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 a day ticket 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 8 March 2024 - 31 January 2025
  • 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 the tackle shop as well as vendor huts at Normanton and Whitwell car parks
  • Accompanied children can 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 Waterside Café above the lodge if you are in need of refreshment
  • We hold multiple fishing competitions every year across our waters, please click the following link to see 2023's competition calendar
Rutland Water Fishing Rules

Rutland Water fishing rules

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

Rutland Water winter angling restrictions: 1 November - 31 January

Rutland Water Angling Restrictions Opening Day - 31st March

Rutland Water spring angling restrictions: Opening day - 31 March

Anglian Water Stocking Policy 2024

Anglian Water Stocking Policy 2024

Book a Boat & Permit

Book and pay for your boat and permit. Evening boats cannot be booked in advance and can only be booked on the day subject to availability.  You cannot mix Trout and Predator fishing in the same boat.  When selecting boat quantity, this selects the number of boats you would like to book for the same day.

Book a Boat
Buy a Bank Ticket

Buy a bank ticket for use off the bank. Fly Fishing for Trout Only.

Buy a Ticket
Buy a Season Permit

See our selection of available season permits.

Buy a Season Ticket
Weekly Rod Average
Monthly Rod Average

Fishing Prices 2024

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)
£24 (£16)
Wheelyboat (Blue Badge holders only)

Season Permits 2024

Boat Limit
Bank Limit
Season Limit
Price (£ inc VAT)
1 Gold (ex Premium Season
8 + C&R
8 + C&R
2 Silver (ex Standard Season)
8 + C&R
6 + C&R
3 Bronze (ex Economy Plus Season)
4 + C&R
4 + C&R
4 Sporting (ex Economy Season)
1 + C&R
1 + C&R
5 Starter Season
1 + C&R
1 + C&R



  • A Passport style photo is required to purchase a season ticket
  • Season tickets can be paid for fully online or in the lodges
  • Payment plans are available in the lodges
  • Season tickets are valid from season opening until the 31st of January
  • Season ticket holders have unlimited visits to the fisheries through the season
  • Fly fishing for Predators is included on all Trout season tickets
  • Silver and Gold season tickets also allow Lure fishing for Predators
  • Season ticket holders receive free parking, and tackle discounts
  • Season ticket holders can also hire a key from us, giving them superior bank access.


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.

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