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Barlow Trout and Coarse Fishery, Crowhole, Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 7TJ

Telephone Sheffield 0114 289 0543  e-mail angling@barlowlakes.co.uk


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Trout lakes at Barlow Fishery


The three trout lakes are well stocked with brown and rainbow trout and no fish are put in at less than takeable size. Most are introduced to the lakes at about 1.5lb. to 2.0lb but there are much larger specimens to be caught.  The wild brown trout in the fresh water brook will prove a match for even the most skilful angler. The lakes are open to trout anglers all the year round but fishing in the brook is not permitted between September 30th and April 1st. Recommended flies with a size 20 hook include:- Little black buzzer, cat's whisker, bloodworm imitation.
The trout lakes are re-stocked at least weekly - or to demand - from our own home grown trout stock.



The four coarse lakes, situated at the far end of the fishery contain all the variety of fish that you would expect to find in a high quality water.  Re-stocking takes place on a regular basis. Most of the stock, including carp, is home produced.  Club matches can be staged by arrangement. Tel: (0114 289 0543)

Because of the close proximity of the Keepers' Lane car park, the coarse lakes are particularly well suited to disabled anglers.

For club bookings, matches and open events please phone 0114 289 0543 Matches can be arranged to take place between October 1st and March 31st.

Recommended baits include:- Maggots (whites and pinkies), sweetcorn, luncheon meat and, in summer, floating bread crust.


A carp lake has been established towards the centre of the fishery. Access can be gained either from the trout car park or via the coarse lakes, passing the snack bar. Overnight fishing is permitted. Advance booking essential. (Tel: 0114 289 0543)

Camp overnight

Although Barlow Fishery is quite close to both Sheffield and Chesterfield, why not consider staying at the angler’s campsite?  It’ll guarantee you an early start and plenty of time for a big breakfast at our snack bar.

Trout lake
Fly fishing at Barlow