It's been a long time coming but we are finally there! We are super excited to announce that Chew Valley lake will reopen for boat fishing as on Thursday 2nd July 2020.
Initially boat fishing will be limited to days where our staffing rota can successfully manage two boat fishing operations at the same time. We have been busy behind the scenes utilising staff from within the business to help us at this challenging time. We welcome Spencer and Jacob to the team, you may see them floating around please do say hello.
To start, boat fishing at Chew wont be a 7 day operation as that as seen at Blagdon lake. Initially, boat fishing will only be permitted from Thursday 2nd July through to Sunday 5th July. The second batch of dates will be released in a week or so's time, permits will then be available for boat fishing from 16th-19th July. We will aim to release tickets on a fortnightly basis if not early when staffing resources allow and continue to grow. Operating two 7 day boat fishing activities at present is not possible for our team although we do hope to get back to this normal regime at some point in the future.
Tickets will go on sale in the next day or two, via ticketsource. Predator season permit holders will be requested to call in to Woodford lodge on 01275 332339 to book boats for pike fly fishing, an allocation of 3 boats a day will be left aside and issued on a first come first served basis for these customers. We will not accept any bookings for non Predator season ticket holders over the phone.
There will be 20 boats available to purchase at Chew Valley, 15 double occupancy offerings and 5 single occupancy offerings per day. Prices will remain the same as at Blagdon lake and will include an 8 fish permit should anglers wish to take any trout. Catch and release is permitted. All coarse fish to be returned unharmed.
We advise all anglers to travel to the fishery solo unless from the same household. Please park sensibly and where possible park away from other vehicles. If this isn't possible, please consider parking near an unattended vehicle.
A one way system will be operating on site when it comes to signing in. Anglers will need to enter the lodge via the lakeside entrance door. Please observe social distancing at all times and keep an eye open for floor markings and signage. Hand sanitizer will be located nearest the entry door to the tackle shop, please hand sanitise upon entry to the shop. Your prepaid permit will be available for collection from our front desk where a boat number will be issued. You will be required to supply boat partner details and all anglers will need to sign the indemnity from before fishing. We aim to get boats out between 8-9am, weather dependent. Anglers wanting to depart later than this time, should notify the fishery in advance.
Tickets will go on sale in coming days, notifications to follow. In preparation we ask that all customers intending to book watch our specially designed covid-19 video found HERE.
We cant wait to see how the lake fishes from the boats, tight lines to everyone who's getting out!
BW Lakeside team