Iain Barr Fly Fishing - Bewl Water
Bewl Water is the largest inland water in the southeast. With a perimeter of 17 miles the reservoir lies in a gentle valley within the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty between the villages of Lamberhurst, Wadhurst and Ticehurst.
Built during the 1970s, Bewl Water is one of England’s finest and certainly most attractive trout fisheries with boat fishing on much of Bewl’s 770 acres from the fleet of 54 well-maintained boats, and bank fishing accessible on more than half of the lake’s 17-mile shoreline.
The beautiful Wealden surroundings and the intricate shape of Bewl appeal both to those who like the intimacy of the secluded and sheltered bays, and to those who appreciate the huge expanses and panoramic views only experienced on the larger stillwater fisheries.
Flyfishing is a peaceful sport, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life – and you keep your catch so, with luck, you may take supper home! The lake is stocked with superb quality home-reared trout which, when caught, often weigh over two pounds and sometimes are much heavier. The fishery record for Rainbow Trout is 18lbs 10ozs and for Brown Trout is 14lbs 10ozs.