Formed in 1962, D.C.A.C. control several excellent stretches of the River Wear in and around the City and is one of the longer established clubs in the region.

Durham City Angling Club, one of the fastest growing clubs in the area, has waters to satisfy the needs of all freshwater fishermen, from salmon/sea trout and specimen/specialist coarse fishing on the River Wear to still-water coarse/match/specimen fishing on its four lake still-water complex at Brasside...and all for the same very affordable annual membership fee, amounting to no more than the cost of half a dozen ‘commercial water’ day tickets (and less than 2 day tickets in the case of a Junior member under 16). Members' spouses fish for free, as do their children and grandchildren under the age of 16.* 
*Restrictions may apply at Brasside.

Welcome To Durham City Angling Club



There is a confirmed case of Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) at a local fishery some 18 miles south west of Brasside.

KHV can destroy 80 to 100% of a sites fish stocks!

In view of the foregoing a Net Dipping Station has been set up at Brasside.

There is a DIP barrel and a RINSE barrel. The Dip barrel contains a disinfectant called ''Virkon Aqua''recommended by the Fisheries Health Inspectorate.

Anyone who has been fishing at still-water venues, in the recent past, is required to disinfect their nets and unhooking mats before fishing any Brasside water.

Items to be disinfected should be submerged or be wet with disinfectant for 15 minutes then rinsed.

Protect your fish stocks!



The latest government rules,applicable to the North East of England, appear not to have affected our fishing, we will therefore keep our waters open, with the restrictions on night fishing and lure fishing.

These stipulations remain

  • You are advised to maintain social distancing at all times.   

 Having reviewed the night fishing policy, the responsible club officers feel that there has been no significant change in both the clubs ability to provide a safe hygienic sanitised toilet that meets the Angling Trust guidelines, or the threat of coronavirus to the community.
Therefore the 'No night fishing policy' will remain in effect until significant change is evident.
In appreciation for members adhering to the policy, the hours of daylight fishing can now be opened up and fishing allowed from dawn till dusk

The club insurance will not cover members outside of these hours.

  • Please do not visit club waters if you are suffering from Coronavirus symptoms.

  • For your own and the safety of others please use   hand sanitiser before and after touching gates and locks. Disposable gloves are recommended.

  • Fishing with lures and spinners, at Brasside is prohibited for the duration of the Coronavirus crisis.(Details on notice board on site)

  • You may use keep nets

  • we will review the situation on an ongoing basis and make changes as required.

The Angling Trust has published New advice for anglers and clubs.Please take the time to read it.

Click on the link below to access this information,14QE1,2RQUS8,3ZLMY,1 

Membership. In line with the Club Constitution Article 6, membership fees are reduced by 50% for the remainder of the membership year.

 Due to social distancing requirements we will no longer be taking membership fees at Brasside.

See below for membership options

There are two ways of obtaining or renewing a membership for 2020:-


Click on this link(or type it in your browser) to take you to the 'Clubmate' registration page and follow the instructions.



Send a completed application form together with your fee (cheques only please no cash) and a stamped self - addressed envelope (SAE) to the following address :-

                        DCAC Membership

                              22 North View


                              Co. Durham

                               DH7 8SQ



Please abide by the Governments rules to keep you and your families safe and lighten the load on our NHS


From 1st April 2019 DCAC does not have access to the water subleased to us by Ferryhill under the Ferryham arrangement. Please DO NOT fish these waters until further notice. Click on link below to go to Ferryhill Club news page.


Brasside Stocking Plan 2021

Water                  Species           Size      Qty.     Cost

WEST                  CARP              10LB      10      £1200

EAST                   CARP                2LB   ~40       £ 400

CANAL                 IDE                  6’’-8’’     200     £ 530

CANAL                 IDE                  3'’-4’’     200     £ 200

NEW POND         F1                    6'’-8’’     200     £ 840

NEW POND         F1                    4’’-6’’     200     £ 220

NEW POND       CRUCIANS       4’’-6''      150     £ 300

NEW POND       BREAM             6’’-8’’      200     £ 540

TBD                   TENCH              6’’-8’’      100     £ 270

TBD                    TENCH             4’’-6’’      300     £ 450

                                           TOTAL COST         £4950

Delivery is expected late March /early April 2021

 Downloadable Application Form Available.

Click Here!

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Please note that 

Membership Renewal Due 1st February for Current Members & New Members

All members will have to renew


Senior  (23 - 64) £60


Pensioner (65+) /Disabled: £40  

Intermediate (17 - 22): £25  


Junior (up to 16): £10


3  Year Membership    Now Available 



5  Year Membership    Now Available £250


Visitor membership no longer available


All members, current and new, will receive a new membership number

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