Opening Times & Charges


We are still having problems with the trout here. We had closed the Lakes thinking that the problem was the extreme temperatures we were having but unfortunately it seems there's more to it than that. Although the Lakes will remain closed for fishing we will still be going ahead with our planned RIO/ Vision Demo Day from 10a.m until 2p.m on Saturday, September 10th. This is simply because we just can't get in touch with anglers to let them know not to come if we cancelled now. I'm sure it will be a great day as always and I know many are looking forward to it but it is overshadowed by the problems we are having here at the moment.

The shop will be open as usual - 10am to 4pm Thursday & Friday and 10am to 2pm Saturday. Online orders dispatched every day as normal. Thanks for your patience & apologies for your inconvenience. Dave & Sandra. 


Opening Times & Charges - Temporarily closed

Most anglers just turn up or phone us before setting out though you can certainly book in advance if you prefer to be sure. Telephone 01388 772611 at any time. If we don't answer leave your name & phone number and preferred day though we won’t phone you back unless there is a problem or unless you especially request us to.

Our days/ times for tackle shop & fishing are:-

Thursday & Friday 10a.m. to 4p.m. 

Saturday 10a.m. to 2p.m. 

TICKETS - Please bring the exact payment. Credit / Debit Cards NOT accepted for fishing.

Two fish ticket £22.00. First trout to be taken as part of bag plus one other.

Thursday/ Friday Catch & Release £16.00 - Release a total of 16 trout, 8 on each lake.

Saturday Catch & Release Ticket £14.00 - Release a total of 16 trout, 8 on each lake.

*On a two fish ticket an angler must take the first trout caught plus one more and is allowed to release 8 trout on each of our two lakes.

ADULT & CHILD TICKET (9 to 16 year old).

One child only. Add £5.00 to the adult ticket. Adult & child are each allowed to share returns as above on each of our two lakes and would share the two trout included in our £22.00 ticket. For their own safety anglers under the age of nine years are not admitted. Children on a junior ticket must fish next to their parent & wear specs or sunspecs.


12 Two Trout tickets which may be used, subject to rod availability, at any time within one year of purchase. Cost £230.00 for 12 Day Tickets.


12 Catch & Release tickets which may be used, subject to rod availability, at any time within one year of purchase. Cost £180.00 for 12 six hour tickets or £140.00 for 12 four hour tickets.

PAYMENT METHODS - Cash only please for fishing. Please note if you come to fish the anglers refreshment cabin is closed but the loo is still available & the tackle shop is open the same hours as the 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).