Fishing at Pitsford 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 01604 781350
Ravensthorpe 01604 770875

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).


With a beautiful setting and clear waters, Pitsford Water’s bank and boat fishing reputation has grown to be some of the best fly fishing for trout and predator fishing in the country.

The trout fishing season at Pitsford Water usually commences around the end of February and continues to 31 January. Surface feeding fish make things interesting from the banks at both ends of the season. And, with plenty of nooks, crannies, bays and points, the reservoir is full of surprises the year round, from bank or boat.

For those keen to hit the water, the Pitsford Water Fishing Lodge is your starting point for boats, permits, tackle and tuition. Contact us or call 01604 781350 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.

Please follow our guidelines on Biosecurity procedure when you fish at Pitsford Water.

Trout Fishing

The clear Pitsford Water is well-regarded by anglers the world over. It’s a tranquil scene, well stocked with rainbow and brown trout and attracting anglers of all abilities and ages.

Pitsford Water Park Trout Fishing

Predator Fishing

At Pitsford Water, you’re looking at some of the best pike and perch fishing in the country.

But don’t be surprised if you end up landing a whopper.

Pitsford Water Predator Fishing

Boat Handling Sessions

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

Boat Handling Sessions

Learn to Fish

With the right professional pointers, your catch rate should improve and you’ll enjoy your fishing even more.

Our experienced, qualified instructors run beginners’ courses at Pitsford Water throughout the year. 

Learn to Fish

Fly Fishing Holidays

 If angling is your thing, our waters make the best fishing holidays. They’re great value and you can mix and match your break to take in any of our waters.

Fly Fishing Holidays

Local Clubs

No matter your level of experience, joining a fishing club can lead to greater enjoyment of the sport and is a great way to socialise with like minded anglers. 

Pitsford 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.