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. 

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:

  • Daily predator permits are £30
  • Day boats at Rutland Water are £30 (single person £19); Half day £24 (single person £16)
  • You can also fish for predators on a season ticket for £380. This gives you access to Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford, Ravensthorpe and Hollowell Reservoirs. Season restrictions apply, please contact the fishery for more information. 
  • All season ticket holders receive a 10% discount on all tackle from our fishing lodges
  • Please note our predator dates listed below

    Fly fishing (Boat Only, no lures)

    1 May 2024 - 31 January 2025

    Lure & Fly fishing (Boat Only)

    1 September 2024 - 31 January 2025

    Sea deadbait (Boat Only)

    1 October 2024 - 31 January 2025

Predator Fishing Dates - Boat Only (unless stated)

Ravensthorpe Water
Fly Fishing for Pike
1 May to 30 November 2024
Lure fishing/deadbaiting
1 October to 30 November 2024
Fly, Lure & Deadbait
4 January 2025 - 2 February 2025 (weekends only)
Rutland & Grafham
Fly fishing
1 May 2024 - 31 January 2025
Lure fishing
1 September 2024 - 31 January 2025
Sea dead bait
1 October 2024 - 31 January 2025
Fly fishing
1 May 2024 - 31 January 2025
Lure fishing
1 May 2024 - 31 January 2025
Sea Deadbait
1 October 2024 - 31 January 2025
Sea Deadbait (bank)
1 November 2024 - 10 February 2025
Book a Boat & Permit

Please check our predator season dates carefully before booking your boat

Fly fishing (Boat Only)

1 May 2024 - 31 January 2025

Lure fishing (Boat Only)

1 September 2024 - 31 January 2025

Sea deadbait (Boat Only)

1 October 2024 - 31 January 2025

Book a Boat
Buy a Bank Ticket

Bank fishing for predators on this water is not permitted 

Buy a Ticket
Buy a Season Permit

See our selection of available season permits.

Buy a Season Ticket

Predator Fishing Dates - Bank Only

Pitsford Water
Sea (deadbait) (bank)
1 November 2024 to 10 February 2025
Hollowell (season ticket only)
Lure & sea deadbait (bank only)
1 October 2024 to 28 February 2025
Costessey (season ticket only)
Lure & dead sea bait (bank only)
1 November 2024  - 28 February 2025
Alton Water
Predator: dead sea/static bait (bank)
1 October  2024 - 31 March 2025

*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...

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 1 May 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

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