Bishop AA Club


Bishop Auckland. Durham


16 miles of water on the River Wear and 5 miles on the River Tees

The membership fees from 1 Jan 2017 are as follows
Adult Membership £236
Associate Membership £165
Junior £20

A Day Ticket purchased online now includes fishing on the River Wear and River Tees.


The River Wear is regarded as the premier river in England for sea trout and the number two river for salmon. The Club is keen for visitors to the area to enjoy their sport and, with that in mind, they can offer very affordable day and season fishing for the Newton Cap Bridge to Newfield Dam. The beat is single (left) bank from Newton Cap Bridge to the confluence of the River Gaunless (Jock's Bridge). Thereafter, double bank. The beat consists of pools and riffles and offers a wide variety of fishing. Wading can be difficult - chest waders are recommended. There are six named pools in total, some of them quite substantial in size.
Five car parks give access to the beat. Parking at the upstream end of the beat is located along the designated track leading from Newton Cap Bridge, Westwards, towards Waterside Cottages. The middle of the beat is accessed by parking on the riverside verge - access from Bishop Auckland market place, turn left at the Merry Monk public house. (For all other car parks please check beat map for details.)
Most legal methods of fishing are allowed, but the use of maggots and ground baiting is strictly banned. (See Club Rules.) Having booked your fishing on-line you should have no problem defining the Club water using the map provided.

England/Wear Beat

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To Purchase

Grayling season ticket 2017 - £35

2017 Season Adult Membership - £236

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Contact Details

Keith Robson
Membership Secretary
Mr. K. Robson
20 Central Drive
Co. Durham
DL16 7DQ

Tel 01388 818720