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Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
 Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
  tel 01892 890352
                                                                                                     2014

                                         

 

 Week ending 17th April

The good fishing has continued for another week. Rod average for the week , based on returns received is a very good 3.94.
Conditions haven't changed much since last week. The fish are still in the top 4-6 feet and close in to the banks.  The water is very clear and the fish are well spread out. The only areas not fishing so well are Canoe Club Corner and the cages.
Fish that have been spooned have been  found to be full of buzzers.
Successful flies include Boobies, Cormorants, Damsels  and Buzzers. 
Any method anglers have reported catching better with bait than spinners.
A further 1500 trout from Bulldog Fisheries weighing 2lb - 3.5lb  were stocked this week all over the lake.
Remember, if you put your returns in after fishing, you will be in with a chance of winning prizes of boats and permits with a value of up to £79.50 in the monthly 'Returns Draw'.
 
Water temp 10degC - water level 100%
Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
 
Office: 01892 890661
Mobile: 07918 732902

 

 BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending: 10 April 2014

 Bewl Water is still fishing well. Based on returns, the rod average is 3.44.
With the bright weather, the trout are a slightly deeper than they have been, now about 6-8 feet down,
however, cool nights have meant a small drop in water temperature to 9degC.
Best areas for fishing boat and bank, have been Chingley to Hath:erells, Monty's Seat to Ferry Point, Dunsters
and Rosemary Lane. Hook Straight including Seven Pound Creek picked up for a while but the fish appear to
have moved away again. Lots of different flies have been catching - most popular being Damsel, Buzzer, Cat's
Whisker and Cormorant. Black, black and green, and black and orange have been the best colour
combinations.
The BBFFC Annual Bank Competition took place on Saturday 5 April. 55 anglers caught 154 trout giving a
good bank rod average of 2.8. Overall winner was Nick Cox with 8 beautiful fish for 20lb 2oz which he netted
at Monty's Seat. The biggest fish of the competition was a 2lb 13oz rainbow landed by Michael Hughes-
Nurse. Water temp. 9degC -Water level 100%

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing report - 3 April 2014

Water temperature is up to 10degC and water level 100%

The fishing has continued to be very good for the last week. The fish have been in the top 2-3 feet and most anglers have been using floating or intermediate lines. Rod average for the week was 4.58 based on returns.

Best areas for boat and bank have been Rosemary Lane, Dunsters , Tinkers Marsh and Bewl Straight in general.  After the recent stocking, the trout have spread out more in the water.
Successful flies have been Cormorant, Damsel, Viva, Montana, Buzzer and Cat's Whisker.

A further 1500 rainbows from Bulldog fish farm were stocked this week. 500 were put straight into the water in front of the sailing club whilst the remaining 1000 were  put into the holding net then  then distributed to Seven Pound Creek, Hook Straight, Ferry Point, The Nose and Dunsters.

Reminder for bank anglers - The BBFFC bank competition takes place on Saturday 5 April, so space on the bank in some areas may be limited.

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382

 

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

As boat fishing draws into its final month I must record my thanks to Janet Beeney in the Bewl Fishing Lodge for the effort she has put into collating all the returns and information that we collect from anglers and converting it into the report we send out to you each week.  This is the first season that we have been emailing out a report to all who have signed up for it and we hope that the information has been useful and helped your enjoy your fishing here.

 Weekly Report 31 October 2013

Fishing has been a bit more difficult this week . Very strong winds and heavy rain have made conditions on the water uncomfortable however rod average for the week still a reasonable 2.34.
The fish have remained in the top 1-2 feet of the water.  Best areas for boats have been Chingley, the Main Bowl and Hook Straight and for bank fishing have been Bramble Point, Ferry Point, Ward's Lane and Chingley.  Successful flies are again Minkies, Minky Boobies, Cormorants and Daddies. (We have sold out of all Minkies  and Minky Boobies in the Bewl Fishing Lodge).
Vince Brooks' Annual Charity Competition took place on Saturday in high winds.  83 anglers caught 168 trout giving a rod average of 2.02. The winner was Keith Lawrence with 7 fish weighing 13lb 1oz. £1307 was raised for Fishing For Forces.
Boat fishing runs to end of November but part of fleet is now off the water for winter maintenance so a reduced number are available.  To avoid disappointment and a wasted journey, prior booking, especially at weekends, is strongly advised.  Lodge open through November 0830-1030 only.
Winners of the prize draw for November are 1st Chris Moore, 2nd Maurice Sarson and 3rd A Dadswell. They will be notified by post. 
Water temperature 12.5degC  - water level 65%

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382


www.bewlwater.co.uk

 

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

 Weekly Report 24 October 2013

The good fishing has continued , although for last 2 or 3 days only the hardiest of anglers have braved the wind and heavy rain.  Catch average for the week  is extraordinarily good 5.28 fish per rod and average fish weight remains high at 2lbs 3ozs.

The fish have continued to spread out across the water and have moved in closer to the margins. They are still in the top 1 - 2 feet of the water. 

Best areas for boats are still from the dam across the Main Bowl and down to the end of Hook Straight and Bewl Straight up top Dunsters.

Bank fishing is improving . Best areas are Ferry Point, Monty's Seat, Bramble Point and Dunsters.
Successful flies haven't changed much - Hoppers, Minkies, Boobies and Cormorants.

Water temperature 13degC and water level 64.7% although some refilling has now taken place.

Water temp 14degC & water level 65.6%


Howard Mackenzie

 

 

 

 Report 17 October 2013

Not much has changed since last week's fishing report. The trout are still close to the surface and spread out from the Dam,  across the Main Bowl to the end of Hook Straight. Lots of anglers have caught 8 fish limits. Rod average for the week is 3.46 and average weight has risen to 2lbs 5ozs.
A further 850 rainbows with an average weight of 2lb were stocked this week.

Best areas for boat fishing are the dam, Chingley ,Main Bowl and Hook Straight.
Bank fishing is improving. Best areas are the Dam Wall , Chingley, Bramble Point and Wards Lane.
Successful flies have again been Hoppers, Cormorants, Minkies and Boobies fished on a floating line.

The Sussex Charity Pairs Competition between the North Kent and the Sussex Fly Dressers Guild took place in torrential rain on Sunday. 24 anglers caught 70 trout giving a rod ave of 2.9. Winners were Ray French and Bob Shaw. The match raised £156 which was donated to Ray's and Bob's charity of choice - The British Heart Foundation.
THERE ARE NO BOATS AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER.
Water temp 14degC & water level 65.6%


Howard Mackenzie

Bewl Trout Fishing

Full Weekly Report 10 October 2013

The good fishing has continued for another week. Conditions haven't really changed since last week. The fish are still high in the water but do need a bit of work to catch them at times. This week's rod average is a very good 3.99 and average fish weight up to 2lbs 2ozs.

Best areas for boats  - from the dam across the Main Bowl and into Hook Straight . The cages and further down Hook Straight.  Bank anglers are catching well from the dam wall. There are also plenty of fish at Chingley and Bramble Point which are starting to come in closer as the water cools.
Successful flies have been Minkies, Minky Boobies, Sparkler Boobies , Cormorants and Hoppers. All fished on a floating line.

Request from Vince Brooks:  Please could anyone wishing to take part in Vince's Annual Boss's Day Charity Competition on 26th October, and hasn't yet done so, please give him a ring on 07955 174210, so that he has a reasonably clear idea of numbers.

Water temperature 14degC - water level (now falling quite quickly) 65%


Howard Mackenzie

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

Full Weekly Report 3 October 2013

After several weeks of somewhat challenging conditions, Bewl is now fishing very well with many anglers catching between 10 and 20 trout. This week's rod average is a superb 4.19. 
The fish have spread out from the dam and Main Bowl areas and into the arms as the water continues to cool and the best method of catching is to watch the water for movement and cast towards it as the fish rise.  353 rainbows with an average weight of 2lb were stocked this week.

Best areas for boats are from the dam, across the Main Bowl and  Hook Straight  including, and beyond the Cages.  Bank anglers have been catching lots of trout from the dam wall and Chingley. Bramble Bay is also worth a try.  Successful flies have been Hoppers, Cormorants and Minkies on a floating line.  Water temperature 16degC - Water level 70%

Winners of the prize draw for September are 1st Simon Wood, 2nd F Farley and 3rd Jared Scott. They will be notified by letter.
An early reminder that there are no boats available on Saturday 26th October but, as the Belgian Open has been cancelled, there are now plenty of boats available on Sunday 27th.


Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382

 

 

 

Full Weekly Report 26th September 2013)

A better week for fishing which should now hopefully continue. The fish are in the top 1-2 feet of the water and are spread across the Mail Bowl into Hook Straight, past the cages.  Angler Andy Crossley reported catching 20 trout on a catch and release ticket.
Largest fish of the week was a brown weighing 8lb + caught from a boat by Mr M Edwards on a Daddy. (Released back into the water).

Best areas for boats have been Chingley the Main Bowl and Hook Straight.
Best areas for bank fishing are Chingley, the dam wall and Bramble Point. This should improve as the water cools.
Successful flies have been Claret Hoppers, Daddies, Klinkhammers, Harry Potters and fry patterns.

1164 rainbows weighing an average of 1lb 12oz were stocked this week

Water temperature 17degC - water level 71%

Howard Mackenzie

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing Weekly Report 12th September 2013

At last the fishing is improving. Cooler weather, especially at night have meant a drop in water temperature to 17c and the fish have come up to the top 6 feet in the water and will hopefully soon start to spread out. Southern Water have also turned the "bubble" on which has given plenty of good sport in the Main Bowl.  Mr Smith caught 8 trout with a total weight of 23lb on an any method ticket.  No further information available. 
The Police competion which took place on Wednesday yielded 89 trout for 21 anglers giving a rod average of 4.23 while overall rod average for the week is a very good 3.36.
Best areas for boat fishing have been Chingley, the Main Bowl and the Cages.
Bank fishing should soon pick up, in the mean time the best areas to try are still the dam wall and Chingley Deep.  Successful flies have been Boobies, Floating Fry, Silver Invictas and Cormorants.
A FINAL REMINDER THAT THERE ARE NO BOATS  AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER.
Another request for anglers to PLEASE submit their returns after fishing.  The more we have, the more accurate the report and the rod average.  Water temperature 17degC water level 74%

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382


www.bewlwater.co.uk

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

 Weekly Report 5th September 2013

Cooler temperatures meant the fishing improved and became easier over the weekend, although the extreme heat of the last 2 or 3 days have seen the water temperature rise again and the fishing become more challenging. The trout are mainly down deep but are rising quickly to the top to feed on the fry. Much cooler weather is forecast for the weekend which should  mean we see things improve again and continue to improve as September progresses.
Best areas for boats have been the deeper water of the main bowl and the area near the cages.
Best areas for bank fishing are Chingley, the Dam Wall and Ferry Point.
Flies are much the same as last week - Boobies, Diawl Bachs , Buzzers and fry patterns.
Winners of the monthly draw for September are 1st James Dench, 2nd B Holt and 3rd G Bradfield. they will be notified by post.
Water temperature 21degC water level 76%

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

 Weekly Report 29th August 2013

Fishing has been challenging for another week although there is light at the end of the tunnel, with an angler reporting that he caught 9 trout on a floating line with a team of 2 boobies and a cormorant. The fish were only 6 - 12 inches below the surface.

