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Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
 Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
  tel 01892 890352
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 We here at Rutland Gillies have been very busy bringing you the very best in fly floatant. For a 30ml bottle the price is £5 plus p&p. This bottle has a small brush so that when you take the fly out of the water just brush a little of the dust into the fly and it will float again with no hesitation. This dust works on nymphs, and all dry flies on the market today and it will not harm the fly in any way. To order your fly floatant please ring me on 07973954552 or go onto Ebay then pay pal gift please. Many thanks Ziggy. Rutland Gillies

 

 
Bewl Fishery Report 30 July 2015
 
A week of mixed fortunes. Some days anglers have been catching well, others not so well.  At the time of writing the fish are high in the water and can be seen from the lodge.  Water temperature has dropped to 16.8degC and catch average for the week based on returns is again outstanding at  4.43 fish per rod.
A further 1500 Bulldog rainbows were stocked this week.  
Best areas for boats have again been the Main Bowl and Hook Straight while bank anglers have been catching from the Dam Wall (when open), Canoe Club Corner and Chingley.
Successful flies haven't changed from last week - Minkies, Blobs, Cormorants, Sedge, and Diawl Bachs.
Winners of the prize draw for July are 1st Robert Redhead, 2nd Mr Crinall and 3rd Mick Crouch. They will be notified by post - free fishing just for putting in their returns after visiting.
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.
 
Water temperature 16.8degC - water level 74%
 
An early 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.

 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 23 July 2015
 
Bewl fished very well at the end of last week and over the weekend with many anglers catching 8 or more trout from the surface.  Catchg average for the week remained high at an excellent 4.56 fish per rod.
For the last few days, fishing has been more challenging. The depth of the fish has varied between 2ft and 30ft, depending on weather conditions. The water has also started to colour up but the good news is "The Bubble" is back on.   Water temperature 19c  water level 76%
 
Best areas for boats are the Main Bowl, front of the playground and Chingley.  Bank fishing is, as always in the summer, quite difficult.  Best places have been the Dam Wall and Chingley.  Successful flies have  been Boobies, Blobs, Minkies, Cormorants and Buzzers. A further 1500 trout were stocked this week.
 
An early 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.
 
We regret breakfast will not be available in the Sailing Club at weekends and the clubhouse will be closed at least for the next few weeks.
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 16 July 2015
 
Fishing has improved massively over the last week.  Catch average for the week based on returns is an exceptional 4.21 fish per rod.
with trout showing on the the surface early mornings and evenings and in cloudy weather and much deeper in bright sunlight. They are spread across the North side of the reservoir from the Dam to past the cages in Hook Straight.
A further 1500 rainbows were stocked this week.
Best areas for boats have been The Main Bowl, Chingley and Hook Straight while best areas for bank fishing have been The Dam Wall early in the morning , Chingley and Canoe Club Corner.
Flies have varied depending on the depth of the fish - Hoppers, Boobies, Blobs and Cormorants.
A REMINDER THAT TYING UP TO THE TOWERS IS NOT PERMITTED.

Water temperature 20degC - water level 78%
 
We regret breakfast will not be available in the Sailing Club at weekends and the clubhouse will be closed.
 
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 02 July 2015
This week the fishing  has been more challenging , although a number of anglers have reported catching 10 or more trout at times.  Hot, humid conditions have raised the water temperature to 21.7c.  Based on returns, the rod average for the week is a very good 3.15.  The trout are still in the top layers of the water but are not showing on the top in the bright sunlight.
 
Best areas for boats have again been The Main Bowl,  Canoe Club  Corner, Chingley and Hook Straight.
Best areas for bank fishing have been Canoe Club Corner, Ferry Point and Chingley.
Successful flies include Damsels, Cormorants, Blobs, Buzzers and Hoppers.
 
Winners of the monthly 'retrurns' draw for June 2015 are 1st Mick Priest, 2nd Peter Clark and 3rd John Barham. They will be notified by post.  A further 1500 rainbows were stocked during the week.
 
Water temperature 21.7degC  water level 85.1%
 
 
 
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 25 June 2015
 
Despite warmer weather and therefore warmer water Bewl has seen a week of good fishing. Catch average based on returns is an excellent 4.34 fish per rod and a number of anglers have reported catching up to 15 trout.
The fish  are still in the top layers of the water and feeding on caenis and sedge.  A further 1500 rainbows from Bulldog Fisheries were stocked during the week
 
Best areas for boats have been The Main Bowl including the "bubbles", Chingley and Hook Straight.
Bank anglers have caught from the Dam Wall, Canoe Club Corner, the front of the playground and Chingley. Please note the Dam Wall is open for fishing before 1000hrs and after 1800hrs only.
 
