Activities

Fishing

If fishing or angling is your thing, head to the Longacre Fishery just three miles from Matlock’s centre in the village of Tansley. Brush up on your angling skills with a lesson, or purchase a day ticket and see what delights you can catch. The fishery is suitable for all angling ability levels, and with an array of carp swimming through the waters, you’re sure to find something.

The fishery also features the Angler’s Rest – a great place to take a break while enjoying a snack and a hot drink. Guests can also experience the breathtaking views across the Derwent Valley while visiting here. Car parking is available adjacent to the Angler’s Rest, just metres from the water and the fishery also has excellent disabled access.

Fishing in Matlock is great fun!

For big parties, the fishery has several pools that you can hire out for the day – perfect for a weekend treat. When visiting the Longacre Fishery, you needn’t worry about having all the necessary equipment, as they have a selection of tackle and bait available to hire or purchase.

Why not make a weekend of it? Guests can book a stay at the fishery’s holiday flat at any time of year. The flat is suitable for two people, and has been tastefully equipped with modern facilities. If fishing isn’t for you, the accommodation is in a great location for exploring some of Derbyshire’s most loved attractions including Chatsworth House, Bakewell and the Derbyshire Dales.

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