Cow Green Reservoir
Cow Green Reservoir

County Durham, England

About this water

Brown trout
OS Grid Ref: NY 79820 30446
Latitude: 54.66868507027
Longitude: -2.31439567413

Cow Green is a large reservoir at 312 hectares (770 acres), located high in upper Teesdale, which makes it the largest reserve of wild brown trout in the North East.

Surrounded by the fantastic scenery of the North Pennine grouse moors, there are few more tranquil and relaxing ways to spend a day's fishing than roaming the banks of these waters, and even fewer places where you can catch truly wild browns.

Keep on the move, use a team of traditional wets and you'll have an enjoyable days fishing in beautifully secluded surroundings.

Water map


Permission & Tickets

Day permits are available to buy online here at on the Waterside Parks website.

This water was featured in the Trout & Salmon

Contributed by

Steven Cook

Wind enthusiast, tippet collector and leader length obsessive. Steven knows only trout. His education was hindered by his lack of attention to anything that wasn't trout fishing. If you can find him he's usually at the front; over the furthest headland, bay or peninsula, pulling a team of wets and whistling the theme to The Littlest Hobo.

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