Chew Valley Lake
Chew Valley Lake is home to monster pike with the lake record currently sitting at 44lb 6oz. A previous lake record pike of 40lb 8oz was caught by Mike Green on the fly and must represent one of the most unique captures of fly caught pike in the United Kingdom.
Dead Bait & lure Fishing
2016 – Pike Fishing (Dead Bait & Lure Anglers)
We are pleased to announce that the 2016 pike fishing season details have been finalised.
There have been some significant changes to the 2016 pike fishing season. A summary of the changes, including rationale behind the changes and a Frequently Asked Questions section is available here.
Dates and pricing for the 2016 season can be found here.
Our new updated pike fishing rules can be downloaded here. We ask that all anglers take a look at these rules before applying for pike fishing.
Information regarding updates to our Predator Season Tickets can be found here.
Clarity regarding our existing loyalty scheme can be found here.
We look forward to seeing anglers in the next coming months and wish anglers tight lines!
Pike Fly Fishing
Chew Valley Lake is an ideal venue for fly fishing for pike. Large areas of reeds and weedbeds combined with shallow depths over the majority of the lake means there is always the possibility of getting your flies near a pike. The most successful method for fly caught pike is to drift over the large shallow areas around Stratford, Moreton & Herriots and concentrate on getting your flies down to the correct depth. Popular line choices are intermediates and Di3 type lines with flies fished slowly a few feet above the bed of the lake.
Pike Fly Fishing is available throughout the trout fishing season on Chew Valley Lake. During periods of extreme water temperature or water quality issues fishing for pike may be suspended to protect the welfare of our fish.
Fly fishing for pike prices are the same as fly fishing for trout prices.
There is also a Predator Season Permit option that includes exclusive access to permits during the deadbait/lure fishing sessions. Please click this link for details of the popular Predator Season Permit scheme.
Please Note: We follow the Sustainable Pike Fishing approach set out by the Pike Anglers Club at http://www.pikeanglersclub.co.uk/pike-conservation/.
We have also produced our own pike welfare and handling video which can be found here .
We also politely remind all of our Pike anglers to follow the handling guidance set out by the National Anglers Association, available at http://www.maggotdrowning.com/NAACode.htm#27, page 27 and Appendix K.