2019/20 River Coarse Fishing Season begins on 16-06-2019!

Fishing on the River Derwent at Belper

The coarse fishing season opens on the River Derwent at 00:01 on Sunday June 16th.

If you wish to fish the Derwent on a day ticket, you may do so from sunrise provided that you have purchased a day ticket in advance from one of our official ticket outlets. NO DAY TICKETS ARE SOLD ON THE BANK.

If you wish to night fish on the river, or fish before sunrise, you will need to become a member by purchasing an annual permit prior to fishing. NO SEASON TICKETS OR PERMITS ARE SOLD ON THE BANK.

If anyone is planning on fishing this Sunday 16th June, take a look at this video, shared on our Club’s Facebook page, showing a very coloured but very fishable River Derwent on June 15th, despite the heavy rain we’ve seen in the last week:

Good luck to everyone fishing the river tomorrow!

River Derwent fishing peg improvements – new platforms installed on Sewerage Works section at Belper

Stepped fishing pegs created at Belper on the River Derwent

This year, and particularly over the river close season, a small group of committee and club members have been extremely busy on our stretch of the Derbyshire Derwent; particularly the area known as the “Sewerage Works” section – downstream of Morrisons & the rubgy club in Belper. View a slideshow carousel of photos of the work.

Thanks to the hard work of these volunteers, new fishing pegs have been created and several existing pegs have been vastly improved – both upstream & downstream of the famous pipe bridge/foot bridge which crosses out stretch here. These fishing pegs will benefit match anglers, pleasure anglers and specialists alike – making it more comfortable to fish some of our most popular and productive swims; noted for chub, bream, perch and barbel.

Please visit these pegs, fish from them and let us know what you catch using our online catch report form.

Particular thanks must be given to Adi, Martin and Peter, who attended all or most of the work parties. This work would not have happened without them and the club is extremely grateful for their efforts. Other special mentions must go to Phil, Phil’s wife, Robert , Martin and Wayne; who each helped out at one or more of the peg improvement working parties.

This is a continuation of work undertaken in 2018 to replace and improve the fishing platforms on our members-only stretch of the Derwent beside Wyver Lane Pond.

If you would like to help with future working parties, please get in touch via our Facebook page or our contact form. We are always in need of extra pairs of hands and we encourage all members who have the time and are physically able, to help at as many work parties as possible. Great work, which benefits all members, is done during these days and we are always grateful for any help we receive.

The club plans to continue this work to increase and improve the pegs on our stretch of the Derwent. Much of which is under-fished, partly due to its “wild” nature. We’re hopeful that this programme of peg creation will increase the number of anglers wanting to fish the stretch and improve match turnout for any future events held on the river.

With the 2019/20 river season about to start, why not get down to fish the Derwent and try out our improved pegs, which can be fished on day ticket or season permit (all tickets must be purchased in advance – no tickets are sold on the bank).

Harry Fitton Memorial Charity Match 2019

Mark Gregory - winner of the Harry Fitton Memorial Trophy 2019

The 2019 Harry Fitton Memorial Charity Match will be held on Wyver Lane Pond on Sunday June 9th.

This fishing match is open to BDAC members only.
Draw @ 8am
Fish 9.30 til 14.30
Money raised from the event is donated to charity
Harry was a stalwart of Belper and District Angling Club for many years, he was a key committee member who put in lots of work to secure the fishing rights on our waters, he served as club secretary and then became club president.
The match raised £40 which will go to a charity.
1st Mark Gregory led the way with 4 tench and a carp of 6lb 10oz to amass a winning weight of 23lb 5oz.
2nd Tony Carline with just one fish, although it was a mirror carp that went 19lb 5oz.
3rd Peter Doran with a 8lb carp and some perch for 9lb 3oz

Sunday Match at Wyver Lane Pond – 26-05-2019

Fishing match at Wyver Lane Pond, open to BDAC Members only
Draw @ 8am
Fish 9.30 ’til 14.30
£10 pools
100% payout
1st Asa Cooper 9lb 12oz
2nd Nigel Ellis 8lb 6oz
3rd Frank Posiak 7lb
4th Tony Carline 3lb
5th Bryan Woolley 2lb 12oz
6th Paul Spencer 2lb 8oz

2019 River Season Reopens on June 16th!

River Derwent chub fish at Belper

This is a reminder to all anglers who wish to coarse fish the Belper section of the River Derwent, either as a club member or on day ticket, that rivers in England & Wales reopen to coarse angling on The Glorious 16th – Sunday June 16th. That’s just a month away!

