Hard to believe that we are coming into autumn and you might well be thinking, “Just where did the summer go?” Here at Dever it flew by in a haze of maintenance with our priorities being to keep the fishery looking well cared for and the fish in tip top condition.The...
Well, we got through that awful July day when the temperatures hit 100F and the fishing here has continued to be very popular with the anglers who use smaller flies being by far the most successful. The clear water and good light of high summer really helps the...
Coming to the end of June here and what a blessing it’s been to have some rain at last. Conditions really have been ideal for quite some time and the fishing has been excellent. Last month (May) was when we hoped to see lots of mayfly but, in common with some other...
Suddenly, everything greens up. The willows are fully out, the grass is into regular cuts, the marginal reeds are coming through and the first weed cut of the year has been done. We saw the first swallows on April 5th and many other bird species nest here. It’s a...
Here’s the first of our regular updates on things that happen at Dever, but let’s start with an introduction to our current status. Manager Stuart Barrett has been here for some 15 years and he is assisted by Jamie Griggs from nearby Andover who is now well into his...
19 hours ago
Tom Baker landed this Dever Double of 12lb 6oz from Willow lake, he was using a home tied fly on a long line! Well done Tom! ... See MoreSee Less
Mark Jenning went home happy with a Dever Double of 10lb 11oz caught from Spring lake, he was using a Blue Flash Damsel! 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Mark and Dever 👍🏻👏👏
Well done all
Well done great fish.
Mr Gammon had a great few hours fishing at the end of last week landing these 8lb Rainbows! Well done! 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
Well done all 👍🏻👏
Well done all
Excellent pair of fish
3 days ago
Darren Pike had a day to remember last Sunday landing this Dever Double Rainbow of 18lbs 6oz from Willow lake, Mega fish Darren well done! ... See MoreSee Less
Cracking fish !
Lovely looking DEVER DOUBLE RAINBOW,very well done.
Stunning lump that congrats
Beautiful fin perfect rainbow well done all 👍🏻👏👏
Do like fishing there
Well done all.
What a beauty!
Great fish well angled
Well done Pikey 🎣
Look at the tail on that beauty
Look at that tail, stunning. Well done sir
Fantastic fish all credit to stuart and his team. What fly did you use ??
Do the fish be released again?
Michael McCallum 😳
Well done. Cracking fish with a cracking paddle. Well done Dever as well for producing such a fish.
A perfect fish!
Mr William's caught this Dever Double of 10lbs 8oz from Spring lake! This was Mr William's first double and I'm sure it's not his last! The fish took a damsel! Well done! 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
Well done indeed!
Well done all 👏👏
Brilliant. Well done Mr Williams . Looking forward to tomorrow .😀😀👍
1 week ago
Posting my sincere thanks to Stewart, Peter and Jami, for all there kind support always. Visiting Dever Springs has been like home from home to us. As a family we love to come and spend the day at this beautiful fishery, and what makes it that extra special, is those individuals that manage it. After almost 35 Years of visiting Dever Springs, I still get butterflies in my tummy due to the excitement of coming to fish Dever Springs.
God bless you all and may Dever Springs continues to exist for many years to co ... See MoreSee Less
Mr Pearce stalked this stocking Dever Double weighing 17lbs 7oz on a Montana from Spring Lake. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done all, great fish.
David Clarkson , seriously 😐
Well done all cracking rainbow 👍👏👏
Oomph, that’s a lump. Well done guys
What a fish, well done!
Well done all
Marc Brant Austin Mitchell ! Proper fishing!
👏👏👏👏 Quality fish
One V Happy Angler !! Well done lad
The "Cyril Smith" of trout !
Well angled great fish
Dever regular Steve made the most of good stalking conditions to catch this long and lean 10lbs 8oz Dever Double from Spring Lake. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Steve and Dever team cracking rainbow 👍🏻👏👏👏
Lovely long and lean fish
Much to my surprise this is local angler Steve Perry's first Dever Double, he tamed the 13lber on his own tied stalking bug and 'old' Shakespeare 4/5 weight rod! ... See MoreSee Less
Cracking rainbow guys well done all 👏👏
I have seen Steve fishing at Rockbourne he is a very skilled angler.....always takes big fish on light gear too
Freddy Clark Dipwcf think your the only person to never catch there lol x
Well done 5wt good choice!
Nice job Steve. Well done 👍👍
Recently got into fly defo on the hit list well done mate
Good to see Dever looking so busy today when I drove past
To quote Stuart Wilson: "These are they best two days I have ever had at Dever!" After banking a Double Dever Double on the first day Stuart slipped his net under this 16lbs 12oz Dever Double on Day two! ... See MoreSee Less
Double double double wow he’s on a roll and so is Dever well done all 👏👏👏
Another EVER DOUBLE RAINBOW, Dever just keeps them coming,very well done
Superb! Well done all.
Congratulations Stuart. I'm glad you had a great day 2. it was nice chatting to you on day 1.
