Chew Valley Lake is home to monster pike with the lake record currently sitting at 44lb 6oz. The lake record for a fly caught pike sits at 43lb and represents one of, if not, the biggest pike ever caught on the fly.
Dead bait and lure fishing
2022 – Pike Fishing (Dead Bait & Lure Anglers)
We are pleased to announce that the 2022 pike fishing season details have been finalized.
How to apply...here
Dates and pricing for the 2022 season can be found here.
Our pike fishing rules can be downloaded here. We ask that all anglers take a look at these rules before applying for pike fishing.
Information regarding updates to our Predator Season Tickets can be found here
We look forward to seeing anglers in the next coming months and wish anglers tight lines!
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.
Fly fishing for pike prices are the same as fly fishing for trout prices.
There is also a Predator Season Permit option that includes exclusive access to permits during the deadbait/lure fishing sessions. Please click here for further details on our predator season ticket offering.
Please Note: Ensuring best practice is followed when targeting and handling pike is of upmost importance. We encourage anglers to follow best practice and advice as given by the Pike Fly Fishing Association as found HERE
We have also produced our own pike welfare and handling video which can be found here.
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.