Rutland Water Fishing report - Week Ending 18 March

6 months ago

Excellent fishing at Rutland Water at the moment, especially from the bank, with lots of fish caught. Anglers are commenting on the excellent size and quality of the stock fish. Rutland has been in superb form, despite the freezing east wind.

Great start to new season at Rutland with rod average of 5.36

Excellent fishing at Rutland Water at the moment, especially from the bank, with lots of fish caught. Anglers are commenting on the excellent size and quality of the stock fish. Rutland has been in superb form, despite the freezing east wind.

It’s not just lures taking fish, with a lot of anglers using nymphs, buzzer, diawl bach, bloodworm patterns etc in conjunction with floating/midge tip lines off the shoreline. Fish are feeding on small buzzers, shrimp and bloodworm. Last Friday saw an amazing turn in the weather – albeit for one day – but a promise of things to come. Temperatures reached 13-14 degrees with good numbers of small black buzzer hatching off.

Good numbers of stock fish are being caught around the 2½ - 3lb mark.

Frank Sumnall of Stoke on Trent took eight fish with half of these being 3lb.  Malcolm Janik has taken several limits from the bank with many of these Rainbows around 3lb.

Visiting anglers have made trips to Rutland. Barry Glover travelled from Netley Abbey, near Southampton, to fish Rutland for a week. Barry had his best day with six Rainbows last Wednesday.

Overwintered fish are showing in some bags with bright silver Rainbows, overwintered Browns are also turning up with fish up to 5lb being returned.

Boat fishing – the unfavourable weather has been very challenging with low temperatures and winds reaching up to 35-40mph.

Please remember to submit a catch return ever time you fish.

Bank anglers are reminded that all anglers fishing the bank must be in possession of a landing net at all times.

Don’t forget Senior anglers can take advantage of discounted boats on Tuesdays - £20 per boat; Single man £14

Weekly Stats

Best Rainbow                     4lb 3oz taken by M Earl of Newark

Best Boat Areas                  Normanton & Sykes Lane

Best Bank Areas                 Normanton, Whitwell, Sykes Lane, East Creek & fishing lodge harbour

Best Methods                      Bank – floating/midge tip lines with weighted lures, plus nymphs, buzzers, diawl                                                               bachs, bloodworm
                                            Boat – as for bank, include blobs and cormorants

Mid Week Boat Winner      C Doutce of Letchworth

Fish stocked                      16,350

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