Derwent Angling Association

Established in 1865 and is one of the oldest of its kind in the country, they control 15 miles of the river Derwent from just below the reservoir to Lintzford and they fish for brown trout and grayling. The club has a strong membership of just over 200 but new members are welcome and they are particularly keen to attract more junior members. The photos were taken earlier in June when the club were delighted to have 2 times winner of World Champion Fly Fisherman Howard Croston giving a demonstration of his skill and technique used in competitions. Howard answered questions on the riverbank and gave one to one tuition to some members. This was very popular with club members and offered a great chance to watch an expert up close.

Snods Karate Club

Seiken Ryu Karate are a regional Karate class who we caught up with at Snods Edge Hall, which is one of their oldest classes established around 2000. They teach a style of Karate called Shukokia and have other classes at Ebchester, Lanchester, Esh and many more throughout the north east, visit the web page for more locations –

Consett Squash Club

originally founded in the 80’s has been based out of the old (and now new) Consett leisure centre since its inception. Like many other small sports clubs, COVID-19 Pandemic hit the club hard and they lost a lot of members. Working with Club Durham, England Squash and the Leisure Centre management, we returned back to Squash as soon as we could through a series of phased stages, over a period of several months. A club recovery plan was put together In August 2022, which reaffirmed the club’s purpose and to attract new members. The plan was given a terrific boost in March 2023 with a grant being awarded from Club Durham. The Club is very proud to accommodate players from all levels, whether you’re you are a new starter, looking to play for one of the Teams, or maybe somewhere in between. Their coaches will help you develop your game.

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