Chew Valley Lake
Chew Valley Lake is home to monster pike with the lake record currently sitting at 42lb 4oz. The 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
All dead bait and lure fishing for pike is sold out for 2013. Please do not contact us regarding availability.
Dead bait and lure fishing days are limited to certain dates each year through arrangement with the Fishery and Natural England. We will publish information about next years pike fishing dates and application process towards the end of the current calendar year.
It is important that pike anglers understand the demand for pike fishing on Chew Valley Lake far outstrips the availability and we will never be in a position to accommodate every angler that wishes to fish here.
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. Prices are the same as trout permits.