Best areas for fishing are the same as last week - The Main Bowl and the Cages for boats and the Dam Wall and Chingley for bank anglers.

Successful flies have been Boobies, Cormorants and Buzzers and the best fish of the week was a 3lbs 4ozs Blue caught by Arthur Lucas.

There are no boats available on Wednesday 18th September when the Bewl Bridge Flyfishers host their annual invitation Grand Max match.

Water temperature 21degC and water level 79%

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382

 

Weekly Report 22nd August 2013

 Another challenging week at Bewl. The fish are slowly moving away from the Main Bowl and Towers, but
remain fairly deep, only coming up to very quickly take the fry from about 6 inches below the surface. Some
anglers are managing to catch them on the surface using small boobies on a floating line, but most are being
caught several feet down.
Best areas for boats - The Chingley side of the main bowl, the cages and Hook Straight.
Bank fishing is best from the dam wall (before 10am and after 6pm only) and Chingley, where the water is
deeper.
Best flies to try are much the same as last week - Boobies , Silver Invictas, Diawl Bachs and Buzzers.
A further 1800 rainbows weighing 1lb 12oz to 2lb were stocked this week.
Biggest fish of the week was a 7lb rainbow caught by Andy Lush approx 30ft down in the Main bowl near the
towers with a soft plastic lure.
Water temp.18.5degC Water level 81%

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

 Weekly Report 15th August 2013

A few difficult days at the start of the week, but the water temperature has dropped to 19c and things are improving. The fish are  continuing to spread out over the reservoir and can be seen on the top of the water.
Best areas for boats  - Chingley, the Main Bowl and Hook Straight.
A few trout have been caught from the bank at the Chingley corner of the dam.
The dam wall is now open for fishing until 10am and after 6pm.

The trout are fry feeding. Successful flies are fry patterns on the top of the water and Buzzers and Diawl Bachs fished deeper.
The cooler water has meant that stocking can was resumed witha further 840 rainbows introduced to the water this week.
The Bewl Bridge Flyfishing Club's Grand Max Competition will take place on Wednesday 18th September - please note that all boats are booked for this day.

Water temperature 19degC - water level 81%

Howard Mackenzie

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

 Report 8th August 2013

Find "The Method" has been the advice for this week. Once found anglers have been rewarded with catches of 20 + trout. This week's rod average is an excellent 3.96.
The fish are still in the main bowl but have moved away from the towers to the areas closer to Chingley. They are being caught either on the top with a Buzzer or booby fished static, or about 20 feet down with buzzers on a sinking line.
Best areas for boats - Main bowl, Chingley and the Cages.
Bank fishing is still not easy. The Dam and Chingley are the best areas to try.
Successful flies have been Boobies, Buzzers, Cormorants and fry patterns.
Any method anglers have catching with small spinners.

Water temperature 21degC  - Water level 84%

Howard Mackenzie

Bewl Trout Fishing

(Full Weekly Report 1st August 2013 attached plus pic of James Dench and 3lbs 8ozs Brown caught end of July)

 

Cooler weather over the last week has improved the fishing. They are not as deep and have spread out across the water. Anglers have been catching at a depth of about 10ft rather than the 25 ft of the last few weeks. This week's rod average is an excellent 3.58. Brown trout are beginning to show, especially at the end of Hook Straight.
Best areas for boats are the Main Bowl, the cages and the end of Hook Straight.  Bank fishing is still challenging and the deeper water of Chingley is the best place to try.  Successful flies have been Buzzers, mini lures, Cat's Whiskers, Minkies, Minkie Boobies and Sparkler Boobies.

An early reminder that no boats are available on Wednesday 18 September when the Annual Grand Max competition will be taking place.

Winners of the prize draw for July are 1st Adrian Bell, 2nd B Gooden and 3rd Mike Jones. They will be informed by letter.

Water temperature 20degC, water level 85.5%

Howard Mackenzie

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

 Weekly Report 25th July 2013

Even hotter weather this week has meant that although trout are showing just under the surface, most of the fish being caught have  have come from about 25 feet down in the main bowl with a sinking line and buzzers and a number of anglers have caught their 8 fish limits by using this method.

Bank fishing is still very difficult, as it always is when the water temperature rises and the Chingley corner of the dam is the best place as the water is deeper there.  
The returns show a rod average of 2.56 and fish caught weigh an average of 2lbs 4ozs.

Best flies to try are Black Buzzers, Green Buzzers, Red Diawl Backs and fry patterns.

Water temperature is 23degC and water level remains high at 87%

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing


The very hot, sunny weather has rapidly increased the water temperature to 23c and made fishing a bit more challenging as the trout go deep to find the cooler water. However some anglers have had some good sport in the deep water of the main bowl using a fast sinking line and buzzers. Regular rod Steve Farrell had  a mixed bag of 10 fish. including  a 5lb rainbow, a 4lb blue and 2 browns weighing 2lb 5oz and 3lb.  Average fish weight remains an excellent 2lbs 6ozs.
Best areas for boats are the Main Bowl and Chingley.
Bank fishing is not easy, but the deeper water of Chingley and the corners of the dam are the best places to try.  Successful flies have been Buzzers, Cormorant and fry patterns.
If water temperatures remain high Catch and Release will be suspended until temperatures fall.
Please remember that if fishing in the Main Bowl boats are to keep 100m clear of the draw off tower, the overflow tower and the dam wall.  Tying boats to the towers is dangerous and may cause damage both to boats and Southern Water's operational equipment.
Water temperatue 23degC - water level 88%

Howard Mackenzie

Bewl Trout Fishing

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The fishing continues to be challenging, however the rod average based on returns for the week is 2.48 which is good for the time of the year with the hot, bright weather conditions. 
PLEASE remember to give in your returns - fly or any method. If you forget on the day, they can be given over the phone or by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This applies to season ticket holders as well.
The fish are now lower in the water and moving further from the banks. They are still feeding on the fry.
Best areas for boat anglers are The Main Bowl, and Hook Straight. Bank fishing is not easy but Ferry Point is worth a try.
The trout are taking fry patterns, Cat's whiskers, Buzzers and Cormorant.
Water temperature is 19c Water level 89.1%

Howard Mackenzie

 

 

 

 

 Bewl Trout Fishing

Full Weekly Report 4th July 2013

 

Fishing at Bewl is still somewhat challenging. The fish are visible just below the surface but are proving difficult to catch due to a plentiful supply of natural food such as fry and daphnia. However, a number anglers have managed to catch their limits.
1000 rainbows weighing 1-12oz to 2lb were stocked this week

Best areas for boat fishing have been close to the dam, end of Hook Straight, Ferry Point and Chingley.  Bank fishing is becoming less successful as the water warms up but there have been lots of trout at Ferry Point and in the corners of the dam.  Best flies have been Buzzers, White Boobies and fry patterns.

Winners of the monthly draw for June were 1st Mick Priest, 2nd P Cook and 3rd Scott Hall. Winners have been notified by post.

Water temperature 17degC and water level 92%

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water

Bewl Trout Fishing

Full Weekly Report 27th June 2013

Water temperature 16degC Water level 94%. 
Over 900 Blues of 2-3lbs and 200 rainbows of 2lbs were stocked this week.

After a few days of difficult fishing, things have started to improve . The fish are still in the top 3 or 4 feet of the water and feeding on fry, daphnia, sedge and damsels.  Best areas for boat fishing are close to the Dam, Monty's Seat to Dunsters end of Hook Straight and the Cages.

Bank fishing is becoming more difficult as the water warms up. Bramble Point and Ferry Point are the best places to try.  Successful flies have been Green Buzzers, Blobs, Boobies, Cormorants and Damsels.

The second heat of the SEFF Qualifier took place on Sunday 23 June. 27 anglers caught 53 trout giving a rod average of 1.89.The winner was Gilliam Vermeulen with 7 fish weighing in at 14lb 15oz. Overall winner of the 2 heats was Vince Brooks. The top 7 anglers will compete in the National Final at Grafham Water in September

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

l Weekly Report 20th June 2013

Fishing is still on the challenging side. The fish are up and down in the water and can frequently be seen but are proving difficult to catch at times. Much of this is down to constantly changing wind  speed  and direction and an abundance of natural food for the trout such as jelly fly and micro midge.

Best flies have stayed very much the same over the last few weeks - Cormorants, Buzzers, Boobies and Damsels and best areas for bank fishing  have been Monty's Seat, Ferry Point, Seven Pound Creek and the front of the playground.  Boat fishermen report the fish are spread out all over the reservoir for boat fishing, with the exception of Rosemary Lane.  500 blues weighing 1.75lb to 3lb were stocked this week and average size of fish caught is an excellent 2lbs 7ozs.

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Water temperature 16.5degC -  water level 95.6%

Howard Mackenzie

 

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing


Change in weather and wind direction has made the fishing more challenging this week. The fish are still in the upper layers of the water and still gradually moving away from the bank.
Best areas for boats have been both corners of the dam, Copen's Reach, Bewl Straight and Rosemary Lane.  Bank anglers have been catching Monty's Seat, Ferry Point, Hatherells Bay and Bramble Point.  Successful flies have once again been Buzzers, Cormorants, Boobies and Damsels.

