Predator Fishing

Available from 1st October 2024 – 23rd February 2025, from boats only.


Predator season ticket – £300 (valid from 1st October 2024 – 23rd February 2025).

Single predator permit and boat hire:£45.00
Two predator permits and boat hire:£80.00
Three predator permits and boat hire:£110.00


  • All fish must be returned alive. If a trout is caught and badly hooked, i.e. the fish is damaged, it should be killed and passed on to a member of the Bewl Water team.
  • Trout should not be targeted at any point during the fishing session, anglers found targeting trout or not obeying the predator permit rules will be asked to leave the water immediately with no refund given.
  • No predator and trout fishing permits will be allowed in the same boat.
  • All boat fishing and boat regulations must be followed
  • Lure and dead sea baits are allowed.
  • Min. 15lbs line should be used.
  • Wire traces should be used at all times.
  • All lures and baits used must be at least 18cm in length for Pike.
  • Lures should be a min. of 10cm in length when fishing vertically for Perch.
  • Trebles when using dead sea baits should be Semi Barbed only – i.e. on a treble, the bait retaining point can be barbed but the other two unbarbed to aid unhooking. Lure single hooks can be barbed or unbarbed.
  • Two Rods per angler can be used.
  • Unhooking mats are compulsory.
  • No live baiting.
  • No trolling under power except if using your own electrical trolling motor.

Pike Fly Fishing

Fly-fishing for pike is available from the bank and boats at Bewl. Any method fishing with lures and plugs for pike is available from boats only.

The pike’s welfare has to be taken into consideration and pike fishing will not been allowed at times when trout catch and release has been suspended due to high water temperatures (above 20˚C).