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One lucky angler could find themselves £2500 better off if they rise to the challenge of landing the Golden Trout at Bewl Water.

The tagged trout with a price on its head has been released into the lake on the Kent and Sussex border and anglers who pay an additional supplement of £2.50 on top of their usual ticket price will be able to claim the £2,500 bounty if they land the prize fish.



They'll need lots of luck as well as skill and judgement. The Golden Trout has joined the 27,500 other trout that been used to re-stock Bewl since Tunbridge Wells-based Markerstudy Leisure bought the site in January.

"The Golden Trout was released into the middle of the reservoir, which can hold up to 31,000 million litres of water, so it could be anywhere by now", said Howard Mackenzie, Estates Manager at Bewl Water.


"There is no time limit to the competition, it will remain open until whenever the Golden Trout is successfully landed. 

"We wish the best of luck to all those anglers who set out to catch it."



The competition kicks off on 1st August. Day prices at Bewl Water range from £12 to £28 for fishing tickets, with boat hire starting at £18.

A very good week for fishing at Bewl. The trout are on or near the surface and spread out across the water, providing plenty of good sport for all. Water quality has improved and the 'Bubble' is running aerating the lake and turning the water over. Anglers have reported catching up to 21 fish on catch and release permits and rod average for the week based on returns, is an excellent 4.03.

Best areas for boats have been across the Main Bowl and Hook Straight. Bank angling is more difficult as the fish are in the deeper water but a few are being caught from the Dam Wall and Chingley.

Successful flies have been lures such as Minkies and Boobies. Orange blobs are proving particularly popular.

The "Golden Trout" has not been caught yet. For an extra £2.50 you can enter the competition to catch and be in with a chance of winning £2,500.00.

Water temperature 19degC - water level 88%

Top 25 Fish of the Week

   

lbs

ozs

Rainbow

Blue

Brown

3

1

1

   

3

1

1

   

3

0

1

   

2

5

1

   

2

4

1

   

2

4

1

   

2

3

1

   

2

2

3

   

2

2

1

   

2

0

1

   

2

0

16

   

2

0

5

   

2

0

3

   

2

0

8

   

2

0

2

   

2

0

8

   

2

0

4

   

2

0

2

   

2

0

1

   

2

0

2

   

2

0

1

   

2

0

6

   

2

0

2

   

1

12

2

   

1

12

1

   

Statistics from Returns

Total number of returns: 40

Total Rainbows from returns: 161

Total Blues from returns: 0

Total Browns from returns: 0

Total fish from returns: 161

Rod Average from returns: 4.03

Average fish weight: 1 lbs 13 ozs

Best Rainbow caught by: Ed Gregan/Mr Handy - 3 lbs 1 ozs

 

Bewl Water Fishery

Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH

Tel 01892 890352

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The fishing has become more challenging over the last few days as an abundance of natural food in the water has meant that fish are reluctant to take anything artificial. Catch average for the week based on returns is 3.37 fish per rod. The trout are still within the top 6 to 8 feet of the water.

Best areas for bank fishing have been Monty's Seat to Ferry Point and Ferry Point to Chingley and "The Bubbles". The front of the playground and the dam are the best places for bank fishing.

Successful flies have again been Boobies, Cormorants and Hare's Ears.

Competitors in the recent Police Fly Fishing Competition had a good result as 20 anglers caught 85 fish giving a rod average of 4.25.

Water temperature 19degC

Water level 92%

Top 25 Fish of the Week

               

 

lbs

ozs

Rainbow

Blue

Brown

3

11

1

   

3

5

1

   

2

12

1

   

2

8

2

   

2

7

1

   

2

6

3

   

2

5

1

   

2

4

7

   

2

3

1

   

2

2

102

   

2

1

1

   

2

0

10

   

1

14

1

   

1

12

5

   

1

8

6

   

1

7

1

   

1

0

1

   

Statistics from Returns

Total number of returns: 43

Total Rainbows from returns: 145

Total Blues from returns: 0

Total Browns from returns: 0

Total fish from returns: 145

Rod Average from returns: 3.37

Average fish weight: 2 lbs 2 ozs

Best Rainbow caught by: Police comp. - 3 lbs 1 ozs

The fishing is still challenging at times but varies from day to day with some days when anglers have caught well. There is an abundant supply of pin fry and daphnia which the trout are feeding on and the fish are well spread out and can be seen all across the water including Rosemary Lane and the end of Hook Straight. They have remained in the top 6 feet of the water.  

Successful flies have been Crunchers, Boobies, Hoppers and Buzzers and any method anglers have been catching on silver and gold spinners.  

Best areas for boats have been The Main Bowl, Hook Straight and Dunsters Bay and best areas for bank fishing have been Ferry Point, Chingley, Bramble Point and Wards Lane.

Catch average for the week, based on returns, is a very good 3.33 fish per rod. A further 1500 Bulldog rainbows have been stocked this week.  

Water temperature 17degC - water level 93.3%

Top 25 Fish of the Week



lbs

ozs

Rainbow

Blue

Brown

4

0

2



3

0


1


3

0

6



2

12

2



2

11

2



2

8

8



2

7

1



2

6

2



2

5

1



2

4


2


2

4

4



2

3

1



2

2

10



2

1

10



2

0

21



1

12

6



1

4

1




Statistics from Returns


Total number of returns: 24


Total Rainbows from returns: 77


Total Blues from returns: 3


Total Browns from returns: 0


Total fish from returns: 80


Rod Average from returns: 3.33


Average fish weight: 2 lbs 4 ozs


Best Rainbow caught by: J Turner/A Lucas - 4 lbs 0 ozs


Best Blue caught by: George Brown - 3 lbs 0 pzs

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A mixed week of fishing with somedays better than others and a rod average for the week of 2.98.

The fish are on or just below the surface and still spread out across the water. Anglers have been catching on floating or slow intermediate lines.

A further 1600 Bulldog rainbows were trickle-stocked to all areas earlier this week.

Best areas for boat and bank have been Ferry Point, Monty's Seat, Rosemary Lane and Seven Pound Creek.

Sucessful flies have been Buzzers, Cormorants and various orange or black flies,

The Annual BBFC bank competition took place on Saturday 2nd April when 44 anglers caught 90 trout giving a rod average of 2.04. Biggest fish was a 5lbs 12ozs rainbow netted by Tony Fox. 20 of the fish weighed over 3lb. The overall winner was David Styles who fished at Bramble Bay.

Water level 95%.


Top 25 Fish of the Week

lbs

ozs

rainbow

blue

brown

5

12

1



5

0

1



4

10

1



4

8

1



4

6

1



4

4

1



4

2

2



4

0

5



3

12

1



3

10

1



3

8

3



3

6

3



3

6

1



3

6

1



3

5

1



3

4

2



3

3

5



3

2

2



3

0

23



2

14

1



2

12

15



2

10

4



2

8

92



2

7

1



2

6

6




Statistics from Returns

Total number of returns: 120

Total Rainbows from returns: 357

Total Blues from returns: 0

Total Browns from returns: 0

Total fish from returns: 357

Rod Average from returns: 2.98

Average fish weight: 2 lbs 6 ozs

Best Rainbow caught by: Tony Fox - 5 lbs 12 ozs


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