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)
We are pleased to confirm that pike fishing with dead bait and lures will take place during the following dates in 2015:
Session 1. February 2rd – 6th (20 boats, 20 bank spaces available each day)
Session 2. February 9th – 13th (20 boats, 20 bank spaces available each day)
Session 3. February 16th – 19th (20 boats, 20 bank spaces available each day)
Session 4. October 12th – 16th (25 boats available each day)
Session 5. October 19th – 23rd (25 boats, 20 bank spaces available each day)
Session 6. October 26th – 30th (25 boats, 20 bank spaces available each day)
Session 7. November 2nd – 6th (25 boats, 20 bank spaces available each day)
Session 8. November 9th – 13th (20 boats, 20 bank spaces available each day)
Session 9. November 16th – 20th (20 boats, 20 bank spaces available each day)
Session 10. November 23rd – 27th (20 bank spaces available each day)
Boat permit prices are £40 per angler and Bank permits £20 per angler.
Phone lines will open on Saturday 3rd January 2015.
Applications for pike fishing will only be taken by telephone on 01275 332 339.
Calls will be answered each day between the hours of 9am to 3pm until all permits have been sold.
We envisage that all permits will be sold within four days.
The tackle shop will be closed during this period.
Each applicant will be limited to a maximum of FOUR days fishing across all sessions. With no more than two days fishing in a single session.
All permits must be paid for at the time of booking using debit or credit card (American Express not accepted).
The permit holder details must be the same as the billing address for the card.
All bank fishing will commence at 6am and finish at 7pm.
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. Details of the popular Predator Season Permit scheme will be released in January 2015.