3,100 acres in Rutland located between Stamford and Oakham. Celebrating its 30th birthday this year, Rutland Water was on top form in 2006 with a catch rate over the season of 3.3 per return and 60% of the fish weighing 2lbs or over. The fishery was voted best large stillwater by Todays Flyfisher magazine for 2006 and in 2007.
It is the venue for both the CEFF Loch-style National and the Ladies National Championships. The fishery is famous for its grown on fish and produces hundreds of trout of 4lb or more all grown on from 2lbs or under.
The Fishing Lodge and boat fleet are the largest and most modern in the UK with a Â£200K extension completed in July last year. The tackle shop is the best waterside shop for flyfishers in Europe and the superb bar and restaurant has been extended to 130 covers looking out over the reservoir.
The boat fleet of 65 specially designed 16ft powered craft is available for hire from 1 April to mid-November and the bank fishing continues until 31 December 2007.
Day, part day, beginners and season permits which include Grafham, Pitsford and Ravensthorpe too are all available with an 8 fish day permit at Â£18. Boats can be hired for one, two or three anglers and a mark2 Wheeleyboat is available.
Three-day or more holiday boat fishing package for two anglers just Â£149 with flexibility to switch to other reservoirs. We have a team of expert flyfishers and qualified instructors based at the Fishing Lodge with courses and personal coaching available throughout the season starting from Â£50 per day.
Contact us for a copy of Hooked! 2007 for details of this and other Anglian Water fisheries