Special Offer for WTT Members! Peak District Wild Trout Fishing at Ladybower Reservoir Complex
Posted on July 19, 2012
As a special experiment, the well-known Ladybower reservoir fisheries will open up special day ticket access to WTT members to fish their two “wild” waters (Derwent and Howden reservoirs) during the remainder of the 2012 trout season. These waters have never been stocked and contain a very healthy head of self-sustaining wild brown trout that breed in a network of inlet streams. Fish of around half a pound are abundant – with much larger specimens seen spawning each year! Imitative fishing close to the shoreline with both dry flies and subsurface patterns is highly effective – offering a wild upland stillwater experience close to the centre of England that is more usually associated with mountainous areas of Scotland, Ireland, Wales or the Lake District. The fishing will be 100% catch and release using barbless hooks with fish handling (wetted hands only) kept to a minimum.
The initial trial will offer day tickets (maximum of 10 per week to guarantee solitude and light angling pressure) to WTT supporters who present their membership details at the fishery office. Prices are £10 for WTT members and £15 for non-members. In addition, it is hoped that a small and dedicated syndicate will be developed in future to augment the day ticket opportunities offered to travelling members of the WTT. With a combined shoreline length of almost 14 km there is plenty of opportunity to get away from it all and find your own pod of feeding trout in glorious surroundings. Anyone wishing to be considered for the syndicate should register their interest in one of two ways:
- When purchasing a day ticket
- By direct contact to the Ladybower Fisheries staff by phone 01433 659712 or email Ladybowerfishing@aol.com