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 2021

Rutland: 01780 686441
April
Monday 26th
May
Wednesday 5th, Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 26th
June
Wednesday 16th, Monday 21st, Monday 28th
July
Tuesday 6th, Monday 19th
August
Monday 9th, Monday 23rd
September
Tuesday 14th, Tuesday 28th
October
Wednesday 13th, Monday 18th
November
Monday 1st
Grafham: 01480 810531
April
Tuesday 27th
May
Tuesday 4th, Monday 17th, Tuesday 25th
June
Monday 7th, Tuesday 15th, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 30th
July
Check with Lodge
August
Tuesday 3rd, Tuesday 10th
September
Monday 13th
October
Monday 11th, Tuesday 19th, Tuesday 26th
November
Tuesday 2nd
Pitsford: 01604 781350
April
Wednesday 28th
May
Wednesday 19th
June
Tuesday 8th, Tuesday 29th
July
Monday 5th
August
Wednesday 4th, Wednesday 11th, Tuesday 24th
September
Wednesday 15th
October
Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 20th
November
Wednesday 3rd
 

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.