Join GWFFA now for just £17

If you are not yet a member, you can join now for just £17 (£22 for family membership) which will give you membership for the remainder of 2021. Benefits include regular e Newsletters & updates, organised boat & bank competitions, free entry to monthly “big fish” prizes, insurance on club events, entry to winter evening meetings.

Please e mail the secretary (jbatter100@ gmail.com) for an application form.

All new members, receive a complimentary lapel badge and a copy of Grafham Water – a bank anglers’ guide.

The outstanding quality of Grafham rainbows

Member John Vincent with a 4lb 12.4oz rainbow caught from the dam on Tuesday 7 July 2020

Chairman Mark Brinkman displaying another cracking Grafham rainbow weighing 4lbs 12oz
Charlie Abrahams proudly showing his best ever Grafham rainbow, weighing 6lbs 8oz

Welcome to our new committee member Mark Brookbanks, here displaying a fine Rutland brown trout

The late Dave Barker, holding his record 13lb 13oz record Grafham rainbow, which is now on display in the cafeteria at the fishing lodge. A replica is displayed in the shop below the cafe.

Rainbow & brown Trout

Club member Dayood Sheik with a fine brace, both taken on the same drift.

A 5:06 Rainbow trout caught on the 13th March 2020, about 50 yards from G buoy on a white snake with some floro orange maribu tied into the head, fished on a DI5 line retrieved in short slow pulls. I was fishing with a non-member on the day, Dave Aylett. I showed Tom the ranger the fish when we got in that evening, but weighed it on the boat after capture.

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GWFFA AGM Tuesday 3 March

A reminder to all paid up members that the Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 3rd March, commencing sharp at 19.30, followed by the screening of the film “CHALK” which explores fishing for wild brown trout in chalk streams unique to the UK.

All members will have received by now notice of the AGM, an agenda, plus a copy of last year’s AGM, by e mail. The chairman’s, treasurer’s and club captains’s reports will be presented on the night.

The committee look forward to welcoming you all on the night.

Evening meeting Tuesday 18 February

Welcome return of our ever popular culinary evening, with our chairman Mark showing us yet more ways to prepare and cook our prized captures.

Club member John Vincent will also be demonstrating his own preferred way of preparing trout.

Sampling of all these dishes is the highlight of the evening!

Anglian Water News Update

2020 Season permits are now on sale
All season permit holders are entitled to two free full English Breakfasts (available at our Rutland and Grafham Lodge cafes). Plus 10% discount on normal price tackle and clothing purchased at Anglian Water tackle shops (minimum spend £5). Existing season permit holders are entitled to a £50 discount on Premium season permits and £25 discount on Standard, Economy Plus and Economy permits if purchased by 31 March 2020.

Premium – No season limit – £1,000

  • No season limit. 
  • 8 fish limit plus catch & release from both boat and bank at Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford; Ravensthorpe 2 fish plus C&R 
  • Valid 7 days a week at Ravensthorpe.
  • Valid for competition fishing
  • Holder can also predator fish (subject to dates). 

Standard – Season limit 180 – £700

8 fish limit from boat and 6 fish limit from bank (plus catch & release) at Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford; Ravensthorpe 2 fish plus catch & release.

Season limit 180.

Valid 5 days a week at Ravensthorpe.

Valid for competition fishing.

Holder can also predator fish (subject to dates).

Economy Plus – valid for competition fishing – £620

  • 4 fish limit plus catch & release from both boat and bank at Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford; Ravensthorpe 1 fish plus C&R 
  • Valid 1 day a week at Ravensthorpe
  • 65 fish season limit.
  • Valid for competition fishing.
  • Only fly fishing for predators is allowed. 

Economy – great value pleasure fishing – £550

1 fish limit plus catch & release.

Valid 1 day a week at Ravensthorpe

65 fish season limit.

Pleasure fishing ticket only (not permitted to be used with fishing competitions). Only fly fishing for predators is allowed. 
Each of the above permits is valid from opening dates to 31 January 2021. Multi stage payment option available. 

Starter – perfect for anglers new to the sport – £300 

  • Available to anglers who have attended an Anglian Water Beginners course (maximum of two years from date of course).
  • 1 fish limit plus catch & release.
  • Valid 1 day a week at Ravensthorpe
  • 65 fish season limit.
  • Valid for 8 months 

Tackle shop sale – Rutland and Grafham

25% off  stock items (tackle, clothing etc) on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.  We can take payment over the phone on the day (between hour’s of trade, 8am-1pm), but it is collection only (no posting of stock out). 

Existing sale items get an additional 25% off as well! No further season ticket discount.
Open House at Pitsford Saturday 22 February – Pitsford Water
We look forward to welcoming you to our Open House (10am to 3pm). Come and meet some of the fisheries team. There’s the opportunity to brush up on your casting skills with Peter Hartley our senior coach. Some of our suppliers will be present and on hand to have a chat.