I'm Itching to go.... But we aren't allowed to leave Wales 😩🙄
Here is another Double haul of Dever Doubles, this time to Stuart Wilson. They weigh 10lbs 2oz and 16lbs 14oz and both fell to Martyn Williams Damsels. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Stuart and Dever cracking fin perfect rainbow 👏👏👏
Well done all
Fab, top fishing
Hoping there's a few in there on Saturday, need to crack this poor run of form 🙁
Fantastic fish good to see caught on a proper fly for a change ☝️
Excellent fish well done both Stuart the captor and rearer
Cracking brace of doubles! Well done Stuart & Dever
Smashing brace, well done all.
Roger Nicholson fished his own take on Viva to bag a double ticket limit today, this 16lbs 11oz Dever Double was the last fish he caught and also a Dever PB! ... See MoreSee Less
Viva leaded bug?
Cracking fish Roger and Dever well done all 👏👏
Super fish!! Well done all😀
Well done Roger . 👍👍
Well done all
That’s a good looking fish, well done
Beautiful fish Roger, well done!
Paul Tiley I can't wait to go!! Once Drakeford says we can😔😩
Freddy Clark Dipwcf
Austin Mitchell Marc Brant
Last month Adam Banks landed a beauty over 18lbs and today he continued his run of form with this 13lb Dever Double caught on a stalking bug. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Adam and Dever look at that tail 👍🏻👏👏👏
Wow! Look at that tail! Well done all.
Now that’s a paddle . Belter of a fish . Roll on the 23rd 👍👍
Spade on that 1 Paul Tiley
Christ, look at the tail on that! A testiment to fantastic fish husbandery.
Charles Jardine stunner
That really is a tail!!
Best tail on a fish this year
Bet he was hard to land ROB
Pano and Family are regulars here at Dever and im sure a lot of you have bumped into them at some point on the bank, Today they had a day to remember when Brothers Pano and Mac both caught there personal bests at exactly the same weight of 15lbs 8oz!
2 Brothers, 2 Personal bests, both 15lbs 8oz, In the same day!
who would of guessed, Well done guys the smiles says it all! ... See MoreSee Less
Brilliant!! Well done.
Excellent result well done brother's and Dever
Well done Pano and gang..
Brilliant well done all cracking fish 👏
Well done. Lovley fish them.
What a brilliant story, congrats. And what great looking fish - @jealous!!!!
Superb effort all!
Superb guys, couldnt meet a friendlier bunch. well done 🎣
Well done ,I spoke to that bloke 2 weeks ago ,nice fella
Love it if we could do that Tony
Beautiful fish 🎣
Excellent, well done all.
Well done guys 👍👍
Danny Leung had a brace of Dever Doubles today weighing 15lbs and 12lbs! the winning fly was a Copper Lead Bug! ... See MoreSee Less
Leave some for me Danny.
Danny at the double double a really top stalker
You are the man, a good man and a fine fisherman. Big hugs from me and Ava
Very well done again Danny,you have the magic touch
Well done Danny and Dever Springs
Well done Danny. Top man and a gent, lovely to meet up today.
That heavy lead bug is doing wonders at the moment
David Clarkson road trip ! 🎣🚐
Well done Danny and Dever what a beautiful brace 👏👏👏
Nice one Danny
Well done Danny.
Awesome fish awesome Angler
Well done Danny
Fishery gates will continue to be unlocked daily at 8am, if you get to Dever before this time please do not block the gates or park on the grass. There are a couple of lay-bys very close to Dever.
The gates aren't always unlocked from the outside and members of staff cannot get to the gate to unlock them , earlier in the week a member of staff had to abandon their car in the middle of the road to unlock the gates as the gate entrance was blocked which almost resulted in them getting ran over which shouldn't be happening.
Also could we remind Anglers that you must have purchased a ticket from the lodge window before you start fishing/ Reserving a swim, anyone seen doing this will be asked to move
Thank you for reading and we hope to see you all soon! ... See MoreSee Less
Should be a max of 2 hours on the point, been on the fishery and seen people phone their m8's to take the peg over 😡😡😡😡
Agreed on both points. I park in lay by 1/2 mile away.
I still see the ungents are still doing the bag a swim before paying routine! It’s has always be a problem, unfortunately!
Maybe an option is to ring a loud bell every two hours, and everyone has to move to a different swim
Bag a swim...??? it's fly fishing fellas it's all about being mobile not static.
Ray Dawson struck Gold today catching this Dever Double Rainbow of 11lbs! Which also happens to be his first ever Double! The fish was caught using a small leaded stalking bug! ... See MoreSee Less
Most of you will recognise local angler Richard Callender by now and know he has a preference for stalking the bigger fish. With conditions not exactly ideal at the start of the day he persevered to land Dever Doubles of 12lbs 6oz and 10lbs 6oz followed by a 9lb specimen all on his own tied stalking bugs. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Richard and Dever Springs!
Well done Richard and Dever cracking rainbows👏👏👏
That’s some skill, those that put in the hours get the result, well done Richard. Dever springs is on some form right now! Don’t lock us down!!!
Great fishing Richard 3 fish that big in one day
Fabulous leash of trout Richard Well done mate. Well done Dever lovely fish.
Well done Richard!
One and all! Congrats!
Well done Richard.
