Each season we experience a phenomenal amount of interest in pike fishing by dead bait / lure methods at Chew Valley Lake. Unfortunately the demand is so great they we cannot always cater for everyone. For the last few seasons we have decided to sell the main proportion of our annual pike fishing tickets off over the phones. In an effort to improve customer experience and reduce associated admin costs, Bristol Water will continue selling the main proportion of 2020 pike fishing tickets online via Ticketsource.
Unfortunately this will mean that a small booking fee will be added to the sale of each ticket. We have managed to agree a booking fee with customers paying no more than £2.50 per ticket sale.
2020 pike fishing tickets will be available from 7pm on Saturday 4th January 2020 from here:
Tickets will be available from 7pm and will be available until fully sold out. Predator season ticket holders will be called in advance of January to book their permitted allocation of tickets in advance of general release.
Once purchased as well as an online confirmation you will receive fishing permits through the post. This will allow catch returns to be completed after your visit.
Feedback from previous ticket sales has suggested that customers would prefer to move to an online booking system and pay a small booking fee rather than being asked to spend days on the phone trying to get tickets.
Admin costs are also substantially reduced which will continue to help place Bristol Water Fisheries with a financially viable future.
How many tickets can I buy?
Customers who choose to apply for the 2020 pike fishing at Chew Valley Lake will be able to purchase a maximum of 4 tickets. Tickets are available for boat and bank fishing. Many customers choose to have a mixture of boat and bank tickets. Each boat ticket enables two anglers to fish, bank tickets are sold as singles but a maximum of a pair can be purchased for any one given day.
Can someone buy tickets for me? I do not have internet access.
Yes*! If you do not have access to the internet we will permit another person to purchase tickets for you. However, it is YOUR responsibility to notify us of someone acting on your behalf. Bristol Water Fisheries must be notified, in advance of tickets going on sale, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you wish to do this. We will send a reply with approval if we feel that this is a legitimate request.
Please note that the purchasing of tickets by proxy is only for customers who genuinely do not have internet access.
*Unfortunately, the person you allocate to purchase tickets for you cannot have tickets themselves.
How much are tickets?
Ticket price varies dependent on which ticket you purchase. For full details and pricing please see HERE
When do I need to pay for my tickets?
Tickets must be paid in full at time of booking. Tickets will not be held for a customer if full payment is not received at time of booking.
If I’m not successful via the online booking system is there still a way I can gain access to the water for season 2019?
YES! Changes to our ticket sales procedure will mean that a certain allocation of tickets will be reserved for raffle and guided days. Full details can be found HERE.