Highlights from Rutland Water week ending 1 December
Sunday was the popular annual fur and feather bank match here at Rutland. 33 hardy anglers took to the banks in sub zero temperatures with Sykes Lane and Whitwell popular in the chilly northerly wind. Fish were caught from many different areas of the reservoir with the Dam, Sykes Lane frontage, Whitwell Creek, Whitwell front and Old Hall all featuring.
Season ticket holder Bob Gooden was top rod with a tremendous brace of rainbows taking the scales round to 8lb 14oz! Bob won a hamper filled with festive goodies. Three Rainbows for 8lb 3oz took second place. Chris McLeod took third place with three fish for 6lb.
It was great to see fish caught from many different areas of the reservoir and the overall quality of fish brought to the scales was excellent with 10 fish recorded over 3lb with the best fish of the competition weighing in at 5lb 1oz. We would like to thank all the anglers who took part on what was a seriously cold day!
The results reflect the quality fish being caught from the bank with hummungus, snakes, floating fry the most consistent patterns.
Day boat prices are now reduced for the winter – the Winter boat is available from 9am to sunset £21, single man £15.
Tackle shop opening hours are 8am to 1pm from 1 December.
Beginners courses: 8 December; 4 January 2020.