Brough Fishery Complex

The Brough complex is the jewel in the H&DAA crown. Since purchasing the former British Aerospace pond, the Association has spent many thousands of pounds on its development into what is now a 7-lake complex catering for anglers of all skills.

Additionally, a small number of members have given well over 8,000 hours of volunteer labour to the project. Now with most of the major work completed, the original complex provides seven separate fisheries offering the membership a range of angling experiences and goals.

The acquisition of further land next to the original Aerospace lake resulted in the Association excavating a pond that has evolved into a popular, well-stocked ‘runs’ carp fishery.

The 7-lake Brough Complex is particularly suitable for disabled anglers. There is parking directly behind or close to all the pegs and the majority of the pegs have level access. Several toilets are available in different locations on the site.

If you would like to help with the development of this complex, please contact Derek Pye on 07811 897033 to volunteer. We recently had to replace a large section of otter fencing at fairly short notice, and our volunteers responded superbly – but we can never have enough volunteers to share the load. All of our fisheries constantly need maintenance and improvement.

As with our other sites the Brough Complex provides a habitat for a large range of wildlife that we wish to protect and develop (well, we encourage all wildlife apart from otters, mink and cormorants). There is a wide variety of birds (some uncommon) to be seen on our fisheries, as well as other animals such as deer, water voles and badgers. To this end we have planted several thousand trees, shrubs and wild flowers. Protect this fishing environment by taking your litter away and not leaving any gates open. Failure to do so will result in a lifetime ban. If you accidentally lose any fishing line in a tree, tell a bailiff. You will not get in trouble for this.


Tickets required

Daytime fishing (apart from Osprey) is allowed on your membership permit. Night fishing is available but check your membership book for details. Due to the excellent fishing at very reasonable cost there are waiting lists for night permits.

Stock / Size

Carp, Tench, Roach, Bream, Rudd, Ide, Chub, Crucian Carp, Perch, Pike, Eels


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, after the track splits. Left track to Welton Waters Activity Centre, continue straight on for Brough Fishery Complex. Gate on right. Do not block the gate – 24 hours access is required. 

Postcode: HU15 1PJ
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Good parking is available behind most pegs but do not obstruct other people’s access.

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

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.