Grafham Water Trout Fishing
We were delighted to re-open to anglers on Tuesday 2nd June 2020. Our fisheries team is available to take bookings for the coming months. The lodges are open 8am to 3pm 7 days a week. Please note however that in order to maintain social distancing and cut down on the amount of traffic in the lodges, all boats booked will need to be paid for at the point of booking. We will still be accepting ‘walk-ins’ for boat fishing but strongly suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Please read the document on Information and Operating Procedures below.
To ensure we comply with social distancing and government guidelines, the fisheries will be observing new operating procedures. We ask that you respect these guidelines and follow them to ensure all our staff and visitors remain safe.
Grafham Water offers fantastic trout fishing challenges for anglers of every level of experience.
What might I catch?
The trout fishing season at Grafham Water runs from 6th March to 31st January. We have healthy trout fish populations, with 65% of the trout weighing in at two pounds and some even tipping the scales at fifteen. So, why not try and catch the weigh-in of one of our national and international competitions at the fishing lodge? They’re normally at around 18:00.
Are beginners welcome?
Absolutely. There are beginners’ courses running all season long. Covering tackle, technique, safety and boat handling, our qualified instructors will soon have you up to speed. Click here to find out more.
Our tackle shop has everything you’ll need, even if you’re starting from scratch. The staff want you to be safe on the water, so, when you drop in, ask them about our Safe Start DVD.
It’s full of really handy info but, if you don’t think you’ll have time when you visit, you can watch it below.
Hooked! Fishing Guide
Each spring we publish Hooked!, an annual guide to everything you need to know about trout fishing.
Email email@example.com to request a copy or pick one up at any of our fishing lodges.
Fishing Prices 2020
Do I have to buy a permit?
That’s right. Whether you’re looking for a day ticket or a seasonal permit, the tackle shop is your first port of call.
In the unlikely event that it’s closed, pop across to the anglers car park and a ranger will see to your needs. They tend to be in the workshop.
1–4. Fishery day limit plus catch & release. Valid from opening dates to 31 January
5 . Maximum 2 seasons following AWS course. No junior reduction. Valid 8 months pro rata
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