Rutland Water Fishing
Rutland Water Fishing provides top quality fly casting tuition and guiding services to beginners, improvers and experienced fly fishers. We also assist with organising fishing breaks and holidays in the UK or abroad.
Malcolm March, the owner of Rutland Water Fishing is recognised as one of the country's finest fly fishing instructors. Clients wishing to learn fly fishing or improve their casting will receive tuition either from Malcolm or one of his team of qualified coaches.
For the experienced fly fisher who wants to be ‘put on the fish’ and told what methods are catching, Rutland Water Fishing provides a guiding service using local experts on Rutland Water, Grafham, Pitsford or Eyebrook Reservoirs; all guides have fished at the highest level and all know these waters inside out.
Catching pike on the fly has become a growing interest, so if you are an experienced fly fisherman looking for a fresh challenge we can arrange top class instruction and guiding on Rutland Water and Pitsford.
Whatever you are looking for our service is tailored to your precise requirements whether you are young or ‘not so young’, male or female, fit or disabled.
Gift vouchers can be purchased from Rutland Water Fishing for special occasions. You can buy a voucher for my beginners, improvers or advanced casting courses, a guide or pike on the fly. You can also buy my Beginners Guide to Fly Fishing and my DVD Beginners Fly Casting. Click here to buy now.
My fly fishing prices are fully inclusive and there are no hidden extras or supplements.
Malcolm March provides these services alongside a joint venture, with his wife Margaret, running a self catering holiday cottage - Footpath Cottage, Edith Weston on the south shore of Rutland Water.
Here you can see Malcolm, of Rutland Water Fishing, in action with one of his clients during a half day beginners session fishing on Rutland Water. To play the video just click on the arrow on the image.
I hold the highest award recognised by the Salmon & Trout Association as an Advanced Professional Guide and Instructor (APGAI) for casting, teaching and fishing expertise.
As part of these qualifications I hold a valid First Aid Certificate, have public liability insurance cover and have been recognised by the Royal Yacht Association as a qualified boat handler.
I am licensed as a coach by Sport England and The Angling Development Board I have been vetted and cleared by them to teach children and young people.
I am recognised as an instructor by Anglian Water who own Rutland Water, Grafham, Pitsford and Ravensthorpe Reservoirs, and I am a listed instructor with fly fishing tackle supplier Fishtec.
Like many fly fishing enthusiasts I started as a coarse fisherman, as well as doing a bit of sea fishing on holiday. I fished every day in school holidays, less when work and family commitments came along. I had always wanted to try fly fishing but didn’t know how to get started. Then a fly fishing friend convinced me to have a go. After a few lessons in casting on a local field we took a boat out on Rutland Water. It was raining, very windy and felt like being on the open sea, but somehow I managed to catch my first Rainbow Trout and I was hooked!
That was over 25 years ago and I’ve not looked back since, fishing extensively on rivers, lakes and reservoirs in the UK and USA.
We moved to Edith Weston when I decided to leave a full time, busy career in London to concentrate on fly fishing, with Rutland Water as the main focus. Initially I gained casting and instructor qualifications to widen my knowledge and improve my fishing; but then decided to progress this further to the professional APGAI standard. I now spend several days each week fly fishing from bank or boat.
Rutland Water is big and very changeable, and like everyone else I’m still learning.
About Rutland Water
With over 20 miles of bank and 3500 acres of fishing, Rutland Water is not an easy water. Fish swim! they may not be where they were when you last came. Generally early and late season they will be nearer the bank, in high summer in deeper water, but this can vary with the weather and time of day. Local knowledge is a key to success and I am happy to share this with you.
When and how should you fish? Are the fish near the surface or down in the water? What flies and tackle to use? Bank or boat?
These are all questions I can help you answer.