River Brue

Fishery Information
River Brue
93 Church Road

Fish Species
Pike Roach
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Fishery Information

The River Brue, originating in the hills southwest of its catchment area, shares its source location with the rivers Wylye and Dorset Stour, which flow south to the English Channel. As it meanders through the landscape, the river passes by Glastonbury, acting as a natural boundary with the nearby village of Street. From there, it navigates a predominantly man-made channel across the Somerset Levels before joining the River Parrett at Burnham-on-Sea.

Along its course, the River Brue is joined by various tributaries and artificial channels, including the North Drain and Cripps River, which connect it to the River Huntspill and other drainage channels known as Rhyne’s. These channels also provide connections to the River Axe through controlled sluices. The river becomes tidal below the New Clyce Bridge sluices in Highbridge.

The fishing experience on the River Brue is characterized by its mature and wild nature. The Bridgwater Angling Association has fishing rights to several sections of the river, particularly in the lower areas.

The 1st Section of the river is a tidal stretch that lends itself well to trotting techniques and long rod waggler fishing, depending on the stage of the tide and the bankside vegetation. Anglers can expect to catch plenty of Chub and Roach in this section, with opportunities to pursue pike as well.

The 2nd Section is divided into two parts, above and below the bridge/gate. The lower section, below the bridge/gate, offers faster-flowing water, making it suitable for trotting methods. Anglers can enjoy good catches of smaller fish, with occasional surprises along the way.