BEWL WATER FISHING REPORTS AND NEWS
The FISHING LODGE is open 8.30am to 5.30pm daily
Weekly report 2 July: This week the fishing has been more challenging , although a number of anglers have reported catching 10 or more trout at times. Hot, humid conditions have raised the water temperature to 21.7c. Based on returns, the rod average for the week is a very good 3.15. The trout are still in the top layers of the water but are not showing on the top in the bright sunlight.
Best areas for boats have again been The Main Bowl, Canoe Club Corner, Chingley and Hook Straight.
Best areas for bank fishing have been Canoe Club Corner, Ferry Point and Chingley.
Successful flies include Damsels, Cormorants, Blobs, Buzzers and Hoppers.
Winners of the monthly 'retrurns' draw for June 2015 are 1st Mick Priest, 2nd Peter Clark and 3rd John Barham. They will be notified by post. A further 1500 rainbows were stocked during the week.
Water temperature 21.7degC water level 85.1%
Fantastic fishing on the second leg of the SEFF Qualifier in plenty of bright sunshine on Monday 15th as 26 rods took 165 fish for a massive catch average of 6.35 fish per rod. Top rod Phil Thompson netted 8 fish by 1315hrs at 17lbs 7ozs plus a time bonus of 4lbs 12ozs. Mike Heritage took the combined best bag over two rounds. See full results on competitions page
If you need a boat for 3 anglers, especially at weekends, please let us know in advance when you book your boat.
For 2015 Ticket and Boat prices and Season Ticket information please go to Information and Prices
Boat anglers are reminded that, for their own safety and that of others, they MUST wear the 'Kill Cord' whenever they are underway in a boat. If you are not familiar with this please go to: USE OF KILL CORDS IN FISHING BOATS
IF YOU HAVE INADVERTENTLY RETAINED ANY BEWL LIFEJACKETS PLEASE RETURN IMMEDIATELY (no penalty!) SO THEY CAN BE SERVICED - THANK YOU!
2015 Weekly Fishing Reports
Before and After: 9yr old Fraser Joyce with a 4lb Rainbow taken 28th March near the bank at Polecat Wood on a Mepps no.2 Spinner
Opening Day 2014 Overwintered Blue over 5lbs for Keith Nicholson
Arthur Lucas and George Brown with 13 fish from Corner of Dam 20th June
Nine year old Eloise Perry with two of the three Blues she caught on a silver spinner on her second visit to Bewl.
BEWL BRIDGE FLYFISHERS' CLUB
The Bewl Bridge Flyfishers' Club was started in the mid 1970s, during the construction of Bewl Bridge Reservoir and before it opened to the public. In the 1990s the reservoir was renamed Bewl Water, however the club chose to retain the full name of Bewl Bridge in its title and it has since grown to become the largest fly fishing club in the country boasting a membership that exceeds 500 and has done for over 10 years. The club is run by a committee of nine volunteers, and liaises closely with Bewl Water's management on all matters related to fishing for trout at Bewl Water, with Bewl Bridge Flyfishers' Club also represented on two specialist separate committees, one for fishing and the other for all Bewl Water users.
The club offers full annual membership and members receive six copies of the much loved and looked forward to club magazine, the Bewl Angle. This is packed full of articles about how, when and where to fish at Bewl, including tactics for both boat and bank fishing, plus dates and information about events throughout the season. Some of these events will be fishing days organised by and exclusively for the membership, offering opportunities to fish with Bewl experts, to meet other members and learn more about both Bewl and our sport generally.
Being a member of Bewl Bridge Flyfishers' Club entitles you to a number of benefits including third party insurance whilst fishing, exclusive access to club car parks in various locations around Bewl's banks and discounts in local tackle shops and the Bewl fishing lodge.
For more information go to www.bewlbridgeflyfishers.com
A Great Catch
Andy Lush with 8lbs 10ozs Rainbow
Mr Dutton with 8lbs 11ozs Rainbow on muddler minnow