Ravensthorpe Trout Fishing

Ravensthorpe trout fishing is popular with anglers of all abilities, from those just starting out to seasoned anglers who enjoy a challenge.

Trout fishing is available from 23rd February 2018 and a range of permits are available to ensure you get the most from your visit.

Stocked in the early 1890s with trout, today Ravensthorpe is stocked with some 8500 rainbow trout each year. Larger fish, up to 15lb are stocked too.

Given the relatively shallow water, dry fly fishing is popular and early season buzzer fishing is exceptional.

Can I hire a boat?

Yes, boats are available for hire from our fishing lodge. We recommend you book in advance though as they are popular among anglers. We have 15 well maintained motorised fishing boats located just outside the quaint Fishing Lodge.

Fishing Prices 2018

Permit Type
Price
Day permit - Four fish plus catch and release at Ravensthorpe
£30
Day permit - Two fish plus catch and release at Ravensthorpe
£25
Sporting permit - Catch & Release - barbless flies only
£23
Half day - One fish limit plus catch and release at Ravensthorpe. Bank to noon, boat before or after 2pm. Valid all day from 1 November
£19
Senior citizen - One fish limit plus catch & release at Ravensthorpe
£23
Day boat, Ravensthorpe
£25
Half day boat (morning - until 2pm or afternoon from 1pm)
£20
Single-manned day boat
£14
Winter boat
£19
Wheelyboat
£18
Senior citizen boat hire every Tuesday throughout the season (Single-manned)
£20 (£14)

Is Ravensthorpe Reservoir a suitable place to bring my children?

Our reservoir is a great place for the whole family to relax in and enjoy the pleasures of outdoor life. When it comes to fishing our waters, children 16 and under fish for free with a full paying adult and sharing the daily and season bag limit. Children 7 years and older may fish from a boat as long as they are accompanied by an adult (21+ years).

Our on-site facilities include the fishing lodge which is perfect for stocking up on flies and leaders as well as a place to grab a hot drink or ice cream. Car parking facilities and toilets are also available.

Season Permits

 
Boat Limit
Bank Limit
Ravo Day Limit
Ravo Days/Week
Season Limit
Price (£ inc VAT)
1 Gold Season
8 + C&R
8 + C&R
2 + C&R
7
n/a
£920.00
2 Silver Season
6 + C&R
6 + C&R
2 + C&R
3
200
£680.00
3 Bronze Season
5 + C&R
5 + C&R
1 + C&R
1
65
£530.00
4 Starter Season
2 + C&R
2 + C&R
1 + C&R
1
65
£275.00

 

Notes

1–3. Fishery day limit plus catch & release. Valid from opening dates to 31 January (31 December at Ravensthorpe).

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

 

Competition Calendar 2018

The Competition Calendar for 2018

Fishing rules

Fishing rules for our waters