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Fishing in the Local Area

Fishing in Staffordshire & Derbyshire has a great deal to offer the keen fisherman. Whether you prefer coarse fishing, fly fishing or specialist carp fishing you will find some beautiful locations to enjoy your sport situated in and around the Peak Park.

A lot of fisheries are run for the members of local Angling Associations however there are also many areas of rivers and lakes that are available to be fished by the general public by purchasing a fishing day ticket permit.

Carsington Reservoir
Carsington Water offers fly fishing from boats for Trout.

Tittesworth Water

River Manifold, Dove, Lathkill, Derwent along with numerous smaller streams. The temperature and quality of the water is ideal for brown trout and grayling, and the clarity perfect for fly fishing.

Alton Manor Farm – Near Wirksworth available for non-members to fish with a day ticket permit.

Fishing – The Peak Passport Scheme

Peak Angling Passport tokens cost 2.50 each and are available in books of five (12.50 per book) or ten (25.00) and beats are between 2 and 6 tokens per visit.

The beats are all around the uplands of Staffs/Derbys in the Peak District and so are in some great countryside and some really wild fishing. Latest information received is that there are 12 beats to choose from at the moment. Beats are on the rivers Manifold & Dove. One beat is a stone’s throw from the Manifold Inn and is understood to require just 2 Tokens to fish.

We can help arrange Peak Passport Scheme tokens if you let us know your requirements in advance.

We found this story from a fisherman on a Blog about his experience fishing the River Manifold beat just a few minutes’ walk from the Manifold Inn.

On Monday evening I fished the section upstream of the bridge on Beat 8 (Hulme End Bridge, River Manifold) and I can safely say it is absolutely teeming with wild browns who kindly obliged the dry fly – in fact a bloody big Cinammon Sedge was greedily snapped up readily and regularly whenever placed above the ripples of a rising fish or landed into the many lovely little riffles of the stretch. I only had an hour to fish it through but had seven fish in total, the best about 8″, missing many many more, but I’m certain there are bigger fish in there because of the abundance of variation of in-stream features and depth, as well as bags of cover in the shape of overhanging vegetation. In fact its make-up is very similar to my local small stream which harbours more than the occasional 3/4 – 1lb fish so I wouldn’t be surprised to catch similar if I was lucky enough to land here with more time and better conditions (excuses excuses!).

Beresford Fishery

If fishing is your sport you will know The River Dove is where Charles Cotton and Izaak Walton, the author of the world famous book “The Compleat Angler”, fished in the 17th Century.

Beresford Fishery about 2 miles from the Inn can offer guests fishing on this beautiful stretch of the world famous Dove.