Pitsford Water Park Trout Fishing

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).

Please open and read the documents 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.

Information & Operating Procedures all anglers July 2020

Information and Operating Procedures all anglers July 2020.

Fishing rules

Fishing rules for our waters

Terms and conditions pre paid permits and boat hire

Terms and conditions on  pre paid permits and boat hire from June 2020

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 2021

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
Summer sunset - one fish plus catch & release (available from 6pm)
Day boat, Pitsford Water
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
£21 (£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 2021

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.