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What is accessibility

The open water is well known for its benefits, reducing stress, improving health and mental well- being. Ladybower Fisheries has seen some great results from working closely with a number of charities in military and civilian life and are now able to offer a new unique experience to anyone with a physical, medical, learning, sensory or mental health disability.

Experience the freedom of the open water in our stunning iconic location, either using our fully adapted wheelyboat or easy access floating pontoon assisted by Troy Chadwick, our on-site experienced Registered General Nurse, Level 2 Angling Coach and RYA Level 2 Boat Handler. Fully serviced safety equipment is provided, compliant with the Community Equipment Code of Practice. Accessible toilet facilities are on site and parking close to the water can be arranged.

All activities are fully insured and risk assessed by our in-house 1st 4 Sport Level 2 Angling Coaches and can be tailored to your individual needs.


Troy Chadwick has a background of working mainly with stroke patients, learning disabilities clients and dementia patients and also has a passion for fly fishing. He will help facilitate and plan any individual's accessibility requirements with a flexible approach.

Contact Troy for more information on 07585 335143
or email on

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Our Wheelyboats

You'll experience the thrill of the open water whilst being guided by a staff member on our fully accessible wheelyboats equipped with boarding systems overcoming the problem of stepping into traditional boats. The boats can accommodate various numbers of wheelchair users or adapted seats including areas for guides and carers if required.
Ladybower Fisheries are dedicated to improving access to all regardless of disabilities.

Fishing On Jetty

Our floating pontoons

Alternatively, for those who prefer bank fishing, you'll have the opportunity to put your new skills to the test under the direction of our instructors in a safe environment. If you have a disability and are interested in a unique exciting experience, then please get in touch for more information.

We can accommodate group bookings or individuals at a time that is convenient to you. The prices vary depending on the size of group and level of activity that you require.


Ladybower Fisheries is now in a unique position to offer tailor made experiences for groups of people inclusive to all abilities. This includes the following:

• On site educational talks and discover of entomology including the life cycle of a trout.
• Trout feeding sessions by accessible wheelyboat including guided trips outlining the history of Ladybower’s stunning 504 acre water and the dramatic landscape of the Peak District.
• Have a go at tying your own trout fly.

This opportunity is available to groups of people to experience what Ladybower has to offer in the heart of the Peak District National Park. All activities are fully risk assessed by our experienced in house staff and all safety equipment is provided on the day.

Contact Troy for more information on 07585 335143
or email on

Accessibility enquiry form

Say Yes To Castability