Welcome To Durham City Angling Club

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.

Graham Hedley

A tribute to Graham Hedley -- founding member of this club -- sadly passed away on 1st January 2022 -- can be seen on 

the Club Officials page.

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 five 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.



Pike Fishing at Brasside

As the result of a resolution passed at the AGM on 26th of April 2022 Pike fishing at Brasside is prohibited between May 1st and October 1st every year.

27/04 /2022


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!. Check out the discharge map produced by the Rivers Trust at

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 has been 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!


 New !!

Night fishing at Brasside

Preparations are being made to resume night fishing at Brasside.

It is expected to start in June after the fish have spawned and will most likely be that the number of pegs in use at any one time will be limited as will the lenght of stay. Members will be required to book. We will keep you updated . 




         River Fly & Invertebrate Recognition Course

Mick Donkin of the Wear Rivers Trust is running a River Fly and Invertebrates Course at Low Barnes Bank Nature Reserve on Friday 27th May 2022 at 9.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.

At the time of writing there are 9 places left.  

Call Mick on 07749843252 to reserve your place.




Please note that if you are a renewing member but have not used the online system before then you must create and account as though you are joining anew. For this please use the green "Join the Club" button below.

 There are two ways of obtaining a membership for 2022:-

ON LINE (Preferred method if you have an email address and a 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

Allow 3 weeks for processing. No callers please. No SAE no ticket.


Stocking at Brasside 2022



New Pond


East Lake


West Lake  (13 carp between 7lbs and 9 lbs)

26lb haul fron the Canal 04/05/2022
26lb haul fron the Canal 04/05/2022

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Mirror Carp stocked 25/02/2022
Mirror Carp stocked 25/02/2022

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Mirror Carp
Mirror Carp

Stocked 25/02/2022

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26lb haul fron the Canal 04/05/2022
26lb haul fron the Canal 04/05/2022

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 Stocking List

Large Carp (Min. weight 8/9lb) to the value of :-    £1000

Medium Carp (around 2lb weight) to the value of £ 400

Chub    6 - 8-ins               200.             £779

Tench   6 - 8 ins               200.             £760

Bream  4 - 6 ins              200.              £360

             6 - 8 ins              300               £840

F1's      6 - 8 ins              300               £735

Total                                                     £4,874

Membership Renewal Due 1st February 

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

Senior  (21 - 65) £60


Pensioner (65+) /Disabled:                     £40  

Intermediate (17 - 22): £25  


Junior (up to 17): £10


3  Year Membership       £165


5  Year Membership     £250


Fishing with spinners and lures at Brasside is now allowed on the West and East waters only. :-)

Fishing with spinners and lures is still prohibited on the Backwater until the predator deterrent tapes are removed in Spring.

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