River Brue - Black Bull Bridge
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The River Brue is a small part of a network of drains which over hundreds of years have converted the Somerset saltmarsh into what is now fesh water wetland and patureland. The banks of the River Brue are a haven for wild life and the river is renowned for shoals of large carp, roach, bream and chub.
In the summer the water is mainly stationary but as the winter rains increase the Environment Agency open sluices to control the exit of water from the Somerset levels on its route to the sea. It can be a challenging but often rewarding place to fish. Over the years our members have reported excellent catches of fish on the waters we control. It is a popular place for holiday anglers who want unique and memorable fishing, but be prepared to talk to the locals who will direct you to the most productive swims.
Take the B3139 from Wedmore towards Highbridge and Burnham on Sea; at the village of Mark, turn left following alongside the Mark Drain opposite the White Horse Public House. Follow this lane along a series of bends to the second turning on the left signposted Burtle. Take this road for approximately 1 mile to the first turning right. After turning right for quarter mile, the lane turns very sharp right with a hard but unmade track located on the left. Follow this track to the fourth gate on the left. The fishing rights extend for two fields; the one you enter and the one above is marked by two “Pill Boxes” at each end. Parking is on the verge adjacent to the entry gate.
Please ensure that the track and gates are kept clear for large farm vehicles. Please ensure that gates are securely fastened if you should open them for access.