A further 1008 of the popular blue trout, weighing up to 3lbs 8ozs were stocked this week and average fish weight has risen to 2lbs 6ozs.

Another request for all anglers, fly AND any method to please give their fishing returns in. There is a letter box in the weighing room just under the self service permits for this purpose. The more returns we get, the more accurate the information and  rod average.

Water temperature 15.5degC,  water level 97%

Howard Mackenzie

Bewl Trout Fishing

 Weekly Report 6th June 2013

Another good week of fishing at Bewl Water with an increased rod average of 4.28. The fish have been in the top 3-4 feet of the water, but that is likely change with the warm bright weather that we are currently experiencing. The water has finally begun to slowly warm up and the fish are starting to head out away from the banks and into deeper water. However,  regular angler Duncan Collins netted 19 from the bank at Monty's Seat and 6 from Canoe Club Corner at the weekend.
Best areas for boats and bank are Monty's Seat to the gorse bushes, Goose Creek, both corners of the dam and Bramble Point.  Successful flies have been Buzzers, Cormorants, Blobs, Boobies and Diawl Bachs.  Any Method anglers succeeded on spinners. 
The BBFC Boat Competition took place on Sunday 2nd June. 34 anglers caught 161 fish giving a rod average of 5.2. Overall winner was Ray French with 8 trout weighing 21lb 15oz.
All anglers should submit returns on each visit - remember these are entered into a monthly prize draw for permits and boats to the value of £143 each month. Winners of the May 2013 draw are 1st T Birks, 2nd A Goldsmith and 3rd M Harris. Winners will be notified by post.
Water temperature 13degC and water level remains very high at 98.7%

Howard Mackenzie

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

Full Weekly Report 30th May 2013

Fishing improved over the weekend. The trout have been in the top 2 - 3 feet of the water. A number of anglers caught their 8 fish limits fairly quickly. This week's rod average has risen to a very good 3.56 and fish average 2lbs 4ozs.  A further 1000 blues of 2lb were stocked this week.
Best areas for boat fishing are Ferry Point to Monty's Seat, Rosemary Lane and Tinker's Marsh.
Best areas for bank fishing have been Bramble Point and Monty's Seat.
Successful flies are Blobs, Boobies, Diawl Bachs, Buzzers and Cat's Whiskers while Any Method anglers favour spinners.
The first leg of the SEFF qualifier took place on Sunday 26 May. 28 anglers caught 141 trout giving a rod average of 5.04.  Overall winner was Vince Brooks with a bag weight of 22lb 15oz for 8 fish including a time bonus. Full results from www.bewlwater.co.uk
Weekends have been very busy with a high demand for boats.  We strongly advise that boats are booked in advance to avoid disappointment or a wasted journey.  (Evening boats from 3pm can only be reserved by paying the full day price in advance).
Water temperature 13degc and water level remains excellent at 98.7%.

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water

 

 

 

SEFF Qualifier First Leg 26th May 2013

Bright sunny weather with occasional cool breeze and very clear water greeted the 28 anglers who competed in the first leg of the SEFF qualifier on Sunday 26th May.  While fishing was not easy, perseverance and expertise paid off for most who returned a catch average of 5.02 fish per rod with bags containing excellent size and quality fish of up to 4lbs.  Top rod Vince Brooks took 8 fish for 20lbs 7ozs plus a time bonus of 2lbs 8ozs while his boat partner Nick Cox came second with a slightly lighter bag but better time bonus.  Aggregate points are awarded which combine with those achieved in the second leg on 23rd June - the lower the aggregate points the higher the final position.  Full results attached.

Howard Mackenzie

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

(Full Weekly Report 23rd May 2013 and International report / results attached)

Please note The Waterside Restaurant in the Bewl Water Visitor Centre is now open daily for Fishermen's Breakfast from 0730hrs

Mixed fortunes this week with very clear water, changing wind directions and a fall in temperature.  Although some anglers have found the fishing difficult, others have reported having plenty of good sport and catching up to 20 trout.  The fish have moved slightly away from the margins, but the still cool water temperature has led them to stay in the shallower areas rather than in the deep water and trout are generally within the top 3 feet of the water.
Stocking resumed after a break for the Spring International with 1600 superb Bulldog rainbows of 2lbs plus and 437 home-reared 2 to 4lbs Bewl brownies, all stocked on Tuesday.
Best areas at the moment, for bank and boat, are on Bewl's North Shore.  Canoe club corner, the shore in front of the playground, Bramble Point and further down Hook Straight have all produced fish. Successful flies have been Blobs, Boobies, Diawl Bach, Cormorant and Buzzers while Any Method has favoured spinners.  Water temperature is 11degC and water level is 98.5%.

Bewl hosted the IFFA Spring Home International Match on Friday 17th May.  Scotland were the winners with  a total bag weight of 127lb 14oz.  Rod average for the event topped 2.8 and full results can be seen on the Bewl website at www.bewlwater.co.uk

Howard Mackenzie

 

17th May International Report fromn Bewl Water by Vince Brooks

 

On Friday May 17th, the International Fly Fishing Association ‘Spring International Fly Fishing Match’

returned to Bewl Water. Following at least three days of intensive practice, teams of 14 anglers from

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales competed in an 8-hour competition for top honours.

The weather leading up to Friday had been changeable with the wind blowing from a different direction each day. This, coupled with the gin clear water and a drop in temperature, made the fishing quite challenging.

Match day brought an overcast sky and a cool, north east wind, conditions which seemed to suit the Scottish team and their method of fishing a midge tip line with buzzers and a foam blob which picked up fish constantly throughout the day.

 

Scotland took Gold with 63 fish weighing in at 127lbs 5ozs

England 2nd with 42 fish for 79lbs 8.5ozs

Wales 3rd with 32 fish for 61lbs 11.5ozs

Ireland 4th with 21 fish for 42lbs 3.5ozs

 

Top rod was Peter Auchterlonie of Scotland who caught 9 fish weighing a total of 20lbs 5ozs and the

heaviest trout which weighed in at 3lbs 3ozs was caught by Welsh team member Richard Hooper.

The rod average for the event was 2.82

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

(Full Weekly Report 16th May 2013 and notes on fgorthcomin Fly Fishing Spring International attached)

Please note The Waterside Restaurant in the Bewl Water Visitor Centre is now open daily for Fishermen's Breakfast from 0730hrs

This week's fish report is based on very limited information as the majority of rods have been competitors practising for the Spring International to be held at Bewl on Friday 17th May and, understandably, no information is being given away by them!!

Strong winds and changes of direction have made fishing more challenging with the fish 10 - 12 ft down. Best areas for boats have been Hook Straight, Rosemary Lane, Chingley and Hatherell's Bay.
while bank anglers have catching at Bramble Point, Hatherells, Rosemary Lane and Chingley.

Based on sales in the fishing lodge, successful flies are still Orange Blobs, Buzzers and Cormorant. We will have more information after the competition , so please ring the lodge on 01892 890352 at the weekend for more details.

The lake remains full and the water is currently very clear.  Water temperature 11degC and water level is still 99%.

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382


www.bewlwater.co.uk

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

(Full Weekly Report 9th May 2013 attached)

Please note The Waterside Restaurant in the Bewl Water Visitor Centre is now open daily for Fishermen's Breakfast from 0730hrs (see attached)

Bright ,sunny weather and changes in the wind direction over the Bank Holiday weekend made the  fishing harder for a day or two. The fish are moving up and down the water levels with the changing conditions. They are also starting to move away from the banks, therefore more are being caught in open water. Most anglers are using intermediate lines with various teams of flies. This week's rod average was a respectable 3.92.  Best areas for boat fishing are still Rosemary Lane, Hook Straight  and Chingley.  Bank fishing has been best at Rosemary Lane, Ferry Point  and Canoe Club Corner.  Successful flies haven't changed much either - Damsels, Cormorants, Buzzers, Cat's Whiskers, Blobs.  Any method anglers have caught mainly on small spinners.

The Anglian Water-Airflo Southern Heat took place at Bewl on Saturday 4th May. 42 anglers caught 210 trout giving a very good rod average of 5. Winners were Soldier Palmers with 48 fish weighing 125lb 9.5oz, inc. time bonus.
Breakfast is now served everyday from 7.30am in The Waterside Restaurant  in the visitor centre.
A FINAL REMINDER THAT THERE ARE NO BOATS AVAILABLE ON MAY 15TH, 16TH AND 17TH.
Water Temperature 11.7degC and Water level 99%

Howard Mackenzie

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

Full Weekly Report 2nd May 2013 attached.

The good fishing has continued for another week, although changes in wind direction have have meant that at times the fishing has been slightly more challenging than it has for the last weeks. However, most anglers are still catching their limits and we have had very few blank returns. This week's rod average is an excellent 5.32.
The fish are rather up and down in the water at the moment and many anglers are using intermediate lines, but this has varied with the position of the fish.
Best places for fishing are the same as last week. Boat anglers are still catching well at the end of Hook Straight, Rosemary Lane, Canoe Club Corner and the Cages.
Best areas for bank fishing are still Rosemary Lane, Canoe Club Corner and Ferry Point.
Successful flies have been Cat's Whiskers, Green Buzzers, Cormorants, Tadpoles and Tequila blobs.
910 blue trout were stocked early in the week.
The first AMFC match of the season took place at Bewl on Saturday . 70 anglers caught 405 trout giving a 5.8 rod average.  Winners of the prize draw for April are 1st Lee Moore, 2nd M Stevens and 3rd Norman Rushton. They will be notified by post.
Water temperature 9degC   Water level 99.6%

 

Howard Mackenzie

Bewl Trout Fishing

Full Weekly Report 25th April 2013 attached.

Bewl continues to fish extremely well. This week's rod average is a very high 7.08 (one of our best weeks ever). It could possibly be much higher as a large group of Belgian anglers had a great day's fishing on Saturday and only a very conservative estimate has been made as to how many they caught and released. The water is at last starting to warm up and the fly life is starting to "move" with good hatches of various types of buzzer.  The fish are in the top few feet of the water and in some areas are showing on the surface. The banks are still fishing very well, but boat anglers having better access to the top spots are dong excellently.  Best areas for boats and bank have been Canoe Club Corner, Seven Pound Creek and Rosemary Lane. Other places such as Hook Straight, Hatherell's and Ferry Point are starting to pick up.
Best flies are Black and Green Tadpoles, cormorants, Boobies and Buzzers.
1499 bulldog rainbows weighing between 2lb and 2lbs 12ozs were stocked this week.
We are currently compiling a list of anglers who would like to receive the fishing report by email every week. If you would like to be added to the list either carefully write your email address on the bottom part of the permit, with dots and capitals in the correct place or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Water temp.8.5c  Water level 99.7%

 

Howard Mackenzie

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

Full Weekly Report 18th April 2013 attached.