Robin Brown got into the Dever Double action yesterday afternoon by catching this 14lbs 8oz rainbow on Willow Lake, he also had fish of 5lbs and 7lbs for his 3 fish limit. ... See MoreSee Less
Fishery regular Ray Green was quick out the blocks this morning and had this 17lbs 4oz Dever Double PB on the bank before most other anglers had cast a line! See you soon Ray! ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Ray and Dever 👍🏻👏👏👏
Wow!! Brilliant, congrats ray, that’s a clonker!
Excellent fish Ray and Dever Springs!
Well done a cracking fish.. I'm coming down next spring, but I need new tackle too catch dolphins.. They are massive.. Well done.. 👍👍👌
Dont tell me the good old fashioned leaded bug again!
That's the way to start the day with A DEVER DOUBLE RAINBOW very well done.
Marc Brant Austin Mitchell that’s a lump on a fly rod !
Well done Ray and Dever!
Well done Ray and dever another double🐟🎣
Hope there are a few in there on Sunday when I visit ?
Poor show when at 7.45am there is 10 cars waiting to get on to the fishery and as the gates are opened Rays car stops half way up the drive blocking the road for all while Ray unloads his car with his rod and kit and bags the best peg before getting back in his car to park like the rest of us gentlemen fishermen who know about etiquette.
Today must have been a day for 12lbers, here is local rod Andy Banting with chunky Dever Double of 12lbs 4oz caught on a rod he built himself! ... See MoreSee Less
Nice one Andy well done
Well done Andy lovely fish.
I always wanted to catch one on my own fly - let alone my own rod!!!! Well done Andy
Well done Big man. Lovely looking fish that.
Another DEVER DOUBLE RAINBOW< very well done
Top fish Andy and Dever!
Well done, lovely fish.. Tight lines.. Well done..
Here is a new 12lbs 10oz PB for James Copper eclipsing his old record by over 4lbs! James spotted the fish cruising on Spring Lake and cast his fly to just the right spot. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done James and Dever Lake team cracking rainbow 👍🏻👏👏
Tail like a Shovel, nice fish
Tail on it ! 👏
You wouldn’t want a slap with that tail 😂 lovely looking fish 👍🏻
What a great fish, well done all. Bet it went well with that tail!
nice fish that 1
That is a beautiful fish!
Well done great fish
Good stuff. Well done. Nice fish that.
What a beauty
Well done; stunning!
Specimen.... Look at the tail on it! Paul Tiley if we ever get out of lockdown here we'll have to have a day
Cracking fish. bang tidy
Cracking looking fish and what a paddle. Well done.
Ok im non tech..how do i I watch this
Dever Blog October 2020
The month started off a bit wild, with rain and gales, but that’s what we should expect come autumn. The leaves are coming off the trees and it’s a bumper crop of acorns along the access road.
The fishing has been excellent and there’s no reason for this not to continue through winter. What has been really interesting for many weeks has been the number of fish high in the water, and rising almost every day on Willow lake. Anglers adventurous enough to fish dries and emergers have had fantastic sport.
Both lakes remain very clear and at last the weed growth is slowing, but for sure there will be another cut soon. It’s interesting how some of our anglers love fishing around the weed beds and others would prefer the fishery to be devoid of all weeds, marginal growth and trees, but we try hard to strike a balance to make the fishery interesting and cared for. Indeed some of our anglers like to take a very close attention to detail around the banks and that has included a couple of seemingly inadvertent immersions, such that we now are thinking of an award, to be known as the Dever Dip!
No names of course but maybe Neil and Danny can suggest some suitable wording!
As ever, the bird life here is of interest, and although the swallows and martins are now on their migrations, a recent sighting of a merlin was a bonus. A family of swans decided to use the lakes as their own personal training location to teach the youngsters to fly, and that involved many trial runs against the wind on Willow lake as they slowly mastered the art of getting those large bodies into the air.
Now, talking of large bodies. If you follow our facebook page then you will see that there has been a succession of monster rainbows with a current seasons best of 22 - 4. There’s every possibility of this being bettered and one thing’s for sure, lots of anglers are going to get their personal best this winter.
Continuing changes to the way we all have to live our lives mean that it’s imperative you please adhere to protocol and keep your distance as well as maintain hygiene. For the foreseeable future the ticket sales will continue to be done through the office window via the decking. Only one person at a time into the lodge for the toilet facilities. We fully appreciate that some people struggle with the requirements but that’s the way it is and all of us here want to keep free of the virus and continue to keep Dever Springs fully operational. ... See MoreSee Less
Nice read as always
Great right up Dever and I so hope to have the pleasure to hook and land one of your huge trout 🙏😜👍🏻
Well done on the covid requirements guys and keeping the lakes open, now were looking towards winter is there a possibility of a microwave so anglers can warm a pie etc up that could then be eaten outside?
Amazing photo, love the monthly blog too😉
the weed is essential for clarity and insect life, well done for keeping the balance.
Stu It’s the only fishery in the uk that allows flippers and a spear gun Too may big fish 😂🤷♂️🎣
Recently travelled over 600 miles round trip to fish this venue and wasn't disappointed, great place, great people, will definitely make it an annual pilgrimage 👍
best trout fishery period had 5 doubles this year
Special place run by special people. Wish I lived closer!
