Fly Fishing For Trout At Jubilee Lakes


Quite a few rules - we've been here 35 years - but they're pretty straightforward.

  • Fly fishing is with a single barbless fly or a team of two small barbless flies and single fly rod, second rod may be set up ready for use. 
  • No booby style fishing, (floating fly on a sinking line).
  • We do not allow strike indicators but do allow any indicator which is an integral part of the setup such as an example the Ultra Braid Loop or similar.
  • No light tackle, minimum cast strength 5lb. (Helps get the trout in quickly ready for release).
  • Use the landing nets provided and unhook your trout in the net in the water. No bass bags please, we'll refrigerate your catch. (Nets & bass bags used elsewhere can carry disease).
  • Use a priest to dispatch trout taken. 
  • If you have fished an area for two hours please move well away from that ‘area’ for two full hours before returning. There are three ‘areas’ on the lakes - top lake, far side lower lake & shop side lower lake.
  • Just a simple dress code - nothing less than a proper ”T” Shirt & shorts. Specs recommended for eye protection.
  • Fly rods are excellent lightning conductors!
  • Please use the toilet provided.
  • Access is to the lakeside only. No wading. No cameras.
  • No dogs. No disruptive or noisy anglers. No litter. No cameras. No visitors on the fishery, car park or surrounding area. 
  • Environment Agency Licence required.

Jubilee Lakes reserves the right to refuse entry, to ask any trout angler to leave, to inspect bags, clothing, fly fishing tackle and vehicles. All persons visiting the fly fishery do so at their own risk, we accept no responsibility for any injury, theft, loss or damage to property or persons.

How far is it for Fly Fishing at Jubilee Lakes Trout Fishery?

Situated in the south of County Durham between Teesside, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumbria and convenient for the A1 (M) Motorway, A68, A6072. We are in easy reach of the tourist destinations of Teesdale and Weardale as well as the conurbations of Wear Valley and Teesside.

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).