 

The wind has changed from the East to the South West and we have at last had some spring weather making conditions for fishing a lot more pleasant.  This week's rod average is an outstanding 6.15. Anglers fishing from both boat and bank have reported catching up to 25 fish. Most anglers have been catching at about 6-7 feet below the surface.  Rosemary Lane , the front of the playground and Seven Pound Creek are still the best bank fishing areas. Ferry Point has also picked up.Boat anglers have also found plenty of good sport in these areas + the top of Hook Straight .
Successful flies have been Cormorants, Cat's Whiskers, Buzzers, Black Tadpoles ,  Green Damsels, Vivas and Montanas.  Any method anglers have caught well on small spinners and shallow plugs.
The Southern Region National Qualifier took place at Bewl on Sunday April 14th. 19 anglers caught 146 fish giving a rod ave. of 7.68. All but one entrant caught 8 fish and many had finished fishing by 1pm. Winner was John Pearne with 8 trout weighing 18lb 4oz + time bonus.

A REMINDER THAT NO BOATS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON 15th, 16th AND 17th MAY WHEN BEWL IS HOSTING THE 2013 SPRING  INTERNATIONAL.    Water temperature 6degC   Water level 99.5%

Howard Mackenzie

 

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

Full Weekly Report 11th April 2013.

 

The weather has  begun to improve with temperatures almost reaching double figures at last! The wind has been variable for the last day or two which has unsettled the fish and made the fishing slightly more challenging at times however, this week's rod average is a still very good 3.43.
Best areas for boat fishing have been Rosemary Lane, Seven Pound Creek and front of the playground. Similar areas for bank anglers with the addition of both corners of the dam.
The fish are within the top 4 feet of the water.
A further 1007 Blues of 2lbs 8ozs average weight were stocked this week.
Successful flies are much the same as last week - Cormorant, black and black and green lures and white lures such as Cat's Whisker. There is also a buzzer hatch so they are worth trying.
Any method anglers have been catching on spinners. 
Largest fish of the week was a 7-2 rainbow caught by Mr Strydum on an Any Method ticket. No other details available.
The BBFC Annual Bank Fishing Competition took place on Saturday 6th April under cold, windy conditions.41 anglers caught 68 trout giving a rod average of 1.66. Overall winner was Tony Fox with 6 fish for 12lb 10oz.                                                     

Water temp.3.5c Water level  99.7%

Howard Mackenzie

 

 

Bewl Trout Fishing

 

Full Weekly Report 4th April 2013 attached.

 

Cold , snowy weather conditions have continued but anglers that have been brave enough to fish have been rewarded with very good fishing from bank and boat once again. A lot of the popular blue trout have been caught and anglers have remarked on the excellent condition of the fish. This week's rod average is a very good 4.63.
Best places for bank fishing are still Canoe Club Corner, Rosemary Lane and Seven Pound Creek.
Boat anglers have catching in the same areas with the addition of Hatherell's and No Name Bay.
A variety flies have been successful including Orange Blobs, Black Boobies, Tadpoles and Cormorants.
The fish are approx. 6-8 feet down and most anglers have been using intermediate lines.

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. 

Water temperature 3.9degC  water level 99.8%

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382

www.bewlwater.co.uk

 

 

Weekly Report 28th March 2013 attached.

 

The very cold weather has kept all but the hardiest of fishermen away. Those that have braved the elements have been rewarded by some good fishing on boats and from the bank.  Rod average for the week was a fantastic 5.06 and, as the easterly wind has dropped in the last 2 or 3 days and there have been a few sunny spells, conditions have been somewhat more pleasant.

Fishing hasn't changed much in the last week and , although occasional surface movement is seen, the fish remain 4ft to 6ft down in the water and close in to the banks.  Best areas for boats are Canoe Club Corner, Rosemary Lane and Hook Straight while the best bank areas are below the playground, Canoe Club Corner, Hook Straight , Tinker's Marsh and Goose Creek.

Successful flies have been Vivas, Montanas, Cormorants, Gold Head Nymphs Cat's Whisker, Boobies, Blobs and Buzzers while spinners have taken fish for Any Method anglers.

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382

www.bewlwater.co.uk

 

 

Opening Day Report 21st March 2013 October.

The 2013 season started with a very cold  and very brisk easterly wind blowing over the dam. This, however did not seem to affect the fishing and several bank anglers caught their limits within a very short time. Mixed results on the boats as conditions were somewhat uncomfortable in the wind, but  again there were plenty of 8 fish limits caught and very few blanks.  The catch average was good at 5.45 fish per rod and average fish weight of 2lbs 6ozs showed the quality both of stock fish and over wintered fish.  3,000 blues and 3,000 rainbows were stocked in March.

The usual early season flies have been most successful - Vivas, Montanas Boobies and Cormorants.
The trout are about 6 feet down and close in to the banks.  Best areas for the bank are Rosemary Lane,Bramble Point, Seven pound Creek and in front of the playground while best places for boat fishing are Bramble Point, Canoe Club Corner, Rosemary Lane and Hatherall's Bay.

An early request to please remember to give in your fishing returns before leaving.  If you forget they can be given over the phone on 01892 890352 or by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All returns are entered into a monthly boat and permit prize draw.

Howard Mackenzie

 

 

 

Bewl Report w/e 25th October .

The fishing at Bewl has been outstanding this week. Many anglers have caught their limits or large numbers on catch and release and only a very small number of anglers had nil returns. The rod average is an excellent 7.33 and the many of the trout weighed in at between 3 and 4 lb.
The fish are still high in the water and taking Boobies, Minkies, Floating Fry and dries from the surface.
Best areas for boats have again been Hook Straight and The Main Bowl with the addition of Bewl Straight, Dunsters and Goose Creek.  
Bank anglers have been catching at Bramble Point, Seven Pound Creek and the Chingley corner of the dam.
Stocking has continued with 2371 rainbows of 1lb 8oz - 3lb, and 1300 rainbows from the raceways weighing 1lb 4oz - 2lb 8oz being introduced into the water this week.

Water temp.12.5c Water level 79.7%

Howard Mackenzie

 

 

 

The good fishing has continued with many anglers again catching their 8 fish limits or double figures on catch and release tickets. This week's rod average is a very good 4.52.
The fish are still on the top of the water, only going down a foot or two in bright sunshine. In general, conditions are much the same as last week.
Best areas for boats have again been the Cages, Main Bowl and Chingley.
The best areas for bank fishing are Bramble Point and Seven Pound Creek.
The trout have been taking Daddies, Hoppers and Boobies and any fly that floats!
Over 2000 rainbows weighing 1lb 8oz - 3lb were stocked this week.

Te North Kent Fly Dressers Guild v. Sussex FDG annual charity pairs match cup on Sunday was won by Ray French and Bob Shaw with 35lb of fish, the only double limit bag of the day. 26 anglers caught 121 fish giving a rod ave. of 4.65. Heaviest bag was caught Chris Croucher with 8 trout for 18lb 8oz. £155 was raised for The British Heart Foundation.

Water temp.13.5c Water level 79%

Howard Mackenzie
Estate Manager - Bewl Water
Tel 01892 891382

 

 

Bewl Report w/e 11th October attached.

An outstanding week of fishing at Bewl with many boat anglers  catching up to 16 trout on the catch and release ticket and others netting their 8 fish limits - some in as little as 2 hours. This week's rod average is 4.46.The fish are in excellent condition with many weighing between  2lb and 4lb. Conditions have changed very little since last week - the fish have remained on or near the top of the water and anglers have been fishing with floating lines.
A further 1014 rainbows weighing 1lb 12oz to 3lb were stocked this week.
Best areas for boats have been The Cages, Hook Straight, across the Main Bowl and Chingley.
Bank fishing has greatly improved. A number of anglers have reported catching up to 7 trout at Chingley and Bramble Point.
Successful flies have been Boobies, Daddies, Hoppers, Floating Fry and Invictas.
Any method anglers are still catching on spinners.

Water Temp. 13.5degC   Water level 79%

Howard Mackenzie

 

Week ending 4th October

 The good fishing has continued for another week. This week's rod average is 3.18 based on returns. Please
give in your returns to help us give a more accurate figure. If you forget, it can be done by email to
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone on 01892 890352.
The water has continued to cool and the fish are high in the water. Most anglers have been catching from
boats in the more sheltered areas at the Cages and Hook Straight during the recent windy conditions, but
there are also plenty of fish at Chingley and in the Main Bowl. The "bubble" is back on. A further 600
rainbows weighing 1 3/4lb - 2 1/2 lb were stocked this week.
Bank fishing has continued to improve. The best area is Bramble Point but Chingley is also worth trying.
Successful flies have been Crunchers, sparkler and black Boobies and Hoppers, fished on a floating line.
Vince Brooks' annual charity competition will take place on Saturday 27th October. There may be a few boats
available for FLY FISHING ONLY. We advise ringing the lodge to check availability. Any method fishing will not
be permitted on that day.
Water temp. 14.5c water level 79%

 

