AVON

Though this county has its fair share of lakes and ponds, the majority are only available through association membership. Of the trout fisheries, the Bristol Reservoirs are among the most famous of their kind.

BARROW GURNEY Barrow Reservoirs (Bristol Reservoirs) Barrow No 2 and No 3. The least popular of the Bristol reservoirs, these waters nevertheless yielded trout averaging nearly 2 lb each in the latest season for which statistics were availableTr DT: TM x (must be booked in advance with Bristol Waterworks Co, Woodford Lodge, Chew Stoke, Bristol. Tel: Chew Magna 2339) “Mid-Apr-Oct 15 Q3 e

BLAGDON

Blagdon Lake (R) (Bristol Reser-voirs) This was the water where, in 1924, Lt Col Creagh Scott caught the rainbow of 8 lb 81 oz which stood as the British record for so many years. It remains a record for this water which produced 11,306 fish in the latest season for which we have detailsTy-DT: TOTMx (must be booked in advance with Bristol Waterworks Co, Woodford Lodge, Chew Stoke, Bristol. Tel: Chew Magna 2339) Mid-Apr-Oct 15 as e

BRISTOL

B’rtterwell Lake Offers excellent coarse fishing, including carp, tench and pike. The biggest carp to date weighed 22 lb 8 oz, but these fish are reckoned difficult to catch C

DT:BWWAe

Henleaze LakeC

DT: (L15)TO=Opensfirst Sat in

May/closes last Sun in Sept

WWAe

CHARFIELD

Tortworth LakeC

DT: ATS (Edwards, Thornbury

STWA

CHEW STOKE

Chew Valley (R) Another extremely popular trout fishery. Chew’s records are brown trout (10 lb 12 oz taken in 1968) and rainbow (7 lb oz taken in 1974). More than 15, trout were caught here in the most recent season for which we have recordsT’?-

DT: TOTM A.(must be booked in advance with Bristol Waterworks

Co, Woodford Lodge, Chew Stoke, Bristol. Tel: Chew Magna 2339) Mid-Apr-Oct15te GREAT BADMINTON Badminton Park LakeC

DT: (L15)K or ARO (Estate Office,

Badminton) s

LOCKING

Locking PrtC

DT: ATS (Weston-super-Mare)

WWA

TEMPLE CLOUD

Cameley Lakes (2) These two fly only trout lakes yielded fish averaging 2-24 lb in the 1 season with the best rainbow weighing 6 lb 13 oz and the best brown, 5 lb 8 oz. The average per rod was two fishlTlf

DT:(L8)AF(HillcrestFarm,

Temple Cloud)=Apr 1 -Oct 15

WWAe

WESTON-SUPER-MARE

Hutton PondC

DT: ATS (Weston-super-Mare)

WWAe

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.