After falling in Spring lake last week Danny Leung was back for another try and struck Gold with this Dever Double of 16lbs 1oz stalked from Spring Lake, the killer fly was a Martyn William's Blue Flash Daddy! Well Done Danny! 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
Robert Sweet 👍👍
Well done Danny and martyn Williams for providing the fly great fishing at Dever
Good effort buddy. Well done.
well done Danny and Dever Springs!
Great fishing Danny Leung hope your well More great Dever doubles 👏👏👏
On it again Danny Leung. Well done. Bump into you soon no doubt 👍
Well done Danny, couldn’t believe it when you went in up to your Neck and carried on Fishing afterwards, it was freezing!
Well done Danny and you kept dry
Nice one Danny! Good fish, well done.
Lovely fish Danny well done mate🎣
Nice one Danny Leung
Very nice indeed sir, quality fish.
That’s brilliant, so pleased for you danny. Dever is fishing brilliantly, but you’ve still got to find em and catch em. Just woke up Ava to show her - she said you were better than me, so I turned the lights off and told her to go back to sleep! 😂
Superb fish! Well done 🎣
Aye yer consistent danny bonnie troot 🏴🏴
Super fish well done all. Danny Leung you and Neil Perry are trail blazers in lake diving for trout.😀🤣
Well spotted Danny, wasnt easy today with the cloud and ripple
Fever springs how much fora two fish ticket now 3fx time of asking & not getting a reply
Lovely looking fish 👏
Danny fell in . Jesus he must have been up to his neck . Just joking . Great fish 👍👍
Just catching up Danny. Great angling as I woild expect. Its a bit out of order swimming as well!!. Though things are still very difficult my end still hope to meet you some time. In the meantime all the best and tight lines,
George Waters hope you are well and thing are getting better. Cant wait to meet you soon. Stay safe and best wishes to you and your family
The Dever 20s Continue!
Chris Evans caught this Rainbow of 20lbs 7oz from Spring lake today, he was using a Small buzzer, using his 5 weight rod the fish took over 10 minutes to land! This was Chris's first ever Double and definitley one to remember! ... See MoreSee Less
Great catch Chris 👍👏and well done Dever Lake team great fish. 👏👏👏
Super fish well done all.
Well done all
It was a great fight, had the privilege of being there fishing opposite to witness it. Don’t know Chris but he was very easy to speak to when i asked him later what fly he used. That information Helped me land my minnow of 8lb6oz later in the day. 😂😂😂😂
Well done 👏👏👏
Another Dever diamond, well done all.
Great catch on a wet and windy day on a 5 weight - brilliant!!
Well done both, another remarkable DEVER DOUBLE
Look at the belly 😲. Well done 👏
Freddy Clark Dipwcf
Super.. .a great catch ..I was there yesterday ..I saw a fish the size of a submarine...such a super fishery...well done the guys a Dever..👍
To add to our Covid-19 measures we are now displaying these QR codes around the fishery
They can be found at:
The gutting shed
The lodge main door
The wooden fish in the car park
Please scan one upon arrival with the NHS Covid-19 App
If you do not have a phone or access to the app we will take your name and phone number for a Track and Trace form!
The Dever Team ... See MoreSee Less
What if i have not got a mobile or app phone?
It’s another frightener!
Whilst some were busy with their BBQ Michael Corsini was busy stalking this PB 15lbs 14oz Dever Double Rainbow! ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Michael and Dever Lake team cracking rainbow again👍🏻👏👏👏
Great looking fish! 🎣
Loving the tail on that, well done all, that’s a clonker.
Another DEVER DOUBLE RAINBOW, well done
Dever produce the best fish...just stunning.
Lovely fish, well done all.
Well done Michael cracking fish.
Amazing! Congrats one and all!
Well done all
David Clarkson better than a tattoo!
Well done big lad. Great stuff.
It's a dolphin.. Cracking fish.. Tight lines.. 👍
Very tidy fish 👌
Paul Hargreaves I know you couldn’t catch this but what you think about me getting it?
We get plenty of anglers bringing picnics with them but never a full sized gas BBQ and trestle table! ... See MoreSee Less
My pal Jonny Hayes done a full hog roast in a car park from the back of his van, was very impressed 👌
Weird I had 1 today also😂
Yes, we thought we were in the car park at Twickenham for a moment. By the way, son and I caught five fish today between 5.5 and 7 pounds which we forgot to record.
Ha, enjoy lads.
Here is another Dever 20!! Steve Constable had this 20lb 8oz right at last knockings today. Well done Steve, hope to see you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
Sam James mental fish coming out of that lake
Great fish Steve well done. Also Stuart, Jamie and Peter you are bring on outstanding fish
Fabulous! Well done, great fish.
Alun Hill when we going👀
Seriously good fish. Congrats to all involved at Dever.
