BEWL WATER FISHING REPORTS AND NEWS
For 2014 Ticket and Boat prices and Season Ticket information please go to Information and Prices
CHILDREN'S FLYFISHING COURSES
For children aged 8-15 years wanting to try Flyfishing, Bewl Ranger and top fisherman Bob Barden will be running two courses from 0900hrs to 1200hrs on 8th and 20th August. Cost per person is £25. Please call the Bewl Fishing Lodge for booking and info on 01892 890352.
24 July: Water temperature 23degC - water level 88%
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
ALL BEWL LIFEJACKETS MUST BE RETURNED IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE PLEASE
Very little has changed since last week. The weather has remained hot and the water temperature has risen to 23c. The trout are still mostly being caught deep in the area near the towers, but are rising to the surface to chase fry. The appear in pods of about 15 or 16 and a number of anglers are catching them on the surface on a floating line with Minkies and nymphs.
The catch average for the based on returns is an excellent 5.08 fish per rod.
320 blue trout were stocked this week.
Best area for boats is the Main Bowl to the left of a line from the Sailing Club to Chingley Corner.
Bank fishing is very difficult while the shallow water near the margins is so warm.
Successful flies have been Minkies, Cat's Whiskers, Buzzers, Cormorants and Diawl Bachs.
Water temperature 23degC, water level 88%
A REMINDER TO BOAT ANGLERS: BOATS ARE NOT ALLOWED WITHIN 100 METRES OF THE TOWERS OR THE DAM. TYING UP OF BOATS TO THE TOWERS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Fishermen's breakfast are available daily from 0730hrs Monday to Friday in the Waterside Restaurant (main car park) and Saturday and Sunday in the Sailing Clubhouse.
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Opening Day 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.
From 1 May 2014 Fishermen's Breakfast will be available Monday to Friday from 0730hrs in the Waterside Restaurant which is in Bewl's main car park. Follow road straight down from the main gate to the Visitor centre. On Saturdays and Sundays breakfasts are available from 0730hrs in the Sailing Clubhouse.
Further info 01892 890170
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