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

 New Covid 19 Update as of 7 /01/2021.

A statement issued today by the Angling Trust states that the Government has responded favourably to the lobbying and fishing in England is now permitted, albeit with some restrictions.

therefore, all of our waters are open to our members.

Please read the Angling Trust statement by 

clicking on this link.


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




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) 


Take a Friend Fishing is back!
Give the Gift of Fishing this Christmas


Take a Friend Fishing is back for the Christmas holidays, giving you and a friend or family member the chance to get out fishing with a free 1-day fishing licence.

From the 19th December through to the 10th January (inclusive), existing fishing fishing licence holders can register for a FREE one-day fishing licence worth £6 to £12 from the Environment Agency at to take someone they know fishing.


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


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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