Royalty, prime-ministers, even rock stars do it…take up the angling choice of the famous! At The Peacock at Rowsley, you will find a stretch of the Derbyshire Wye River that offers some of the finest and most extensive dry fly fishing for wild trout in the country. The river runs 7.5 miles from Rowsley village in the heart of the Peak District, through the market town of Bakewell, to the outskirts of picturesque Ashford in the Water. It is famous for its excellent water quality and is the only river in the United Kingdom with a self-supporting strain of wild rainbow trout, as well as wild brown trout. Like the presidents, actors and musicians we see pictured thigh deep in the rivers enjoying the sport, anglers come from all over the world to fly-fish these Derbyshire waters which run directly by our historic hotel.
From April to October
From April 1st up until mid-October, anglers can hire rods and book day tickets from the hotel to fish these magnificent stretches of river for as little as £50 per day. Combining a couple of days’ fishing – perhaps with tuition from local angling experts to really hone your skills – with dinner, bed and breakfast at The Peacock offers a truly relaxing way to spend time at your favourite sport, in some of the most picturesque riverside locations the UK has to offer. Our triple AA star kitchen will even pack up a delicious lunch for maximum hours spent in the waters! You can book your stay and day fishing passes with with our reception team and plan your spring fly-fishing break in the stunning Peak District countryside – the envy of even the most famous angling hobbyist… For more information or to book your trip call 01629 733518.