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2018 Beginners Fly Fishing Course Dates and AW Boat Handling Course Dates available now ...   scroll down this page for more information ...


Game - Beginners' Group 2018

Beginners group courses in 2018 ... on the Midland Reservoirs. We currently organise and run, the beginners courses for ANGLIAN WATER at their major sites: RUTLAND WATER (01780 686441), GRAFHAM WATER (01480 810531) and PITSFORD (01604 781350). The courses are for a full day and offer a programme of casting tuition, fishing tactics, overview of flies and tackle and a period of actual fishing on the water, with all equipment provided. You will be taught about the following:

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 Tackle Guidance
  Casting
 Reading a Water
 Hooking & Playing fish
 All the essential Skills that will give you the best possible chance of hooking your first fish
 Stance, grip and direction of cast
 Line profiles
 Roll Cast
 Basic overhead cast
 Continuous false casting
 Shooting the line
 Retrieving the fly, as well as a number of techniques to help you enjoy your fishing

The price for the Beginners Course is: Adults £75.00, Juniors £50.00. The Boat Handling Sessions are: £45.00 (based on two anglers sharing the boat. There is no reduction for Juniors. These amounts will be payable when you make the booking. As a participant on one of these courses Anglian Water will offer you very advantageous prices for your first seasons fishing. The site shops also have good quality beginners kits (all you need to start fishing) at exceptional prices.

There is a maximum of 6 students on each course. Lunch and all refreshments are included. The Boat Handling Sessions consist of you and a partner spending 3 hours with a qualified fishing instructor learning how to correctly handle one of the AW fishing boats. You are then able to continue to fish for 1 fish then C&R for the rest of the day. The course will be available at Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford waters, with the day starting at 10.00am. To book on one of these very popular courses, please call the fishing lodge of your preferred venue, Rutland Water on 01780 686441 or Grafham Water on 01480 810531 or Pitsford on 01604 781350.

The courses we run at ELINOR trout fisheryand MANOR FARM fisheryare based on exactly the same syllabus with all tackle being provided. To find out which dates are being held at the relevant waters, please scroll down the page for all course dates on the waters concerned.


Rutland Water

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MARCH 2018
Sunday 11th
Thursday 15th
Thursday 29th

APRIL 2018
Wednesday 4th
Saturday 14th
Saturday 21st
Friday 27th
Monday 30th - (Boat Handling Course)

MAY 2018
Sunday 6th
Tuesday 15th - (Boat Handling Course)
Friday 18th
Friday 25th
Thursday 31st - (Boat Handling Course)

JUNE 2018
Saturday 2nd
Thursday 7th - (Boat Handling Course)
Wednesday 13th
Sunday 17th
Saturday 21st
Monday 25th - (Boat Handling Course)


JULY 2018

Friday 6th - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 8th
Thursday 12th - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 15th
Wednesday 18th - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 21st

AUGUST 2018
Wednesday 1st - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 5th
Saturday 11th
Sunday 26th

SEPTEMBER 2018
Sunday 9th
Sunday 23rd
Sunday 30th

OCTOBER 2018
Sunday 7th
Sunday 14th
Sunday 20th
Saturday 27th


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Grafham Water

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MARCH 2018
Saturday 3rd
Wednesday 7th
Sunday 18th
Friday 23rd
Wednesday 28th

APRIL 2018
Saturday 7th
Thursday 12th
Sunday 22nd
Wednesday 25th
Tuesday 31st - (Boat Handling Course)

MAY 2018
Saturday 5th
Monday 14th - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 20th
Saturday 26th
Monday 28th - (Boat Handling Course)

JUNE 2018
Sunday 3rd
Tuesday 5th - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 9th
Tuesday 12th - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 16th
Sunday 24th


JULY 2018

Sunday 1st
Tuesaday 3rd - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 7th
Tuesday 12th - (Boat Handling Course)
Friday 20th
Wednesday 25th - (Boat Handling Course)
Thursday 26th

AUGUST 2018
Saturday 4th
Tuesday 7th - (Boat Handling Course)
Friday 10th
Sunday 25th

SEPTEMBER 2018
Saturday 1st
Saturday 22nd
Wednesday 26th

OCTOBER 2018
Friday 5th
Saturday 13th
Sunday 28th



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Pitsford Water

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February 2018
Saturday 24th

MARCH 2018

Thursday 1st
Sunday 4th
Saturday 17th
Sunday 25th
Saturday 31st

APRIL 2018
Wednesday 2nd - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 8th
Friday 20th

MAY 2018
Thursday 3rd
Wednesday 16th
Thursday 17th - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 19th

JUNE 2018
Wednesday 6th - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 10th
Saturday 23rd
Tuesday 26th - (Boat Handling Course)
Friday 29th


JULY 2018
Monday 2nd - (Boat Handling Course)
Wednesday 11th - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 14th
Sunday 22nd
Tuesday 24th - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 28th


AUGUST 2018
Sunday 12th
Friday 24th
Thursday 30th


SEPTEMBER 2018
Saturday 8th
Wednesday 12th
Friday 21st
Saturday 29th


OCTOBER 2018
Saturday 6th
Friday 12th
Sunday 21st

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Elinor Trout Fishery

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This fishery provides for anglers of all levels of ability. Novices have a good chance of catching with the high stock levels whereas experienced anglers return each year for the excellent imitative fishing and the chance to target grown on fish.. One and a half miles of accessible bank fishing means there is plenty of space without being too large and daunting.

An extensive weed cutting programme keeps the banks fishable all year. Dates for courses at ELINOR are given separately. The syllabus is the same for the other fisheries. All tackle, flies, lines, nets etc are supplied. Lunch is at the local hostelry and is included in the price which is £60. To book a place call the fishery on 01832 720786.

ELINOR fishery, Lowick Road, Aldwincle, Kettering. Northants NN14 3EE. www.elinortf.co.uk or ElinorTF@aol.com

2018 Season Course Dates to be Conformed


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Manor Farm Fishery

This fishery also provides for anglers of all levels of ability. Novices have a good chance of catching their first fish, and the lake, which is five acres, has very few casting obstructions on the banks. The lake has excellent fly hatches, particularly damsel flies, and a plentiful supply of fry. Stocking is every ten days throughout the main season with trout from 1lb 8oz to 17lb. The fishery also has a number of coarse lakes and an excellent tackle shop where all tackle, including flies, can be purchased.

Dates for MANOR FARM are given separately. The syllabus is the same as for the other fisheries.

All tackle, flies lines, nets etc are supplied. Lunch is on site and is included in the price which is: Adults £75, Juniors £50. To book a place call the fishery on 01767 317835.
MANOR FARM FISHERY, Lower Caldecote, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. SG18 9BB.

www.manorfarmfishing.com   |  sue@manorfarmfishing.com   2018 Season Course Dates & Prices to be Conformed