BEWL WATER FISHING REPORTS AND NEWS
The new season at Bewl began on 21st March
The FISHING LODGE is open 8.30am to 5.30pm daily
Fishing Report w/e 16 April 2015: Hot, sunny conditions have and very clear water have made the fish go down deeper in the water, making the fishing a bit harder but most anglers are still catching. Rod average for this week is 2.9 fish per rod and average weight remains excellent at 2lbs 5ozs.
The trout have now spread out across most of the reservoir. Best areas for boats and bank have been Rosemary Lane, Hook Straight, Dunsters, The Nose and Ferry Point.
Successful flies have been Vivas, Montanas, Damsels, Orange Boobies, Cat's Whiskers and Black Buzzers.
The BBFFC Annual Bank Competition took place on Saturday 11 April. Areas fished were Dunster's Bay to Monty's Seat, Chingley Wood to Rosemary Lane and Bramble Bay to Pine Bay.
35 anglers caught 66 fish giving a rod average of 1.9. Overall winner was Mick Dale with 5 trout for 10lb 10oz.
Water temperature 11degC - water level 93%
A reminder to anglers to put in their returns for the chance to win prizes worth up to £81 every month.
Bewl Valley Sailing Club's new caterer, Jo Murray, will be providing Fishermen's Breakfasts in the clubhouse from 7.30am on Saturdays and Sundays from 21st March throughout the summer months. At just £5.50 the Fishermen's Full English Breakfast comprises Egg, Bacon, Sausage, Toast with Tea or Coffee.
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!
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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