About Our Club

Belper & District Angling Club is a fishing club based in Derbyshire, with 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.

We operate an open membership which currently has no waiting list.

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.