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Tel: 07922-126154

2023 Beginners Fly Fishing Course Dates and AW Boat Handling Course Dates are now available ... for more information please see below on this page ...

Game - Beginners Fly Fishing and Improvers Days 2023

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If you want to start fly fishing or are already on your way, our fly fishing courses will help you get to grips with the basics. The courses are run throughout the year, on weekdays and at weekends.

Experienced and qualified Angling Trust instructors offer a full day’s tuition and cover the skills and tactics which the beginner needs to learn. 

All equipment and licences are provided. If you have your own tackle, please bring it. We can assess its suitability for reservoir fishing. We will discuss, demonstrate and teach you:

Tying Knots and Leaders
Fly selection and Fly-tying
Tackle selection
Basic fishing techniques

We will cover all this in the morning and spend the afternoon putting your newly acquired knowledge into practise. The cost including refreshments and a light lunch is £100.00 for an adult, £85.00 for juniors (14 to 17 years). Find a suitable date and then book a course by calling the fishing lodge at your chosen venue. There will be a maximum of six students on any course. On completing the course you will be entitled to buy a Starter Season Permit – an offer only available to our students. The cost for the AW Boat Tuition course is £140.00, based on two anglers sharing the boat. To see more about AW Boat Tuition, please click here.

The courses 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.

Rutland Water

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March 2023
Saturday 11th March
Saturday 18th March
Thursday 23rd March

April 2023

Saturday 8th April
Saturday 15th April
Tuesday 18th April - (Boat Handling Course)
Thursday 20th April

May 2023
Tuesday 2nd May - (Boat Handling Course)
Thursday 4th May
Sunday 14th May
Wednesday 17th May - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 21st May
Sunday 28th May
Tuessday 23rd May - (Boat Handling Course)
Wednesday 31st May

June 2023
Tuesday 6th June - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 11th June
Wednesday 14th June - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 18th June
Monday 19th June - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 24th June

Monday 26th June - (Boat Handling Course)
Friday 30th June

July 2023
Tuesday 4th July - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 8th July
Wednesday 12th July
Monday 17th July - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 23rd July
Thursday 27th July
Monday 31st July - (Boat Handling Course)

August 2023
Monday 7th August - (Boat Handling Course)
Friday 11th August
Sunday 13th August
Tuesday 22nd August - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 26th August

September 2023
Sunday 3rd September
Tuesday 5th September - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 9th September
Monday 18th September - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 17th September
Monday 25th September - (Boat Handling Course)

October 2023
Sunday 1st October
Friday 6th October
Wednesday 11th October - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 15th October
Tuesday 17th October - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 21st October
Monday 23rd October - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 29th October
Tuesday 31st October - (Boat Handling Course)

November 2023
Monday 6th November - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 18th November
Monday 13th November - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 25th November

December 2023
Sunday 3rd December

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Grafham Water

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March 2023
Saturday 4th March
Sunday 12th March
Friday 17th March
Wednesday 22nd March

April 2023

Saturday 1st April
Sunday 9th April
Wednesday 12th April
Monday 17th April - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 23rd April
Tuesday 25th April - (Boat Handling Course)
Friday 28th April

May 2023
Wednesday 3rd May - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 7th May
Monday 15th May - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 20th May
Monday 22nd May - (Boat Handling Course)
Friday 26th May

June 2023
Thursday 1st June
Monday 5th June - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 10th June
Tuesday 13th June - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 17th June
Tuesday 20th June - (Boat Handling Course)
Wednesday 21st June
Wednesday 28th June - (Boat Handling Course)

July 2023
Monday 3rd July - (Boat Handling Course)
Friday 7th July
Tuesday 11th July - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 16th July
Friday 21st July
Sunday 30th July

August 2023
Tuesday 1st August - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 6th August
Tuesday 8th August - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 12th August
Monday 21st August - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 27th August

September 2023
Friday 1st September
Monday 4th September - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 10th September
Monday 11th September - (Boat Handling Course)
Friday 15th September
Thursday 21st September
Tuesday 26th September - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 30th September

October 2023
Monday 9th October - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 14th October
Monday 16th October - (Boat Handling Course)
Sunday 22nd October
Tuesday 24th October - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 28th October

November 2023
Wednesday 1st November - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 4th November
Tuesday 7th November - (Boat Handling Course)
Saturday 11th November

December 2023
Saturday 2nd December

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Pitsford Water

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February 2023
Sunday 26th February

March 2023

Sunday 5th March
Sunday 19th March
Sunday 31st March

April 2023
Sunday 2nd April
Sunday 30th April

May 2023
Friday 5th May
Thursday 18th May
Saturday 27th May

June 2023
Thursday 15th June
Friday 23rd June

July 2023
Sunday 9th July
Friday 14th July
Saturday 22nd July
Friday 28th July

August 2023

Saturday 5th August
Thursday 10th August
Friday 25th August

September 2023
Wednesday 6th September
Saturday 16th September
Thursday 28th September

October 2023
Sunday 8th October
Friday 27th October

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