Pitsford Water Park Trout Fishing

Please read the fishing rules below.

Pitsford Water is very popular among fly fishing anglers. It’s a tranquil scene, with its clear waters stocking rainbow and brown trout and attracting anglers of all abilities and ages.

Fishing rules

Fishing rules for our waters

Keeping you safe

Keeping you safe - An angler's guide

Will I need a permit?

Season tickets are available from our fishing lodge while day tickets can be purchased form either the lodge or the vendor hut. If you want to bring the children, there’s no extra charge. They just need to fulfil our boating age requirements and follow the same rules as you.

To book call us on: 01604 781350.


What if I’m a beginner?

Beginners are more than welcome at Pitsford and our tackle shop will kit you out nicely. Ask the team to show you the Safe Start DVD and learn how to get out on the water safely. Or watch the video now below.

We run intro courses throughout the year, covering tackle, technique, safety and boat handling, and our qualified instructors will really develop your confidence. Just click here to find out more.

Fishing Prices 2022

Permit Type
Eight fish Day permit - Eight fish plus catch and release at Pitsford Water
Sporting permit - One fish limit - barbless flies only
Four Fish Day permit - Four fish limit plus catch and release at Pitsford Water. 
Senior citizen - Six fish limit plus catch & release at Pitsford Water
Day boat
Half day boat (before or after 2pm)
Single-manned day boat
Single-manned half day boat (before or after 2pm)
Sunset boat (after 6pm)
Winter boat hire (Single-manned) available from 1 November
£22 (£15)
Wheelyboat (Blue Badge holders only)
Senior citizen boat hire every Tuesday throughout the season & Thursday throughout July & August (Single-manned)
£21 (£15)

Hooked! Fishing Guide

Each spring we publish Hooked!, an annual guide to everything you’ll ever need to know about trout fishing.

Email fishing@anglianwater.co.uk to request a copy, pick one up at any of our fishing lodges. 

Test yourself in competition

We regularly host national and international fly fishing competitions which provide a fantastic opportunity to test your knowledge and skills. Non-competitors are invited to watch the excitement of the weigh-in (usually around 18:00) at the fishing lodge. If competition isn’t your thing, don’t worry; there are still plenty of places you can fish in peace and quiet even during competitions.

2021 Competition Calendar

2021 Competition Calendar

Season Permits 2022

Boat Limit
Bank Limit
Ravo Day Limit
Ravo Days/Week
Season Limit
Price (£ inc VAT)
1 Premium Season
8 + C&R
8 + C&R
2 + C&R
2 Standard Season
8 + C&R
6 + C&R
2 + C&R
3 Economy Plus Season
4 + C&R
4 + C&R
1 + C&R
4 Economy Season
1 + C&R
1 + C&R
1 + C&R
5 Starter Season
1 + C&R
1 + C&R
1 + C&R



1–4. Fishery day limit plus catch & release. Valid from opening dates to 31 January

3.  Valid for competition fishing.

4.  Pleasure fishing ticket only (not permitted to be used with fishing competitions).

. Maximum 2 seasons following AWS course. No junior reduction. Valid 8 months pro rata


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.