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Ladybower Fisheries

Priddock House, Ashopton Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0AZ.
Tel: 01433 651254.
Set in beautiful countryside in the Derbyshire Peak District, it is one of the most spectacular venues you could hope to fish.Fishing is fly only and stocking with Rainbow, Browns and Triploids is regular throughout the season.Record fish are Rainbow 17lb 4oz and Brown 11lb 7oz. There are plenty of places to fish from the bank although access to some parts can be restricted when water levels are high. Boats are also available.The season runs from early March to the end of October, with a variety of different permits available from the fishery office (telephone 01433 651254) on the edge of the reservoir on the A6013 Bamford road.
Barlow Trout & Coarse Fishery
Mill Farm, Crow Hole Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7TJ.
Tel: 0114 289 0543.
On the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, Barlow Trout and Coarse Fishery is set in 50 acres of beautiful, secluded valley. Comprising of holiday cottages, a camping club site, four trout lakes, four coarse lakes and a fresh water brook, the fishery is situated only four miles from Chesterfield and ten miles from Sheffield City Centre. The fishery can be reached in around 15-20 minutes from junction 29 of the M1 motorway, Day tickets are available for fly fishing, from £6 per day, and coarse angling from £4 daily. Facilities include ample car parking, a log-cabin snack bar, toilets and rod hire. Fly fishing tuition is bookable by appointment and general advice is always freely available. Disabled anglers will find concrete pegs and flat and easy access to the coarse lakes. The lakes are open all year from dawn to dusk.

Holymoorside Dam

Holymoorside, Nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Tel: 01246 208710 (Chesterfield Angling Centre).
1 acre mill pond with room for approx 25 anglers. quiet picturesque setting. Tench to 5lbs, roach to 1lb, carp to 15lbs, perch to 1lb, chub to 3lbs,rudd to 12oz,bream to 5lbs and gudgeon. This water is open all year. Night fishing is possible on this water. This water is suitable for disabled anglers.

Bowden Hall Lake

Bowden Lane, Chapel-en-le Frith, Derbyshire.
Tel: 0161 225 9768.
1.5 acre lake surroundeed by trees. Good access from A6 by-pass. Roach, Perch to 1lb. Tench to 3lbs. Carp to 14lbs, Bream to 3lbs and skimmers and Rudd to 12oz. Day Ticket available for this water. This water is open all year.

Higham Farm

Higham Farm, Claycross, Derbyshire.
Tel: 01773 602741.
4 great size lakes set in a forest, one of the lakes is a specimen lake though all lakes contain great size carp,chub,bream and perch the water is always coloured and is an absolute anglers paradise. The water contains carp up to 30lb,bream to 10lb, chub to 6lb and perch to 4lb.

Erwood Reservoir

Tel: 01625 525270.
An 85 acre streamfed reservoir, set in the Derbyshire Dales. An upland peaty reservoir with challenging fishing and plenty of space. Deep water. Rainbows and Browns stocked monthly with fish averaging 1.5lbs.

Ogston Reservoir

nr Clay Cross.
Tel: 01629 540696.
200 acre reservoir owned by Severn Trent Water set in woodland and upland pastures. Clear water. No wading. Rainbows and Browns stocked every autumn to allow fish to mature and grow.The Reservoir covers 200 acres and holds 1300 million gallons of water. The valley was flooded in 1958 to meet the water requirements of the National Coal Board Carbonisation Plant at Wingerworth. At the same time the reservoir provides many leisure activities including sailing, windsurfing and trout fishing. There have been 200 species of bird life recorded at Ogston including Wilson's phalarope, Sabine's gull and long-tailed skuas.

Press Manor Fishery

Wingerworth, nr Chesterfield.
Tel: Bernie 07976 306073
A single 5.5 acre stream fed Victorian reservoir in beautiful surroundings set on the edge of the Peak District National Park. This water is suitable for disabled anglers. Rainbow, Brown, Tiger and Brook stocked weekly with fish averaging 1.5lbs. Fishery record 10lb 8oz Rainbow, 5lb 8oz Brown, 5lb Brook and 1lb 4oz tiger.