The Peacock at Rowsley

Exclusive residential fly fishing at the Peacock at Rowsley

The Peacock is the hub for the Haddon Estate fisheries which offers some of the finest and most extensive dry fly fishing for wild trout in the country. Fishermen come from all over the world, and the Derbyshire Wye is famous for being the only river in the United Kingdom with wild rainbow trout as well as wild brown trout.

Why not combine a relaxing stay with a spot of fishing? If you are staying at the Peacock you can fish on these very special waters; just email or call reception on 01629 733 518 to book.

We also have a number of highly experienced guides available who can help you make the best of your day and teach you the fine art of dry fly fishing for wild trout! Beginners are welcome.

For more regular fishers, our Peacock Fly Fishing Club membership offers exceptional unlimited fishing opportunities on our four rivers throughout the season. Please click here to register your interest to join. The club is full but you are very welcome to join the waiting list.

Our Rivers

Four rivers run through the Haddon Estate: The rivers Derwent, Wye, Lathkill and Bradford with over 15 miles of fishing to choose from.

We do not stock any of our rivers, so all fish are wild. The Derbyshire Wye is the only river in the country with wild rainbow trout.

Day Tickets

Day Tickets are only available to hotel residents and guided days. Day Ticket anglers can choose from fishing on over seven miles of the River Wye or three and a half miles of the River Derwent. Grayling fishing through winter is also available for guided days and hotel residents only.

Resident Low Season Day Ticket 2023 £75 per rod per day from 1st April – 12th May and from 16th June – 7th October.

High Season Day Ticket 2023 £150 per rod per day from 13th May – 15th June. 

Please note that refunds will only be available if cancellations or amendments to reservations are made 48 hours before fishing commences.   Should we have to cancel due to inclement weather conditions or other unforeseen reasons beyond our control, bookings will be re-arranged subject to availability.  A fishing ticket can only be used by a holder of an Environment Agency Fishing License. The Peacock Hotel cannot accept any liability for accidents or injury incurred when fishing the rivers

Guides and Tuition

To make the most of what our fishery offers, why not book a guide. Guides are available at just £125.00 for a half day, or £200.00 for a full day.

Tuition is also available. Please contact us by calling 01629 733518 for more information.

Fly Fishing Club

A superb opportunity to join one of the most exceptional fishing clubs in the country with fishing on the Wye, Derwent, Lathkill, and Bradford. Membership starts from just £750 per year, no joining fee. Membership includes demos, meals, barbeques, breakfasts, talks, traditional annual events and 15% discount at The Peacock at Rowsley.

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Private Beats

For anglers wishing to fish somewhere exclusive and special, The Peacock at Rowsley now offers access to Haddon Estate two private beats. 

These beats are very lightly fished by the Estate’s owners and are set in private grounds.

Email our Riverkeeper to find out more.

River Wye

Available to hotel residents, guided days and members of the Peacock Fly Fishing Club.

The only river in the country with wild rainbow trout; with over seven miles of some of the best dry fly fishing in the UK. The river is not stocked at all, providing challenging fishing for wild brown and rainbow trout as well as for grayling. We operate a strict “catch and release” policy, with fish being released unharmed.

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River Derwent

This river is available for members, guided days and hotel residents to fish on 3 ½ miles of the River Derwent. Unlike the Wye, wet flies and nymphs can be used as well as dry flies, and wading is permitted with caution! 

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Lathkill and Bradford

Members of The Peacock Fly Fishing Club have access to two beats of the river Lathkill and the river Bradford.

They are both beautiful small and delicate limestone spring fed rivers. Anglers have the opportunity to sight fish and stalk the fish amongst the crystal clear waters.

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Application to join the Waiting List for the Peacock Fly Fishing Club

Please fill out the following form for your name to be added to the PFFC Waiting List. You will be contacted as soon as a position is available for you.