Fish The River Dove where Charles Cotton and Izaak Walton fished in the 17th Century. 

We are taking bookings for fishing on this beautiful stretch of the world famous Dove.

You’ll have exclusive access to Cotton’s Fishing House.

Located in the heart of one of England’s most beautiful National Parks, The Peak District, our fishery takes in just over three miles of the world renowned River Dove. With Charles Cotton’s fishing house standing on the banks in a meander at the centre of the fishery, you are guaranteed one of the most historic fishing experiences available. Charles Cotton and his long-time companion, Izaak Walton, often fished these hallowed waters, three hundred and fifty years ago. 

We are just one hour's drive from Manchester airport, 34 miles to be precise.

We offer season and day tickets, starting from £50. Please enquire for full details -   

(UK +44) 07597 233 491

We are delighted to have a truly unique fishing guide on our books. Expert in fishing particles Tony Bridgett (pictured above) is a local chap who has fished in the Peak District all his adult life. He is a GAIA approved fishing instructor and probably the world's leading expert on Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Tony is also a respected member of the Izaak Walton League of America. He has been guiding anglers in the RIver Dove for decades and has been guiding our guests here at Beresford Fishery since 2006. Everyone praises him for his gentle manner and deep knowledge of fishing in the area. Tony is a well-travelled fisherman himself and has made many visits to North America and Europe in search of interesting fishing experiences. 

© Beresford Fishery 2020


Please call Stephen Moores to book your day's fishing or just to find out more about the fishery. 

(UK +44) 07597 233 491 

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