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
2015 – Pike Fishing (Dead Bait & Lure Anglers)
All Pike dead bait and lure fishing permits for Chew Valley in season 2015 are now sold out.
There is still an opportunity for anglers to gain access to lure fish at Chew Valley in 2015 by entering the British Lure Angling Championships. Please visit http://lurematch.blogspot.co.uk/ for more details.
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. 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 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.