Chew Valley Lake
Chew Valley Lake is home to monster pike with the lake record currently sitting at 43lb 0oz. 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
2014 – PIKE FISHING (Dead Bait & Lure Anglers)
All deadbait and lure pike fishing is sold out for the 2014 calendar year. Plans for 2015 will be released later this year.
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.
Prices are the same as trout permits.
There is also a Predator Season Permit option that includes exclusive access to permits during the deadbait/lure fishing sessions. Click Here for information.