Fly fishing lessons in the Upper Derwent Valley

In the Upper Derwent Valley we have exclusive access to over 600 acres of unspoilt wilderness. For those of you who fancy getting away from it all we can provide fly fishing lessons for wild brown trout at Howden and Derwent Reservoir near the villages of Hope and Hathersage. There are no stocked fish so you will need to learn the art of wild fishing in truly unbelievable surroundings.

With no roads, shops or sometimes even people nearby, the silence can be deafening, only interrupted by the occasional bird of prey whistling overhead or the distinctive call of the grouse on the moorland edges. Howden & Derwent are just a short hop over the Snake Pass and are ideal for those near Manchester looking for fly fishing lessons.

Season - March to October

Upon booking we will send you all the information for your day including where to meet & what to bring. Local postcode is S33 0AX

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"Thank you for very much for the wonderful introduction to fly fishing. I thoroughly enjoyed the casting in the River Derwent on Friday and could not have asked for a better location or glorious weather. Your instruction and patience were excellent and I will not hesitate in referring you to friends and visiting again myself before too long." - Paula 2013
"Just wanted to thank you once again for a wonderful day yesterday, your tuition, and all the information you shared with us.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and we envy you your proximity to the river" - Ailsa 2013
"This is just a note to thank you for your excellent and very professional tuition on Monday but more than that. We got on well and I enjoyed your company. I shall be working hard at my casting (and striking, if I get the chance!)" - Robert 2013
"Just a few lines to say thank you for such a great day on Friday I had a wonderful experience and hopefully will be able to put into practise on a more regular basis the things you taught me." - Laurence 2013
"Many thanks for a brilliant time yesterday. I found the whole day exhilarating and it has really rekindled my interest in fly fishing." - Karl 2013
"Just wanted to thank you for an excellent day I had on Saturday. I've come away feeling that I have learnt alot more about fly-fishing that I can put into practice and hopefully catch many a fish. "- Rob 2013
"I just wanted to say thanks for a really enjoyable afternoon session last Saturday. I'd never tried fly fishing before, so this was a whole new experience.Happy to recommend your tuition to others" - David 2013
"A huge "Thank you" for a great day on the river - I learnt much from your practical tuition - and very much hope I can practice the tech niches before I forget them ! "- Tony 2013
"Thanks for a great days fishing on the Derwent on Sunday the 21st April, tom and I really enjoyed the day and we learned so much from you on the verious river techniques. It was great to catch a grayling on the home tied partridge and orange wet fly and the wild brownie on the upstream nymph that you gave me." - Eliot 2013
"Many thanks for yesterday. Really enjoyed it and learnt an awful lot. You even arranged good weather! I shall be back, and will be sure to tell friends and colleagues about Peaks Fly Fishing. "- Peter 2013


Standard Lessons (take place with 1 other angler)

Half day For 1 Person - £115 £98
Full day for 1 person - £175 £169

For more advanced anglers, 1-2-1 tuition is availble for an extra cost.


Half day for two people - £199 £179
Full day for two people - £299 £249

For larger groups please contact us for a price. Our prices include your fishing permit and all the tackle hire for the day including waders.