If you like trains and fishing you will be here every week!

Butterley Reservoir near Ripley is a water that will reward anglers who put in the effort. The reservoir is split in two by the steam train line that runs through it, so you could say this makes it into two separate venues.

The water is stocked with a good head of silver fish, there are big shoals of bream and if you manage to locate them you should have an arm aching session. The venue sees plenty of specimen anglers on the banks who target the carp and pike. The bait put in by the carpers helps to feed up the bream and roach.

In the summer months when the weather is warm, the long walk round to the far shallow end can pay dividends. In the colder months many people tend to opt to fish the deeper water along the dam walls.

Main Species at Butterley Reservoir

  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Tench

Find out more information

Contact: Mrs P Woodward

Telephone: 01773 745837

Address: Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ.


Butterley Reservoir is just off the A61, one mile north of Ripley or one mile south of Alfreton. The Midland Railway Centre is on the same site, so follow signs to there and you will end up in the car park.

Sat Nav Postcode: DE5 3QZ

Butterley Reservoir Location Map