Fish 1,487 Returns 107 Rod average 13.89
A fantastic week just gone here at Rutland with the early season form continuing. The North arm has been the stand out area of the last week with multiple catches of fine rainbows up to 5lb from boat and bank. Barnsdale Creek, Dickenson’s Bay and Transformer to Tim Appletons have all produced.
Buzzers on a floater or midge tip incorporated into a washing line set up with FAB on the point has been the favoured approach. The south arm has also produced for anglers with Old Hall, Green Bank, Hideaway Bay and Cattle Trough Bay all providing sport, the south has certainly seen less boats due to the fantastic sport on in the North Arm.
GRHE has been popular particularly from the bank fished virtually static, letting the prevailing wind work the flies in an arc. Stocky Bay into Whitwell Creek has been a good area for the bank angler, along with Yellowstone to Green Bank on the peninsula.
Rutland’s famous browns are also showing in good numbers with multiple reports from different areas of fish to 7lb being caught and released. The season’s best brown has also been recorded at 10lb 4oz, setting the bar high from the off! The first AW rudder match was fished on Saturday, providing participants with some great sport. The winning boat pair recorded 16 fish for 33lb 2oz to take the Spring Rudder Trophy; congratulations and good angling.
With the very cold mornings experienced recently it has paid to include lures on the cast such as pitsford pea or hummungus until the temperatures rise enough to encourage the buzzers to start their journey to the surface to hatch off before switching to buzzers on the washing line or straight lined. Prospects look good for the week ahead with relatively light settled winds, expect more quality buzzer sport!
From Monday 12 April we are opening our lodges in a Covid secure manner for tackle sales. Boat bookings can now be made over the phone and we will take your name and phone number and payment will be taken at the lodge on the day you fish. Customers can also now leave boat booking requests on the answer phone.
Whilst in and around the lodges please observe queueing mechanisms and signage and remember whilst onsite to follow the latest government Covid guidelines.