Our sections of the Derwent fall into three categories:Darley Dale (Open to Trout Ticket Members only)
Here we have two and a half miles of excellent brown trout and grayling fishing with Fly Only sections. The river has varied characteristics with deep pools, glides and riffles generally over a firm gravel base. The banks are well lined with alder trees giving overhanging cover with adjacent farmland providing habitat to a wide range of terrestrials.
During the first two weeks of June there are good hatches of mayfly with general olive and sedge hatches throughout the season.
Tackle in the AFTM #5 / #6 range is ideal with Greenwells, Imperials, Grey Dusters, Adams, Pheasant Tail nymphs and Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ears in the size 12 to 16 range usually being productive.