In a fully-equipped lakeside fishing cabin, be taught all about the fishing tackle, the flies used, what, when and how to fish them, how to read the water and how to cast a fly. After lunch, put all the coaching into practise and fly fish for trout from the banks of world-famous and award-winning Rutland Water on a motor boat. If you catch a fine trout, it will even be prepared and packed for you to take home and show friends and family. You may take up to a maximum of two fish home. Rutland Water has around 26 miles of shoreline, covering 3,500 acres and is Europe's biggest and premier trout fishing lake; the trout are not too easy to catch but the quality of the fish is world-class. Light refreshments, lunch and a certificate are included.
Selected days from April to the end of November, when the fishing is at its best.
Fishing will go ahead in all types of weather.
Numbers On Day
Share your experience with up to eight other participants. Each boat for the afternoon will contain two budding fly fisherman and an expert boatman.
Dress according to the weather, i.e. waterproofs, jacket, hat, sunglasses and sun block in summer. A lifejacket is provided.
From the A1 towards Stamford, turn onto the A606 (Oakham) and continue on the A606 through Empingham and Whitwell. You'll begin to see the lake on your left and a mile past Whitwell, turn left following brown signs to Barnsdale. Follow the road to the end where you'll meet the lake. The Lodge is right at the end, signposted Lakeside Bed and Breakfast and Fishing.
Minimum age is 16.
A light lunch can be provided at a cost of PS5 per person.