Fishing in Bristol
The Bristol Avon has excellent fishing places, from the top of the Feeder Canal. Offering world famous trout and pike fishing in the South West of England. Fishing at Chew Valley Lake, Blagdon Lake, Barrow tanks and Litton lakes is not to be missed when visiting the south west!
Most waters in the area are controlled by local angling clubs and membership must be obtained before fishing. Club membership can usually be purchased from local tackle shops. There are some sections of the river in Malmesbury, Bristol, Saltford, Keynsham and Bristol that are considered "free fishing".
Most species can be caught throughout the canal's length with roach, rudd and bream falling to float fished punched bread with small balls of liquidised bread used as an attractant.
Boyd valley lake is a mixed coarse fishery situated at the southern edge of the Cotswolds in an area known as Golden Valley, near Bitton, Bristol.
Keynsham Angling Association was founded in 1903 and currently offers Coarse and Game fishing to over 450 Members at Century Ponds, on five miles of the River Chew and around five miles of the Bristol Avon.
Bitterwell Lake Fishery is situated near Coalpit Heath, Bristol, the lake itself is just over two acres in size and is steeped in history. Bitterwell Lake also has a Junior Fishing Team, which is always open to new members!