Welcome to The Peak Angling Passport Scheme
Covid 19 update: Angling is allowed from the 13th of May BUT only under strict guidelines, which can be found via the link below. However, landowners may still chose to restrict access in some areas.
This is the scheme that brings you wild trout fishing on a day ticket in the Peak District. There are a number of beats to choose from. This website provides you with all you need to know to find your beat, and go fishing!
The beats are set in the wonderful surroundings of the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District. All the beats are on private land, accessible only with permission of the landowner through the Peak Angling Passport Scheme. Do keep an eye on this website for the latest information including any new beats that are coming into the scheme.
The Trent Rivers Trust is working hard to protect and improve river habitat and water quality by working in partnership with landowners, farmers, statutory bodies, angling clubs and other organisations. The angling passport scheme is an important part of this work and the aims of the scheme are to increase the value of rivers to landowners, particularly where river habitat improvement works have been carried out or are planned, by providing access for anglers. By providing a sustainable income to farmers and landowners we hope it will help to protect the rivers and their wildlife in the future.
As these beats are on private property please remember that access is by kind permission of the landowner. The success of the scheme relies on trust, both on the part of the angler and the landowner.
Tina Bardill is the Trent Rivers Trust coordinator, responsible for organising the Peak Angling Passport scheme and environmental improvements on rivers in this part of the Peak District. Look out for her on the river bank, show her your tokens and licence, and she will give you the latest news on which beats are fishing well, flies and tactics.