Successful flies have been Boobies, Diawl Bachs, Cormorants, Buzzers , Silver Invictas and Hoppers.
 
Water temperature 18.3degC - Water level 85.1%
 
 
WEEKENDS ARE NOW VERY BUSY. PLEASE BOOK YOUR BOAT IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AND A WASTED JOURNEY.
 
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 11  June 2015
 
Fishing has been "steady" this week , but most anglers have managed to catch. Rod average for the week is 3.37 which is still good for the time of year and weather conditions.  The fish have remained in the top 5 or 6 feet of the water but are beginning to move away from the banks and into open water. They are still feeding on Daphnia and jelly fry.  Average fish weight 2lbs 4ozs.
There is very little change in the fishing areas.  Best places for boats have been Hook Straight, Chingley and from the Dam to the Cages.  Best places for bank fishing have been the Front of the playground, the Dam Wall (before 10am and after 6pm) and Chingley.
Successful flies have again been Damsels, Diawl Bachs, Buzzers, Cormorants, Blobs and Boobies.
A further 1500 Bulldog rainbows were stocked during the week.
The BBFFC boat competition took place on Sunday. 39 anglers caught 129 trout giving a rod ave. of 3.3. Individual winner was Rob Toptalo with 8 fish for 16lb 15oz. Winning boat pair was Ian Watts and Andrew Green with a total of 16 fish for 30lb 11oz.
Water temperature 15.6degC, water level 88.2%

WEEKENDS ARE NOW VERY BUSY. PLEASE BOOK YOUR BOAT IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AND A WASTED JOURNEY.
 
 
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 4 June 2015
 
Rather a mixed bag this week at Bewl, with some anglers catching well from boat and bank and others finding it difficult.  Rod average for the week is 2.22
The fish have an abundance of natural food in the form of Daphnia and Jelly Fry making them more reluctant to take an artificial fly or lure. However, they are in pods around the reservoir and once found can lead to plenty of good sport.  A further 1500 Bulldog rainbows were stocked this week.
Best areas for fishing haven't changed much from the last few weeks : End of Bewl Straight, in front of the playground, Rosemary Lane and Chingley.
Successful flies have again been Diawl Bachs, Boobies, Buzzers and anything green and black.
The first leg of the SEFF 2015 England Qualifier took place on Monday. The winner was Andrew Green with 6 fish for 13lb 3oz. 26 anglers caught 81 trout giving a rod average of 3.12.  Rob Barden reports: The Seff Qualifier was fished on Monday 1st June.  The conditions seemed good but the fish thought otherwise.
The fishing started very slowly and struggleds to get going. People had found a few places that held fish but on the day they wouldn't respond.  A few fishermen found fish at the top of Hook Straight in the middle of the day with Canoe Club Corner "switching on" in the last hour or so.  When the dust had settled, Andrew Green came in with a good bag of 6 fish then there came 5 people with 5 fish with Ian Watts in second place and Peter Thomason 3rd.  With the 2nd round looming it's all to play for.
 
Winners of the monthly prize draw are 1st Martin Knock, 2nd Stuart Andrews and 3rd A Everett. They will be notified by letter
Water temperature 14.4degC, water level 89.3%

WEEKENDS ARE NOW VERY BUSY. PLEASE BOOK YOUR BOAT IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AND A WASTED JOURNEY.
Water temperature 15degC - water level 90.6%
 
 
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 28 May 2015
 
Bright weather conditions have made the fishing slightly more challenging, however the rod average for the week was a still good 2.55.
The trout are now 4ft-10ft down in the water and still feeding on Daphnia.
Best areas for boats and bank have been The end of Hook Straight , Rosemary Lane, front of the playground and Chingley.
Successful flies have been Diawl Bachs, Crunchers, Black Buzzers and most black and green flies.
Three competitions took place this week. The Anglian Water Southern heat on Saturday was won by the Weald of Kent team with a total combines weight of 57lb 2oz and rod average was 3.66.
On Tuesday , 6 teams competed in the AMFC match which was won by Team Invicta with a total bag weight of 31lb.  The police match on Wednesday yielded 37 trout for 24 anglers giving a rod ave. of 1.54.
WEEKENDS ARE NOW VERY BUSY. PLEASE BOOK YOUR BOAT IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AND A WASTED JOURNEY.
Water temperature 15degC - water level 90.6%
 
 
 
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 21 May 2015
 
The good fishing has continued for another week. This week's rod average, helped by a group of Belgian anglers who had plenty of good sport, is an outstanding 5.93.
The "bubbles" are still on at the time of writing.  The fish are still in the top layers of the water, but are now beginning to move away from the banks in the sunlight.

A number of pike are now being caught . Mainly in the bays.
1500 Bulldog rainbows were stocked in the past week.
 
