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River Dove - Fauld

This is a fine stretch of river with many classic features. Long sweeping bends and shallow gravel runs. There are plenty of overhanging bushes and trees, which provide cover for the fish. The stretch offers countless margin features, islands, bars and shelves, and shallow runs. There is easy access to this stretch.

Species & Stocking

The River Dove is renowned for its Chub and Barbel fishing. Chub to 5lbs are not uncommon and there are confirmed reports of Barbel well in excess of 10lbs. There are Bream and Carp resident in swims upstream of the meadow leading to the weir. The early pegs being favoured for some Grayling fishing.


Species/Density/Weights (2015)

Bream Low Upto 7lb

Barbel Medium Upto 12lb, average 6lb

Chub High Upto 8lb, average 4lb

Grayling High Upto 2lb 06oz, average 1lb 08oz

Gudgeon High Upto 2oz

Perch High Upto 2lb

Pike Medium Upto 19lb

Roach High Upto 1lb 08oz

River Dove Colour Map.jpg
Location - Lengths A-B and C- D, right hand bank downstream.

Mr C & Mr D Taberner, Fauld Cottage Farm, Fauld, Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 9GX.


Directions take the A50 from Stoke to Sudbury, at the large roundabout turn right onto the A515, after 1.6 miles at the roundabout turn left to Coton in the Clay. After 2.6 miles there is a white cottage on the left, for length A-B park (P1) in layby approx 20m before the cottage access to the river is left across the field, for length C-D turn left down the lane to the farm and follow signs for the car park (P2) at the end of the track.


Post Code DE13 9GX

Grid Reference SK193290

Sat Nav 52.858975,-1.714799

Additional Rules - All Lengths

1 The season is from 16th June to 14 March, 

Trout Fly Fishing allowed from 18th  March to 7th October in accordance with EA rules.

NO coarse anglers allowed on the river during the close season. 

2.  No visiting the river prior to the start of the season.

3. Fishing session from first light to 12.30am; all members must be off the farms by 1.00am unless in possession of a night permit and has been pre-booked with John Davey. (Contact details in Membership Book).  No camping, etc, on the banks between sessions.

4. All Land adjacent to these fisheries is private.  Members who wish to be accompanied by a non-fishing guest must ensure that guest is in possession of a Non-Fishing Membership Ticket. 

NOTE: Failure to comply with Society rules or behaving in an inappropriate manner will result in loss of membership.


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