Boat Handling Sessions

Introduction to Boat Handling Courses

We want anglers to get the most out of their time on the water, so our qualified fishing instructors run regular three-hour courses during the summer, teaching you how to handle our boats safely and correctly.

Based on two anglers sharing a boat, the cost is just £52 per person.

Boat Handling Sessions
Boat Handling Sessions

What will I learn?

We’ve devised the course to be comprehensive. You’ll learn about all parts of the engine, the anchor, the drogue, seating, oars, rollocks and the bilge pump.

Our instructors also show you how to fish on the drift and the rudder, talk you through boat etiquette and appropriate clothing, and lift the lid on some handy fishing tactics.

How does the day shape up?

Starting at 10:00 and finishing at 13:00, you’ll have all afternoon to put your new skills to the test on the water. There’s a one fish limit but you can spend the rest of your time catching and releasing.

What if I come alone?

Don’t worry. We’ll do our best to match you with someone with a similar level of experience and make sure you have the skills you need to have a fulfilling day.

And it’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people too.

Boat Handling Courses 2020

Rutland: 01780 686441
April
Monday 27th
May
Wednesday 6th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 27th
June
Wednesday 17th, Monday 22nd, Monday 29th
July
Tuesday 7th, Monday 20th
August
Monday 17th
September
Tuesday 15th, Tuesday 29th
October
Wednesday 14th, Monday 19th
November
Monday 2nd
Grafham: 01480 810531
April
Tuesday 28th
May
Tuesday 5th, Monday 18th, Tuesday 26th
June
Monday 8th, Tuesday 16th, Tuesday 23rd
July
Wednesday 1st
August
Tuesday 4th, Tuesday 18th
September
Monday 14th
October
Monday 12th, Tuesday 20th, Tuesday 27th
November
Tuesday 3rd
Pitsford: 01604 781350
April
Wednesday 29th
May
Wednesday 20th
June
Tuesday 9th, Tuesday 30th
July
Monday 6th
August
Wednesday 5th, Wednesday 19th
September
Wednesday 16th
October
Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 21st
November
Wednesday 4th
 

Where can I learn?

Courses are also available at Rutland 01780 686441 , Grafham 01480 810531 and Pitsford 01604 781350, so there’s plenty of choice over where and when you brush up on your knowledge.

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.