Brough Avocet Pool

Avocet Pool is a 1½ acre pond on the east bank of the complex.

It was purposely designed as a flat-bottomed venue, with islands and plateaux, to offer something of a challenge to members who favour a float-fishing approach.

Swims are along the eastern side of the pond only, with adjacent parking. The pond holds large numbers of crucian carp, tench and rudd along with 330 carp to 1lb introduced in October 2012. The rudd have bred profusely and it is a challenge to ‘get through them’ to catch the more cautious tench and crucians. Chub have been introduced in the hope that they predate on the smaller rudd. The pond is usually weedy and can make fishing difficult. Catches can be made by float fishing just above the weed or fishing a feeder with a buoyant hookbait. Alternatively raking a swim close in can sometimes work well.


Permits required

Standard Permit 5am – 10pm
Strictly no night fishing.

Stock / Size

Crucian Carp, Carp, Tench, Rudd, Perch and Chub / 1.5 Acres


Close to the A63 on the outskirts of Brough, East Yorkshire.

Leave the A63 at the Brough / Elloughton exit. Turn onto Common Lane and continue over the unmanned railway crossing keep on down the single track lane and the complex is on the right.

Postcode: HU15 1PJ


Good Parking is available around this pond behind the majority of the pegs. However members should please ensure they park sensibly and not block other members access around the site road.

Please note that a security gate is fitted to the vehicular access at the Brough Complex. This must be kept locked at all times. A combination number will be supplied with your annual membership. Take litter home.

Hull & District Anglers’ Association

Membership of HDAA is open to anyone who agrees to abide by our common-sense Fishery Rules. All membership permits run from 1st Jan to 31st December annually. Membership allows angling on most of the Association’s venues from 5.00am to 10.00pm (except Carlton on Trent where the start time is 7.00am).


Members discount scheme - up to 15% off purchases

We have teamed up with shops, companies, suppliers, etc. to offer discounts to our members on production of a valid membership card.