About Our Club

Belper & District Angling Club is a fishing club founded in 1892. We are based in Derbyshire and offer a range of waters catering for coarse, match, specimen, carp, lure and fly anglers.  These include stretches of river and canal, plus a fishing lake stocked with carp and mixed coarse fish.


The measures imposed by the Government in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic have affected the opening of our venues. As of 13th May 2020, Wyver Lane Pond and Erewash Canal will reopen to fishing. For more information on restrictions & rule changes please see our COVID-19 fishing updates page.

We operate an open membership which currently has no waiting list. Day tickets are also available for most of our stretch of the River Derwent and Erewash Canal.

Whether you’re a pleasure angler, a seasoned matchman, specialist angler or fly fisherman, we have a venue to suit your tastes.

Belper is situated in the Amber Valley, right beside the River Derwent and on the A6 between Derby and Matlock, in the DE56 postcode area.

Belper is a historic market town in Derbyshire’s Peak District, famous for the mills which form part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Belper’s picturesque location – helped by our very own River Derwent – makes it a popular destination for tourists and outdoor pursuit enthusiasts; anglers included!

Much of our fishing is “wild”, and wildlife makes up a large part of the angling experience on our waters. There aren’t many venues around the country where you might witness a peregrine falcon fly past at full speed, whilst you’re fishing! There have even been sightings of rare pine martens at Belper! So, if you’re one of the many anglers who also enjoy wildlife, BDAC might just be the angling club for you.