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Trout and coarse fishing at Pitsford

Boat fishing on Pitsford Water

Anglers will appreciate our internationally recognised trout waters and secluded coarse fishing lakes provided by Anglian Water.

Hooked! fishing guide 

Our annual Hooked fishing guide was published and circulated with subscription copies of the April edition of Trout Fisherman, Total Flyfisher and Fly Fishing and Fly Tying.  Copies are now available at our fishing lodges or e-mail: to request a copy. You can fish any of our waters as a season ticket holder or a day ticket angler, except for Hollowell Reservoir and Costessey Lakes  which are season ticket holders only. If you have children, they can accompany you and fish for free within the rules and limits of the permit, although age restrictions apply to boat fishing for trout.

There is a well stocked tackle shop at Pitsford Water.

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Our trout waters

Beginners are always welcome. Click here to see the special courses and tickets that are available for beginners. You can also enjoy a short break holiday. If you are new to boat fishing, ask to see our Safe Start DVD, to learn how to get out on the water safely or view it below.

Safe start video

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Pitsford Water offers clear water, prolific weed-beds, attractive setting and hard-fighting fish. The reputation of Pitsford Water for bank and boat fishing gets better every year. Surface feeding fish make for exciting early and late season bank fishing while the irregular shape of the reservoir with its numerous bays and points provide mile upon mile of accessible and productive water, making for interesting boat fishing throughout the year.

Fishing permits are available from the fishing lodge or the vendor hut in the lodge car park.


Ravensthorpe is an 100-acre Victorian reservoir and is the oldest of our Northamptonshire reservoirs. It is situated in a sheltered valley well away from major roads. Anglers can enjoy trout fishing in peaceful surroundings from the bank, boat or float tube. The Victorian fishing lodge has a selection of popular flies and leaders for sale and facilities for a hot drink.

  • Fishing permits are available from the fishing lodge.

Fishing rules for Anglian Water's trout waters

Fishery rules for Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford Waters and Ravensthorpe Reservoir.

  • 27 February 2014
    Fishing rules (pdf, 0.40MB)

    Rules for boat, bank, catch and release and pike fishing on Anglian Water's trout waters.

Angler maps

Angler maps showing all the named areas at your favourite water

Pitsford Water Fishing Lodge

Pitsford Water Fishing Lodge Brixworth Road Holcot Northampton NN6 9SJ

+44 (0)1604 781350
+44 (0)1604 781552
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