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Opening times for our fishing lodges, watersports centre and visitor centres.

Fishing

Our trout fisheries open from:

Ravensthorpe reservoir   Trout fishing - 26 February 2016 to 31 December 2016
Pike fishing 11 - 19 February 2017
Pitsford Water

27 February 2016 to 31 January 2017

Grafham Water 4 March 2016 to 31 January 2017
Rutland Water 11 March 2016 to 31 January 2017

*The season at Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford runs to 31 January.  Weather permitting some boats may be available during this period. Read Weekly Fishing News for the latest information.  Our coarse fisheries are open all year round.

 

Rutland Water Fishing Lodge - 01780 686441

Open seven days a week from 1 March until 31 January (Closed Monday and Tuesday during February).

March - September
 8am to 5pm
 October  8am to 4pm
 November  8am to 2pm 
 December 2016 Monday & Tuesday  8am to 12 noon
 December 2016 Wednesday - Sunday  8am to 1pm
 Christmas 2016 Open until 1pm on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day, thereafter usual opening times, including Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
 January 2017 8am to 12 noon
 *February 8am to 12 noon
 *Rutland Tackle shop closed Monday and Tuesday during February 2017

Notes:

 

Grafham Water Fishing Lodge - 01480 810531

Open seven days a week from 1 March until 30 November (Closed Monday and Tuesday 1 December to 28 February).

March - September 8am to 5pm
October 8am to 4pm
November 8am to 2pm 
December*, January & February (Closed Monday & Tuesday) 8am to 1pm
*Open until 12 noon on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day. Open Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December 8am to 1pm; thereafter usual opening times.

Notes: * Grafham Water tackle shop is closed on Monday and Tuesday from 1 December to 28 February, but permits will be available from the Harbour View Cafe.

Grafham Water Harbour View Cafe

Situated above the fishing lodge, the large balcony area of the Harbour View cafe at Mander car park offers superb views across Grafham Water.
Hot and cold refreshments and snacks are served. 

 

1 October to 31 October  8am to 4pm 
 1 November to 31 January*  8am to 3pm
 1 February to 28 February  10am to 3pm
 1 March to 31 September  8am to 5pm
 *Closed on Christmas Day; thereafter usual opening times  

 

Pitsford Water Fishing Lodge - 01604 781350

Open seven days a week from 24 February 2016 to November 2016.

March - September 8am to 5pm
October 8am to 4pm
November 8am to 2pm
December and January 2017 8am to 9am
Re-opens Saturday 18 February 2017     

Taverham Mill Visitor Centre - 01603 861014

1 March to 31 October
Visitor Centre open daily
9.30am to 5pm

1 November to 28 February 2017
Open Thursday - Sunday inclusive
(Visitor Centre open Thursday to Sunday inclusive)

9.30am to 4pm 
Open until 1pm on Christmas Eve.  Visitor Centre closed on Christmas Day (the site will be open).
Visitor Centre open 9.30 am to 4pm on 31 December and 1 January.

Notes:  Vendor fishing permits are available when the shop is shut.

Rutland Watersports Centre - 01780 460154

The table below shows are our on and off water times (opening and closing times)

The last launch time is one hour before the off water time.

The last hire time is one hour before the off the water time.

All days are subject to weather conditions and we always recommend a call to the centre to check closing times as they can vary. The centre will close after
the last launch time if no one is on the water (ie up to an hour before the advertised closing time).

On water opening times

 

                                    Monday 28 March 2016 to Sunday 30 October 2016 open 7 days a week
March (Closed Tues & Wed until 28 March) 09.00 to 17.00
April 09.00 to 18.00
May 09.00 to 19.00
June 09.00 to 19.00
July 09.00 to 19.00
August 09.00 to 19.00
September 09.00 to 18.00
October 09.00 to 17.00
 From Monday 31 October 2016 - Sunday 2 April 2017 closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
November 09.00 to 16.00
December* 09.00 to 15.00
    *Open until 1pm on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day, thereafter usual opening times including Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
January 09.00 to 15.00
February 09.00 to 15.00

Notes:

  • Last launch time is one hour before off the water time.
  • If there are no launches the centre may close early.
  • No launching is permitted when the Watersports Centre is closed.
  • Launching outside of these times by appointment only as a safety boat must be on duty.
  • Illegal launchers will be banned from all Anglian Water’s Water Parks and may face prosecution under Anglian Water Parks Byelaws 2014.

Nature reserves at Rutland Water Park - 01572 770651

Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre is open every day except Christmas Day
*Open until 1pm Christmas Eve
1 March to 31 October  9am to 5pm
1 November  to 28 February*  10am to 4pm
In Focus shop is closed on Mondays and Fridays except for bank holiday Mondays
Lyndon Hill Visitor Centre
Mid March - early September, daily*  9am to 5pm
During September open Saturdays and Sundays only*

10am to 4pm

Lyndon Hill Visitor Centre will be *closed mid September to mid March  (please call 01572 770651 for more information

Normanton Church - 01780 686800

On selected dates visitors may have the opportunity to view the interior of this iconic landmark. Opening times are available to view here
Normanton church is primarily available for wedding ceremonies and private bookings - telephone 01780 686800.

Notes:  

Rutland Water Visitor Centre - 01780 686800

1 April - 31 October open daily 10am to 5pm 
1 November - 31 January open daily 10am to 4.00pm
1 February - 31 March open daily 10am to 4.00pm
Open until 1pm on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day, thereafter usual opening times, including Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Grafham Water Visitor Centre and cafe - 01480 812154

 

 1 November to 31 December* 2016
 Monday to Friday  11am to 3pm
 Saturday and Sunday  11am to 4pm
  January to 28 February 2017
Monday to Friday  11am to 3pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm
1 March to 24 March
Daily 10am to 4pm
25 March to 21 July 
Daily 10am to 5pm
22 July to 3 September
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday & Bank Holidays 10am to 6pm
4 September to 30 September
Daily 10 am to 5pm
1 to 28 October
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
29 October to 31 December* 2017
Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm
*Closed on Christmas Day, thereafter usual opening times
 

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