Fishing in Rutland Water

Fishing in Rutland Water

Book boats in advance if Fishing at Rutland Water this Autumn

Anglian Water are suggesting that you book boats early if Fishing at Rutland Water this autumn with September and October being the most popular months.

According to the Anglian Water website, Rutland Water saw good fishing conditions again last week (

The South Arm saw most of the action last week with Gibbets Gorse, Manton Bay, Lax Hill and around Browns Island being the main areas.  A few boat anglers fished back up the extremes of the North Arm and caught well on the Saturday and Sunday.  The best methods for boat anglers have been floating line with a buoyant fly on the point, small floating fry or boobie on the point with diawl bachs/crunchers (pheasant tail) with green metallic rib or holographic cheeks working very well.

If you are coming to the big ‘puddle’ (Rutland Water!) to fish and are looking for accomoodation near Rutland Water, then Puddle Cottage could be for you. Puddle Cottage is situated in Edith Weston and is within walking distance of Rutland Water and Rutland Fishing Lodge.  The cottage has recently been awarded its 4 star status and has one large bedroom which can be presented as two full size single beds or one super king size bed. Although Puddle Cottage is a self catering cottage, it is stocked with kitchen essentials and all bed linen and towels are provided. The secure storage in the garden makes the cottage ideal for fishermen. The cottage has been recently refurbished so as well as maintaining the charm of an old cottage with its exposed beams, stone and the open fire, it also has all the modern facilities you would expect such as recently fitted central heating and new appliances such as a washing machine and dishwasher.

The village of Edith Weston, on the South shore of Rutland Water is a great location as it is walking distance to Rutland Fishing Lodge as well as having a local shop and pub serving food so you won’t have to travel too far! If you do want to explore the local area, Puddle Cottage is also within 8 miles of the market towns of Oakham Uppingham and Stamford. For more information please contact Anna on 07734175291 or e/mail