Description of Waters

Trout fishing

The Cam Brook and Wellow Brook are tributaries of the Midford Brook.  All have similar features.  They have steep valley sides, the result of periglacial action on the oolitic limestone through which the waters flow.  All are rich in weed growth and are a combination of shallow runs, pools and some deep bends.  The brown trout is native throughout these streams along with some grayling in the Midford Brook.  There are also pockets of coarse fish in the Midford.  The majority of the streams are catch and release whilst there is also trickle stocking with rainbow trout on some beats.

Coarse fishing

This is mainly on the Somerset Frome (about 3 miles) along with about a mile of the Bristol Avon.  The usual river species can be expected along with the odd, large brown trout.  We have stocked barbel in recent years in an effort to arrest the apparent decline of this popular species.  Again the fishing is very varied, from fast, shallow stretches and weir pools to deep bends.

Click on the links below to find a schematic map (a bit like a tube map) and a hand drawn map contributed by one of our members some time back.  The catch records are only a guide, not a guarantee!