Fishing on Tunstall

Fishing on Tunstall Reservoir                                                                                             photo Ian Coulthard


Weardale Fly Fishing Club fish on the river Wear between Stanhope gauging station to Rookhope Burn at Eastgate. Fly until 1st September then worm and spinning.

Licences and Permits

Valid national trout licences are required from March 22nd  - September 30th
Sea trout and salmon licences from March 22nd to October 30th
National licences are available from Stanhope Post office.

Daily and weekly permits

Upper Weardale Anglers - Post Office at St John's Chapel
Stanhope Anglers - Stanhope Paper Shop

Rivers and Lakes

On the River Wear - between Stanhope and Eastgate Weardale Fly-fishers Club

Woodcroft Farm, Frosterley (private fishing)

Eastgate 01388 747110
Westgate-Cowshill 01388 537482
Tunstall Reservoir 01740 652360
Witton Castle Lakes, Witton le Wear 01388 488691

Reservoir Fishing

Northumbrian Water also looks after lots of well stocked and attractive upland reservoirs with average catches of between 4 and f5 fish. There are opportunities for coarse, fly and multi-bait fishing at Derwent, Cow Green, Selset, Grassholme, Balderhead, Blackton and Hury Reservoirs.

Learn to Fish courses at Derwent Reservoir. Call 01207 255 250 for details.