Rutland Predator Fishing

Challenging. Demanding. Rewarding. Experience the highs of predator fishing at Rutland Water.

At Rutland Water you will find pike, zander and perch with a real opportunity for multiple catches of zander and specimen pike. 

Predator fishing – what you need to know…

With our predator permit you can take on these giants of the water and maybe even set a new record. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Predator season permits are £320. These are valid for a year from the date of purchase at Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford and Ravensthorpe waters. 
  • Daily predator permits are £25.
  • Day boats at Rutland Water are £28 (single manned £18); Half Day £22 (single manned £15)
  • Season ticket holders receive a 10% discount on tackle and accessories from our tackle shops.
  • All permits are available to purchase from the tackle shops.

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

*Costessey and Hollowell are season ticket only waters

PREDATOR FISHING RULES - What you need to know......

To ensure everyone’s enjoyment of the water, the Predator Permit must also be used in conjunction with 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.
No trolling under power.
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.
No spinners
No spoons under 5 inches or 14cms
Trout are not to be actively targeted. Anyone found to be targeting trout will be removed from the water.
A maximum of two rods per angler is permitted.
No live baiting permitted.
Fly fishing – with a wire trace from May 16th at Rutland Water.
At Rutland Water dead sea fish baits over 18cm are permitted from October 1st – January 31st.
Unhooking mats and appropriate sized nets must be used.
All boat fishing rules apply.
No trout and pike fishing in the same boat.
All hooks are to be barbless or one point barb for attaching dead sea bait if using a treble or attaching a hook to a lure.
No size limit on soft body and hard body lures.
Fishing rules for Anglian 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.