Rutland Trout Fishing

Our internationally recognised trout water offers a fantastic fishing experience for everyone, from experienced anglers to beginners.

You can fish Rutland on day tickets or a season ticket depending on what suits you 

What you need to know…

Check out some facts and need-to-know information about trout fishing at Rutland Water:

  • The trout fishing season at Rutland Water runs from 11th March  to 31st January.
  • Fly fishing can take place from both Bank and boat.
  • A variety of day ticket options are available, from kill tickets to c&r, covering all ages and abilities.    
  • Fishing permits are available from tackle shops as well as vendor huts at Normanton car park and next to the RockBlok at Whitwell car park.
  • Accompanied children may fish for free within the rules and limits of the permit. Age restrictions apply to boat fishing.
  • Need tackle? Stock up at the tackle shop, you’ll also find the Waterfront Café above the lodge if you are in need of refreshment.
Rutland Water Fishing Rules

Rules for boat, bank, catch and release and pike fishing on Anglian Water's trout waters.

Rutland Water Winter Angling Restrictions 1st Nov - 31st March

Map identifying winter restrictions in place from 1st November until 31 January. Neither boat nor bank anglers may fish red hatched areas. Bank anglers are also not permitted on banks marked with a heavy red line.

Rutland Water Angling Restrictions Opening Day - 31st March

Map identifying winter restrictions in place from Season Opening Day until 31 March. Neither boat nor bank anglers may fish red hatched areas. Bank anglers are also not permitted on banks marked with a heavy red line.

Keeping you safe

Keeping you safe - an angler's guide

Fishing Prices 2022

Permit Type
Day permit - Eight fish plus catch and release
Sporting permit - One fish limit - barbless flies only
Day permit - Four fish limit plus catch and release.
Senior citizen - Six fish limit plus catch & release
Day boat
Half day boat (before or after 2pm)
Single-manned day boat
Single-manned half day boat (before or after 2pm)
Sunset boat (after 6pm)
Winter boat hire (Single-manned)
£22 (£15)
Wheelyboat (Blue Badge holders only)
Senior citizen boat hire every Tuesday throughout the season & Thursdays during July & August (Single-manned)
£21 (£15)

Learn to fish…

If you are new to fishing we offer short courses and tickets designed just for beginners, while our Safe Start DVD explains how to stay safe during your time on the water.

And if you want to dedicate some serious time to honing your skills, why not book a short break holiday?

Test yourself in competition…

We regularly host national and international fly fishing competitions which provide a fantastic opportunity to test your knowledge and skills. Non-competitors are invited to watch the excitement of the weigh-in (usually around 18:00) at the fishing lodge.

If competition isn’t your thing, don’t worry; there are still plenty of places you can fish in peace and quiet even during competitions.

2022 Competition

The 2022 Fishing Competition Calendar.

Hooked! fishing guide…

Here's the Hooked 2022 guide which is now available to view online. Our annual guide is published and circulated within subscription copies of the April edition of Total Flyfisher. Copies are also available at our fishing lodges, download the pdf below or by emailing


Season Permits 2022

Boat Limit
Bank Limit
Ravo Day Limit
Ravo Days/Week
Season Limit
Price (£ inc VAT)
1 Premium Season
8 + C&R
8 + C&R
2 + C&R
2 Standard Season
8 + C&R
6 + C&R
2 + C&R
3 Economy Plus Season
4 + C&R
4 + C&R
1 + C&R
4 Economy Season
1 + C&R
1 + C&R
1 + C&R
5 Starter Season
1 + C&R
1 + C&R
1 + C&R



1–4. Fishery day limit plus catch & release. Valid from opening dates to 31 January.

3. Valid for competition fishing.

4. Pleasure fishing ticket only (not permitted to be used with fishing competitions).

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


Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

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.