New season at our fisheries
The last few weeks building up to the new season have been very busy with maintenance on our boat fleet and we’ve been stocking lots of quality fish at all four of our waters. The new season is already under way at Ravensthorpe and Pitsford with Grafham opening on Friday 6 March followed by Rutland on Friday 13 March. All four waters are taking boat bookings so call now to make sure you don’t miss out.
For more information on 2020 fishing permits and matches at all of our waters.
Go to www.anglianwaterparks.co.uk/rutland-water-park/trout-fishing
News from Pitsford
Pitsford Water – 01604 781350
Both Pitsford and Ravensthorpe are now open.
Pitsford hosted a very successful Open House on 22 February. It was great to see so many familiar faces. Peter Hartley was on hand to offer casting tuition and season tickets were on sale. Steve Baines was the lucky winner of the annual draw from the 2019 season ticket returns. Steve won a Premium season ticket for the 2020 season.
Beginners courses: 14,22 & 28 March; 1,14 & 19 April; 9,16,24 & 30 May and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 29 April;20 May; 9 & 30 June and other dates throughout the season.
Grafham Opens Friday 6 March
Grafham Water – 01480 810531
Opens Friday 6 March with the New Lodge Trophy awarded for the best fish.
Forthcoming events at Grafham
Scierra Pairs 12 March
Perch Mania 28 & 29 March
Anglian Water Rudder Match 11 April
England Qualifier 24 April
Snowbee Floating Line 2 May
Invicta Pilgrimage 21 May
Beginners courses: 15, 20 & 25 March; 4,8,17 & 26 April; 3,10,17,23 & 29 May and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 28 April; 5,18 & 26 May; 8,16 & 23 June and other dates throughout the season.
Rutland Water Opens Friday 13 March
Rutland Water – 01780 686441
The new trout season at Rutland Water starts on Friday 13 March.
Independence Day Trophy (best fish) 1 April
Anglian Water Airflo International – Rutland Heat 27 April
Anglian Water Rudder Match 9 May
Airflo Invitation Match 16-17 May
Bob Church Classic 2 June
Beginners courses: 8,12,21 & 26 March; 5,11,18,23 & 25 April; 8,15,21 & 31 May; 6,12,18 & 24 June and throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 27 April, 6,19 & 27 May;17, 22 & 29 June and throughout the season.
Anglian Water Airflo International
There's still time (if you're quick!) to enter this year's competition.
A new innovation for 2020 is a change to the usual format of our Anglian Water Airflo International competition. Teams now only need to fish one heat for a chance to qualify for the prestigious International Final at Rutland or the Grafham Water Championship. All heats are open to all anglers with no regional restrictions. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org Take a look at the new format for 2020 and if you think you’ve got what it takes to take on 2019 champions Menteith Ospreys, fill in the application form and who knows, it could be you holding the trophy next year.