Rivers Of Derby
Derbyshire is watered by many delightful streams, which abound with
trout and greyling, the owners of which allow the angler to fish without
the least hesitation on making application and sending in his card.
The River Dove, at "Dove Dale," is as charming a place for a few days
fly fishing as any in the County, and is famed for the pleasing
recollections of the early days of "Walton and Cotton's" rambles on its
banks. There is an inn at the entrance of the Dale, and Mapleton and
Ashbourne convenient stations. The flies to suit the Dove are, small
duns of various sorts, greys, and browns, as described in my list for
the season, there cannot be better flies for it if made to answer the
state of the water.
The beautiful river Wye, at the town of "Bakewell," is a capital stream
for the fly, and many a good angler makes his appearance here in the
drake season; the winged larva and May fly in the engraving would do
well on windy days, when the natural May fly did not show itself in
great numbers; my list for the season will be found excellent ones for
The Derwent is also another nice fly-fishing stream for trout and fine
greyling; the best places to proceed to fish would be Baslow and Rowsley
Bridge, my list of flies will suit it well.