Rudyard Lake - near Leek, StaffordshireRudyard Lake - near Leek, StaffordshireRudyard Lake - near Leek, Staffordshire

Rudyard Lake - near Leek, Staffordshire

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• Meet the neighbours
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• Nature Corner
• Boathouse Project
• Photo Gallery
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Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery
Our photo gallery features some stunning photos from around Rudyard, many thanks to Alex and Emma Reay for our latest additions.
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Wild About Fishing
Wild About Fishing is an innovative project based at the lake.
Wild About Fishing
Rudyard Lake Trust and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are working in partnership to deliver the project, which combines angling with nature conservation.
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Lake activities

Attached is the picture of the 30lb 1oz Pike caught on Rudyard by Mike Milton, Sunday 17th February 2013.
Angling: Rudyard was once the northern mecca for match angling and even today many angling clubs fish regular matches at the lake. Day ticket angling is available and the ranger comes to you to collect the daily fee. Adults £5 for 2 rods, £7.50 for 3 rods and £10 for 4 rods. Juveniles 12-16 years £3, under 12's free. EA Licences required. Fishing boats with electric motor £20 per day plus £5 per angler. The lake is open all year round.

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Latest fishing matches and results

Boat Launching: Many people bring their boats for a day's sailing on Rudyard Lake, launching from the slipway at the damhead. Currently the fee for boats up to 3m is £10 per day and over 3m is £12 per day. Parking is included in the fee.

Canoeing at Rudyard LakeMoorings: Boat moorings are subject to availability. Please contact the ranger via contacts page.

Canoeing: Day tickets are available at £7 a canoe including parking. There are also group discounts.


Boat hire: Rowing boats (ex Regents Park Lake in London) can be hired mainly during the summer months at a cost of £10 per 30 minutes. They carry up to four people and buoyancy aids are available.

Boat trips at Rudyard LakeTrip boat: The trip boat 'Honey' is available from Easter to the end of October, mainly at weekends, although private bookings are available at other times. The boat is owned and operated by trained volunteers of the League of Friends. It can carry up to 12 passengers. Cruises are usually combined with an informative narration about the lake's history and wildlife. The cost is £4 for adults and £2 for children.

All prices are correct as of 8th June 2014.

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What's on

Firework & Light show

This year's annual show is on Saturday November 1st with tickets available from the Ranger's office from Early October.


Fishing at Rudyard
Fishing at Rudyard
Picture: 30lb 1oz Pike caught on Rudyard by Mike Milton, Sunday 17th February 2013. For more information on fishing at Rudyard click here.

Nature Corner
Nature Corner
Our new feature which brings you a month by month report on what's been spotted on the lake. Read more

Meet the neighbours
There is a wealth of wildlife living near the shores of Rudyard Lake... Read more