Bitterwell Lake


Ram Hill, Coalpit Heath, Bristol, Gloucestershire BS36 2UF, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Bitterwell Lake is a fishing lake with a storied history that even includes its very own Tarzan. The lake is man-made and was created between 1845 and 1881; no one is quite sure the exact year. The lake was used to cool mining equipment in nearby mines. Since then, this lake has been used by locals for swimming, boating and a great deal more. However, now, Bitterwell Lake is a lovely fishing lake that is heavily focused on the fishing community. There are plenty of matches on this lake throughout the year for beginners and pros alike. There are also clubs like the Twilight Club that gives local anglers a fun and exciting fishing experience.

What size do the fish go to?

The fish in Bitterwell don’t grow to massive numbers, but there are plenty of them. There are a number of double-figure mirror and common carp and a good head of carp under 10lbs. There is also plenty of bream, roach, rudd, perch and also some beautiful Crucian carp too.

What tactics work well?

Most anglers at Bitterwell Lake use match tactics to great effect. Whether that is float fishing, using a pole or method feeding for the slightly bigger fish, all of these tactics work great. Method feeding, though, is a great option for targeting the bigger boys here. Using a good quality groundbait, corn or maggots on the hook should help catch a heavy bag of fish.

What facilities are on site?

There is coaching available at the water, perfect for beginners who want to perfect match-style techniques.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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