established 1908



RIVER DANE upper length
JUNE 16th to MARCH 14th


From its source in the Derbyshire Peak District the river meanders its way to join the river Weaver in Northwich. The river is widely acknowledged to be one of England's finest natural fisheries, and WDAA is proud to offer fishing on this water. The river suffered pollution in 2005, but subsequent to a successful court action against the polluter we embarked on a major restocking programme.
Barbel, chub, roach and dace have already been stocked into the river as part of
this ongoing programme. The water is fast returning to its former glory, trout and
grayling are starting to be caught again, which gives a good guide to the water quality in the river. Barbel are now approaching the 10lb mark and chub are regularly landed to 5lbs. Our club record barbel is 10lb 10oz and was acknowledged by non other than Chris Yates to be a magnificent specimen from such a small water.

Access is from the small parking area alongside the A530 near the tip and
canal, follow signs for the tip along the canal bank towards the aqueduct,
access to the river is from the left of the towpath. Access to the upstream
length is from the dane bridge further up over the canal. Fishing is allowed from
the right hand bank upstream as far as King street bridge.



River Dane by
Kevin McNeil

All anglers fishing the association pools and rivers, have the right ,whenever questioned by a bailiff of the association, to request that the bailiff also is able to show his/her card. If any members are asked to leave the water for whatever reason by a bailiff and he/she fails to produce a valid bailiff card please contact a member of the fishery management team or comittee.