Welcome to our club

A warm welcome to the website of The Birdsgrove Fly Fishing Club.

We fish for Brown Trout and Grayling on the River Dove just to the West and South West of Ashbourne where the river forms the county boundary between Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Charles Cotton made the river Dove famous in his writings about his friend Izaac Walton. Our club began its life around 1875 with a small group of friends fishing the water of the Birdsgrove House Estate in Mayfield and that of the owner of Alrewas Mill below Hanging Bridge. Today the Club owns and leases approximately 6 miles of mainly double bank fishing to which the current 55 members enjoy exclusive access. 

The responsibility of the Committee of Management is to continue the Club’s proud and long standing tradition for stewardship of the quality of life within the river and its environment, to fulfil the fishing expectations of its members and to uphold the principles of the Club.

  • Today's weather on the River
    Cloudy
    • South
    • 92
    • 4
    • visibility
      Good
    • 6
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    17th Cloudy
    • South
    • 94
    • 4
    • visibility
      Good
    • 6
  •  
    18th Heavy rain
    • South-southeast
    • 84
    • 22
    • visibility
      Moderate
    • 10
  •  
    19th Cloudy
    • South
    • 90
    • 11
    • visibility
      Very good
    • 7
  •  
    20th Cloudy
    • West-southwest
    • 87
    • 11
    • visibility
      Very good
    • 7
Environment Agency Water Levels

River Dove

at Izaak Walton

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River Dove

at Rocester

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