Revised Press Release will be posted week commencing 17th February. In the interim if you have any queries please contact 0845 1550236.
Selset is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the North Pennine grouse moors, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The wild brown trout in Selset reservoir are 100% native, having descended from the original upland brownies which lived in the streams before the dams were built. Lightning-fast reflexes and hard fighting. Unique colours and markings, these fish are a joy to catch!
ANGLERS PURCHASING TICKETS ONLINE CANNOT COMMENCE FISHING UNTIL THEY HAVE SIGNED IN AT THE FISHERY AND HAVE THEIR PERMIT STAMPED AND DATED BY A MEMBER OF STAFF..
Full Day Permit £9.
There are few more tranquil and relaxing ways to spend a day's fishing than roaming the banks of Selset waters and even fewer places where you can catch 'wild' brown trout. Constructed in the 1960's and lies at an altitude of 310 meters. Selset is 107 hectares in area and larger than its sister reservoir, Grassholme, into which it drains.To get the best out of this water you need to keep on the move. Brook fishing methods with sparsely dressed spider patterns work well.
Dates & times: The season is from 22nd March to 30th September and fishing times are from 8am to 9pm or sunset (whichever is sooner).Fishing commences at 8am once anglers have signed in.
Try it days: During the season on Tuesdays and Saturdays Derwent reservoir offers fishing tuition. This can be for novices or anglers keen to improve their skills in the art of both fly fishing and multi-bait fishing. The price ranges from £15 for a junior and £30 for an adult and includes all tackle hire, rod license and three hours of tuition.
Fly: Spring and Autumn, When fly fishing, an intermediate line may be required on the colder days in March and April, when a small Black Tadpole on the point and drab Palmers on the droppers should get plenty of action. From May onwards, use a floating line as the trout are usually at the surface, often free rising to all manner of terrestrial insects and the prolific hatches of small Black or Olive Buzzers which are evident throughout late spring and summer. At this time, small traditional patterns such as Black Pennells, Invictas and Spiders are consistent fish catches with dries including Hoppers, Sedgehogs and Cul-de-Canards doing very well when fish are rising.Fly Fishing Tips at Selset Light tackle (waistcoat or small backpack is best). Remember a Trout which snubs an imitation, for whatever reason, are more likely to respond positively to a change of fly on the next cast.
Shop: The nearest shop is at Grassholme visitor centre open daily from 8.00am. where you will find all the fishing equipment you need to get you started from scratch.
Access & facilities:
There is large car park near the north eastern corner of the reservoir from where a rough moorland walking route can be followed along the shore. There is also a smaller car park on the southern end of the dam.
Non Fishing Activities
There is a rough moorland walking route around the lake providing magnificent views across the water. The different habitats surrounding the reservoir attract different species of interesting bird and plant life throughout the year. The dam wall and the north-eastern part of the reservoir are within the Lune Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest and North Pennine Moors Special Protection Area in recognition of their importance for moorland bird species.
Online Permits: All permits are for a day only and catch limits must be shared if more than one person is fishing. All anglers aged 12 or over must also be in possession of their own valid individual Environment Agency rod license, which if not already held can be bought from the shop.
No days available online through us at this moment. There may be some later, at which point a booking link will appear here. To be automatically emailed when rods are added, please go to our rod alert page
Mon-Fri 9-5pm 0845 155 0236
Other times: 01833 641121