Fishing the River Parrett

Posted on Sep 28, 2013

Fishing the River Parrett

The river contains mostly roach, along with skimmer bream, perch and chub. Larger bream are sometimes caught and occasionally tench and carp can be tempted. There is also a good head of pike.

Our waters start at Huish Bridge and flow down through the Town, past the Bungalows and Cocklemoor. Try caster, maggot or hemp and tares for roach and caster or maggot for skimmer bream, perch and chub.

Tench and bream can also be found further down Cocklemoor, above the Pumping Station.

At the lower end of Cocklemoor, above and below the footbridge, chub will be found in the lilies and under the overhanging trees and bushes on the opposite bank. Maggot, worm or breadflake are worth trying for them.

Just below Bow Bridge, at the top end of the Stuckies section, roach, skimmer bream and chub are the main species. Maggot, caster or hemp and tares are the main baits used. Bread is worth considering as people feed the ducks from Bow Bridge. A chub of 6lb 2oz has been caught from here.

The remainder of the Stuckies section, down to the island, produces roach, perch and the odd larger bream. A waggler, fished shallow and tight across to the far bank, will often find small chub.

More information on the web site  http://www.langportaa.com/clubwaters.html