Learn the art of fly-fishing with this full-day beginners course! Once upon the motorboat discover how to thread your line, the correct casting techniques and hopefully catch the perfect trout.
- Oakham (Rutland)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
The beautiful surroundings of Rutland Reservoir are the ideal
location to discover the thrill of fly-fishing! This in-depth
full-day lesson will teach you how to thread your line and cast a
fly before climbing aboard the boat to practice! Your qualified
instructor will provide continual hints and tips throughout the day
to ensure you progress quickly with the correct techniques! Use an
array of skills from reading different water conditions to the best
places to aim and hopefully your patience will pay off if you catch
your first fish! With no experienced required, this is the perfect
taster for the complete novice!Once you have arrived and been
welcomed to the fisherman's cabin your experience will begin with a
safety briefing before an introduction to fly fishing. Your
qualified instructor will run through the basic skills, beginning
with how to thread the tackle and flies, seasonality of trout
fishing, reading the water conditions to finally casting a fly! You
will then break for lunch*, before climbing aboard the motorboat to
put all your new skills to practice! You will receive tips and
advice throughout your course to ensure you progress quickly and
your techniques are correct. Your experience will draw to a close
with a de-brief back in the cabin before you return your the
*Lunch is provided by the centre, please let them know of any dietary requirements upon booking a specific date. Please Note: If you manage to catch any trout throughout your experience the centre will happily package and clean them up ready for you to take home to try.
The best months to fish from Rutland Water banks are April, May,
June and November. If you are interested in booking within these
months please arrange well-in-advance as days book up fast.
This experience is held on selected dates throughout the season, 1st April to 30th November.
Minimum Age: 12
Under 16s require parental consent.
Experience Duration: 07:30
Time at Venue: 07:30
This experience lasts approximately 7.5 hours.
Participants: The Full Day Fly Fishing Course is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 8
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
This experience is great for both individuals and groups
Maximum Group Size: 8
Please Note: Your lesson will be held with at least one other participant.
All fishing equipment and permits are provided by the
Please wear warm, comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.
Boots or wellies are ideal shoes.
This experience can be affected by extreme weather conditions. If in doubt, please contact the centre on the day to make sure it is going ahead.
This week’s Expert Interview catches up (excuse the pun!) with Rob at Rutland Fly Fishing Adventures . He knows a thing or two about fishing and has kindly shared his expertise with us. Read on to find out more about the experiences available…
Q: What was it about fishing that got you HOOKED?
A: Actually it was the ‘not catching’ of a large pike as a youngster. The pike got off the line but the experience of fighting a huge fish on the end of the rod left me hooked for ever more.
Q:What sets your experience apart from others?
A: It’s our passion, which we love to share with our guests. The fact that we take you onto the stunningly beautiful Rutland Water, the largest and probably finest trout fly fishing lake in the UK sets us apart. We aim to give you a great day, a fly fishing adventure and a friendly and helpful experience.
Q:What can customers expect when they take part in this experience?
A: After tea/coffee/cakes we go into our fishing cabin to learn all the skills and knowledge required to take up fly fishing; tackle, lines, flies and of course qualified casting tuition outside. Then use your new skills to outwit some pretty large trout. We also offer fishing from boats on the full day experience which adds to the excitement.
Q: Any funny anecdotes you can share with us?
A: Many lovely guests come and enjoy fishing with us. Such as the 2 brothers each trying to catch more than the other; The highly experienced doctor who just froze when a mammoth sized brown trout engulfed his fly; the hilarity as a father and son hooked a 20 pound pike, the first fish they’d ever caught; talking about ospreys as one swoops in front of the boat to take a trout from under our noses…..
Q: Any plans for the future?
A: We’re offering more guiding days, trips and event days for groups of friends, business colleagues, stag days etc with guest accommodation on the water’s edge.
Thank you Rob for catching up with us!