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.
Day permits for Balderhead, Selset and Cow Green are available to buy from Grassholme visitor centre only. Permits can also be bought in advance using your debit or credit card by calling on 01833 641 121.
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.