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Salmon Leaping in Hamsterley ForestThe River Tees is excellent for river fishing, there is a good range of coarse fish as well as game fishing, including salmon. 

At Grassholme reservoir the visitor centre sells tickets for day fishing and stocks a wide range of fishing goods.  Grassholme is well stocked with trout and also boasts fully accessible fishing for disabled anglers.  The nearby Hury reservoir is one of the best locations in the country for wild brown trout fishing.

National fishing licences are required when fishing on the rivers and these can be purchased from local post offices.

Find out about fishing in the Barnard Castle area at FE Wilkinson Gun Stores in Barnard Castle