Fish 1,197 (Season 26,307) Returns 187 (5,426) Rod average 2.8(4.84)
Sport was initially slow at the start of the week due to the very still, hot conditions. From Thursday onwards sport picked up. Boat anglers are faring best down the South Arm, Browns Island, Gibbetts, Yellowstones, and New Zealand Point, with good numbers of fish also out in the open water there.
Sean Hanlon reported 12 fish last Friday from these areas with a combination of lures and nymphs with a lot of fish taking the nymphs virtually static.
Al Owen fished with Hilary Tomlinson who was practicing for the England Ladies National on Sunday. Al managed seven fish on the day fishing International rules flies. Ziggy Lesiakowski managed 8 fish on Saturday using rudder tactics, again in the South arm.
There aren’t many bank anglers fishing at the moment. However, experienced angler and instructor Peter Hartley took three beginners to New Zealand Point to fish from the bank and showed them how to do it with a nice 3lb Rainbow.
Tuesday Night Boat League
Richard Cooper won the 2019 boat league amassing 62 fish across 16 weeks and winning a £50 tackle voucher.
1st Richard Cooper 69 points
2nd Chris Evans and Vince Sparrow both with 58 points
3rd Keith Jones 57 points
Four man team match
This popular match was fished on Saturday 31 August with 28 anglers catching 75 fish for a rod average of 2.68.
Team Costa consisting of Ben Race, Andrew Scott, Matt Nuttall and Richard Cooper took victory. Ranger Nigel Savage presented the winners with the shield. Richard Cooper took the biggest fish of the match with a 3lb 14oz Brown topping off an excellent week as he also took this year’s Tuesday Night Boat league title. Top individual in the four man team match was Mark Haycock with a very well earned 7 fish for 14lb 12.6 oz.
1st Team Costa 15 fish for 36lb 12.3oz
2nd Draycote Rio Masters 15 fish for 34lb 11.6oz
3rd Invicta Gold 12 fish for 28lb 12.1oz
4th Police 9 fish for 20lb 15.6oz
5th Elinor 9 fish for 20lb 6.8oz
6th Peregrine FF 7 fish for 17lb 10.9oz
7th Invicta Platinum 7 fish for 13lb 1oz
England Ladies National 1 September
16 anglers fished the England Ladies National; congratulations to Sam Edmunds who took the national title.
1st Sam Edmunds 5 fish for 9lb 11oz
2nd Sheena Goode 4 fish for 8lb 15oz
3rd Sue Potts 4 fish for 7lb 11oz
4th Heather Lamacraft 4 fish for 6lb 14oz
5th Maggie Curtis 3 fish for 6lb 9oz
6th Hilary Tomlinson 3 fish for 6lb 6oz
7th Rosemary Gunn 2 fish for 5lb 1oz
8th Eileen Chatwin 2 fish for 4lb 9oz
Please book boats in advance as demand is high. From 5-13 September our boat numbers will be reduced to 48 as some of our fleet heads to Grafham; we are also hosting a number of matches.
With the days shortening and cooler temperatures, fishing will benefit and prospects look very good. An additional 2,000 fish were stocked last week bringing the season’s total to 60,050.
Lure fishing at Rutland commenced on 1 September (continues to 30 September).
Best boat areas: Bottom of the South Arm. New Zealand Point, Yellowstones, fishing lodge frontage.
Best bank areas: New Zealand Point to Sailing Club, Carrot Creek to Barnhill Creek.
Mid week boat winner: Chris McCully of Rowhedge.
Fish stocked: 2,000.
Anglian Water Rudder Match 14 September.
WaterAid competition 19 September
Anglian Water Airflo International Final 7-9 October
Anglian Water Autumn Pairs Rudder & non rudder 12 October
Beginners courses: 8,14,22 & 24 September; 4,13,18 & 26 October and throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 16,21 & 30 October and throughout the season.