Brace of 4lb River Derwent chub

2 x 4lb chub caught on legered luncheon meat from the River Derwent at Belper - July 2019

This beautiful pair of Derwent chub were caught from our stretch of river near Belper.

Both fish weighed around the 4lb mark and were caught on legered luncheon meat by David Steed, who emailed us the details and photo via our catch report submission page.

2 x 4lb chub caught on legered luncheon meat from the River Derwent at Belper - July 2019
A brace of 4lb Bepler chub with a liking for luncheon meat.

Congratulations David and thank you for sharing the details with us!

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!

2018/19 River Coarse Fishing Season Now Closed!

Milford top weir

All members & day ticket anglers should be aware that the annual river close season is now in force, from midnight March 14th until June 16th.

The only way you can now fish our stretch of the Derbyshire Derwent is to fly fish for the trout.  Local byelaws apply.

Of course, our members can still coarse fish Wyver Lane Pond and our stretch of the Erewash Canal whilst the rivers are closed, for our stocks of carp, silver fish, bream & tench.

Also, don’t forget to renew your EA Rod Licence, which may expire during the close season. It is a condition of fishing club waters that all anglers are in posession of a valid rod licence.

River Derwent Barbel Capture for Jonah

Jonah Cooper with a River Derwent barbel, near Belper

Member and venue regular, Jonah Cooper, sent us details of a superb River Derwent barbel he caught recently, close to Belper.

Jonah regularly send us details & photos of his catches using our online catch report form. He kindly grants his permission for us to publish them on the site.

Here’s what Jonah had to say about the capture:

“[The barbel] took a piece of Luncheon Meat just before 9:45pm. I’d been fishing from about 4-ish and I was going to pack up for home in about 5 minutes before it took a huge run downstream. Cracking fish, returned safely.”

Well done Jonah! That looks a superb barbel; please keep the catch reports coming.

River Derwent – new season captures June 2018

River Derwent Chub caught at Belper

Alfreton-based angler and BDAC member, Andrew Kennedy, enjoyed a great early morning float fishing session on our stretch of the River Derwent near Belper last week, showing the river’s potential for both coarse and game species.

He sent us details of his session using our catch report & photo form and had the following to say:

“I had a really enjoyable session on the Derwent last Saturday morning, before work. I got off the mark for the season with no less than 5 species! With chub, trout, barbel, perch and grayling all caught. I landed a total of 4 chub, ranging from 3lb to a specimen chub just shy of 5lb; all on the float. Most fish took trotted caster or worm, with the barbel taking a banded pellet on swimfeeder. Great fun and just reward for a dawn start!”

You can fish our length of the Derbyshire Derwent on both season permit and day ticket.

Have you been catching on BDAC waters? Please send us details of your captures, with photos too if possible. You can choose whether the information you send us is kept private by the club, or made public on our website.

Information on all captures is helpful to the club because it helps us to monitor fish stocks and growth rates on our venues.

2017/18 River Coarse Fishing Season Now Closed!

Derbyshire Derwent - Belper & District Angling Club

All members & day ticket anglers should be aware that the annual river close season is now in force, from midnight March 14th until June 16th.

The only way you can now fish our stretch of the Derbyshire Derwent is to fly fish for the trout.  Local byelaws apply.

Of course, our members can still coarse fish Wyver Lane Pond and our stretch of the Erewash Canal whilst the rivers are closed, for our stocks of carp, silver fish, bream & tench.

Also, don’t forget to renew your EA Rod Licence which expire on March 31st. It is a condition of fishing club waters that all anglers are in posession of a valid rod licence.