Upper Derwent Valley

Upper Derwent Valley

Fly fishing lessons in the Upper Derwent Valley

In the Upper Derwent Valley we have exclusive access to over 600 acres of unspoilt wilderness. For those of you who fancy getting away from it all we can provide fly fishing lessons for wild brown trout at Howden and Derwent Reservoir near the villages of Hope and Hathersage. There are no stocked fish so you will need to learn the art of wild fishing in truly unbelievable surroundings.

With no roads, shops or sometimes even people nearby, the silence can be deafening, only interrupted by the occasional bird of prey whistling overhead or the distinctive call of the grouse on the moorland edges. Howden & Derwent are just a short hop over the Snake Pass and are ideal for those near Manchester looking for fly fishing lessons.

This venue is more suited to experienced fly anglers.

Season – March to October

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You fly fishing lesson can take place at any of our locations in and around the Peak District:

Private River – Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2EQ

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.

Wild Fly Fishing – The Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0AX

Get away from it all learning the art of wild fishing in the truly spectacular surroundings of the Upper Derwent Valley on Howden & Derwent reservoirs (approx 600 acres). We have exclusive access to coach on these waters. With no roads, shops or sometimes even people nearby the silence can be deafening, only interrupted by the occasional bird of prey whistling overhead or the distinctive call of the grouse on the moorland edges.

Ladybower Fisheries – Nr. Bamford, Derbyshire, S33 0AX

Learn the art of fly fishing at one of the finest waters in the UK. Ladybower is set in the heart of breathtaking scenery of the Peak District near the villages of Hope and Hathersage.

You will learn the techniques for catching the Rainbows and Wild Brown Trout that frequent this water. You can even take a rainbow trout for your tea if you catch one!

Barlow Trout Fishery – Nr. Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7TJ

The beautiful village of Barlow lies in a valley skirting the edge of the Peak District National park. The fishery has four beautiful trout lakes stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout wildlife is abundant especially the grass snakes which are a common sight in the hotter months

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PRICES

Standard Lessons (take place with 1 other angler on river and up to 2 on stillwater)

Half day For 1 Person – £130 £98
Full day for 1 person – £199 £169

Groups

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.

Included:

  • 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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