Fly Fishing at Carsington

Carsington Fly Fishery will open for the 2017 season on Sat 18th March.

Bookings for boats are now being taken call the watersports centre 01629 540478 or book online.
Carsington is a boat fishing water with top quality brown and rainbow trout stocked from our two local suppliers.
Please note that it is fly fishing only at Carsington and no coarse fishing available.

Fly fishing at its best! Carsington Water is a stunning trout fishery situated in the heart of the stunning Derbyshire countryside.  Its natural beauty, tranquil atmosphere, crystal clear waters and stunning fish combine to make Carsington Water addictive to anglers.
 Its gin clear waters are stocked with fish up to 8lb and fish are stocked weekly throughout the season.

• Exceptionally well-stocked trout fishery

• Rainbow and Brown Trout

• Weekly stocking throughout the season

• 750 acres of crystal clear water

• 17 standard Boats available for hire + 2 Wheely Boats













Carsington water offers some of the best boat fishing in Derbyshire. Fishing from a boat is the best way to explore the water and hunt out those fantastic trout. There are 18 boats available for hire all supplied with engines, oars and an anchor. Boats can go out from 8.30am and return at sunset.
It is recommended that boats should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made on 01629 540478.
A 15% discount is available for bookings of 5 or more boats, please ask for details when making your booking.

2017 Prices - click here


Wheely Boat

For those anglers who are wheel chair bound or have disabilities which do not allow them to fish from our standard boats we have 2 wheel chair access boats. Our fishery staff are on hand to help you on and off the boat. We strongly advise that these boats are booked in advance.


A small selection of fishing tackle is available from the fishery office, along with light refreshments at the watersports centre and visitors centre restaurant. The restaurant is open at the visitor centre with a full menu, while other members of the family would also enjoy the exhibtion, shopping, adventure playground, footpaths, cycle hire and watersports that are all available at Carsington.


Derbyshire County Angling Club members

DCAC members have the opportunity to fly fish on Carsington Water with a free permit included in thier membership. There are 4 permits available each day with a bag limit or 2 fish each. You will need to book and pay for a boat and also give your club number so we can allocate you one of the permits. Check your club information and rules.

Please note DCAC tickets are available from Mon 20th March 2017.