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Andy Stevens landed the largest fish on the first day of the season at Bewl Water Andy Stevens landed the largest fish on the first day of the season at Bewl Water

More than 200 fishermen took to a fleet of boats or cast from the banks on the first day of the fishing season at Bewl Water earlier this week.






The largest fish landed during the day was a 6lb 7oz rainbow, caught by bank angler Andy Stevens.

Andrew Daniells, Chief Operating Officer of Markerstudy Leisure, said:

“This was a hugely successful start to the season and gave us the opportunity to show some of the work we’ve been doing to improve the visitor experience for our anglers and other water users, in particular the refurbishment of the boathouse.

Angling is one of the most popular sports undertaken at Bewl and we are committed to making it the pre-eminent fishing venue in the South East, not only in terms of the quality of the fishing, but also the facilities.”

Keen angler Andy Stevens, said:

“At 6lb 7oz this is the best trout I have ever landed at Bewl, and was part of my 8 fish limit totalling 27lb 9oz. All the anglers that fished with me had a splendid day’s fishing, many catching their personal best fish with many over 4lb and a couple over 5lb. Many thanks for an excellent day’s fishing. Today’s haul bodes well for the rest of the season.”

Day tickets at Bewl Water are £28 for an eight fish ticket, with boat hire ranging from £18 for a half day for one angler, to £31 for a full day for two. Annual season tickets are also available. For enquiries or to book, call 01892 890000.

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