spot for fly fishing. As the river runs down to Matlock you will find fish such as barbel and chub. For more information on fly fishing in the River Derwent visit the Derbyshire Dales website.
Ladybower Reservoir is a great place for trout fishing in the Peak District and is home to a number of wild brown trout. Better yet, the reservoir offers day tickets to anglers so even if you’re a novice and want to give fishing a try or if you’re only in the Peaks for a day you can experience the beautiful scenery and rich fish stocks of the reservoir. To find out more about fishing in Ladybower visit the Ladybower Fishery website.
Spending the day fly fishing in Derbyshire guarantees that you will see some fantastic scenery and enjoy a relaxing time by the water’s edge.
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