DERBYSHIRE

Derbyshire is not noted as a county whose waters produce big fish, though there are exceptions to this. The county’s big tourist attraction is the Peak District National Park and while there is fishing there, the size of fish tends to be small because of the acid nature of the water which drains from the high Pennines. On the other hand, many will argue that to fish in such magnificent scenery is more than compensation for the fact that a monster is unlikely to result. A typical example of this would be Ladybower Reservoir, situated in a valley of rugged beauty. It has been described as one of the most superb reservoir fishery settings in Britain. Surroundings of a softer kind, though still impressive, can be enjoyed along with bigger fish at Ogston Reservoir while the nearby Higham Farm (where unfortunately there are no ticket facilities), is the only water in the county to contain really big trout, including rainbows to 8 lb and more. The coarse fish lakes and ponds tend to be on the eastern side of the county and while they do not always produce huge fish they usually offer reasonable facilities at a reasonable price. BAMFORD

Ladybower ReservoirT DT: TO or A RO (STWA, Derwent Division, Bamford, near Sheffield)STWA

CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH Combs ReservoirM

DT: Biropen allyearNWWAe

CHESTERFIELD

Linacra Reservoir T1

DT: ARO (STWA, West Street,

Chesterfield)oApr1-Sept30

S7WAe

CLAY CROSS Ogston RoservoirT-DT:(L15)AP(New Napoleon, near reservoir)RO (STWA, West Street, Chesterfield) Apr 1 -Oct 15STWAe

CLOWNE HarlsthorpeDamPM

DT:TOSTWAe

CODNOR PARK Codnor Park ResorvoirjC DT:BSTWAe DERBY

Allestree Park LakeC

DT: KorATS(Derby)STWAe

Alvaston Lake This water no longer f ishable due to de-oxygenisation. Locko Park LakeC DT: TO (Park Lodge)STWA

Markeaton Park LakeC DT:KSTWAe

GLOSSOP

Cote Lodge ReservoirT

DT:B=Good Friday or Mar (whichever is earlier)-Sept 30

NWWAe

HARDWICK

Hardwick Hall LakesC

DT: BYWA

HOUJNGWOOD

RingwoodParkLM

DT:TOYWA

LOSCOE

LoscoeDamPC

DT:(L25)KSTWA

MELBOURNE

Staunton Harold Reservoir This coarse fishery is available on a restricted basis in that it closes on

Sept 30 due to strict regulations governing the nature reserve at the reservoir. The water contains a good head of roach and excellent pike with a recent specimen going 20 lb. Tickets have only been available from the Leicester offices of the STWA who tell us they hope to have arranged ticket distribution points nearer the water ‘in the very near future’C

DT: (L40)ARO (STWA, Soar Division Offices, Water Centre, Gorse Hill, Anstey, Leicester)! =Jun 16-Sept30STWAe

OLD HIGHAM

Higham Trout Fishery L (4) T

Higham Farm Hotel, Old

HighamoApr 1-Oct 15STWA

RIPLEY

Butterley ReservoirjC

DT:BxSTWAe

SHIPLEY

Shipley Country Park Lakes; L (4) (inc. Mapperley Reservoir)C

DT:(L20)BSTWA

SWARKESTONE

Swarkestone Gravel PrtsC

DT: ATSP (Crewe and Harpur,

Swarkestone)STWA

T1NTWISTLE

Bottoms ReservoirT

DT: TO (Bottoms Office during office hours; othertimes at Permit

Point nearby)Good Friday or

Mar 31 (whichever is earlier)-Sept 30NWWAe

Vale House ReservoirT

DT: TO (Bottoms Reservoir office during working hours; othertimes,

Permit Point at Vale

House)Good Friday or Mar (whichever is earlier)-Sept 30NWWAe

TROWAY Troway PondM DT: BSTWA WHALEY BRIDGE Todd Brook Reservoir M DT:BNWWA

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