Fish of a life time Dever @ Awsome x
Well done all
Well done Steve and Dever Lake team cracking fish lately 👍🏻👏👏👏
Jake MartinTom Martin tempted
Wow that’s some ratio of doubles this week alone 👌
Wow, that’s a real cracking fish. Well done guys. Dever’s on fire!!
Wow, great fish, that's a dolphin.. What a size of fish.. Well done.. 👍
Well done both, DEVER keeps producing AMAZING DOUBLES.
Paul Tiley 20lbs!!!! I thought the 14lb one you caught was massive
Jamie Hemingway birthday treat
We have taken delivery of some very nice Browns this week from Franklyns Fish Farm, we will grow these on for next winter by which time they will be well into double figures or even bigger!! ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful browns there guys 👍🏻👏👏👏
Wonderful looking browns!
Rich Keeling smashing browns!
Alex Moses 😳👌
Big boys now never mind next year
Their already double firgures!!😍😂
Quality colours and markings fellas
Can I reserve the one on the left please?!
See you again next month.
Paul Tiley I hope this local lockdown ends so we can do our annual trip😊👍
Love there big browns! Some of these at 20lb will be awesome
Local anger Peter Neave then got in on the act to hook this dark Dever Double of 13lbs 8oz again from Spring Lake. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done 👏👏
Well done Peter I couldn't tempt the big ones yesterday but happy also with my 3 fish
Well done Peter and Dever Lake team another cracking rainbow 👍🏻👏👏
Great day 😊
Great fish, looks bigger! Well done guys
Well done all
better have some left
Super fish well done all.
That's a cracking rainbow, looks a lot bigger than 13lb
I’ll take some of that smoked please....😘Peter Neave
Hope the England selectors see this!!! Peter Neave
Marc Brant Austin Mitchell
What fly ? Please
Ha ha the fish is bigger than you. Nice fish. 😂
Yesterday offered the perfect conditions for stalking our Dever Doubles, the sun was high and bright which really opens up the lakes when you wear polarising glasses, and here is the proof. Richard Hansell only called in for a few hours between business meetings and caught this 12lbs 4oz Rainbow from Spring Lake. ... See MoreSee Less
Stunning, really hoping for a Dever Double next week my self.
Grea\t looking DEVER DOUBLE, well done
Great looking DEVER DOUBLE, well done..
Well done Richard saw you at scales as I left. Was that the one at the deep hole halfway along the bank or nearer the willow at the inlet
Well done Richard and Dever great looking rainbow 👍👏👏
Thats great, well done Richard and Dever. Super fish!
What fly did you catch it on ?
Well done Richard!
I must say a big thank you to Dever’s. I’ve been four times in the last month, spotted big fish every time, but just not been quite good enough. I knew eventually they would stock a stupid one! Thanks guys, love visiting you, hopefully will have Ava with me soon. Very best.
Bonnie fish. Johnfairgrieve.com.
Arrr the good old lead bug again!
Well done Richard and Dever!
Nice one Richard. Hope to bump into you some time. Hope all the family are ok.
Nick Springs smile says it all as he holds aloft his new PB from Spring Lake, the fish went 22lbs 4oz on the scales and was stalked on a WAEF on Spring Lake! ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Nick and Dever Lake team cracking great big rainbow 👍🏻👏👏👏
Stewart Easey you missed this one 🙈🙈🤔👍
That's a clonker of a fish, well done..
Brian Wilshaw Russell Short
Dahhh da dahhh da . Like jaws . Monster Nick . They just keep getting bigger Dever . 👏👏👏
Well done Nick and Dever Springs!
What a beast! What’s a waef?
That is brilliant, congrats nick and Dever. Great picture
Great looking fish. Well done Dever and Nick.
DEVER is the place for your HUGHE DOUBLES fish of a lifetime, well done
OOOF...return of the monster heavy weights! Good stuff guys!
James Brumpton Leslie Evans 😲
Well done Dever and Nick
Fantastic..well done 👍
Great fish well angled
Well done nick, that's a dever monster.
What a fish!!!!
Its been a good weekend at Dever, even the easterly wind didn't put the Dever Doubles off, Santosh Gurung had this mighty 16lbs 4oz Rainbow from Willow Lake on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less
Jack Perks Jack Perks Wildlife Media is doing the rounds in Hampshire this week filming anything aquatic, this morning he was filming big Grayling on the Dever but once he saw our Dever Doubles he couldn't wait to get in with them! ... See MoreSee Less
Can’t wait for my first ever visit on the 30th September
Jack is a marvellous underwater photographer and a genuinely nice guy. Come the day I would love to go with him to film arctic grayling.
Marina Gibson there you go 😊
Neil Perry does it without the wet suit or camera 😂😂😂
Steve Longhurst, looks like a full on “Dever Dip”! Let me have some dates. There’s a double brownie with your name on it.
Here is the biggest rainbow caught at Dever since we reopened!! Mr Drew caught the 21lbs 7oz beast from Willow Lake whist blind casting, its not just the stalkers that catch the specimens!! ... See MoreSee Less
David Rees Carl Williams
Well done what a cracker 👏
Well done chris ! Now to stock your place with similar
Freddy Clark Dipwcf
Well done Mr Drew and Dever team what a cracking great big rainbow 🌈 🎣👏👏👏
You could put a saddle on that donkey!
