Permits & pricing

Season permits ("Memberships") and day permits ("Activities") for fishing and birdwatching are available through our online booking portal.

Opening dates 2024

28th February Season ticket holder day on The Barrow Tanks
1st March Bank opening day on The Barrow Tanks
5th March Season ticket holder day on Chew and Blagdon
7th March Bank opening day on Chew and Blagdon
7th March Chew boats opening day
14th March Blagdon boats opening day

 

Make a booking and manage memberships

Manage your bookings, membership plans and communication with us

Season permits ("Memberships") and day permits ("Activities") for fishing and bird watching can be purchased on our online booking portal.

Single rod and half-day boat permits can only be booked the day before fishing, subject to availability, and by calling the Lakeside Team at Woodford Lodge. Please call Woodford Lodge to enquire about any other fishing activities and permit types not available through our booking portal, including use of vouchers and boat discounts for season permit holders. A 50p admin fee is applied to prices as shown on our booking portal.

If you haven't used our portal before, you will be required to register when first clicking in. You will be asked to set a password the next time you login after registering. We look forward to seeing you safely on the lakes and enjoying a good season! 

Boat Permits 2024

Boat Permits(Priced per person)

Chew ValleyWith engine

BlagdonWith or without engine

Full

£56

£58

Concession

£54

£56

2 fish C+R (full)*

£52

N/A

2 fish C+R (conc)*

£50

N/A

Half day

£39

£41

Junior (4 fish)**

£23

£23

Holiday Package: Four or more boats in one week 10% discount on the fourth boat. 

*Barbless flies only. Catch and release permitted before second fish dispatched.

** Juniors can also fish for free on a shared ticket with an adult (over 18 years of age)

Bank Permits 2024

Bank Permits

All Waters(Blagdon, Chew Valley and The Barrow Tanks)

The Barrow Tanks

Full

£33

£24

Concessionary

£31

£22

Afternoon (3pm onwards)

£29

£20

Junior (4 fish)**

£16

£9.50

2 fish C + R (full)*

£28

N/A

2 fish C + R (con)*

£26

N/A

Season Permits 2024

Season Permit Type(Total yearly allowance of fish in brackets)

All Waters(Blagdon, Chew Valley and The Barrow Tanks)

The Barrow Tanks

Full (300)

£1020

£675

Concession (300) NEW for 2024 Season

£950

£625

Five day Mon-Fri (225)

£815

£560

Concession Five day Mon-Fri (225)

£725

£500

Weekend (125)

£435

N/A

Monthly (50)

£195

N/A

Junior (Under 18) 100 fish per season

£280

N/A

Season permit boat reductions

£20 full day £12.50 half day

£12.50 full day or half day

Lower Limit Season Permits 2024

Season Permit Type(Total yearly allowance of fish in brackets)

All Waters(Blagdon, Chew Valley and The Barrow Tanks)

The Barrow Tanks

Full (200)

£920

£625

Concession (200) NEW for 2024 Season

£850

£575

Five day Mon-Fri (125)

£715

£510

Concession Five day Mon-Fri (125)

£625

£450

2023 bird watching permits

Permit

Day

Season01/03/2023 - 29/02/2024

Half year01/09/2023 - 29/02/2024

Adult

£6.50

£38.00

£19.00

Joint (2x Adult, same household)

N/A

£70.00

£38.00

Juniors

Free

Free

Free

How do I record my catches?

Season permit catch returns can be sent in via a catch return form.

Each season ticket holder is issued a number of season ticket catch returns. These must completed after every visit to our waters, even if you aren’t successful in catching a fish or two! Catch data provides important information for us here at BW Fisheries and helps us improve the fishing on offer to our visiting anglers.

Should a season ticket holder run out of return cards they are often available in the self-service kiosks found around our sites. They are also available during opening hours at our fisheries offices situated at Woodford and Blagdon lodges.

Alternatively, catch returns can be sent in electronically via email to woodford.lodge@bristolwater.co.uk