Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bewl Water a Wonderful Place to Fly Fish for Trout just South of London, UK

I am currently getting very excited (nearly as excited as Bill pictured above who last year at 80 had just caught his first ever trout at Bewl).  On the 21st March Bewl Water opens for this season’s fly fishing extravaganza!  The reservoir (900+ acres with 17 miles of shore line) is 100% full of clear water (the last time I looked a couple of weeks ago).  It is also full of rainbows, blues and brownies.  The fish will be in tip top condition and hungry.  Early season the trout cruise the banks so both bank and boat fishers see plenty of action.  One year I caught 8 fish from the bank on buzzers in about 4 hours, total weight 31.5lb.  Where else can you get an 8 fish ticket for £25!  A link to the Bewl Water website is adjacent to this post.

Now to get maximum results from fishing Bewl I strongly recommend you join the Bewl Bridge Fly Fishers Club (Pictured above is Pete who plans to join soon).  Membership costs a snip at £20 pa and provides:-
·         The amazing club magazine bi-monthly filled with all the techniques and tips to fish Bewl
·         3rd party insurance whilst fishing
·         Exclusive access to club car parks
·         Programme of winter events
·         Tackle auction
·         Discounts on tackle at the lodge and local tackle shops
·         A chance to enter club competitions
·         A super web site with reactive links and a forum
Being a member also allows you to enter the forthcoming “Club Bank Competition” on Saturday 6th April. The organiser John Benford can accept entries up to the end of March.  He can be contacted on 078 58362936 but remember you need to be a member of the club first.  You can join the Club by going to
Please don’t miss out of getting your arm pulled off by an over wintered blue!
Frank with his first Bewl trout, caught during a Fishability event for military veterans I helped organise. 

Beautiful things happen at Bewl.