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Pike fishing at Alton Water Park

We are pleased to announce the trial of predator boat fishing at Alton Water
This trial, in association with Alton Water Sailing Club, commenced in mid December 2015 and will finish on or before 13 March 2016.

Boats will need to be pre-booked and registered in advance via the Alton Water Sailing Club website
Please read all of the information on predator boat fishing at Alton Water

Essential information on advance booking of Predator boats at Alton Water

Once the trial is up and running boats will be available between 10.00 and 16.00 daily (subject to weather conditions and staff availability).  The trial is scheduled to end on or before 13 March 2016.

Bookings are per boat with a maximum of 2 anglers
Boats are supplied with oars, anchor, bailer and whale pump.  Life jackets are mandatory and are also provided to each individual hirer.
Electric outboards can be used but are not supplied.

Pre-booking and registration are essential

All bookings are payable in full in advance
Anglers must be in possession of an EA rod licence and a day or season fishing permit
Anglers must understand and sign the rules and safety brief.

Alton Water Boat Predator - Pike and Perch rules

These rules are in addition to any existing rules relating to angling at Alton Water

Rutland Water warden with 20lb+ pike

Fly-fishing for pike throughout the season at many of our water parks.

This could be your opportunity to catch a forty pounder! The Predator Permit is very popular and double-figure pike are regularly taken at all our trout waters and coarse fisheries. Zander are also being taken at both Grafham and Rutland Waters.  If you are unsure about fly fishing for Pike why not join one of our popular courses .  Find out more

Predator permits with Anglian Water

A predator season permit is available at £245 (2016) plus normal boat fee.  This is an annual rolling permit (valid for one year from date of purchase).  Season ticket holders are entitled to 10% discount on fishing tackle and accessories from Anglian Water tackle shops.

A daily predator permit is also available at £19.50 (2016).


The predator permit allows you to fish in accordance with the rules shown below together with any individual rules.  Additional rules for Alton Water also apply
All pike, zander and perch to be returned to the water.

  • Dead sea bait excludes lamprey.
  • Lures and dead sea bait should be over 18cm.
  • Jigs should be over 13cm.
  • No trolling under power.
  • No live baiting.
  • Wire traces to be used when fishing for pike, zander and perch.

    Single man boats are available at all our reservoirs.
    Trout season permit holders can fish within the above rules by paying the usual boat fees.


The following predator fishing is available in 2017/2018


 Date  Boat only        Venue   
 16 May to 31 January 2018
Subject to boat availability
 Fly fishing  Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford
 16 May to 31 January 2018
Subject to boat availability
 Lure fishing  Pitsford Water
 16 May to 30 November 2017  Fly fishing  Ravensthorpe Water
 1 September to 30 September 2017
Midweek only
 Lure fishing  Rutland and Grafham Waters
1 October to 30 November 2017 Lure and dead sea bait  Ravensthorpe Water

1 October to 31 January 2018

Subject to boat availability

Lure and dead sea bait Grafham and Pitsford
6 October to 31 January 2018 Lure and dead sea bait Rutland Water
Dates subject to confirmation Refer to Alton Water boat predator Pike
& Perch rules
Alton Water
10 February to 18 February 2018 Lure and dead sea bait Ravensthorpe Water


Date   Bank only Venue 
 All year  Lure & dead sea bait  Costessey* 
 15 May to 31 March  Lure & dead sea bait  Alton Water
 1 March to 30 September   Lure Fishing  Hollowell Water*
 1 October to 28 February  Lure and dead sea bait  Hollowell Water*
 1 November to 14 February  Lure and dead sea bait  Pitsford Water
 *Costessey and Hollowell are season ticket only waters


A daily predator permit is available at £20

Please telephone to book boat in advance.
Rutland Water 01780 686441
Grafham Water 01480 810531
Pitsford Water 01604 781350
Ravensthorpe Reservoir 01604 770875

Or email

For more information about fishing at Alton Water Park contact;

Site Manager, Alton WTW Holbrook Road Stutton Ipswich IP9 2RY

+44 (0)1473 589105

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