Fishing at Grafham Water

Anglian Water trout fisheries to open from 1 April
Following the Prime Minister’s ‘road map’ announcement on 22 February, we can confirm that we are going to open Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford and Ravensthorpe waters for Fly fishing for Trout from bank and boat from the 1 April. Boat fishing will be for either single anglers or two anglers, but not three anglers sharing until further notice.

Special arrangements for boat and bank bookings 1 - 11 April
Based on the ‘road map’ the fishing lodges will be unable to open until 12 April at the earliest, so all boats booked between the 1 April and the 11 April will need to be pre-paid at the point of booking, the same as how we operated for much of last season.

Bank tickets can be purchased over the phone for 1 - 11 April  (although we suggest leaving this closer to the date of your visit. Rutland and Pitsford vendor huts will be available upon opening for bank tickets.

Phone lines are now open for boat bookings
Our lodges are taking boat bookings over the phone  8am - 5pm 7 days a week.

Rutland 01780 686441
Grafham 01480 810531
Pitsford/Ravensthorpe 01604 781350
Bookings for Ravensthorpe will need to be made through Pitsford fishing lodge until Ravensthorpe opens on the 1 April.

All boats booked after 12 April at our fisheries do not need to be paid for in advance (we will accept voicemail bookings with just a name and number for these).


Hosting national and international fly fishing competitions, Grafham Water is one of the UK's premier fisheries attracting both beginners and those with a lifelong passion for fishing.

There are a wide range of permit options available for both trout and predator anglers available for our Fishing Lodge. The Harbour View Café Bar is also conveniently located above the Fishing Lodge for anglers breakfasts and delicious freshly prepared meals and snacks throughout the day.

Contact us or call 01480 810531 for more information or to book your boat and why not pop over to our news page for the latest fishing reports from our waters.

Find out more about fishing at Grafham Water by exploring the boxes below…

Trout Fishing

Grafham Water offers fantastic trout fishing challenges for anglers of every level of experience.

Grafham Water Trout Fishing

Predator Fishing

Fly fish for pike, perch and zander at Grafham.

Grafham Water Predator Fishing

Boat Handling Sessions

No matter how competent an angler you are, when it comes to being on the water, safety must come first.

Boat Handling Sessions

Learn to Fish

New to fly fishing? Could you benefit from fishing lessons? Get to grips with the basics and learn some handy hints and tips with our fly fishing beginners course. 

Grafham Water Learn to Fish

Fly Fishing Holidays

Fly fishing UK holidays are very popular, providing a fantastic opportunity to relax, unwind and leave those everyday stresses behind.

Fly Fishing Holidays

Local Clubs

While it is the peace and solitude that fishing offers which attracts many anglers, it can also be a great way to meet new people and become part of a like-minded community.

Grafham Water Local Clubs

Anglian Water Airflo International

Our international fly-fishing championship, sponsored by Airflo, will once again see anglers come together to test their fishing abilities in 2019!

Anglian Water Airflo International
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.