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

Matlock AC maintain seven beats on the River Derwent; Matlock, Matlock Bath (No Fly Fishing), The Gas Works, Darley Bridge, Pic-Tor & High-Tor, Oaker and Snitterton.

With literally 100’s of pegs available the river offers varied opportunities for the angler throughout the year. Trout and grayling are the predominant species but barbel and chub can be found in most stretches for anglers prepared to spend some time getting to know the river. Dace, roach and quality perch are also to be found as are the occasional carp especially in the Matlock Bath beats.

Please be aware that some stretches of the river are extremely deep and there are many unseen holes, anyone wading should take adequate precautions. Occasionally water will be released from reservoirs upstream which can cause levels to rise very fast.
No day tickets are available for any of these beats or any Matlock waters.

Tactics: Fly fishing, stick float, feeder/legering. The river offers a diverse fishing experience

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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