River Derwent

River Derwent

Fly fishing lessons on the river derwent near Darley Dale

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire, just a few miles downstream of the Chatsworth House, our private beat of river Derwent near Darley Dale is available for all our clients to learn the art of river fly fishing.

During your fly fishing lesson, you will be targeting wild brown trout and grayling using the dry fly, nymph and wet fly. The River is teaming with insect life and is renowned for it’s fly fishing.

April to October (Trout)
November – March (Grayling)


Peaks Fly Fishing are one of the leading fly fishing schools in the UK. We provide high quality fly fishing lessons that are exhilarating and fun underpinned with the technical learning required to help people learn the art of fly fishing.

Our game angling coaches, headed by David Johnson are all highly experienced, qualified & insured. We are committed to excellence and continued professional development and strive to deliver the most fun, engaging and educational fly fishing lessons in some of the most beautiful & exclusive locations in the UK.

We are a UK Limited Company with years of experience delivering game angling coaching, as well as the manufacture and retail of fishing tackle and flies.

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Upon booking we will send you all the information for your day including where to meet & what to bring. Local postcode is DE4 2EQ.

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Standard Lessons (take place with 1 other angler)

Half day For 1 Person – £115 £98
Full day for 1 person – £175 £169


Half day for two people – £199 £179
Full day for two people – £338 £249

For larger groups please contact us for a price. Our prices include your fishing permit and all the tackle hire for the day including waders.


  • Access to private river where you can learn without distraction (river tuition)
  • All the tackle and equipment you need
  • The fishing permit for the day
  • A discount on further lessons to advance your skills
  • Unlimited phone and email advice
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