Nestled in the rolling hills of the Durham Dales, you will find two Verdant Leisure parks, Heather View and Kingfisher. One an owners only retreat, the other a top holiday spot where holiday home owners and guests can sample the country life, dine in our on park bar and restaurant and enjoy weekly entertainment.

With both parks located on the edge of the River Wear, one of the most popular activities is to fish. Sea trout, brown trout and salmon make their home in the river. The parks aren’t the only places to enjoy fishing in Weardale though. Which is why we thought we’d share a few other recommended hotspots in the area.

Reservoir fishing is in abundance in the area and you can find some great locations just a stones’ throw away. Our favourites are Derwent and Cow Green Reservoir. Derwent Reservoir is easily one of the most popular fisheries and comes with lots of space. Anglers will have the chance to catch trout weighing up to 20lbs and prizes will be awarded! There’s a shop on site and picnic and play areas if you have family you want to keep entertained while you fish!

Cow Green has been heralded as one of the best wild brown trout fisheries in England. The native fish provide an excellent sport and you can enjoy fantastic scenery of the North Pennines grouse moors. This reservoir is the peaceful retreat many anglers enjoy.

One of the best stretches to fish on the river itself is regarded as being the three mile stretch between Eastgate, 3 miles west of Stanhope, and Stanhope Gauging Station.

Next time you are considering a holiday fishing in Weardale, why not take a look at Heather View? There are many attractions nearby if you have family who are not so keen on the fishing reel! What’s more, a keen angler looking to own their own holiday home won’t go wrong at these North East parks.