Steve Perry Tim Perry Jon Patten Come on lads! must try harder ... 🤪🤘🏿😎🤘🏿 The buckets almost empty 😜
Beast of a trout! 👏👏👏
Well done fantastic result
Fabulous fish . Very envious
Paul Tiley look at this beast!
Clonker!! Woo hoo
What a stunning bow . Congratulations Mr Drew . Another belting fish Dever team . 👏👏👏
Lovely fish well done Dever Springs and Mr drew
Bobi Sheppard Sam James size on that fucker!!
Austin Mitchell Marc Brant Neal Fox
Ken Holyoake, Brian Holyoake fancy setting a hook into this?
Robbie Stephens didn’t see this one the other week 🤦♂️
Russell Short Brian Wilshaw
Adam caught this Dever Double Rainbow of 18lbs 5oz from spring lake, he was using a small emerger pattern fly, Well done on your new PB Adam! ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
My best brown From the river on Sunday .after catching a good bag of fish from the lakes ... See MoreSee Less
Roger Paddick hasn't been able to go fishing for 7 months due to caring for relatives that are shielding, he made up for the lack of time on the bank with this 17lbs 2oz Dever Double from Willow Lake. ... See MoreSee Less
Great fish bud great fishery 👍🏻👏👏
Karma at its greatest well done and well deserved🎣🎣🎣
Fantastic fish...well done 👍
What a fish a fitting reward for staying safe
Well done all
Just awesome -well done angler and fishery
That's a beauty,well done..
Another great DEVER DOUBLE RAINBOW well done..
All things come to those who wait. Superb!
Great story - well done Roger, well deserved.
Alan McNamara this one?
Geoff Shore look at the tail on this. Like a shovel. What a stunning big trout.
Dean Calder spent yesterday traveling 400 miles from his home in Scotland to fish at Dever and what a day he has had. By mid morning he had stalked a 15lbs 10oz Dever Double and by mid afternoon stalked another Dever Double of 17lbs 2oz, both fish came from Spring lake along with a brace of 5lbs 8oz Rainbows. ... See MoreSee Less
Lovely fish worth travelling for
Great fish elldone
Paul Tiley looking forward to a trip with you bud
Worth travelling for, well done.
very well done Dean, well worth the travel.
Wow ! Great going
What a fantastic DEVER DOUBLEDAY, very well done, congratulations
Well done all I saw these being put into spring lake on Monday what beautiful fish 👏👏👏
Brilliant! Well done Dean, what a fantastic double; and well done Dever; what a great fishery!
A real brace of bruisers there. Well played!
Well done big man. Some cracking fish there. Should be proud of yourself.
Nice one 👍👍
Now that’s a worthwhile trip! Nice one Dean 🎣👍
Well done lad !!
I'm fishing Dever (large lake) on Thursday any tips on how to fish it?
DEVER BLOG September 2020
With autumn fast approaching we are coming into what is often the best time of the year with the water so much cooler and the fish in tip top order. Already we get good comments about how much harder the fish fight now than in the heat of summer and it’s all down to water temperature and oxygen levels. The simple fact of physics is that the warmer the water the less oxygen it can hold. And nothing we, as fishery people can do, will alter that fact.
Stuart is quietly pleased with some of this winter’s rainbow stock and what you may not appreciate is that he is constantly working two years ahead and juggling stock levels, feed requirements, pond space and grading days just so that right through the year there is a regular supply of fish in the 4 plus range, to maintain our 6lb plus average.
So, what to expect this month, other than the fishing? Well, we should soon see the swallows and martins gathering prior to their epic flights to Africa and the question for Amanda at the lodge is whether the second batch of baby swallows above the office window will be fledged in time. You will likely notice the amount of fruit in the hedgerows as you come to Dever and it does look like being a bumper year. Already the wood pigeons appear to be stuffed and spend a lot of time sitting on the fences.
One of the very best things about running a fishery is the people who come here, and who over time become great friends. The banter before they go out to fish and then at the end of their day is often rather special and when occasionally someone can no longer get here through ill health it’s a sad time for us all.
Our Pete is of a vintage era and knows just about anyone there is to know in the fishing world. Hearing him talk of days when he met and fished with the likes of Dick Walker in the early 70’s is to have a glimpse into fishing history.
Mind you, he may be ancient, but he can mostly keep pace with young Jamie when it comes to grass cutting or weed pulling. That said, Jamie often scores a good one, just because he’s quicker, and between them there’s a lot of micky taking.
So, what’s coming up next at Dever? Well, hopefully some structural improvements, maybe the last of the weed cuts and then the excitement of wondering how many 20’s will come out this winter.
The wet times have kept the grass looking great, no brown patches this year, and we try hard to keep disturbance to a minimum when cutting. As for the fishing it is really all about observation and do please remember that small flies do work here and the past month with fish rising every day on Willow Lake the dries and emergers have scored time and again to anyone willing to try. When the fish can clearly be seen cruising just sub surface and constantly rising it ought to be a sign to change from the big heavy lures.
