About Us

In the heart of the Peak District National Park, Ladybower Fisheries control the fishing rights on a vast expanse of water situated near the villages of Bamford, Hathersage and Hope. 

Birchinlee Fly Fishing Club was formed in association with Ladybower Fisheries in order to offer members wild brown trout fishing on two stunning reservoirs in idyllic locations in the Peak District as well as some fantastic river fly fishing on the beautiful river Derwent downstream of Ladybower reservoir. 

The club is privately run and members are not required to attend either work parties or annual meetings however the management always encourage feedback and input from members whose views are widely respected. 

The club offers a warm and friendly welcome to new members and appeals to those with an interest in wild trout fly fishing using smaller natural patterns and who appreciate fishing in unique and picturesque landscapes. All our waters are ‘catch and release’. 

Birchinlee take their name from the settlement of the same name that was inhabited by the brave workers who built the wonderful waters we fish. 

If you are interested in fishing for large fish or catching fish for the table, we would encourage you to fish on Ladybower Reservoir which has a tremendous stocking programme of Rainbow & Brown Trout and is fishable on a day ticket – more details on the Ladybower website