Dove farm fly fishing is a small and exclusive fishing club (owner managed) at dove farm on the Staffordshire Derbyshire border. This compact, and varied stretch extends above and below Norbury weir, on the river Dove.
This section of water has pleasing numbers of natural fish populations, offering challenging sport for the experienced fly fisher.
Our policy is strictly "catch and release" on this stretch of wild fishing, with established populations of rainbows, wild brown trout and grayling.
We expect to see increasing numbers of salmon moving upstream. Migratory species are starting to benefit from the fish pass installed at the end of 2016 alongside the hydro electric turbine at Norbury weir. This stretch is not, however classed as a salmon fishing waters – and a separate fishing licence would be required in any case.
The riverbank and its immediate environment is lightly maintained with conservation in mind. We do our best to ensure a range of accessible fishing points for our fly-fishing club members, however, this fishing club will never have manicured lawns down to the water’s edge.
Vehicle access is via the main entrance to the farm and down a gated track. (passcode required) There is parking for one or two cars at the water’s edge, next to the turbine.
limited places available on this small beat. Enquiries welcome.
Our holiday cottages
at dove farm make for an idyllic fly fishing retreat or fly fishing holiday. A mini break at dove farm with a day’s fly fishing could be the perfect gift for the fly-fishing enthusiast in your family. Why not organise a fishing group short break? Weekends are prime time but there’s always a midweek deal to be had.
fly fishing days with a guide and fly-fishing tuition may be arranged.
A strictly limited number of fly-fishing day tickets are available for guests staying at dove farm cottages
. why not book a fly fishing weekend? or midweek fishing retreat? Sorry but we do not issue day tickets to the general public.
Enquiries: see our contact page