Blyth (Northumberland)

Hit by pollution, the Blyth has been the subject of determined efforts to re-stock. In the unaffected parts, trout are the main quarry though there are also some coarse fish, especially roach and grayling. The river rises near Throckington in central Northumberland and flows some 20 miles to enter the North Sea at Blyth. Rod Licence: NWA Bedlington, NorthumbCT3 miles from Stannington to BedlingtonBB

DT (for bona fide holidaymakers only):AAA (Bedlington and Blagdon AA) Blythe. See R.Trent Bovey. See R. Teign Box. See R. Stour (Suffolk) Boyd Brook. See R. Avon (Bristol) Bradford. See R. Trent Brant. See R. Witham Brathay. See Lake District Bray. See R. Taw Brede. See R. Rother


Rising in the Mendip Hills above Bruton, the Brue is preserved for trout fishing down to West Lydford. From this point on to Glastonbury, a series of weirs create sections of deep water and it is here that coarse fish, including chub, roach, bream, dace and pike take over. At Highbridge the river is linked to the Somerset land drainage system . Except for the extreme high reaches, plenty of ticket opportunities exist in an area renowned for welcoming visitors. Rod Licence: WWA Glastonbury, Somerset C 13 miles from West Lydford to Westhay BB WT: ATS (Nicholls Sports, Street, or Millers, Glastonbury)

Highbridge, SomersetC8 miles from near Burtle to HighbridgeAB DT: ATS (P. Thyer, Church Street, Highbridge, open Sundaysfrom 6.30am)

Associations: Bristol and District Amalgamated Anglers. Bure. See Norfolk and Suffolk Broads. By (or Box) Brook. See R. Avon (Bristol)

Cain. See R. Severn

Calder (Aire). See R. Ouse (Yorks) Calder.SeeR. Ribble Calder (Cumbria). See Lake

District Calder (Garstang). See R. Wyre Cam. See R. Great Ouse Cam Brook. See R. Avon (Bristol)