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


26th September 2021. Meet at Maiden Castle Sports Centre car park. Optional £10 pools plus club contribution to prize fund and trophy. Contact Will on 07774515752. Meet at 9am for a prompt draw. 












Pollution of our rivers.

The following information has been passed to us by Jim Bumby, Secretary of the Wear Anglers Association.

We all know that our rivers are not very clean and that the EA have recorded over 400,000 discharges of sewage in the last year. If anyone saw the recent BBC Panorama programme, that was quite scary!. You might like to check out the discharge map produced by the Rivers Trust available here:


You can zoom in to see what is happening on any particular section of any river. 


 Worth checking out but be prepared to be shocked!


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!


Coronavirus update

Please see top of page

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



Please note that if you are a renewing member and have not used the

the  online system before you must create an account as though you

are joining anew. For this please use the "Join the Club" button


See below for membership options

There are two ways of obtaining a new membership for 2021:-

ON LINE (Preferred method if you have an email address and bank account)

Click on this "Join the Club" Button to take you to the 'Clubmate' registration page and follow the instructions.



BY POST ( for those who don't have an email address)

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

Due to social distancing requirements we will not be taking memberships at Brasside until further notice.

Downloadable Application Form

Click Here

(Microsoft Word or similar)




The following Brasside Stocking Plan 2021 has now been completed

With fish being delivered on Monday 8th February 2021

Water                  Species           Size       Qty.        Cost

WEST                  CARP              10LB +    8          £1200

EAST                   CARP                2LB      73lb     £ 400

CANAL                 IDE                  6’’-8’’      200      £ 500

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

NEW POND         F1                    6'’-8’’      200      £ 800

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

NEW POND        CRUCIANS      4’’-6''      104       £192.50

NEW POND        BREAM            6’’-8’’      200       £ 500

225                      TENCH            6’’-8’’      225       £ 787.50

100                      TENCH            4’’-6’’      100       £ 220

                                          TOTAL COST              £5000



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Watch out! The bugs are about (again) Cover up and put your spray on when by the waters.



With the opening of the coarse fishing season imminent please be aware that Quarryheads Road and Margery Road in Durham City have been designated as Buses and Local Traffic Only.

There are cameras and people have been fined.


Membership Renewal Due 1st February 

There is a £2 admin. fee for joining on line.

Senior  (23 - 64) £60


Pensioner (65+) /Disabled:                     £40  

Intermediate (17 - 22): £25  


Junior (up to 16): £10


3  Year Membership       £165


5  Year Membership     £250





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