River Dove at Eaton Dovedale Farm
We have in excess of a mile and a half of bank fishing here on the Dove about 1 ½ miles downstream of Rocester, in this area the river is a mixed fishery. Trout and grayling are the predominant species offering excellent fly fishing, here and at Ellastone AFTM #5 and #6 weight outfits are ideal with general fly patterns in the range 12 to 16.
Chub and barbel are present but in smaller numbers than our sections at Scropton and Tutbury, even so the section holds some particularly good chub up to 6lbs and regularly produces pike over 20lbs. Access to the bank is along a well made farm track to a car park on the bank side at the upper limit of the section.
Open to trout ticket members only
The main river here holds a good head of brown trout (plus a few rainbows) and grayling – some of specimen size, there are deep pools and steady glides with riffles toward the upper boundary.
A small brook links the Mill Pool to the River Dove and number of brown trout are to be found in deep holes and eddies.
The Mill Pool at the head of the brook and is currently silted up and in need of restoration.
Due to the nature of this fishery only two members per day are allowed to fish on the combined river and brook sectionRiver Dove at Tutbury and Scropton Riverside Farm
These two sections give over 2 miles of bank fishing. This area of the River Dove is well known for its specimen barbel and chub. Double figure barbel, and chub of 6lb plus are not uncommon. Trout and grayling are present but only in small numbers on these two sections. Near Tutbury we have is just over 1 mile of single bank with a weir in the middle of the section. Below the weir the river has fast shallow runs with slower deeper sections between, upstream it is slow and deep. Access is via a lane, which reaches a dead end where parking is available on the verge the river is then a short 100 yards walk. The section at Scropton is approximately ¾ of a mile mostly double bank, the far bank being reached by a farmer’s bridge in the middle of the section. The characteristics are similar to the section below the weir at our Tutbury section. Access is via a lane to the farm, then a track to a car park only 100 yards from the bank in the centre of the section.