Discover the fun of fly-fishing with a loved one! Your knowledgeable instructor will teach you all the skills required before taking the boat to out to practice.
- Oakham (Rutland)
- Gift Voucher valid for 2 Participants
Where-else better to learn the thrill of fly-fishing than the
beautiful Rutland Reservoir! Your knowledgeable instructor will
teach you how to thread your line and cast a fly before climbing
aboard the boat to practice! With the helpful hints and tips
throughout your day, you will both progress quickly whilst learning
the correct techniques! Using an array of skills, from reading
water conditions to the best places to aim your patience will
hopefully 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 fishing gear.
*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 For Two is for 2 participants.
Max Group Size: 8
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
This experience is great for both individuals and groups
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum Group Size: 8
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!