New Members

We are a friendly and inclusive fishing club with access to 10 miles of largely unbroken river bank from Finchale Abbey to Newbridge on A183, Chester Road. 


To put yourself on the new member waiting list for 2022, please either send a message or​ phone Lloyd Atkinson (Treasurer/Subscriptions Officer) on 07592 859772.




New Membership Application Form Download


New members note

Membership of the club is limited to 230 full members, although "Park" & Junior members have no limit and can join anytime throughout the year.

For any prospective member wishing to join the club, we operate a waiting list policy and will move you up the list as applicants at the top of the list come off. There are two sections to the list and those applicants living within the old Chester-le-Street District Council boundary have priority over those living outside the area.

In late March 2022, if there are any membership vacancies, you will be contacted and invited to send in the full membership fee, (details below), plus a passport-size photograph which will be copied to your membership card.


Fees for new members: 

  • Senior membership : £130 plus £50 joining fee

  • Family membership : £150 plus £50 joining fee

  • Intermediate membership : £30

  • Junior membership : £10

  • Park membership : £40

Day tickets

These are available for the "Park" stretch (see downloadable map) from Durham County Council on the Park side of the river only,  from the Cong Burn upstream to Crichton Avenue for £3.65 per day and must be purchased in advance from the Riverside Leisure Complex, tel: 03000 266447 or Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre, tel: 03000 266444.

2022 Waiting List Application Form