You can fish the majority of our stretch of the Derwent around Belper on a day ticket, although the small length around Wyver Lane Pond is available exclusively to club members with season permits.

If you would like to join our club there is still time to purchase an annual ticket. Please view our Membership & Day Ticket Info page for further details.

The club would like to wish “Tight lines” to all anglers fishing our waters.

Please remember to take photos of your captures and send them to us via our online catch report.

Sunday Match at Wyver Lane Pond – 12-05-2019

Fishing match at Wyver Lane Pond, Belper
Fishing match at Wyver Lane Pond, open to BDAC Members only
Draw @ 8am
Fish 9.30 ’til 14.30
£10 pools
100% payout
1st Mark Gregory 17lb
2nd Nigel Ellis 12lb 6oz
3rd Peter Doran 10lb 14oz
4th Martin Jacques 4lb 6oz
After an overnight frost sport was expected to be slow, but the sun soon warmed things up, Mark had a nice tench at 4lb and a mirror carp at 11lb 6oz and a few bits, Nigel had a carp of 10lb 1oz and a small Tench and a couple of perch, Peter Landed a 9lb carp on a size 20 hook and also added some roach and perch.

Sunday Match at Wyver Lane Pond – 28-04-2019

Fishing match at Wyver Lane Pond, open to BDAC Members only
Draw @ 8am
Fish 9.30 ’til 14.30
£10 pools
100% payout
1st Martin Jacques 5lb 2oz
2nd Tony Carline 5lb
3rd Steve Alcock 2lb 11oz
4th Paul Spencer 2lb 3oz
5th Peter Doran 1lb 12oz

Angling Trust Midlands Fisheries Forum (Belper)

Angling Trust Midlands Region

Wednesday 1st May 2019 – Makeney Hall Hotel, Makeney Road, Milford, Derbyshire DE56 0RS

Tea and Coffee from 6:40pm – meeting begins 7:00pm (9:15pm close)

In association with the Environment Agency


This is an open meeting aimed at all freshwater anglers, fishery owners and club officials in the Midlands Region. Hear updates on key campaigns from guest speakers, meet other like-minded anglers, and have YOUR say on the issues that matter. If you would like to attend, please register by clicking the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/angling-trust-midlands-fisheries-forum-belper-tickets-59945171622.

Draft Agenda

Film Premier: Jack Perks presents 2 brand new short films, featuring underwater footage of  the rivers Derwent and Ecclesbourne

Fly Fishing Participation: How do we get more people into Fly Fishing? James Roche discusses how the Angling Trust can help

Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme: How we can help keep our rivers clean

Fishing on Derbyshire Rivers: A discussion about the issues facing river fishing in Derbyshire

More items TBC…

Your questions, ideas and opinions! During the meeting there will be plenty of time to ask the speakers questions, suggest ideas and make your opinion known. If you have a specific question to ask or would like to raise an issue, please contact us and let us know ahead of the meeting via alex.clegg@anglingtrust.net.

To register, just click this link.

Sunday Match at Wyver Lane Pond – 14-04-2019

Fishing match at Wyver Lane Pond, open to BDAC Members only
Draw @ 8am
Fish 9.30 ’til 14.30
£10 pools
100% payout
1st Bryan Woolley 10lb 9oz
2nd Paul Spencer 5lb
3rd Tony Carline 3lb 7oz
4th Adi Ingram 2lb 8oz
5th Martin Jacques 2lb 7oz
6th Phil Hoad 1lb 7oz
Another cold day on the pond, bonus fish played a part today, Bryan Woolley got off to a great start landing a 9lb 13oz carp in the opening 30 mins, Tony Carline and Paul Spencer also caught a tench each and Adi Ingram had a nice Bream on the feeder late on.