BEWL WATER FISHING REPORTS AND NEWS
The 2015 BOAT FISHING SEASON ends on Sunday 29th November. Bank Fishing will continue until February 2016.
Bewl Fishery Report 29th October 2015
Fishing has proved unusually challenging for the time of year. The trout have remained high in the water but are proving hard to catch. Rod average for the week, based on returns is 1.44.
Best areas for boat fishing have been across the Main Bowl and Ferry Point while best areas to try for bank fishing are The Dam Wall, Chingley and Bramble Point. Successful flies have again been Hoppers, Daddies and fry patterns such as Minkies and Boobies.
The popular charity fly fishing competition "Boss's Day" organised by Vince Brooks took place on Saturday 24 October. Fishing was difficult and 53 anglers caught 86 fish giving a rod ave. of 1.62.
Last year's winner Bernard Wautelet triumphed again with 7 fish. Brian Beeney was 2nd with 5 and Mr Dillon was 3rd with 4. £1000 was raised for the Ante Natal ICU at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.
Winners of the final monthly draw for 2015 are 1st Jim Mc Gonigle, 2nd S Farrell and 3rd N King. They will be notified by letter.
Water temp 13degC - water level 59%
Returns are essential to help us - and you - monitor the fishing. Please remember to submit a return after each visit and that if you put in your returns you have a chance of winning fishing prizes. All returns submitted are entered into a monthly prize draw - top prize is a voucher for 2 permits and a boat worth £81.
Returns can given in the day, by phone on 01892 890352 or emailed to Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
STOP THE SPREAD OF INVASIVE SPECIES
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