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:30th
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
3 12 1 Total number of returns: 145
3 10 1
3 8 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 350
3 5 1
3 1 1 Total Blues from returns: 3
2 8 1
2 8 1 Total Browns from returns: 0
2 8 1
2 8 1 Total fish from returns: 353
2 7 2
2 6 1 Rod Average from returns: 2.43
2 6 1
2 5 8 lbs ozs
2 5 1 Average fish weight: 2 0
2 4 1
2 4 1 lbs ozs
2 4 2 Best Rainbow: 3 12
2 4 1 Caught by: C Petre
2 4 1 lbs ozs
2 3 1 Best Blue: 2 8
2 3 1 Caught by: N Davies
2 2 7 lbs ozs
2 2 1 Best Brown:
2 2 1 Caught by:
2 2 4
27-Sep-12
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
tel 01892 890352
email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.bewlwater.co.uk
Bright conditions made the fishing quite difficult for a few days, but wet, cooler weather has seen things
improve this week. The water temperature continues to drop and the trout remain within the top 2 or 3 feet
of the water.
A further 1100 rainbows weighing 3lb+ were stocked this week.
Best areas for boats have been the Main Bowl, the Cages area and the end of Hook Straight.
A few fish have been caught from the bank at Bramble Point - a good sign that bank fishing is starting to
improve.
Successful are Hoppers, Boobies, Daddies and Diawl Bachs.
Bewl hosted the England National Final on Friday 21st. 100 anglers caught 259 trout giving a rod average of
2.59. Congratulations to Bewl anglers Tony and Harry Fox, Paul Canning and ranger Rob Barden who qualified
for the 2013 England Squad. Full results and details are on the website .
Winners of the prize draw for September are 1st C Wright, 2nd Chris Walton and 3rd Keith Jagelman. They
will be notified by post.
Water temp.15.5degC Water level 77%

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:20th September
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
5 0 1 Total number of returns: 102
3 14 1
3 12 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 224
3 2 1
3 1 1 Total Blues from returns: 1
3 0 6
2 12 2 Total Browns from returns: 0
2 12 1
2 10 1 Total fish from returns: 225
2 8 15
2 6 1 Rod Average from returns: 2.21
2 4 2
2 2 56 lbs ozs
2 1 1 Average fish weight: 2 2
2 1 2
2 0 106 lbs ozs
1 15 6 Best Rainbow: 5 0
1 14 3 Caught by: P Birch
1 13 3 lbs ozs
1 12 4 Best Blue: 2 1
1 10 2 Caught by: Nick Gough
1 9 2 lbs ozs
1 8 8 Best Brown:
Caught by:
20th September
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
tel 01892 890352
email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.bewlwater.co.uk
The water has continued to cool and the fishing has been very good again. Bewl is hosting the National Final
this week and for obvious reasons, we have been given very little feedback. Much more information will be
available at the weekend. The few returns we do have from non-competitors show that the fish are still high
in the water and spread across the Main Bowl and down Hook Straight.
Bank anglers have caught a few trout from Ferry Point and Green Bank.
Successful flies have been Woofters, Boobies Hare's Ear and Pheasant Tail.
Any method anglers are continuing to catch on small spinners.
Water temp. 16.5degC - Water level 79%

 

 

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:6th September 2012
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
4 3 1 Total number of returns: 108
3 6 3
3 5 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 498
3 4 1
3 2 3 Total Blues from returns: 0
3 1 2
3 0 6 Total Browns from returns: 0
2 15 1
2 14 2 Total fish from returns: 498
2 13 3
2 12 4 Rod Average from returns: 4.61
2 10 6
2 9 1 lbs ozs
2 8 18 Average fish weight: 2 2
2 7 4
2 6 6 lbs ozs
2 5 11 Best Rainbow: 4 3
2 4 32 Caught by: Nick Martin
2 3 8 lbs ozs
2 2 225 Best Blue:
2 1 6 Caught by:
2 0 89 lbs ozs
1 15 2 Best Brown:
1 14 7 Caught by:
1 13 3
6th September
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
tel 01892 890352
email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.bewlwater.co.uk
The fishing has continued to improve with the week's rod average an outstanding 4.61
Cooler nights have meant that the water temperature is continuing to slowly drop. The fish have been near
the surface despite the bright sun.
1000 rainbows weighing 2lb - 2-4lb were stocked this week.
Best areas for boat fishing are Hook Straight, the Cages, Beauman's and Chingley. At the time of writing, the
"bubble" is on and still giving plenty of good sport.
Bank fishing is improving. Anglers have reported catching at Canoe Club Corner and Chingley.
Successful flies are much the same as last week - Cormorants, Boobies, Crunchers and Minkies. Some anglers
have also reported catching on dries.
Any method anglers continue to catch well on spinners.
Water temp.18c Water level 83%
A reminder that there no boats available on the following dates:
12th, 19th, 20th and 21st September.

 

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending30 August 2012:
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
6 0 1 Total number of returns: 102
4 0 2
3 6 2 Total Rainbows from returns: 402
3 2 3
3 0 22 Total Blues from returns: 0
2 14 1
2 12 2 Total Browns from returns: 1
2 11 1
2 10 1 Total fish from returns: 403
2 9 1
2 8 9 Rod Average from returns: 3.95
2 7 2
2 6 5 lbs ozs
2 5 1 Average fish weight: 2 1
2 4 31
2 3 3 lbs ozs
2 2 35 Best Rainbow: 6 0
2 1 3 Caught by: B Richards
2 0 245 lbs ozs
1 15 2 Best Blue:
1 14 3 Caught by:
1 12 11 lbs ozs
1 9 2 Best Brown: 1 8
1 8 13 1 Caught by: Eric Pullen
1 7 1
30-Aug-12
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
tel 01892 890352
email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.bewlwater.co.uk
After a few very hot days last week, the temperature has dropped and the water has cooled to 19c.The trout
are once again near the surface and the rod average for this week is a very good 3.95.
Over the last 2 weeks 2100 rainbows weighing 1lb 12ozs to 2lbs 8ozs have been stocked.
Well done to 10 year old Fred Crossley who caught his 1st Bewl Trout while fishing with his dad Andy, then
went on to catch a further three. The biggest weighed 3lb 2oz.
Boat anglers are catching at the Cages, the end of Hook Straight, the Nose, Chingley and on the Bubble.
Bank fly fishing is still not easy, but should improve as the water carries on cooling.
Successful flies have been Boobies, Cormorants, Minkies, Buzzers and Hare's Ears.
Any method fishing from bvoats continues to favour spinners.
Winners of the 'returns' monthly prize draw for August are 1st Tim Freeman, 2nd Louis Saunders and 3rd
James Dench, winning prizes of permits and boat hire worth a total of £135 - not bad for remembering to put
in your return after fishing but still only around half of our anglers submit returns!
Water temp. 19degC - Water level 85% (14% higher than long term average)

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
6 4 1 Total number of returns: 56
5 0 1
3 8 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 102
3 8 1
3 5 1 Total Blues from returns: 1
3 3 1
3 0 1 Total Browns from returns: 2
2 61
2 13 1 Total fish from returns: 105
2 10 1
2 10 1 Rod Average from returns: 1.88
2 8 4
2 8 1 lbs ozs
2 6 1 2 2
2 4 1
2 4 1 lbs ozs
2 4 1 Best Rainbow: 6 4
2 4 1 Caught by: Bob Shaw
2 4 1 lbs ozs
2 4 2 Best Blue:
2 4 1 Caught by:
2 4 1 lbs ozs
2 2 1 Best Brown: 3 8
2 2 1 Caught by:
2 2 4
23 August 2012
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
tel 01892 890352
email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.bewlwater.co.uk
Hot summer weather has finally pushed the water temp. up to 20c & some days even higher, which has made
the fishing difficult, but there are still fish to be caught.
The main basin has produced most fish using fast sinking lines & teams of buzzers. The bubble has now been
switched back on which will help improve the fishing & turn the water over in this area.
The cages have produced a few fish on cloudy days, with more fish feeding on the fry this should improve in
the coming weeks.
As the weather starts to cool down, Hook Straight, Ferry Point, & Bewl Straight should start to produce more
fish.
Water level 86% Temperature 20degC

 

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:16th August
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
7 5 1 Total number of returns: 139
5 0 1
4 1 2 Total Rainbows from returns: 528
3 15 1
3 6 1 Total Blues from returns: 2
3 2 1
3 1 2 Total Browns from returns: 0
3 0 1
2 12 3 Total fish from returns: 530
2 10 4
2 9 2 Rod Average from returns: 3.81
2 8 1
2 8 8 lbs ozs
2 7 4 Average fish weight: 1 15
2 6 4
2 4 1 lbs ozs
2 4 6 Best Rainbow: 7 5
2 3 2 Caught by: Jack Selwood
2 2 29 lbs ozs
2 1 1 Best Blue: 2 8
2 0 110 Caught by: Robin Wieck
1 15 1 lbs ozs
1 14 1 Best Brown:
1 13 324 Caught by:
1 12 3
16-Aug-12
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
tel 01892 890352
email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.bewlwater.co.uk
The excellent fishing has continued for another week. This week's rod average is 3.81, outstanding for the
middle of August. Water temperauture is 20degC and water level 87%.
There is a lot of green midge on the water and the trout are still on or near the surface. Anglers have been
catching on floating lines for the most part.The fish are spread out well across the reservoir. Best areas for
boats have been the end of Hook Straight, the north end of Bewl Straight up as far as Dunsters, and the Main
Bowl.
Bank fishing is slow as is usual in the summer. Best areas to try are Canoe Club Corner, Bramble Point and
Chingley where a few have been caught.550 rainbows of weighing around 2lb were stocked this week
Successful flies haven't changed much over the last few weeks - Sparkler Boobies, Diawl Bach, Cormorants,
Crunchers and Hoppers. Any method anglers are still mainly catching on spinners.
Largest fish of the week was a 7lb 5oz rainbow caught by Jack Selwood. No further details available.
The Bewl Cash Prize Floating Line Competition took place on Sunday 12 August. The winner was Guido Vinck
from Belgium with a bag weight of 19lb 12oz including time bonus.
A reminder that no boats are available on the following dates - 12th, 19th, 20th and 21st September.

