Rutland Water

Rutland Water is arguably the premier trout fishing venue in the United Kingdom. The massive 3100 acre fishery has been a mecca amongst exponents of fly fishing for generations and regularly plays host to competitions and other events.

The fishery records at Rutland Water are unique with a modest 14lb 4oz for Rainbow Trout and surpassed by a massive 14lb 12 oz for the biggest Brown Trout ever caught at Rutland Water. This venue is often busy during the open season from April to December. Despite the vast size insect life is plentiful and popular flies include Buzzer, Sedge, Daddies, Hawthorn and other imitative patterns. The depth of this fishery means that Boobies, Orange Blobs and Dabblers are also very effective.

For more information about Rutland Water or to find out more about fly fishing in the area call 01780 686441.


Rutland Water

The Fishing Lodge

Normanton Car Park

Edith Weston



LE15 8HD

Tel: 01780 686441

11 thoughts on “Rutland Water”

  1. I am about to start fly fishing and would like to obtain a map of where I can park and fish from the bank. (Iwill have obtained the required permit from the Lodge)
    Can you help please?

    AL Beange

  2. do i have to book to fish on rutland or just turn up also what are the day rates please
    im thinking about sat or sunday 8/9th sept
    any info you can give will be appreiated

  3. You can turn up and fish at Rutland Water, although it is always advisable to book to prevent disapointment. A day ticket costs £17 with a generous bag limit of 8 fish. A half day with 4 fish is just £12. A boat is advised due to the sheer size of the place anfd this will cost £25 extra for a full day or £16 for an afternoon.

    Tight lines!

  4. I’m actually going to the UK next week (October 26-November 1) because of work in Coventry. Just a few quick questions:
    – Do you know how far the trip is to Rutland Water from Coventry?
    – What are the licensing requirements to fish legally there? I do have a close friend that I’m staying with while I’m in town, so if it’s a manner of being a resident, that can be arranged.
    – When are the best days for going (crowd-wise) and times (early morning, late afternoon/early evening, etc.)?

    Thank you.

  5. Hello,

    I am doing a school project on Rutland water and I would like to know what types of fish you can catch there.

    Thanks for your help

    A person in need

    The first Sunderland Angling Show, which is being sponsored by Sunderland City Council, is planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday 15th, 16th and 17th April, 2011. The show will be open to the public and will feature Game, Coarse, Carp and Sea Angling. Also on display will be boats and kayaks.

    As we have a meeting with Sunderland City Council on 7th December, I would very much appreciate if you could let us know if this will be of interest to your Company.

    Prices to exhibitors have been kept to a minimum as, although a good attendance is expected from the North East, Midlands and Scotland, the numbers of visitors to the show are an unknown quantity – this being the first show of it’s kind in the North East of England.

    The venue for the show is the Seaburn Centre, which is situated on the sea front at Seaburn and permission has been granted by the Sunderland City Council for casting demonstrations to be held on the beach just across the road. An area of the beach will be closed off for this purpose.

    There are hundreds of free car park spaces and the area is well serviced by public transport. There are also numerous cafes and restaurants close to the Centre, as well as several hotels and B & B’s.

    There is very good access for companies wishing to bring boats into the Centre, the entrance from the rear of the building being 13 ft x 13 ft.

    Prices for exhibition spaces are for the three days (not per day). For spaces around the perimeter of the Centre, which are 10 ft deep x 12 ft wide the cost is £180. Areas 12 ft deep x 12 ft wide and also 10 ft deep x 14 ft wide will be £200. There are also a limited number of spaces 30 ft x 30 ft in the centre of the hall, which will be £400 for the three days. Prices include electricity and also tables and chairs.

    Exhibitors will be able to set up on Thursday 14th and take down on Monday 18th.

    The venue is about one mile from the Sunderland Marina and companies wishing to put boats into the marina will be able to make their own arrangements. About the same distance away is Roker beach, which is inside the harbour and Companies wishing to demonstrate kayaks will be able to do so there.

    I hope that this is of interest to your Company and look forward to hearing from you.

    Sam Harris
    Angling Journalist and Broadcaster
    BBC Radio Newcastle
    Newcastle Evening Chronicle

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