The North Pennines boasts some of the finest upland reservoirs and rivers, renowned for the quality of their fishing. Fish in some of England's most spectacular landscapes with excellent opportunities for beginners as well as experts!
Northumbrian Water maintains several well stocked and attractive upland trout reservoirs. Average catches are of between four and five fish. There are opportunities for coarse, fly and multi-bait fishing at Derwent, Cow Green, Selset, Grassholme, Balderhead, Blackton and Hury reservoirs across the North Pennines.
There are several excellent game fishing opportunities on rivers in the North Pennines including the South Tyne, Tyne, West and East Allen, Tees, Eden and the Wear. There are several fishing shops in and around the North Pennines. Northumbrian water has a shop at Grassholme Reservoir that sell rod licenses, bait, tackle, rod, reels and refreshments. There are other shops in Consett and Barnard Castle in Co. Durham, Hexham in Northumberland and Kirkby Stephen and Penrith in Cumbria.