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Tel: 07922-126154

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Introduction to Boat Fishing with Anglian Water

Boat Handling Courses 2021
If you are unsure about how to work the boat and fishing correctly from the boat, these days will prove invaluable.

An experienced and competent instructor will spend time with you on all aspects of safety, control of the engine, the effect of weather conditions and your own comfort, so that you obtain the most enjoyment from a day in a boat.

The instructor will spend three hours with you and you can then continue fishing for the rest of the day. After the instructor has left, you can continue fishing for the rest of the day and put into practice all that you have learnt. Eight fish limit.

Cost is £52.00 per angler based on two anglers sharing the boat.



You and a fishing partner can now spend 2½ hours with a qualified fishing instructor, and learn how to handle and fish from an Anglian Water outboard fishing boat.

Start at 10am from Rutland Water (Tel:01780 686441), Grafham Water (Tel: 01480 810531) or Pitsford (Tel: 01604 781350).

Cost £52.00 each angler, based on two anglers sharing the boat.

After the instructor has left, you can continue fishing for the rest of the day and put into practice all that you have learnt. Eight fish limit.

If you do not have a fishing partner, we can try and find you one of a similar standard. How 'Boating' things have changed since the Victorian times, as shown in the print to your left! Learn to handle and fish from a boat correctly. Improve your catch rate and your enjoyment.

All bookings are made via the lodge, so please contact the fishing lodges at the above 3 waters for more details and dates. For any more information or questions relating to any of our courses, please use our eForm by clicking here or telephone Peter directly on 07922-126154.


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The AW Boat syllabus covers ...

1) Fishing Equipment, Engine, Boat Equipment, Boat Seats, Throttle, Oars, Other Water Users, Choke and Anchor.

2) Structures on Water: Buoys, Towers, etc, Pull Cord and Drogue.

3)Sun Block / Glasses / Water, Gears and Bilge Pump.

4) Weather, Thunder, Lightning and Wind, Steering, Rowlocks, Alcohol, Kill Cord and Bailer.

5) Clothing/Boots, Fishing Tactics and Rudder Fishing (Rutland & Pitsford only)


Rutland Water
2021 Course Dates

April
Monday 26th

May
Wednesday 5th
Tuesday 18th
Wednesday 26th

June
Wednesday 16th
Monday 21st
Monday 28th

July
Tuesday 6th
Monday 19th

August
Monday19th
Monday 23rd

September
Tuesday 14th
Tuesday 28th

October
Wednesday 13th
Monday 18th

November
Monday 1st


Grafham Water
2021 Course Dates

April
Tuesday 27th

May
Tuesday 4th
Monday 17th
Tuesday 25th

June
Monday 7th
Tuesday 15th
Tuesday 22nd
Wednesday 30th

August
Tuesday 3rd
Tuesday 10th

September
Monday 13th

October
Monday 11th
Tuesday 19thh
Tuesday 26th

November
Tuesday 2nd


Pitsford Water
2021 Course Dates

April
Wednesday 28th

May

Wednesday 19th

June
Tuesday 8th
Tuesday 29th

July
Monday 5th

August
Wednesday 4th
Wednesday 11th
Tuesday 24th

September
Wednesday 15th

October
Tuesday 12th
Wednesday 20th

November
Wednesday 3rd



Safe Start - AW Boat Safety Video - Part 1


Safe Start - AW Boat Safety Video - Part 2 - Basic Watercraft