The 2018 World Championships will be hosted in the county of Rutland, Leicestershire. Rutland is the smallest county in England with a population of 40,000. There are two towns in the county, Oakham and Uppingham. In the centre of the county is Rutland Water, one of the largest artificial reservoirs in Europe.
There is a good range of accommodation within a 20km radius of Rutland Water including hotels, bed and breakfast, campsites and self catering cottages. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at Greetham Valley, 10 minutes drive from the fishing lodge.
Rutland Water is one of the most popular fisheries in the UK, attracting predator and fly fishers all year round. The fishery hosts major predator competitions as well as national international fly fishing competitions throughout the year. Species to be found in Rutland Water include Pike, Perch, Zander, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Zander rarely exceed 5kg however pike will reach 15kg+ and perch to 1.5kg have been caught in recent times.
Set in 3,100 acres, Rutland provides visitors with a number of additional recreational activities including watersports, cycling and walking. By surface area it is the largest reservoir in England, only Kielder has a greater volume of water.
Thursday 11th October 2018 – Training Day 1
Friday 12th October 2018 – Training Day 2
Saturday 13th October 2018 – Competition Day 1
Sunday 14th October 2018 – Competition Day 2