Don’t take safety for granted, get your life jacket serviced annually.

As anglers its sometimes easy to take our safety for granted when out on the water.

During these duller months it can be a good time to prep for the oncoming season. Getting lines sorted, tying flies, buying those last minute bargains and perhaps most importantly….taking a look at our safety equipment.

Life jackets are a key component of staying safe whilst out on the water. How many of us take them for granted? How many of us get our life jackets serviced annually? All of our BW life jackets are serviced annually so that you can fish feeling safe.

Why not consider dropping your personal life jacket off to one of the many servicing stations across the South West? For as a little £25-£40.00 you can get your life jacket serviced by a professional, reputable company giving you the assurance that your life jacket will do what its supposed to do in the event of entry into the water.

We send all of our life jackets off to our friends at Lifting Gear and Safety based locally in Avonmouth. You can arrange a life jacket service HERE.

For the price of a day ticket or meal out, don’t take chances. Get your life jackets serviced annually.

What a season we’ve had! 2019 End of Season Report

Some incredible fishing this year with the highest rod averages ever seen at our lakes. Over 21,000 fish caught at Chew alone its been a season to remember that’s for sure! Preparations are underway for season 2020  and the fish are looking as good as ever. For those of you who enjoy a bit of bedtime reading our Fisheries and Recreations Manager has had a look back at season 2019 in an end of season review.

Click HERE  for our 2019 end of season review.

2019 Predator Season Ticket Holders

We are starting to call 2019 Predator Season Ticket holders today. We will continue over coming days until the everyone has been called.

The order in which PST holders are called has been randomised.We expect this process to take a few days so don’t panic if you don’t hear from us today!

BW Fisheries 

Thank you!

Where did season 2019 go?

We hope you’ve enjoyed the season at our lakes? A big thank you for your support this season. Plans are underway for 2020 with trout and pike fishing information being released on our website and Facebook page shortly.

2019 Predator season ticket holders will be contacted shortly to book dead bait days for next season. Please bare with us, the work never stops, we hope to get 2020 pike details out in coming days.

BW Lakeside team

2019 Pike Fishing comes to an end

2019 Pike fishing has now come to an end. A challenging season overall but big fish continue to show at this back end of the season. A cracking 30lb 10oz fish banked on Friday, and a 34lb ,31lb and 29lb fish banked on Saturday. Not a bad result for the last few days of the season!

Pictured below, young Bradley with a fine 20lb 2oz fish caught yesterday to finish off nicely. Top angling Bradley!

A big thank you to all of our pike fishing community who supported us in 2019. 2020 pike fishing details to be released in the next coming weeks.

Winter tackle shop Opening Hours

Please take note of the winter opening hours commencing Monday 11th November 2019.

We stock fishing clothing, rods, reels, line, flies, nylon, luggage, fly tying materials and other accessories within our tackle shops found at Chew Valley lake. Stockists include Airflo, Snowbee, Greys, Orvis, Rio, Cortland, Leeda, Wychwood, Berkley, Partridge, WCC, Turrall, Veniard and many many more!

Our tackle shop can be found at:

Woodford Lodge,

Stoke Hill,

Chew Stoke,


BS40 8XH

Tel: 01275 332339.


Winter Hours

OPEN: 11th Nov – 19th Dec Mon-Fri 8am – 3:15pm

CLOSED: 20th Dec – 5th Jan 2020

RE-OPEN: 6th Jan – 2nd Feb Mon-Fri 8am – 3:15pm

Normal opening hours (7 days a week 8am -4:15pm) from 3rd Feb 2020

Tackle shop closures- Woodford Lodge CVL

Tackle shop closures:
Please note our tackle shop will be closed tomorrow, Saturday 2nd November.
Similarly our tackle shop will only be open from 8-10am on Thursday 7th November due to an end of season staff meeting.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
BW Lakeside team.

Boat fishing cancelled Saturday 2nd November

Boat fishing cancelled Saturday 2nd November. Winds are strong throughout the day with no change in direction. Gusting over 40mph around 5pm when boats would be due to return to the jetties.

We are offering Monday 4th November and Tuesday 5th November as alternate dates. A full refund for anglers not able to make rescheduled days.

BW Lakeside team

Saturday 26th October 2019

Update on fishing tomorrow at Chew Valley lake.

Real mixed weather forecasts with many suggesting winds turning to a favourable NW direction come the afternoon. Some stronger gusts forecasts first thing in the morning which may delay boats getting out on the water.We plan to continue boat fishing but will re access in the morning.

BW Lakeside team