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Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
 Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
  tel 01892 890352



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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. 






Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:04