Best areas for boat and bank have been Chingley, the end of Hook Straight, Rosemary Lane, front of the playground and Ferry Point.
Successful flies have been Cormorants, Montanas, Black Buzzers, Hare's Ears and Diawl Bachs.
 
Water temperature 13.3degC,  water level 91.1%
 
If you need a boat for 3 anglers, especially at weekends, please let us know in advance when you book your boat.
 
 
 
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 14 May 2015
 
Another week of good fishing with most anglers catching full or part limits. Rod average for this week was a very good 3.72.
The trout are still in the top layers of the water with some of them showing. They are also spread out around the reservoir and have remained close in to the margins and are feeding on Daphnia.
 
Best places for bank and boat have been Rosemary Lane, Hook Straight, Seven Pound Creek, Chingley and Monty's Seat.
Successful flies haven't really changed since last week with black is still proving to work well. Best flies to use have been Buzzers, Vivas, Montanas, Cormorants, Damsels (green)  and Boobies.
North Kent Fly Dressers Guild held their Domestic Shield Competition At Bewl on Sunday. 16 anglers caught 65 trout giving a rod average of 4.06. Top individual bag was Martin Smith with 8 fish for 15lb . top combined weight were Martin Smith and Duncan Harker with 16 for 29lb 14oz.
Water temperature 13.3degC - water level 91.5%
 
If you need a boat for 3 anglers, especially at weekends, please let us know in advance when you book your boat.
 
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 30 April 2015
 
Much cooler days and  nights have again helped to improve the fishing . This week's catch average, based on returns, has risen to a very good 4.44
The trout are still in the surface layers of the water and are well spread out.
A further 2000 Bulldog rainbows were stocked in the week.
Best areas for boat  have been Rosemary Lane, end of Hook Straight, Ferry Point and Dunster's.
Best areas for bank fishing have been Rosemary Lane Seven Pound Creek, Monty's Seat , the front of the playground and Dunsters.
The trout are taking a large selection of flies including Damsels, Black Buzzers, Cormorants, Boobies, Diawl Bachs and Blobs.
The Kent Police competion on Wednesday yielded 98 fish for 24 anglers giving a rod ave. of 4.08.
Winners of the first Monthly Prize Draw for 2015 are 1st Richard Newman, 2nd Peter Thomason and 3rd Mr T Burrows. They will be notified by post.
Water temperature 11.7degC - Water level 92%
 
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 16 April 2015
 
Hot, sunny conditions have and very clear water have made the fish go down deeper in the water, making the fishing a bit harder but most anglers are still catching.  Rod average for this week is 2.9 fish per rod and average weight remains excellent at 2lbs 5ozs.
 
The trout have now spread out across most of the reservoir.  Best areas for boats and bank have been Rosemary Lane, Hook Straight, Dunsters, The Nose and Ferry Point.
Successful flies have been Vivas, Montanas, Damsels, Orange Boobies, Cat's Whiskers and Black Buzzers.
 
The BBFFC Annual Bank Competition took place on Saturday 11 April. Areas fished were Dunster's Bay to Monty's Seat, Chingley Wood to Rosemary Lane and Bramble Bay to Pine Bay.  35 anglers caught 66 fish giving a rod average of 1.9.  Overall winner was Mick Dale with 5 trout for 10lb 10oz.  Results attached.
 
Water temperature 11degC - water level 93%
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report 9 April 2015
 
A very busy Easter weekend at Bewl. The fishing was outstanding again with many anglers catching their limits from bank and boat.  Catch average for the week was 5.02 fish per rod based on returns.
 
The trout vary in depth from near the surface to 20ft down depending on the weather. The windier the conditions, the deeper the fish.  Fish have spread around the water rather than being concentrated at Rosemary Lane and are reportedly fish feeding on fairly large fry.  There are also good buzzer hatches.
 
Best areas for boat and bank Overy's, Goose Creek, Beauman's, Tinker's Lane, Ward's Lane and the top of Hook Straight.  Successful flies have been Viva, Montana, Buzzer, Cormorant and small lures.
 
A further 2000 Bulldog rainbows were stocked this week.  Water temperature 10degC - water level 93%.
 
A reminder to anglers to put in their returns for the chance to win prizes worth up to £81 every month.
 
