WILD BROWN TROUT
IN BALDERHEAD, COW GREEN, SELSET AND BLACKTON WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE FOUR OF THE VERY BEST WILD BROWN TROUT FISHERIES IN THE COUNTRY. ALL BASED IN TEESDALE, THEY ARE FULL OF FIGHTING FIT TROUT, PROVIDING EXCELLENT SPORT.
Surrounded by the fantastic scenery of the North Pennine grouse moors, there are few more tranquil and relaxing ways to spend a day’s fishing than roaming the banks of these waters, and even fewer places where you can catch truly wild browns. The trout in these reservoirs are 100% native, having descended from the original upland brownies which lived in the streams before the dams were built. Lightning quick and very hard fighting with unique colours and markings, these fish are a joy to catch.
Day permits for Balderhead, Selset, Cow Green and Blackton are available to buy from Grassholme Visitor Centre only. Permits can also be bought in advance using your debit or credit card by calling on 01833 641 121 or online at www.fishpal.com. Please note, the honesty box system will not be available at Cow Green.
We also offer a 'fantastic four' season permit at the great price of £95, allowing you access to fish at all four wild brown trout reservoirs, as often as you like.