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 £280. These are valid for a year from the date of purchase at Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford and Ravensthorpe waters. 
  • Daily predator permits are £23.
  • 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

Date
Bait
Venue
9 February to 17 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
15 October to 31 January
Lure & dead sea bait
Rutland Water

Predator Fishing Dates - Bank Only

Date
Bait
Venue
All Year
Lure & dead sea bait
Costessey*
15 May to 31 March
Lure only
Alton Water
1 March to 30 September
Lure fishing
Hollowell Water*
1 October to 28 February
Lure & dead sea bait
Hollowell Water*
1 November to 14 February
Lure & dead sea bait
Pitsford Water

*Costessey and Hollowell are season ticket only waters

PREDATOR FISHING – 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...

Need To Know
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.
Fluorocarbon can be used, but only with single barbless hook lures.
Where treble hooks are used, a wire trace is compulsory.
Lure size for pike are 18cm or over, for perch and zander 10cm or over and sea dead baits for pike 18cm or over. If regularly catching trout 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 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.
Single person boats are available.
Trout season permit holders can fish within the above rules by paying the usual boat fees.
Fishing rules for Anglian Waters

Fishing rules for our waters