 

 

Week ending 12th August 2012

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
3 5 1 Total number of returns: 92
3 2 3
3 1 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 392
3 0 7
2 12 1 Total Blues from returns: 2
2 10 10
2 9 2 Total Browns from returns: 2
2 8 5
2 7 1 Total fish from returns: 396
2 6 2
2 5 4 Rod Average from returns: 4.30
2 4 4
2 3 2 lbs ozs
2 2 231 Average fish weight: 2 1
2 1 4
2 1 1 lbs ozs
1 14 7 Best Rainbow: 3 5
1 13 2 Caught by: Mark Rose
1 12 12 lbs ozs
1 12 2 Best Blue: 1 12
1 11 1 Caught by: Various
1 10 6 lbs ozs
1 8 24 Best Brown: 2 1
1 7 1 Caught by: Martin Holsten
1 6 6
9th August 2012
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
tel 01892 890352
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www.bewlwater.co.uk
An outstanding week of fishing at Bewl, with a rod average of 4.3 an incredible result for August. Many
anglers have caught their limits, and those on catch and release permits have reported catches well in to
double figures. The trout have been very close to the surface giving plenty of good sport on dries. A further
815 rainbows of 2lb+ were stocked this week.
Best areas for boats have been Hook Straight, The Cages to the Fishing Lodge jetty and Green Bank to The
Nose. Plenty of fish have also been seen towards the Dam.
Bank fishing is still not easy but a few are being caught at Bramble Point, Seven Pound Creek and Ferry Point.
The Dam Wall is currently closed for bank anglers due to slippery conditions.
Successful flies are still Cormorants, Cat's Whiskers and Boobies. Hoppers and Daddies are also doing well.
Any method anglers have mainly been catching on small spinners.
A reminder that The Floating Line competition takes place on Sunday 12 August. Most of the boats will be
used for this. Any spare boats will be available for FLY FISHING ONLY.
Water temp. 19.5c water level

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE - Bewl Water - Monday 9th July 2012

 

Any Method Trout Fishing from Boats at Bewl Water

 

Bewl Water is pleased to announce that it will be open for ‘Any Method Trout Fishing from Boats’ in addition to flyfishing with effect from Thursday 12th July for the remainder of the 2012 season. 

 

This initiative will encourage more anglers to sample the exceptional sport that Bewl has offered in recent years and, in particular, this season which has seen the best rod averages ever with top quality rainbow, blue and brown trout coming to the net.

 

Bewl Water is now over 90% full giving a huge area of water that can comfortably accommodate its fleet of 54 well-maintained fishing boats with anglers using a range of methods.

 

Any method fishing will be available on most days with boat hire prices from £14 for a single half-day boat to £27 for a double full-day boat and permit prices from £18 for a 4-fish evening permit to £23 for an 8-fish day permit. 

 

Full rules will be available on www.Bewlwater.co.uk and include:

 

  • Any Method Fishing is allowed from boats only
  • Any Method Fishing includes the use of worms, maggots, spinners, corn, soft pellets, artificial lures (including spinners, spoons, jigs and plugs) and paste attractors
  • All coarse fish and brown trout caught must be carefully released and returned to the water
  • All rainbow and blue Rainbow trout caught must be taken
  • Only one rod per person may be used at any time

 

  • Fish baits (live or dead) are not allowed
  • Keep nets are not allowed
  • Ground baiting and loose feeding is not allowed
  • Trolling is not allowed
  • Use of remote craft for placing of bait is not allowed

 

Bewl Water is noted for the high quality and fighting ability of its home-grown Rainbow and Blue trout and stocking levels continue at 45,000 to 50,000 fish per year.  Average size of fish caught during 2012 has been 2lbs 4ozs with many larger fish coming to the net each week including fantastic hard-fighting Blues of 3 to 4lbs.

 

Any method fishing will be available most days this season through to November however anglers are advised to check availability and book a boat before coming by telephoning the Bewl Fishing Lodge on 01892 890352.

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 Week ending 13th July 2012

Bewl Water is managed by Bewl Water Fishing Ltd and lies approximately 8 miles south of Tunbridge Wells, Kent.  It is the largest inland water in the South East and has been a notable trout fishery for 35 years.

For further information please contact the Fishing Lodge:

Telephone  01892 890352  -  email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    -  website  www.bewlwater.co.uk

Bewl Water Fishing Ltd, Bewl Water Estate Office, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 8JH

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
5 12 1 Total number of returns: 113
4 12 1
4 2 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 273
3 5 1
3 4 1 Total Blues from returns: 25
3 2 2
3 0 4 Total Browns from returns: 8
3 0 1
2 12 1 Total fish from returns: 306
2 11 2
2 8 6 Rod Average from returns: 2.71
2 8 2
2 7 1 lbs ozs
2 6 6 Average fish weight: 2 2
2 5 9
2 4 50 lbs ozs
2 4 9 Best Rainbow: 4 2
2 3 1 Caught by: Robin Wieck
2 2 90 lbs ozs
2 2 7 Best Blue: 4 12
2 2 1 Caught by: Mr Wilding
2 1 4 lbs ozs
2 0 52 Best Brown: 5 12
2 0 2 Caught by: Paul Canning
2 0 2
12th July 2012
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
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Mixed results this week. Some anglers have caught their limits with ease while others have found it more
difficult. The fish are still within 2 or 3 feet of the surface and floating or slow intermediate lines have have
been working best. Biggest fish of the week was a brown weighing 5lbs 12ozs described by Paul Canning as
"The best fish he's ever seen". Mr Wilding netted a 4lbs 12ozs blue while having tuition with James
Marcheselli and Chris Paine reported having an amazing day after catching a brown, a blue and a rainbow on
the same day! 2000 rainbows of 2lb plus were stocked this week.
Best areas for boats have been the end of Hook Straight, The Nose, Seven Pound Creek and Chingley.Best
areas for bank fishing have been much the same, with the addition of the Dam Wall and Ward's Lane. PLEASE
BE AWARE THAT THE DAM WALL IS NOW ONLY OPEN UNTIL 1000hrs AND AFTER 1800hrs.
Successful flies have been Buzzers, Cormorants, Diawl Bachs, Green Crunchers, Green Harry Potters and
Peasant Tails.
Any method fishing started at Bewl today (12th July). Full details are on the website www.bewlwater.co.uk
Water 17degC ~ Water level 91%

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
4 6 1 Total number of returns: 108
3 12 1
3 8 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 369
3 6 1
3 4 1 Total Blues from returns: 18
3 0 3
3 0 2 Total Browns from returns: 3
2 15 1
2 12 5 Total fish from returns: 390
2 10 1
2 8 9 Rod Average from returns: 3.61
2 8 4
2 6 2 lbs ozs
2 5 1 Average fish weight: 2 1
2 5 2
2 4 43 lbs ozs
2 4 8 Best Rainbow: 4 6
2 3 1 Caught by: Roger Taylor
2 2 64 lbs ozs
2 2 1 Best Blue: 3 4
2 1 26 Caught by: N Davies
2 0 1 lbs ozs
2 0 3 Best Brown: 3 8
1 15 101 Caught by: Brian Suddes
1 14 91
5th July 2012
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
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Fishing has again been good for most of the week. The rod average of 3.61 remains good for this time of the
year, does not include any returns for the Belgian Heats which took place at the weekend and should almost
certainly be higher (Results awaited).
The fish have remained within the top 2 or 3 feet. The "bubbles" which were turned off for the SEFF Qualifier
on Sunday are now back on and providing plenty of good sport. A further 400 blues weighing 2lbs - 3lbs plus
were stocked this week.
Other than the bubble, boat anglers have been catching near the Dam, Chingley, Ferry Point, Hook Straight
and The Nose. Best areas for bank fishing have been Bramble Point, Ferry Point, the Dam Wall, Chingley and
Canoe Club Corner. No real change with flies - Cormorant, Cat's Whisker, Diawl Bachs, Orange Boobies, and
Buzzers have been the most successful.
The second round of the SEFF National Qualifier took place on Sunday 1 July. 32 Anglers caught 194 trout
giving an outstanding rod ave. of 6.06. Winner of the 2nd round was Joel Beeney with a bag weight of 23lb
3oz inc. time bonus. Overall winner of Rounds 1&2 was Martin Wright whose total weight for the 2 rounds
was 27lb 7oz.
Water temperature 17degC - Water level 91%

 

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
4 0 1 Total number of returns: 121
3 14 1
3 12 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 475
3 9 1
3 8 1 Total Blues from returns: 36
3 8 1
3 2 2 Total Browns from returns: 5
3 2 1
3 0 5 Total fish from returns: 516
3 0 4
2 12 1 Rod Average from returns: 4.26
2 12 1
2 11 1 lbs ozs
2 8 19 Average fish weight: 2 4
2 8 1
2 8 3 lbs ozs
2 6 5 Best Rainbow: 4 0
2 6 1 Caught by: M Ball
2 5 1 lbs ozs
2 4 268 Best Blue: 3 8
2 4 15 Caught by: T Woodman
2 3 4 lbs ozs
2 2 111 Best Brown: 2 8
2 2 1 Caught by: M Ball
2 1 8
28th June 2012
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
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Another week of outstanding fishing, even in the bright sunshine. Rod average for the week is 4.26. The water
temperature is 17c - cool for the time of the year - and the fish have remained high in the water. A further
1075 rainbows weighing 1lb 12ozs - 2lb were stocked in the week.
Best areas for boats have been The Main Bowl, Chingley and The Nose and Hook Straight, past the Cages, is
also worth a visit.
The Bank has been good at Ferry Point, Chingley and The Dam Wall.
Choice of flies has changed very little from last week. Damsels, Boobies, Cat's Whiskers, Buzzers and Diawl
Bachs have been the most successful.
The SEFF Pro-Am competition took place on Saturday 23 June. 28 anglers caught 119 fish giving a splendid rod
average of 4.25. Winning pro was Ian Watts with 8 fish for 19lb 7oz, winning am was Kevin Blackwell with 8
fish for 17lb 15oz. Top boat team were Ian Watts and Gill Vermeulen with a joint bag weight of 29lb 11oz.
Winners of the prize draw for June were 1st L Wolfe, 2nd K Margrave, 3rd N Davies. They will be notified by
post.
Water temp. 17c Water level 90%

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:22 June 2012

lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown Statistics from Returns
Top 25 Fish of the Week
5 0 2 Total number of returns: 112
4 10 1
4 1 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 410
4 0 1
3 8 3 Total Blues from returns: 72
3 6 2
3 6 2 Total Browns from returns: 2
3 5 1
3 4 3 Total fish from returns: 484
3 2 1
3 2 1 Rod Average from returns: 4.32
3 1 1
3 0 23 lbs ozs
3 0 3 Average fish weight: 2 5
2 14 3
2 14 3 lbs ozs
2 13 1 Best Rainbow: 5 0
2 12 3 Caught by: B Crinall/M Sumner
2 12 5 lbs ozs
2 11 2 Best Blue: 4 10
2 10 1 Caught by: Peter Lower
2 8 26 lbs ozs
2 8 1 Best Brown: 4 1
2 7 4 Caught by: Nick Gough
2 6 2
21st June 2012
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Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
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The good fishing has continued this week, with an excellent rod average of 4.32, helped by unusually cool,
wet weather for June. The fish have remained close to the surface for most part, only going a few feet deeper
during brighter spells. The "bubble" is still on and giving plenty of good sport.
A further 875 blues weighing 2-3lb were stocked during the week.
The trout are feeding on daphnia, small fry and midge. They have been taking a wide variety of flies including
Cormorants, Boobies, Blobs, Cat's Whiskers, Diawl Bachs and Buzzers.
Best areas for boats have been across the Main Bowl from the Cages to The Dam and the Nose.
Bank fishing is less easy but anglers have been catching a few from the Dam Wall, Canoe Club Corner, Ferry
Point and Bramble Point.
Water Temp. 16.5degC. Water level 87% (now 9% higher than this time last year!!)

