Boat fishing at Chew Valley Lake will now be limited to Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until further notice.
This is due to the impact of coronavirus. Both in terms of reductions in demand and expected staff shortages. We hope and anticipate this being a temporary measure during the epidemic
Blagdon remains open 7 days a week for boat fishing. Bank fishing at all waters continues as per our normal service levels.
•Customer and staff safety is paramount
•These changes enable us to have sufficient capacity to offer a safe boat fishing service, and to continue to keep the lakes open in the more general sense for community wellbeing
•We are implementing additional cleaning and disinfecting measures –by reducing our available boat fishing days at Chew Valley our team will be put to use carrying out deep cleans of the site to prevent the spread of infection. You can visit on an open day feeling sure that the environment you are entering has been cleaned thoroughly the day before.
•Blagdon has been chosen to stay open 7 days a week as it facilitates social distancing more readily than Woodford, which is generally a busier site with the general public. Blagdon is also fishing extremely well currently
•Boat availability will be limited at both sites. We do not expect a significant increase in numbers of boat users at Blagdon lake as a result of this decision. Boat availability will be capped and check in arrangements managed to avoid encouraging large gatherings of people
We will be contacting the relatively small number of customers booked in on cancelled days shortly. Please note that our tackle shop on site will be closed on non boat fishing days. Bank fishing permits available from the self service kiosks. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
BW Lakeside team