That said, do please stick with the minimum 6lb leader as you don’t want to lose that trophy. ... See MoreSee Less
Brilliant blog thanks for the update. Will be with you later in the year.👍👍
Great blog, lovely fishery
How much is a two fish ticket now & can you just turn up ???
Well done all and magnificent looking trout
We do appreciate the long term view, good to see it in writing to remind us all how much effort goes into it. Dever, do understand that we are all very grateful for all your hard work on our behalf. It’s a very special place and gives Ava and me days together we will never forget. No higher praise.
Great blog..hope to see you guys soon.👍
Great read, thank you. #fishbyproxy
Love these blogs; thanks
Really looking forward to visiting once my river trout season ends!
Dever as been fishing really well since the rain and cooler conditions arrived. Here is Kyle Davies with a stunning 12lbs 7oz Dever Double Rainbow. ... See MoreSee Less
Nick Spring caught this Dever Double Rainbow of 13lbs from Spring lake over the weekend, Caught using a WAEF! Great Fish well done! ... See MoreSee Less
Well done all
Well done Nick.
Well done nick and Dever lovely fish
Well done Nick and Dever great rainbow 👍👏👏👏
Belter Nick . Well done mate . 👏👏👏😀👍
Super DEVER DOUBLE RAINBOW, well done.
Lovely fish but what is a WAEF?
Well done. I must get back there soon.
Wow,that's a clonker of a fish.. Well done.. 👍👍
A Phone has been found on Spring lake, If you think it is your phone please message us a description and we will get it back to you! 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
Regular Richard Callender caught this Dever double rainbow of 14lbs over the weekend, Richard stalked the fish from the margin of Spring lake using a small lead bug! ... See MoreSee Less
Another lovely DEVER DOUBLE RAINBOW< well done+
Well done all
Well done Richard and Dever cracking Dever double 👍🏻👏👏👏
Lovely fish Richard. Well done all.
Saturday 22nd August
We are closed this Saturday for a Private Booking!
Open as usual on Sunday! 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Do you have space on Sunday for 1 rod
It seems like The Dever Double Browns get hungry when the weather warms up, here is Richard Francis with his 35th double figure brown weighing 12lbs 8oz! ... See MoreSee Less
Many thanks again I was melting at this point
Well done Richard, your the man.
Great effort in this heat
Well done Richard. What an amazing fish.. They are strange creatures, coming out when you least expect them too!! Great Angling, hope to see you soon.... think I will switch to the carp in this heat 👍👍👍💪💪
Arrrrrr! The good old leaded bug does it again!
Absolutely Remarkable... running out of superlatives for angler and fishery... congrats one and all!
You are the man. Fact. Beyond reproach. Ava and I salute you!! Plus, she wants to catch a bigger one than you next time! She says I’m too easy to beat 😢😂😇
Plus - go Dever - four big browns in 24 hours in this heat. Amazing!
The legend continues his story well done Richard
Well done sir, it looks bigger than 12lb. You look slightly warm also.
Then he only went and stalked another one!! This one went 12lbs 8oz on the scales, both fish were stalked from Willow Lake. This one battled really hard and weeded Dawson for a bit before his wife helped to get it in the net! ... See MoreSee Less
Now that's a stunning brown
Beautiful colour fin perfect brown well done all 👍🏻👏👏
Well done again
Super fish...well done 👍
Stunning, especially in this heat! Angler and Fishery, take a bow... 👏👏👏👏👏
Well done sir! What fly pattern did you use?
Both fish so different but stunning
That looks like a wood carving. Fabulous fish,
Wow. That ones been hiding in the corner for ages. Fantastic effort to tempt them. Very jealous!!
Awesome markings on a lovely fish
Two cracking fish, very well done in these conditions.
Dawson Gray has been fishing Dever since he was a teenager and although not as regular as he was he still fishes here when time allows. He has caught a few Dever Double Rainbows in his time but I was surprised when he said this 12lber was his first Dever Double Brown! ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful fin perfect brown well done all 👍🏻👏👏
fantastic fish spring lake ?
great hope theirs sum left for saturday carnt wait
As some of you have found out our "resident" Browns have been quite stubborn and considering they have been in the lakes at least 6 months its no surprise. We have had a few tales of the one that got away but not from Alan Harman who slipped his net under this long and lean 12lb Dever Double this week. ... See MoreSee Less
Nice fish sir !!
Looks in good condition 👌
Lucky man,I mean top angler
Cracking brown 👍🏻👏👏
I lost that fish few last week
Well done caught a beautiful brown that's probably seen 100s of flies past its nose well done indeed
Awesome the fish of a lifetime !!
Great catch...well done 👍
Nice fish proper shape well done!
I used to love fly fishing but hated killing great specimens! Why are these lakes not catch and release?
Lovely fish well done
Roberto De Block
3 months ago
how about using some of the oak stumps to make seats for the swims for us old ones.
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Dever Blog Aug 2020
Let’s be positive in this difficult time. Covid 19 and its restrictions are going to be with us all for some time yet but we can enjoy going fishing. Here at Dever we continue to keep the fishery fully operational and are hugely grateful to you for your support and continue to keep you informed.
