River Dove - Scropton
The river has many twists and bends providing a lot of character and interesting swims to fish from deep water to fast gravel runs. There are numerous overhanging bushes, which provide cover for many of the resident species. In addition there are countless margin features, bars and shelves, islands and shallow runs along this tree lined stretch.
Species & Stocking
The river favours classic Chub and Barbel fishing. Interest being shown in recent years by the British Barbel Society. Heavy line is a must when fishing near to snags and overhanging trees. Roach, Grayling and Perch catches have also been reported by members.
Bream Low Upto 4lb
Barbel Medium Upto 11lb
Chub High Upto 6lb
Grayling High Upto 2lb
Gudgeon High Upto 2oz
Perch High Upto 2lb
Pike Medium Upto 19lb
Roach High Upto 1lb 08oz
Location - Length E -F left hand bank downstream.
Mr Henry Archer, Brookhouse Farm, Scropton, Burton-on-Trent, DE65 5PN.
Car Park P4 for length E-F
Directions from Scropton Road continue on to Leathersley Lane, after approx 50m turn left for Brookhouse Farm go over level crossing and turn sharp right immediately after crossing the brook and park vehicle before double gates, do not obstruct the track. Members may take their vehicle (at own risk) through the double gate (leave this gate open or closed as you find it - ALL other gates on the farm to be closed) and EITHER follow the track to parking area at the end of the field OR drive across the field to the left, through locked gate (code in membership book) to access the river.
Post Code DE65 5PN
Grid Reference SK183299
Sat Nav 52.866954,-1.728472
Car Park P5 for length E-F
Directions from Scropton Road continue on to Leathersley Lane, after approx 3/4 of a mile look for gated access on left to Brooms Lane (code in membership book), continue down Brooms Lane for approx 1/2 mile and park by the railway underpass, access to the river is on foot via the underpass YOU MUST NOT CROSS THE RAILWAY LINES.
Post Code DE65 5DN
Grid Reference SK174303
Sat Nav 52.870402,-1.742772
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.
*** CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN WALKING ACROSS FARM LAND PARTICULARY WITH REGARDS TO ELECTRICAL FENCES ***