Accessible angling for wheelchair users is very popular in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

The following places can be contacted for full details of the facilities they have available.


Rosliston Forestry Centre

Burton Road




DE12 8JX

General Information: 01283 563483


There’s no wonder people fall hook line and sinker for Rosliston.

Tucked away on the site’s southern edge, the wonderfully named Rolls-Royce Greenheart Lake offers challenges and relaxation in equal measure with terrific coarse fishing on offer.

Generously stocked, this fishing lake is a popular spot for carp fishing in particular. Day permits are available, please call into the Barn Shop to pay.


Ladybower Fisheries

Priddock House

Ashopton Road



S33 0AZ

Mobile: 07876216199

Telephone: 01433 659712


On behalf of Ladybower Fisheries we would like to welcome and thank-you for visiting us here in the Peak District National Park.

Together we hope to provide you with some of the best fly fishing around with superb quality fish.

At Ladybower there is 13 miles of bank fishing available, we also have 15 fishing boats with well serviced engines for hire. These are an ideal way of exploring the water and fishing those areas where other anglers cannot reach.

The main stock of trout are all bred locally to a very high standard, producing great reports of “acrobatics and strong fighting skills”.

If the fishing is not your cup of tea then what about the stunning Derbyshire countryside with picturesque surroundings and versatile wildlife all within easy access of Ladybower. For further information please visit the National Park web site.

Fly Fishing Opportunities near The Peacock at Rowsley Hotel

The Peacock at Rowsley



Tel: 01629 733 518


Our stunning location is ideal for a spot of fly fishing - why not book a relaxing stay with us to take advantage of it?  Or book a Day Ticket only - just phone or book online


Seven miles of some of the best dry fly, wild trout fishing in the UK, with absolutely no stocking, complimented by strict catch and release. Haddon Estate's Riverkeepers are always free to offer helpful advice and guides are available for longer periods of assistance. This river teems with insects due to the excellent water quality so there is always something to cast to and stalk, including the very accommodating Wild Rainbows. Available to both residents and non-residents.


3 ½ miles of fly fishing for the Derwents’ trout. Dries, wets and nymphs can be used and unlike the Wye we recommend responsible and safe wading here. Residents only.

We sell selected flies and fishing sundries at reception.

Beehive Woodland Lakes

Beehive Woodland Lakes



DE12 8HZ

Tel: 01283 763 981

With three well stocked lakes, you're assured a excellent day's fishing at Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes. The Horseshoe, Botany Bay and Jubilee our silver fish lake are all popular with local fisherman, all excellently stocked and provide a beautiful environment to fish and relax.

The Lakes

We have three fishing lakes, set in an attractive woodland landscape.  The three secluded lakes provide an ideal venue for a quiet day spent alone or club competitions.

Our lakes are up to 12 feet in depth and stock includes carp up to 26 lbs, tench up to 6 lbs, bream up to 4 lbs and roach up to 2 lbs. Botany Bay Lake has platforms suitable for disabled fishermen and easy access from the nearby free car parking. Toilet facilities are on site.

Grassmoor Country Park

Just three miles from Chesterfield, Grassmoor Country Park sits at the northern end of the Five Pits Trail. It is a lovely spot for strolling or picnicking among large open meadows all year round.

Our well-loved Grassmoor Country Park is about to have a significant improvement, courtesy of the Grassmoor Lagoons project.

The lagoons were formed in spoil tips at the former Grassmoor Colliery, which operated on the site from the 1840s until its closure in 1967. This project aims to turn these polluted lagoons into a recreational site for the whole community to use.


For membership information please contact:

The Secretary

John Lewis

Seanor Lane

Lower Pilsley


S45 8DQ

Fishing is allowed on the large pond and this is managed by Williamthorpe Angling Club. The pond is available for fishing all year round. Day tickets (£5) are available from the bailiffs.

Shipley Country Park

Shipley Country Park

Slack Lane

Nr Heanor


DE75 7GX

Tel: 01773 719961

Responsible anglers are welcome at Shipley Country Park. Fish include: roach, perch, bream, pike, carp, tench and crucian carp.

Day peg fishing

Day peg fishing is available at Osborne's Pond, Mapperley Reservoir and Adam's Pond throughout the normal season.

Tickets can be purchased from the bailiffs on the bank. Tickets cost £3 (two rods maximum).

Night fishing

Night fishing is also now available for day ticket holders at an additional £3 (two rods maximum), for example £6 for 24 hours fishing.

Ponds Rules Permits Matches Contacts

Williamthorpe Angling Club

John Lewis

Westwood Cottages

Seanor Lane

Lower Pilsley


S45 8DQ


Angling at Williamthorpe Ponds can be traced back to when the first Pond was excavated around the time of the First World war.

The Williamthorpe Angling club or Williamthorpe Fishing Club as it was first known came into existence in 1946.

The present Williamthorpe angling club caters for around 600 members, there are 6 ponds which can be fished from dawn till dusk (night fishing is allowed on some ponds). Each water holds a wide selection of fish and offers different challenges from the beginner to the more experienced angler.

Chesterfield Canal

Trust Officers

Robin Stonebridge: Chair of the Trust

109 Nursery Road

North Anston


S25 4BT

Tel: 07977 23 73 02



There are many fishing clubs and associations along the length of the canal. They often change, but this list is correct as of May 2010.

Derbyshire section

Barrow Hill Angling Club (01246 474852) or day permits from Tapton Lock Visitor Centre (01246 551035)

KJS Fisheries, Killamarsh (0114 247 0876)

Rother Valley Country Park (0114 247 1452)