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
3 12 1 Total number of returns: 110
3 8 2
3 4 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 409
3 2 1
3 0 1 Total Blues from returns: 136
3 0 2
2 12 2 Total Browns from returns: 0
2 10 3
2 8 28 Total fish from returns: 545
2 7 1
2 6 7 Rod Average from returns: 4.95
2 5 1
2 4 297 lbs ozs
2 4 126 Average fish weight: 2 4
2 3 1
2 2 5 lbs ozs
2 2 38 Best Rainbow: 3 12
2 1 1 Caught by: Richard Denney
2 0 13 lbs ozs
1 15 2 Best Blue: 3 8
1 14 2 Caught by: N King/D James
1 13 1 lbs ozs
1 12 4 Best Brown:
1 11 3 Caught by:
1 10 1
14th June 2012
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Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
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Fishing has greatly improved this week. The water temperature has dropped and Southern Water have
turned "The Bubbles" on. The rod average is back to being an excellent 4.95.
The fish have returned close to the surface and are feeding on perch fry, roach fry and daphnia close to the
margins. Boats anglers have caught well in the Main Bowl, near the Dam, and near the Cages. There are also
plenty of fish in Bewl Straight. Best areas for bank fishing have been Chingley, the Dam Wall, Rosemary Lane
and Ferry Point.
Successful flies have been Boobies, Cat's Whiskers, Cormorant, Hoppers and Daddies.
A further 975 blue trout with an average weight of 3lb were stocked this week.
The Bewl Bridge Fly Fishers boat competition took place on Sunday 10th June. 60 Anglers caught 310 trout
giving a rod ave. of 5. Individual winner was Ray Burt and the winning pair were John Hancock and Bob
Holland.
Water temp 14degC - Water level 82%

 

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending 7th June 2012:
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
8 6 1 Total number of returns: 77
5 7 1
4 6 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 77
4 4 1
4 0 1 Total Blues from returns: 28
3 2 1
3 2 1 Total Browns from returns: 0
3 0 1
3 0 1 Total fish from returns: 105
3 0 1
3 0 1 Rod Average from returns: 1.36
2 12 1
2 9 1 lbs ozs
2 8 1 Average fish weight: 2 4
2 8 1
2 6 4 lbs ozs
2 4 2 Best Rainbow: 8 6
2 4 2 Caught by: Nathan Finch
2 4 2 lbs ozs
2 4 2 Best Blue: 4 4
2 4 1 Caught by: Mike Wheatley
2 4 7 lbs ozs
2 4 2 Best Brown:
2 4 2 Caught by:
2 4 1
6th June 2012
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Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
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A more challenging week for fishing with water temperature starting at 19degC then cooling to 16degC and
changeable wind. The fish are at variable depths in the water however they are feeding on an abundance of
jelly fry which are difficult to imitate with flies. Some improvement towards the end of the week with cooler
water and steadier wind direction. Best areas for boats have been Rosemary Lane, The Main Bowl and Hook
Straight. but warmer water after the hot spell has made the bank fishing harder. Best areas are the deeper
water at Chingley, Canoe Club Corner and the Dam Wall, also Goose Creek and Dunsters Bay.The trout are
still taking black flies such as Cormorant and Buzzers but Damsels are also worth a try. Some anglers have
reported catching with Hoppers on the surface. This week's biggest fish was a rainbow weighing 8lb 6oz
caught by Nathan Finch on a boat drifting by the cages, with a Black Buzzer.
This week we have a very low percentage of catch returns and therefore reports on fishing become less
accurate. PLEASE remember to put your returns in the boxes provided or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Each
month prizes of fishing permits and boat hire worth over £130 worth are won in the free 'Returns Prize Draw' -
all you need to do to enter is submit your return.
Water temp. now 16degC. Water level 78%. Water being pumped in again during heavy rain.

 

 

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
8 1 1 Total number of returns: 128
5 2 1
5 2 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 282
4 2 1
3 14 1 Total Blues from returns: 39
3 8 1
3 3 1 Total Browns from returns: 4
3 2 1
3 1 1 Total fish from returns: 325
3 1 1
3 0 1 Rod Average from returns: 2.54
3 0 1
3 0 1 lbs ozs
3 0 1 Average fish weight: 2 3
3 0 1
3 0 1 lbs ozs
3 0 1 Best Rainbow: 8 1
3 0 1 Caught by: Bernie Fairbrother
2 14 1 lbs ozs
2 12 1 Best Blue: 5 2
2 10 1 Caught by: C Paine
2 9 1 lbs ozs
2 8 1 Best Brown: 3 14
2 8 1 Caught by: John Frank
2 8 1
31st May 2012
Bewl Water Fishing Lodge
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH
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Very hot and bright weather conditions have made fishing more challenging for the last week. The water
temperature rose to 21c but has now dropped to 19c. The rod average was 2.54. The fish have been down to
about 20 feet below the surface, however the cooler conditions will hopefully bring them up to nearer the
surface.
Best areas for boats have been the Main Bowl, The Cages, Rosemary Lane and Hatherells.
Bank fishing is not easy but anglers are managing to catch from the Dam Wall and at Ferry Point.
Successful flies are Buzzers, Tadpoles, Cormorants and Damsels.
Biggest fish of the week was a rainbow weighing 8lb 1oz netted by Bernie Fairbrother from a boat at the
cages with a gold head damsel on a slow intermediate line.
Winners of the prize draw for May are 1st M Harris, 2nd Darren Wetherell,3rd W Howard. They will be
notified by letter.
The first round of the SEFF qualifier took place on Sunday. The winner was Harry Fox with 5 fish for 10lb 14oz.
3 anglers caught 7 trout giving a rod ave. of 2.33
Water temp. 19c Water level 78%

 

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
6 12 1 Total number of returns: 156
6 0 1
5 4 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 477
5 3 1
4 6 1 Total Blues from returns: 90
4 3 1
4 2 1 Total Browns from returns: 7
4 2 1
4 0 1 Total fish from returns: 574
4 0 1 Rod Average from returns: 3.68
3 15 1
3 12 1 lbs ozs
3 8 1 Average fish weight: 2 5
3 8 1
3 8 1 lbs ozs
3 8 1 Best Rainbow: 6 12
3 6 1 Caught by: Jack Selwood
3 4 1 lbs ozs
3 4 1 Best Blue: 4 0
3 4 1 Caught by: M Stevens
3 4 1 lbs ozs
3 4 1 Best Brown: 4 2
3 4 1 Caught by: Peter Lower
3 3 5
24th May
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Hot, bright weather conditions and changing wind direction have made the fishing less easy than it has been .
Most anglers are still catching full or part limits and the rod average for the week is still a good 3.68. The trout
are slightly deeper now and anglers have been using intermediate or slow sink lines. Some early mornings
and evenings have seen the fish rise to the surface. A number of the recently released brown trout have been
showing. A further 2000 blues of 2-3.5lb have been stocked over the last 2 weeks.
Best areas for boats have been the Cages, Main Bowl and the north part of the reservoir in general. The water
at Rosemary is starting to clear as the pumping in slows down. Bank fishing has been best from the dam wall.
Other places worth trying are Ferry Point, Chingley and Bramble Point.
Flies are still anything black or black and green, buzzers, Cat's Whiskers and Boobies.
The AMFC Group 3 match took place on Thursday 17 May . Winners were Invicta with 42 fish for 99lb 2oz
including time bonus. Rod ave for the match was 5.61.
Biggest fish of the week was a 6lb 12oz rainbow caught by Jack Selwood during the North Kent FDG Domestic
Shield Competition. Trevor Bourne was the winner with 8 fish for 15lb 2oz.
Water temp.16.5c Water level now up to 79%.

 

 

Week ending 17th May 2012

 Variable fortunes this week . Changeable winds and weather conditions have made some days better for
fishing than others however the rod average for the week was a still respectable 3.92.
Water clarity varies across the reservoir. The clearest areas are The Nose, Monty's Seat to Ferry Point and
Hook Straight to the fishing jetty and fish are within the top 6 feet, rising to take hawthorn flies off of the
surface. Best areas for boats have been Ferry Point, the Dam, Seven Pound Creek and the cages and for bank
fishing Ferry Point , The Nose, Hook Straight and the dam wall.
Black flies such as Cormorants, Buzzers and Boobies are still proving successful, along with Diawl Bachs and
Crunchers.
The Anglian Water Airflo competition took place on Saturday 12 May. Winners were Bewl Chingley Chompers
with 40 fish for 79lb 8.5 oz. 36 anglers caught a total of 194 trout, giving a rod average of 5.39. Full results can
be seen on the Bewl Water website.
First reminder of the season to PLEASE give in your returns - thee week's report is based on returns being
given - the more that are submitted the more accurate the report. If you forget, they can be given over the
phone or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (This applies to season ticket holders as well).
Water temperature is 11.5degC and water level has risen further to 75%.

