Matlock Angling Club
Based in the Derbyshire Dales and provides its current 300 members with fishing of all types.
The Club has caters for both still water and river fishing. Fishing for trout is available and all legal methods may be used and the River Derwent has several good stretches for fly fishing for wild brown trout and grayling and the occasional wild or stocked rainbow trout, the Derwent is noted for the extremely good Grayling fishing.
In the last two years bigger coarse fish are being caught in the river and also the clubs ponds. these include good sized barbel and chub.
The club has an active match section with regular matches during the year. The Club enters a team in the Division 1 NFA National Championships and the Angling Times/ Van Den Eynde Clubman Supercup.
Small & Large Ponds – Cawdor
These two ponds are located in the former quarry at Cawdor.The largest pond has 19 pegs and the smaller pond 11. he fish in these ponds are:-Common and Mirror Carp to 12lbs Crucian Carp to 2lbs Tench to 3lbs Bream to 4lbs Roach to 2lbs Rudd to 2lbs and Perch to 1lb.
There are 25 pegs on this pond providing good platforms to fish from. Tactics on this pond are float, leger or pole to the far banks or islands,or in the margins,with most baits catching fish.
The club has various stretches of the River Derwent these are at Darley Dale, Oaker, Snitterton, Matlock and Matlock Bath.They have good fishing all year round using all tactics including fly fishing. The stretch at Matlock Bath has day tickets available all other stretches are members only.The river has many differing parts,shallow and fast and slow and deep and various fish holding spots along its length. The stretch at Matlock Bath was restocked with 3500 coarse fish from the Environment Agency in November 2007 these were Roach, Barbel and Dace from 3-6 inches.
The river contains :- Grayling to 2lbs Barbel to 6lbs Chub to 4lbs Roach to 2lbs Perch to 2lbs Dace to 4oz Gudgeon to 2oz Brown Trout to 3lbs and although these are not stocked fish and have either been stocked elsewhere in the river or escaped, Rainbow Trout including wild fish to 3lbs ,and at Matlock Bath near the aquarium a few Carp to 5lbs
The pond contains:- Common and Mirror Carp to 8lbs Crucian Carp to 2lbs Tench to 3lbs Roach to 2lbs Rudd to 2lbs Perch to 2lbs Bream to 3lbs Chub to 3lbs and Gudgeon to 3oz