Report attached
 
Kind regards
 
Howard Mackenzie
 
Bewl Fishery Report  2 April 015
The excellent fishing has continued.  Although strong winds meant difficult fishing conditions and restrictions on areas for boat fishing at times, anglers were rewarded with plenty of good sport from bank and boat.  Rod average for the week remains outstanding at 6.14. with fish within the top 2 or 3 feet. Most anglers have been having plenty of success with intermediate lines.
Best areas for boats have been Rosemary Lane, Tinkers Marsh, Dunsters, Overy's, and Bryants to Green Bank.
Best areas for bank fishing have been Tinkers Marsh, Rosemary Lane, Overy's, the Gorse Bushes and Dunsters.  Anglers have also been catching in the area in front of the playground and Bramble Bay.
A large variety of flies have been proving successful including Boobies, Blobs, Montanas, Vivas, Cat's Whiskers, Cormorants, Tadpoles and Buzzers.
 
A further 2000 Bulldog rainbows were stocked this week.
 
Weekends are getting very busy now so booking boats is strongly advised.
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report  26th March 2015

Water temperature 6degC - Water level  92%
 
An outstanding first week of the 2015 season at Bewl Water despite the usual chilly weather with returns showing an exceptional rod average of 7.31. Both bank and boat anglers have had plenty of good sport and many limits have been caught. Some anglers have reported catching and releasing up to 30 trout.
Over 7600 rainbows from Bulldog fishery were stocked before opening day and 2000 more have been stocked since. They are in excellent condition with many weighing over 3lb and are proving very popular with anglers. Average fish size is 2lbs 9ozs.
Best areas for boat and bank have the more sheltered areas of Bewl Straight - Tinkers Marsh, Goose Creek , Dunsters and Overy's. The area in front of the playground and Monty's Seat are also worth trying.
The trout are one or two feet below the surface.
Successful flies have been anything black including Cormorants, Tadpoles and Buzzers .
Water temperature is 6degC and the level is 92% 
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Bewl Fishery Report  30th October 2014
(Full report attached)
Water temperature 13degC - Water level  68%
 
The fish are still high in the water and are being caught in the same areas. Rod average, based on returns, was a very good 3.02.  Best areas for boats are Chingley, the Dam, the Cages and Hook straight and best areas for bank fishing are Chingley, Bramble Point and Seven Pound Creek.  
Successful flies are again Hoppers, Daddies, Boobies, Minkies, Diawl Bachs and Cormorants.
 
The popular Boss's Day competition organised by Vince Brooks took place on Saturday. 70 anglers caught 211 trout giving a rod average of 3. Our visitors from Belgium once again took the top three places. Overall winner was Bernard Wautelet with 8 fish weighing 19lb 9.5oz.
Approximately £1300 was raised for The RNLI.
 
Winners of the prize draw for October are 1st Ron Comben, 2nd Ian Watts and 3rd Colin Smith. They will be notified by post.
 
Water temperature 13degC - water level 68%.
 
 
Bewl Fishery Report  23rd October 2014
(Full report attached)
Water temperature 13degC - Water level  69%
 
Please note:
Saturday 25 October:  No boats are available
Wednesday 29 October:  No Any Method fishing
 
Report:  There has been very little change in fishing conditions in the last week. However, some days have been better than others depending on the weather, but generally most anglers have managed to catch part or all of their limit. The fish are still on the top of the water.
Rod average for the week, based on returns, is an excellent 4.17.
Best areas for boats have been across the Main Bowl and Hook Straight.
Best areas for bank fishing are still Chingley, Bramble Point and Seven Pound Creek.
Successful flies have been Hoppers, Daddies, Diawl Bachs, Boobies, Minkies and Montanas.Top 25 Fish of the Week                                                  Statistics from Returns            
lbs    ozs    Rainbow    Blue    Brown                
5    0              1                                                   Total number of returns:        65    
4    0              4                        
4    0              4                                                   Total Rainbows from returns:        241    
3    8              9                        
3    8              2                                                    Total Blues from returns:        28    
3    2                             2                
3    2              2                                                    Total Browns from returns:        2    
3    0             2                    
3    0             3                                                    Total fish from returns:        271    
2    14          2                    
2    13          1                                                      Rod Average from returns:        4.17     
2    12          3                        
2    10          1            lbs    ozs    
2    8            6                                                       Average fish weight:    2    6     
2    8           2                    
2    7           1            lbs    ozs    
2    6           12                                                      Best Rainbow:    5    0    
2    5           13                                                     Caught by:    Andy Wedd        
2    5             2            lbs    ozs    
2    4         144                                                     Best Blue:    4    0    
2    4             2                                                     Caught by:    Robin Wieck        
2    3             1            lbs    ozs    
2    2            12                                                   Best Brown:    3    2    
2    2            2                                                    Caught by:    John Turner        
2    0    30    2                    
                               
 
 
 

Biggest fish of the week and the season so far is a superb rainbow weighing 11lb 8oz which was caught by Steve Nowland of dorking Fly fishers from a boat at Canoe Club Corner . Steve was fishing a washing line set up on an intermediate line and the trout was taken on a black tadpole. 

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