Kayak Fishing in Kent and East Sussex
Bewl Water is a popular destination for anglers and kayakers in Kent and East Sussex alike. Combining the two popular water sports offers fantastic views of our calm and serene reservoir and creates new fishing potential. Go places completely inaccessible by foot or too shallow for a motor boat to reach, and fish for pike, trout, or perch throughout April – September.
Kayak Fishing Season
Kayak fishing at Bewl Water is available on the last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each month except for April when we will be running extra sessions.
April 22nd – May 1st
May 26th – 28th
June 23rd – 25th
July 28th – 30th
August 25th – 27th
September 22nd – 24th
Kayak Fishing Day Passes
Kayak fishing is available from 9.00 am and day passes include water access charges and your permit. You must book online in advance and all anglers will need to check in at the Fishing Lodge prior to launching.
4 fish trout
(Fishermen can only take up to 4 trout)
- £50.00 per adult
- £35 per junior (under 18)
- £90.00 per person for a weekend pass (includes Saturdays and Sundays)
Predator catch and release
(All fish must be returned alive)
- £40.00 per adult
- £25 per junior (under 18)
- £70.00 per person for a weekend pass (includes Saturdays and Sundays)
Please note, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Our rules and regulations for kayak fishing at Bewl Water are put in place for the safety of our fishermen, native wildlife, and other water sports users. It is important that you read through the conditions carefully before booking.
- In case of an emergency, please call 07767 375 115
- You must be over the age of 18 to access the water (ID required)
- Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum of two kayak anglers per booking
- Life jackets/buoyancy aids are mandatory
- You must check in at the Fishing Lodge before your session
- A paper or electronic copy of valid craft insurance must be brought with you on the day (third-party public liability, British Canoeing, Angling Trust, CRT, etc.)
- Anglers must have a valid EA rod license before they begin to fish
- Launching and unloading can be done from the beach opposite the Fishing Lodge and strictly nowhere else around the reservoir
- Kayak anglers must not wait around the fishing jetty due to collision risk from other boats
- You are only permitted to use purpose-built fishing kayaks that are a minimum length of 10 inches and sit on top with paddles and/or pedals from brands such as Hobie, Old Town, Perception, Jackson, Galaxy, etc.
- The use of small casual kayaks, sit-in kayaks, inflatable vessels (RIB, SIB, kayaks), and any boat or other watercraft are strictly prohibited
- Before launching, the Bewl Water rangers will inspect your fishing kayak
- Anglers must cease fishing during thunderstorms and when the wind exceeds force 5 (19mph) and all kayaks should return to the shore or other safe moorings/banks
- Bewl Water is not liable for any damage or accidents resulting from the use of kayaks or any other watercraft
- Kayak fishing is entirely at your own risk and responsibility