So, what’s been happening here? Well, the July weed cut went quite smoothly with both lakes being cut the same day. That was a first for Stuart with the only downside being that the extra hours out on the weed boat meant that the tops of his knees were sunburnt! Cue for very little sympathy from Jamie and Peter who were exhausted from pulling the weed net.
You probably notice the pile of logs in the car park and that’s from the ‘trimmed’ oak which lost a huge branch at 2 am one day. It was so fortunate that it happened at night. The crew (One Two Tree) doing the clear up work were completed in a day and did an amazing job with some very impressive machinery. Our apologies if any of you were affected by this. Because the weather has been so much cooler (on average) than last July the fishing has remained very steady. Hot and muggy days make it more testing and require much smaller flies. Being quite breezy has helped too and on many days the fish are up in the ripple on Willow Lake, but hardly anyone ever tries a dry.
Looks like we are going into some extreme heat for the start of August so do please take precautions in the sun and be ever more vigilant with social distancing. Many of our anglers are in the age group which needs to take special care and ALL anglers need to respect each other.
As for the wildlife we share our countryside with it’s been an interesting month with water voles being spotted in the river Dever and that’s a welcome return of this lovely little rodent. You likely saw the swallow’s nest immediately above the ticket window and their brood of four is now free flying with all the others. Haven’t seen any swifts this summer but other places have them so that’s good to hear. As always there are lots of wood pigeons around. Recently, when Pete was out guiding on some
lakes for carp on fly one of his guests hooked a pigeon in flight while casting. That was an interesting tussle for the bivvy boys to witness and the subsequent ‘release’ pics ended with a feather in the angler’s hat. Stuart has continued his barbel trips to the Wye in search of a double and was so “pleased” when he took one of our regulars (Richard Callender) who promptly had a 10 - 5!
Jamie meanwhile has been having great fun fishing the Solent area for mackerel off the shore. Pete spent most of July pining for his lost trip to Alaska, but is already making plans as far ahead as 2022. If you read Trout and Salmon magazine you will see his regular fishery features. The most recent one was Lakedown in Sussex where he and Roger Daltry shared stories from their days at fishery managers conferences. This next month, weather permitting, we should continue to see good fishing and there are some lovely quality fish on site which will continue to be part of the daily stocking. Not quite so busy now but do please continue to book in as there are some fully booked days and taking a chance we can accommodate you is really not worth it for the sake of an e mail or phone message, especially if you have a long journey. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks a lovely blog once again.👍👍
Thank you I came early July had a great day 4 fish see you hopefully September or October. Really good up date thank you
Lakedown Trout Fishery
Euan Durie made a round trip of over 600 miles to fish Dever at the weekend but this 13lbs 2oz Dever Double from Spring lake made the trip worth it. ... See MoreSee Less
Cracking fish !!
Another amazing DEVER DOUBLE RAINBOW well done both..
Well done Euan and Dever cracking rainbow 👍🏻👏👍🏻👏
Well done all
Producing great fish guys - well done euan
Thanks to Peter for his words of encouragement which set me up for the day. This was my second time at Dever Springs and won’t be my last!!
Richard Francis has added another Double to his already impressive tally with this 16lbs 7oz beauty and he finally got his hands on one of our specimen Sparctics, this one weighing 8lbs. ... See MoreSee Less
Nice fishing Richard. You’ve had some fantastic fish in the past couple of months or so. Well done. Hope to be up soon 👍
Great fishing Richard as always well done Dever Springs more cracking fish
Many thanks to the team at Dever Springs much appreciated and chuffed to catch my first Spartic!
are these from to-day??
Well done Richard and Dever Lake team beautiful fish 👍👏👍👏👍👏
It wasnt easy that day to tempt one of the doubles, I saw four and couldnt catch any! Well done Dever and well done Richard.
Wow what a big unicorn 🦄!! Oops sorry Richard Francis what a lovely fish. Well done. Hope to see you on the banks soon. 😊
Love to know your secret Richard I’ve spent hours and hours and trod many miles around both Spring and Willow stalking the bigger fish.
Hi there, have you got to book now over the phone for next week or can you just turn up? Many thanks
Well done Richard . Cracking fish 👍
The Sparctics have been playing hard to get now that the water has warmed up but that didn't stop Richard Hansell from stalking this magnificent 8lbs 3oz specimen. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Richard
Robert Sweet David Rees
Well done Richard and Dever cracking fish 👍🏻👏👍🏻👏
Well done Mr Hansell, beautiful DEVER SPARTIC../;
You both got great spartic well done
Lovely fish Richard.
Thank you Dever for a beautiful trout and thank you Richard Francis for leaving one for me to catch! Funnily enough on a copper bug as well.
Quality from head to tail, congrats
Well done Richard Hansell . What a lovely fish. 💪💪💪
Was yours bigger than mr Francis?
Must meet up danny
Just ate it with the kids - yummy!! Thanks again Dever
3 months ago
how busy are you tomorrow or Thursday.
Mervyn chappell ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Mervyn, 10 in tomorrow and 3 on Thursday so far. Cheers, Stuart