The Canals Trust have over 2,000 miles of waterway to look after for the many interest groups who use them. With so much water it is no wonder that fishing is high on the list of activities.
The Trust issues a Waterway Wanderers Permit that entitles you to go fishing on an impressive amount of water throughout England (for just £20).
Located near Oakham the fishery, built in 2006, consists of 4 lakes;
Hornbeam, 3 acres with bream, tench, carp, crucian carp, rudd, perch.
Ash, 1 acre, tench, crucians, bream, orfe
Buckthorn, common carp, bream, rudd, perch
Sallow, carp, bream, tench, orfe.
The fishery is carefully managed to ensure the health of the fish is good.
Day and session tickets available. Call 07983969809.
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Built in the 1970's this 3100 acres reservoir offers a complete day out for all of the family whether fishing or taking part in the multitude of activities available on and off the water including places to eat, pubs, walking, bird watching, sailing, wind surfing.
But enough of that, Rutlands hold trout, lots of them and they grow big up to 15lbs. There are also pike of monstrous proportions, zander and other coarse fish. There are 65 boat with outboards and 25 miles of bank to roam (excluding reserved areas).
Fly fishing for pike is exciting and the prosect of having a 40lb fish on is just a tad scarey.
Call 01780 686441 for permits and further information.
There is a wheelyboat available.
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