Fly Fishing for Rainbow Trout at Jubilee Lakes in County Durham

Posted 7th July 2020


After reviewing things very carefully we've decided we still aren't going to open the Lakes or the Tackle Shop yet. We don't think the situation is certain and worryingly we have had enquiries for fishing from anglers coming from areas where cases of Covid are on the rise - and they are completely unconcerned about the health risk! Maybe we are being over cautious but we'd like to see things settle down before putting our anglers or family at risk.

We've been overwhelmed by messages of support and would like to thankyou all for that and it's great to see the rise in interest in flytying and especially so many newcomers taking it up.

It is such a shame about the fishing though! Dave & Sandra


If you do need tackle or tying equipment you can arrange a time to collect from a safe place outside our gates or else delivery by post or carrier. Order using our online site at or phone on 01388772611. If you get our answerphone leave your name and phone number (repeat twice please) and we'll phone you back very quickly. 

We'll set tackle up as usual if required and if you want clothing or waders give you good advice on choice of sizes. You can phone in to order 9.30a.m to 2.00p.m. Monday to Saturday. Phone on a morning for afternoon collection up to 6p.m. Phone on an afternoon to collect the following day. 

Quality Stillwater Trout Fishing at one of Northern Englands finest day ticket waters.....

Whether you are fly fishing for trout as a novice or an experienced trout angler this is the stillwater fly fishery for you. A day ticket water, Jubilee Lakes consists of two beautifully maintained spring fed lakes amply stocked with fighting fit triploid rainbow trout. Excellent sport, perfect peace. You will enjoy fly fishing for trout here at our lakes.

Jubilee Lakes Stillwater Fly Fishery offers facilities such a heated anglers cabin and toilet and secure lakeside parking. Well kept banks and paths make trout fishing here a pleasure and ideal for anglers with limited mobility. Our aim has always been to provide first rate trout fishing, complimented by first rate facilities. Notably Jubilee Lakes is home to the renowned Anglers Lodge Tackle Shop; stocking everything for the trout & the salmon angler from Hardy Fly Rods to Fulling Mill Flies.

"Good value for money, quality of trout and one of the best tackle shops I know, make a detour off the A1 and visit Jubilee." "It is the quality of angler attracted to Jubilee which perhaps separates it from other small stillwaters."Charles Jardine, Fly Fishing & Fly Tying

Situated in County Durham only a short distance from the local towns of Darlington, Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland & Spennymoor. Just over the border from North Yorkshire we are in easy reach of the tourist destinations of Teesdale and Weardale as well as the conurbations of Wear Valley and Teesside. Only 5 minutes from the A1 (M) motorway, 1 minute from the A68.

Jubilee Lakes Stillwater Fly Fishery is trout fishing at its very best. For a peaceful days fly fishing in tranquil surroundings on well stocked, well maintained trout lakes you must visit us here at Jubilee Lakes.

Distances. An approximate guide. ( ) = distance to us in miles.

Shildon (4), Locomotion National Railway Museum (4), Newton Aycliffe (5), Bishop Auckland (6), Kynren - An Epic Tale of England (8), Kynren Auckland Castle (8), Darlington (7), Spennymoor (10), Raby Castle (12), Staindrop (12), Crook (13), Ferryhill (13), Stockton-on-Tees (15), Teesside (15), Barnard Castle (18), Bowes Museum (19), Middlesbrough (19), Durham Castle (19), Durham Cathedral (19), City of Durham (20), Catterick (21), Hartlepool (23), Chester-le-Street (24), Northallerton (24), Thornaby (24), Billingham (25), Beamish Museum (27), Yarm (26), Sunderland (28), Washington (28), Peterlee (33), Newcastle upon Tyne (33), Gateshead (38), Redcar (38), Ripon (38), Hexham (42), North Shields (45), South Shields (47), Bedlington (47), Whitby (49), Cramilngton (50), Harrogate (50), Blyth (56), Ashington (57), York (59), Penrith (63), Alnwick (67), Scarborough (67), Leeds (67), Kendal (72), Bradford (74), Wakefield (75), Carlisle (81), Bridlington (83), Doncaster (84), Barnsley (87), Market Weighton (87), Lancaster (88), Huddersfield (91), Beverley (95), Workington (99), Maryport (100), Sheffield (104), Whitehaven (104), Hull (112), Dumfries (114), Manchester (114), Dumfries (114), Blackpool (118), Castle Douglas (138), Edinburgh (155), Glasgow (177), Birmingham (177), Aberystwyth (247), London (250), Belfast (250), Dublin (256), Aberdeen (264), Swansea (321).