Ah that's a shame. I remember picking up the Trout Fisherman top 100 thing a few years ago and Bewl was top 30 if I remember correctly.Bewl used to be fantastic, I fished it a lot years ago when I lived in London but is now an "any method" lake. Must be 10 years since I fished there, maybe there'll be someone here with more uptown date info. Brick Farm is a good, small, put-and-take fishery, the kind of place you see Peter Cockwill reviewing every month in Trout and Salmon mag. You'd use a #5 rod there
My nan actually lives down near Eastbourne so I've fished Brick Farm a few times on holidays. Caught my bag quite comfortably in the Christmas Holidays on black and green montanas but only one in Summer.