Ravensthorpe Predator Fishing

Some monstrous pike lurk in the depths of Ravensthorpe reservoir. Fish of 40lbs plus have been caught and in most recent years fish of over 44lbs have been caught.

Predator Fishing Dates

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
Ravensthorpe Predator Fishing
Ravensthorpe Predator Fishing

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

Do you offer predator fishing permits?

We do. In the 2022/23 season a predator season permit costs £320 plus boat fees. Valid for one year from the date of purchase, it is an annual rolling permit.

Along with access to our waters, your season ticket also entitles you to 10% off fishing tackle and accessories at our tackle shops.

Daily predator permits are available for just £25 plus boat fees.

Day boats at Ravensthorpe are £26; reductions for single man and winter boats are available. During January and February our predator weekend boats are priced at £50 or £25 for a single man boat. All boats during January and February are to be paid for in advance.
View all of our boat prices.

What rules must I follow when fishing at the reservoir?

Our rules have been designed for the protection and safety of users and wildlife and should always be followed:

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.
Fishing rules for our waters

Fishing rules for our waters

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

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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.