Pitsford Water Predator Fishing

Which predators can I catch?

At Pitsford Water, you’re looking at pike. But don’t be surprised if you end up landing something sizeable.

Double-figure pike are taken here regularly and thirty pounders are more common than you might think.

Do I need a specific permit?

Our predator permits are very popular. During the 2022/23 season you can buy a day ticket for £25 or pick up an annual rolling permit (valid for one year from the day of purchase) for just £320.

Day boats at Pitsford Water are £28 (single manned £18); Half Day £22 (single manned £15)

And buying an annual predator permit entitles you to 10% off at all Anglian Water’s well-stocked tackle shops. 

Pitsford Water Predator Fishing
Pitsford Water Predator Fishing

PREDATOR FISHING – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…

We need to protect our predator stocks and the integrity of the reservoir, so we ask predator anglers to observe the following rules.

Rules
The check,clean,dry policy must be adhered to before and after fishing by all anglers.
All anglers must hold a valid rod licence.
All pike, perch and zander must be returned to the water alive.
Any trout caught must be returned to the water immediately, if a trout is badly hooked and has to be killed, it must be handed to the fishery staff.
Fluorocarbon can be used, but only with single barbless hook lures.
Where treble hooks are used, a wire trace is compulsory.
Lure size is at the angler’s discretion but must be barbless. If regularly catching trout, increase lure size or move away from that area. Trout are not to be actively targeted.
A maximum of two rods per angler is permitted.
No live baiting permitted.
Fly fishing – with fly over 10cm with wire trace from 16 May (Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford, Ravensthorpe).
Dead sea fish baits over 18cm are permitted from 30 November and 10 to 18 February.
Unhooking mats and appropriate sized nets must be used.
All boat fishing rules apply.
No trout and pike fishing in the same boat.

Predator Fishing Dates - Boat Only

Venue
Method
Date
 
 
 
Ravensthorpe Water
Fly Fishing (boat)
16 May to 30 November 2022
Ravensthorpe Water
Lure fishing (boat)
1 October to 30 November 2022
Ravensthorpe Water
Fly, Lure & Deadbait (boat)
7 January 2023 - 5 February 2023 (weekends only)
Rutland & Grafham
Fly fishing (boat)
16 May 2022 - 31 January 2023
Rutland & Grafham
Lure fishing (boat)
1 September 2022 - 31 January 2023
Rutland & Grafham
Sea dead bait (boat)
1 October 2022 - 31 January 2023
Pitsford
Fly fishing (boat)
16 May 2022 - 31 January 2023
Pitsford
Lure fishing (boat)
16 May 2022 - 31 January 2023
Pitsford
Sea Deadbait (boat)
1 October 2022 - 31 January 2023
Pitsford
Sea Deadbait (bank)
1 November 2022 - 12 February 2023

Predator Fishing Dates - Bank Only

Venue
Method
Date
 
 
 
Pitsford Water
Sea (deadbait) (bank)
1 November 2022 to 12 February 2023
Hollowell (season ticket only)
Lure & sea deadbait (bank only)
1 October 2022 to 28 February 2023
Costessey (season ticket only)
Lure & dead sea bait (bank only)
1 November 2022  - 28 February 2023
Alton Water
Predator: dead sea/static bait (bank)
1 October  2022 - 31 March 2023
Fishing rules for our waters

Fishing rules for our waters

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