Archive for the 'Fly Fishing in Durham' Category

Hury Reservoir

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Hury Reservoir in Durham is stocked with both rainbow trout and brown trout. The 50 hectare water  operated by Northumbrian Water and is open from March to November.

Sharpley Springs

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Sharpley Springs fishery in Durham has grown in popular in recent years, despite the strong competition from the magnificent array of Stillwater trout fishing venues across Durham and Northumberland. When fly fishing in Durham at Sharpley Springs try a selection of traditional and contemporary patterns to maximise the chance of success. Fish of weight up […]

West House Fishery

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

West House fishery in Durham regularly hosts competitions for fly fishing in Durham. The popularity of the venue is partly due to the regular stocking of both Rainbow Trout and Blue Trout. Small dry flies and Damsel’s are often worth a try at West House fishery.

Cow Green Reservoir

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Cow Green Reservoir in Durham is renowned as much for the elusive wild Brown Trout as the plentiful supply of regularly stocked Rainbow’s. For a unique experience fly fishing in Durham be sure to cast a fly line near the river mouth at Cow Green Reservoir. This is all to often the setting for monumental […]

Derwent Reservoir

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Derwent Reservoir in Durham is one of the larger stillwaters in the north of England and attracts thousands of anglers in a season. Everything from small dry flies to larger less beautiful patterns like the Ornage Fritz can produce great results at this 1000 acre fishery. As one of the most popular venues to go […]

Knitsley Mill Fishery

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Knitsley Mill Fishery in Durham is stocked regularly with good fighting Rainbow Trout. This draws anglers from the North East of England and beyond. Knitsley Mill is a very popular spot for fly fishing in Durham. With a healthy population of natural insect life popular flies include small dry flies and Black Buzzer’s.

Aldin Grange Fishery

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Aldin Grange fishery in Durham often fishes well with dry flies like the Black Gnat, CDC and Emergers. In warmer weather or when Rainbow Trout can be found at a greater depth it is recommended to try a cat’s Whisker, Dawson’s Olive or a Damsel. If you want to try an alternative venue to go […]

Witton Castle

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Witton Castle fishery in Durham is one of my favourite venues, particularly in spring and autumn. The hard fighting Rainbow Trout often reach up to 18lb in weight and I am yet to experience another fishery with such robust fighters. The Hare’s Ear is usually the fishing fly I turn to first when fly fishing […]

Jubilee Fishery

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Jubilee Fishery in Durham is often the scene for an excellent days fishing. Rainbow Trout above 15lb are far from rare and this makes for a great day fly fishing in Durham. Favourite flies include Hoppers, Buzzers, Shipman’s or Bloodworms. The Cat’s Whisker is popular here as is the case at most fisheries in the […]

Grassholme Reservoir

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Grassholme Reservoir in Durham is a picturesque spot for fly fishing. Fly fishing in Durham is seldom more beautiful or rewarding than a trip to Grassholme Reservoir. Popular fishing flies include small dries. The native, hard fighting and reputedly tasty Brown Trout are a local specialty.