Reservoir Guiding services by Craig Barr

Craig is no stranger to large reservoir fishing. He has grown up on the banks of Rutland Water, and has fished the lake for over 30 years . It is often said you cannot beat local knowledge, well Craig has this in abundance, having fished the lake in all the weather conditions imaginable.

At the top of his sport, Craig is a known as a well accustomed competition angler, and has captained the former top competition team, The Seighford Sharks, whom became the first team ever to win  the UK’S two major fly fishing international team finals in the same year. As well as appearing on Sky’s TV’s popular Tight Lines fishing  programme several times, Craig is also a contributor to the UK’S leading game angling magazine, Trout Fisherman.

With this combined knowledge of experience and ability, Craig offers all the credentials to any angler wanting to learn the best ways to approach larger waters, and the methods of angling needed to catch the fish.

Taster Days

 If you have ever wanted to “have a go” at fly fishing, then this day is for you. You will spend a day on a boat with Craig, with the basics of fly fishing covered.  All tackle will be provided. 

Two anglers £170, One angler £140(price includes fishing from 9.30-5pm, boat hire and fishing permits, plus the catch of the day)!  Try a half day for just £110(2 anglers) or £80 for 1 person – 8.30am – 2pm.

Buzzer/Nymph Fishing Days

Learn how to fish buzzers/nymphs – This part of fly fishing has to be the most exciting, with savage takes the norm.  Learn some top tips on the best ways to fish the buzzers. A guided day in 2014 yielded 14 fish for approximately 50lb in weight at the UK’S premier trout fishery, Rutland Water!

Full day 8am – 5.30pm £170 1 person, or £250 for two people. Each angler will receive £25 worth of buzzers FREE.

Lure Fishing Days

Learn how to fish blobs/lures from a boat.  It’s not just a case of chuck it out and pull it back. There are many techniques and fly combinations that bring this style of fishing to the forefront when all else fails. Craig, often dubbed an expert at this, will demonstrate the line choices, leader lengths needed, fly combinations and techniques he uses to catch big bags of trout. 

Full day 8.00am – 5.30pm  1 angler £170, two anglers £250. Each angler will receive £25 worth of lures FREE.

If you have any questions about our guided days, then please email or call Craig on 07921335197