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 - Boat Only

Date
Bait
Venue
10 February to 18 February
Lure & dead sea bait
Ravensthorpe Water
16 May to 31 January
Fly Fishing
Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford Waters
16 May to 31 January
Lure fishing
Pitsford Water
16 May to 30 November
Fly fishing
Ravensthorpe Water
1 September to 30 September
Lure fishing
Rutland and Grafham Waters
1 October to 30 November
Lure & dead sea bait
Ravensthorpe Water
1 October to 31 January
Lure & dead sea bait
Grafham and Pitsford Waters
12 January to 10 February (weekends only)
Lure & dead sea bait
Ravensthorpe Water
Ravensthorpe Predator Fishing
Ravensthorpe Predator Fishing

Predator Fishing Dates - Bank Only

Date
Bait
Venue
All Year
Lure & dead sea bait
Costessey*
1 March to 30 September
Lure fishing
Hollowell Water*
15 May to 31 March
Lure & dead sea bait
Alton Water
1 October to 28 February
Lure & dead sea bait
Hollowell Water*
1 November to 10 February
Lure & dead sea bait
Pitsford Water

*Costessey and Hollowell are season ticket only waters

Do you offer predator fishing permits?

We do. A predator season permit costs £280 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 £23 plus the above boat fees.

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