Coarse fishing in Northumbria
County Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle Upon Tyne fishing
Fishing is a great sport for getting away from it all. Here's the realbuzz.com guide to a few top fishing spots in Northumbria.
Eden Meadows, nr Trimdon Colliery, County Durham
The complex consists of three well-stocked fishing lakes with excellent access to all pegs. Disabled anglers have permission to drive down to the water where adequate room is available to park close to the peg. Eden Meadows is a day ticket fishery with on-site facilities including snacks and baits. Two match lakes ensure the discerning match anglers are well catered for.
Tel: 01429 835836
Whittle Dene, off the B6138 near Corbridge, Northumberland
The fishery, operated by the local water authority, is formed by a cluster of small reservoirs on the old military road near Harlow Hill. The venue produces good mixed bags with roach present in large numbers. Due to the restricted car parking, the numbers of permits are restricted to 20 per day, on a first-come, first-served basis. Day tickets via self-service envelope from fishing lodge.
Derwent Fishing Lodge, Northumbrian Water. Tel: 01207 255 250
Bolam Lake. Off A669 at Belsay, Newcastle Upon Tyne
This is a 25-acre lake set within the country park and operated by the local County Council. Coarse fishing is allowed with a permit issued from Belsay Post Office (Tel: 01661 881205). The lake is closed to anglers from March 15th until June 15th.