Matlock Angling Club

Coarse, Fly & Match Fishing

Matlock AC

Matlock Angling Club, offers diverse coarse and game fishing in the picturesque setting of the Derbyshire Dales. join now!

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Matlock AC

The club controls miles of the upper stretches of the River Derwent. Fishing is available for wild brown trout and grayling a growing population of hard fighting barbel, chub, perch, dace and roach. join now!

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Matlock AC

The club also manages a number of ponds and a section of nearby Erewash Canal, offering a variety of accessible pleasure angling opportunities in well stocked waters.join now!

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Matlock Angling Club. River Derwent

Club Waters

Matlock Angling Club controls a number of stillwaters, varied beats of the River Derwent and a length of the Erewash Canal.

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Matlock Angling Club has an active match section at both local and national level, all events are open to all Club anglers.

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View some of the venues and members catches from our club waters.

Matlock Angling Club River Derwent

The club currently offers roughly about 3 miles of the River Derwent for fishing by its members. You can fish from the artist corner car park all the way through the town as far as the Old Permanite pumping station. We also have fishing in Matlock Bath and Darley bridge and also a small length at Oaker. The river is well known for its good Grayling fishing with lots of Grayling over a 1lb mark. It also produces lots of big Trout. Perch, Chub, Barbel, Dace, Roach are also present. The best approach on the river is to fish the stick float and to fly fish.

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River Information

Matlock Length River Derwent

From the County Bridge Matlock, on the Hall Leys side of the river down to the foot-bridge opposite Greatorex’s Quarry, and then downstream on the road side of the river as far as the weir. River Derwent on the Sainsbury’s bank from the County Bridge upstream to the Cawdor Railway Bridge.

Matlock Bath

Length Lovers’ Walk side of the river, from a point opposite the Midland Hotel to Willersley Boundary walls. Opposite bank: length of Derwent Gardens (maximum 12 rods permitted). No Fly Fishing on the Matlock Bath Length.

The Gas Works Length at Matlock

From the boundary of the garage upstream to Cawdor Railway Bridge on the A615 road out of Matlock to Darley Dale.

Darley Bridge Length

Downstream of the bridge on the right hand bank for approx 700 yards. This stretch is great if you don’t like walking far. You can park at the back of your peg on the grass verge. It consists of 10 Pegs. A good Barbel and chub water, Barbel over 10lb have been caught here. Lots of Grayling and Trout. Members only. DE4 2JZ


Pic-Tor & High –Tor Lengths

Downstream on the left hand bank from the footbridge opposite Greatorex’s Quarry to the weir. Members only.

Snitterton Length.

River Derwent from Cawder Railway Bridge, up stream on the left-hand bank to boundary fence past pumping station in field at rear of Permanite Works. When parking cars be aware that HG Vehicles use the lane into Permanite Works. Over the last few years this area is known for producing good Barbel and Chub, it also responds well to fishing the stick float during the summer months and produces lots of Perch, Dace, Roach, Barbel, Chub and Grayling.
This stretch is ideal for Fly fishing. Access through the mesh gate which is locked at all times. Members only.

River Derwent
Size7 strenches 200+ swims!
Depth2" to 14' deep
Known SpeciesTrout, grayling, chub, barbel, dace, roach, perch, bleak, minnows and the occaisional carp