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Boat Competition Results

This year's Boat Competition was won by Ian Watts and Peter Baker

Results for the Pairs and Individual winners can be found here

Committee Vacancies
Can you help out the club?

We are currently recruiting for additional Committee members

Do you have a few hours to spare each month? If so please contact David Little

Upcoming Event
BBFC Invitation Match - The Grand Max

Date: Wednesday 16th October

AMFC Team Dates
'A' Team · Round 3

Location: Pitsford
Date: Saturday 1st June
Organiser: Fish Hawks

'B' Team · Round 3

Location: Grafham Water
Date: Saturday 8th June
Organiser: GWFFA

Monday's Weather

Min: 8°C (46°F)
Wind: North Westerly
Wind Speed: 7mph
Pressure: 1015mb
Sunset: 20:49 BST

BBC Weather Forecast

Fishing Report for Week Ending Thursday 9th May


The cold start to May which traditionally heralds the arrival of the Swift, has seen conditions more akin to early April. Summer seems to be while away, with the water temperature barely reaching double figures, there is very little insect life, and thus the trout continue to take a variety of flies presented to them. Buzzers and Bibios (Hawthorn Fly) have proved successful, although some reports suggest, Cats whisker, Damsel and Montana

From the 68 catch returns offered, the rod average has dropped for the first time to 3.7 with the bag average weight being a shade over 8 and a half pounds. Of course, this probably means there are far more trout to be caught this weekend!

Best fish of the week was a 4lb 2oz Rainbow caught by Mr Miles who also recorded two others nearing the magical 4lb mark

Those targeting Pike by spoon or by Pike Fly, are again asked to respect these fish, returning them to the water allowing sufficient rest. This sometimes takes several minutes, but will be well worth the patience if when recaptured it exceeds 20lbs!

Don’t forget to sign up to our loyalty scheme next time you are in the lodge – hire 8 boats get one free

We are relying on your catch returns to provide as accurate data as possible on the fishing conditions, don’t forget that each month we will choose one return to win a free boat on a return visit, there are several ways to submit your return:

  • By filling out your permit and posting it in the box by the lodge or passing it to one of the team
  • By emailing fishing@bewlwater.co.uk
  • By filling out our online catch return form on www.bewlwater.co.uk/fishing
  • By giving us a call on 01892 890 352

Our new Boat House Café is open on Saturday and Sundays from 8am serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and bacon rolls. Help us keep this facility open by popping in on your next visit

Totals From 68 Returns


Fish Rainbows Blues Browns
255 255 0 0

Weekly Averages


Rod Average Fish Weight
3.75 2lbs 6ozs

Best Rainbow Trout


Weight Caught By
4lbs 2ozs  Mr Miles

Water Temperature & Level


Temperature Level
11°C 96%
* The content of the fishing report is provided by Bewl Water Fishery Lamberhurst

Safety Reminders


Please remember that if fishing in the Main Bowl boats are to keep 100 metres 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

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