Enjoy some cracking silverfish sport at Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir is a water that is much more familiar fly anglers that those who enjoy catching coarse species. This stunning venue has recently been opened up to allow people to use coarse methods and bag up on the big shoals of silverfish that can be found lurking in the depths.

The water here is very large – nearly 1000 acres! If you need a change from a snake lake commercial, then this could be just what you need. A day here bagging on the silvers would be a very rewarding experience. However, you might need a few sessions to optimise your approach and get on the fish. If you do find them, the roach here are pretty special.

The coarse fishing here is currently restricted to the dam wall.

Main Species at Derwent Reservoir

  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Bream

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

A day ticket for fishing at Derwent Reservoir will cost £10 per day – which seems quite expensive. The day tickets are available to purchase from the visitor centre.

Find out more information

Telephone: 01207 255250

Address: Shotley Bridge, Consett, Durham, DH8 9TT..


Make sure you head towards the dam wall if you want to target the coarse species!

Sat Nav Postcode: DH8 9TT.

Derwent Reservoir Location Map