 

 Another week of top class fishing at Bewl where anglers have caught 8 fish limits while those on catch and
release tickets have reported catching as many as 25 trout. Very few nil returns this week, & rod average an
excellent 5.52. Conditions have varied little since last week as fish are in the top 2-4 feet and are well spread
out. The Rosemary Lane end of Bewl Straight is still very coloured due to the continuing pumping in from the
Medway, but the rest of the water is much clearer.
The fish caught are in excellent condition and many weigh 3-4lb. 1000 blues of 2-3lb have been stocked this
week.
Best areas for boats are the Cages, Chingley, Hook House area and the Main Bowl and for the bank Ferry
Point, The Dam Wall and Chingley. Top flies were Cormorant , Vivas, Black Buzzers & Boobies.
The group 1 AMFC match took place on Tuesday 8 May. All but 1 angler had 8 fish, most well before the finish
time. Winners were the team from Grafham Water with with a total bag weight of 124lb 1oz. C atch average
for the competition was an outstanding 7.85 fish per rod.
Biggest fish of the week was a 7lb 6oz rainbow netted by Ian Godsmark. The trout, caught with a black
muddler on an intermediate line from a boat at the Cages, was part of a superb bag of 8 fish weighing 36lb
10oz. Water temp.11c Water level 70%

Bewl Report w/e 10th May 2012 attached.  The fishing continues to be the best it has ever been and, as rivers flow well, so Bewl continues to rise with water level now rising past 70%.  Fish quality, too, is second to none and a huge amount of fish caught this week topped the 3lb mark leaving average weight an impressive 2lbs 8ozs. 

Ian Godsmark took 8 fish on Wednesday for 35lbs 11ozs including a super Rainbow for 7lbs 6ozs (pic attached).

The AMFC Group 1 Match on Tuesday averaged 7.86 fish per rod as all but one of the competitors took eight fish earning themselves rewarding time bonuses (Results attached)

Kind regards

Howard Mackenzie

 

week ending 4th May 2012

 Another good week of fishing with a very good rod average of 4.46. The trout have remained mostly within
the top 2 feet, going down to 4-5 ft below the surface in the brighter weather. Most anglers have caught on
floating lines.
Due to water being pumped in, the water at the ends of the arms is rather coloured, but the rest of the
reservoir is much clearer. A further 1000 blues weighing 2-4lb were stocked this week.
Best areas for boats have been the Cages, between the Cages and the Fishing Lodge and the Main Bowl.The
Dam Wall, Canoe Club Corner and Ferry Point to the Nature Reserve have been the best areas for bank
fishing.
Successful flies haven't really changed over the last few weeks. Cormorants, Vivas, Montanas , Crunchers,
Black Buzzers and Boobies are still favourites. Biggest fish of the week was a brown weighing 10lb 12oz
caught from a boat at the cages with a pink dog nobbler on an intermediate line.
Persistent rain has allowed continual pumping into Bewl from the River Medway and levels have improved
considerably over the last week. Although the drought permit has now expired, high river levels mean
pumping can continue.
Water temp.11c. Water level 62%

 

 

The last few days of strong winds and heavy rain deterred all but the hardiest anglers however the weekend
was very busy and the fishing outstanding. The rod average has increased again, this week it is an amazing
6.54. The trout are a good size and in very good condition. Anglers flyfishing for pike have also reported good
catches.
2502 blue trout and and 147 rainbows of 2lb + have recently been stocked, as well as 644 of the home reared
browns weighing between 1lb 8oz and 4lb 14oz.
Best areas for boats have been the Cages, Chingley, the Dam area, Ferry Point and Dunsters.
Bank fishing areas have tended to vary from day to day but the Dam Wall has been consistent. Other places
fishing well are Ferry Point, Chingley and Dunsters.
Successful flies included Cormorants, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, Blobs and Boobies.
Tony Fox won the Trout Masters fish off with 8 fish for 17lb 4oz.


This week's biggest fish was a rainbow weighing 8lb 10oz caught and released by Andy Lush from a boat at
the cages. Andy used a 5 weight floating line with a coral blob.

 

 

Winners of the Prize Draw for April are 1st Robin Wieck, 2nd A Clinch, 3rd Neil Drapper.
Water temp. 9.5c Water level 54%

 

 

BEWL WATER FISHERY WEEKLY REPORT week ending:
Top 25 Fish of the Week Statistics from Returns
lbs ozs Rainbow Blue Brown
9 6 1 Total number of returns: 155
7 14 1
5 1 1 Total Rainbows from returns: 891
4 0 1
4 0 1 Total Blues from returns: 46
3 12 1
3 8 1 Total Browns from returns: 2
3 8 1
3 8 1 Total fish from returns: 939
3 7 1
3 6 1 Rod Average from returns: 6.06
3 6 1
3 5 1 lbs ozs
3 5 1 Average fish weight: 2 4
3 5 1
3 4 1 lbs ozs
3 4 1 Best Rainbow: 9 6
3 4 1 Caught by: Norman Murray
3 3 1 lbs ozs
3 3 1 Best Blue: 3 4
3 2 1 Caught by: Robin Wieck
3 2 1 lbs ozs
3 2 1 Best Brown: 2 4
3 2 1 Caught by: George Brown
3 1 1
19 April 2012
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The superb fishing has continued for another week, both from the bank and boats. Rod average for the week
is 6.06. The water is crystal clear and the cloudy conditions have brought the trout near to the surface. Some
anglers have reported catching on floating lines, others intermediates.
The fish are spread out across the reservoir and most areas are worth trying from boats. The Dam area,
Chingley, Dunsters and Hook Straight have been the most productive.
Bank anglers have had plenty of good sport at Ferry Point, the Dam Wall, Seven Pound Creek, Dunsters,
Ward's Lane and the Nose.
Successful flies have again been Cormorants, Black Buzzers, Damsels, Montanas and Cat's Whiskers.
Biggest fish of the week was a rainbow weighing 9lb 6oz caught by Norman Murray from a boat at the cages
with a small black lure on an intermediate line.
The BBFC bank competition took place on Saturday 14 April. 50 anglers caught 214 trout giving a rod average
of 4.3. Overall winner was James Dench with 8 fish for 23lb 4oz inc. time bonus.
On Sunday, Bewl hosted the Southern Region Qualifier which was won by John Ball who netted 8 fish for 21lb
11oz + time bonus. Rod average was 6.73 for this event.
Water temp. 9degC - Capacity 51%

Bewl Bridge Flyfishing Club – Annual Bank Competition 14th April 2012
The annual Bewl Club closed bank fishing competition was this year held on Saturday
14th April on a day that had mixed cloud and sun and dominated by a freezing
Northerly wind making casting unpleasant and difficult. However, it didn’t thwart the
50 competitors who took part and caught 214 Rainbows for a very respectable 4.3
rod average.
Results
Overall Winner : James Dench - 8 fish for 23lb 4 oz (Incl. Time bonus)
Biggest fish: John Frank 3lb 5 oz
Wards Lane/The Nose
Winner: Ian Watts 8 fish for 19lb 6 oz (Incl. Time bonus)
Dunsters/Monty’s
Winner: James Dench - 8 fish for 23lb 4 oz (Incl. Time bonus)
The Dam
Winner: Steve Carew 8 fish for 21lb 7 oz (Incl. Time bonus)

 

 

 

Week ending 12th April 2012

  The water is now clear and the fishing has really taken off. This week's rod average is an incredible 5.95.
The fish have spread out and boat and bank anglers are catching very well all over the reservoir. The fish are
still in the top 4-5 feet. Many of the fish are a good size at 3-4lb and a large number of the popular blues
were netted this week.
A further 980 blues and rainbows were stocked this week.
Best areas for boats have been Chingley, the cages area, Canoe Club Corner, the Dam Wall and Dunsters
while bank anglers have had most of success at Ferry Point, Chingley, the Dam Wall and Overies. Bramble
Point is a bit hit and miss at the moment.
Best flies are very much the same as last week - Cormorant, Black Buzzers, Damsels and anything black and/or
green.
This week's biggest fish was a 7lb rainbow caught by A Stevens on a blob from the bank at Bramble Point.
Water temperature 9degC - Capacity 50%

 

 


 

  

 

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Она "Лучшие места мира для дайвинга Альбом" очень хорошая девушка, очень-очень "Спецназовец Татуировка дракона Эффект домино..." хорошая девушка, но.

Еще две-три мили пути, "Готов ли ваш ребенок к школе 6-7 лет" и он добрался до "ЯПМ Животные." цели своего "Нескучная испанская грамматика" путешествия жилища охотников, притулившегося у "Налоговое право Пепеляев" подножия утеса.

Карлос вернулся в свой "The American Century Dictionary" лагерь в "Биллы и дебилы" превосходном настроении.

отвечал находчивый и остроумный "Разборки в тестовом режиме" индеец.

Заросли, окаймлявшие противоположный берег, "Секреты английской грамматики" скрыли неизвестного.

Луизе казалось, что это должно нравиться и другим.

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В моем распоряжении оставались "Первая книга о животных" только сутки!

Впоследствии при "ПДД РФ + Таблица штрафов" подобных обстоятельствах я не "Лифтинг-гимнастика для лица, шеи и декольте" поддался бы отчаянию, но тогда я был еще "Одевайтесь правильно Одежда на все случаи жизни" молод и неопытен.

Ведь многие "Считаем с мишуткой" искренне считают Гайара порядочным человеком!

Он стал "Алхимик с боевым дипломом" перебирать пальцами ремень, "Новгородская ведьма" чтобы его распутать.

Мимо палисадов "Близнецы Тариф на друга" города Линца проезжают французские драгуны Наполеона I.

Больше он "Последний герой" ничего не слышит, "Рецепт счастья от доктора Тины" не видит и не чувствует.

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Неудивительно, "патчи для фифа 10 скачать" что она так изменилась в последнее время!

Там спит "Правила внутреннего трудового распорядка 2012" вечным сном гонвед, который при грабеже гимназических коллекций выпил весь "а зори здесь тихие краткое содержание по главам" денатурат из банки, где были заспиртованы разные пресмыкающиеся.

Они видели, как оно "скачать для ребёнка песни" заблестело, попав в полосу лунного "сборник мультфильмов скачать" света.

Трава саванны мягка, как бархат, и легкие удары копыт "скачать ася для телефона" совсем беззвучны.

Как бы то ни было, "образцы товарных чеков скачать" заканчивает старик,-команчи играют в карты, это истинная правда.

Через три дня после "Все новые сказки" неприятного открытия она снова "учебник везения долохова и гурангова" увидела с асотеи мексиканскую сеньориту, направляющуюся к форту, "игровые автоматы книги бесплатно" в сопровождении того же слуги с корзинкой в руках.

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