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Whether you’re a novice, enjoy it as a relaxing pastime or compete at top international levels, then the good news is fishing is big at Bewl.

Not only is it the largest lake in the south east, there are many interesting areas of Bewl to fish including both challenging spots and perfect spots for beginners. There are also plenty of knowledgeble rangers on hand to answer any queries as well as the designated Fishing Lodge which can also offer essential guidance and advice.

Fly fishing: Fly life in and around Bewl is varied with midge, hawthorn, sedge, crane and damsel flies all present. Sometimes you might even spot a rare mayfly. Early morning permits are available for fly fishing until October 31. Simply contact the Fishing Lodge or become a Bewl season permit holder.

Trout fishing: Bewl is one of Europe’s best trout fisheries, stocked with thousands of rainbow and brown varieties. Fly fishing or Any Method trout fishing is allowed with options to catch and release fish or take them home to eat. Children can fish free of charge if they share an accompanying adult’s permit and limit. Any Method trout fishing is available most days but advance boat booking is recommended.

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