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The Derbyshire Wye is a pretty limestone stream in the Peak District. It forms on Axe Edge Moor near Buxton where is flows for around 15 miles before joining the River Derwent near Rowsley. The Derbyshire Wye is best known for it’s rare population of Wild Rainbow Trout which live happily alongside Wild Brown Trout and Grayling. Flies for the Derbyshire Wye are often centered around dry flies as the fish are free rising in the crystal clear waters. Some sections on the Wye are “dry fly only” whilst others allow the use of a nymph or wet fly, check the rules before you fish. The Derbyshire Wye has access through day ticket fishing from the Peacock Hotel or Cressbrook & Litton.
If there is one essential fly for the Derbyshire Wye it is the double badger which is often very successful and graces the fly boxes of many locals on the river. We have chosen a collection of flies for the Derbyshire Wye that cover the most likely hatches and will hopefully make your fishing trip a success. You can purchase these directly from this page below or click here to go to our Derbyshire Wye page on the fly shop.