BEWL WATER FISHING REPORTS AND NEWS
The FISHING LODGE is open 8.30am to 5.30pm daily
We are pleased to announce our special offer for August - All WEEKDAY (Mon-Fri) boats (exept Bank Holiday Monday) will cost £10 only. Permit prices and weekend boats remain the original price.
With high temperatures and lower oxygen levels Catch and Release is temporarily suspended. While it is unavailable a Brace permit will be available for Bank Anglers only for £19.
Little has changed at Bewl over the last week with fishing is still fairly challenging . Trout are showing on the surface at times and nipping at the flies but not taking them. Other times, in bright sunlight, they are going deeper. The water is beginning to clear after recent wind and showers.
A further 1500 rainbows were stocked on 12 August and catch average for the week based on returns is 2.49 fish per rod - still very good for August.
Best areas for boats are the Main Bowl, Chingley and Hook Straight. Bank fishing will improve as the water temperature cools, while now anglers catching a few in the deeper water by the Dam Wall and Chingley.
Successful flies have once again been Minkies, Cormorants, Diawl Bachs, Buzzers, Boobies and Blobs.
CATCH AND RELEASE IS STILL SUSPENDED AT THE TIME OF WRITING
ANY METHOD FISHING IS NOT AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
Water temperature 18degC. Water level 68.5%
A reminder that no boats are available on the following dates - 16th September (Grand Max) and 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 24th October as there are large fly fishing competitions on these days.
Please remember that if you put in your returns you have a cxhance of winning fishing prizes worth up to £81 every month - and you help maiontain a good fishery by helping us monitor the fishing.
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