Fish 256 (Season 24,611) Returns 110 (5,026) Rod average 2.32 (4.89)
Last week saw a definite upturn in sport here at Rutland with fish taken on dries down the North Arm; lures on Di3 and 5 in the main basin and washing line tactics are still scoring at Old Hall and Yellowstone. The ‘boils’ were switched on again after they were turned off due to the recent spell of algae disruption. Fish quickly located them with anglers taking fish on them within a couple of hours of switch on! An orange lure on di5 has proved a good starting point on the boils. Don’t forget to let the line ‘swing’ across the boil before commencing the retrieve.
Rudder anglers have been picking fish up on sinking lines with di3 and 5 most popular depending on wind conditions; black snakes being the most consistent fly. Reports of fish taken from the bank at Stocky Bay were encouraging. Plenty of fish could be seen within range moving throughout the afternoon. We have also experienced some large hatches of caenis of an evening, not the easiest fly to imitate but certainly encourages moving fish. Stocking continues with 2,500 rainbows being introduced this week.
With the slightly cooler temperatures forecast this week an evening on the bank would be well worth a go – remember you can purchase a ticket from 4.30pm for £12 (1 fish + c&r).
Tuesday Night Boat League
Rich Cooper took top spot on the night with a brace of fish. Rich shared a boat with Hilary Tomlinson who also managed a brace. Chris Binley collected the prize for the biggest fish on the night with a fine 4lb 11oz Rainbow. It’s the second time in three weeks that Chris has netted this prize.
With three weeks to go, Rich seems to have timed it right, extending his lead.
Results on the night
1st Rich Cooper 2 fish for 5lb 5oz
2nd Graham Measures 2 fish for 4lb 11 1/8 oz
3rd Chris Binley 1 fish for 4lb 11oz
1st Rich Cooper 67 points
2nd Keith Jones 54 points
3rd Chris Evans 51 points
4th Vince Sparrow 41 points
Summer special offers
Our Summer Sunset ticket is now available to purchase – so take advantage of what is often the best part of the day. Priced at just £12 for one fish plus catch and release you can fish from 6pm.
Reduced boat hire for seniors Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season).
Best Rainbow: 4lb 11oz taken by Chris Binley.
Mid week boat winner: Gordon Alleyne
Tuesday Night Boat League extended to 27 August.
Anglian Water Lochstyle 4 man team match 31 August
England Ladies 31 August & 1 September.
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: 25 & 31 August; 8,14,22 & 24 September; 4,13,18 & 26 October and throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 3 September; 16,21 & 30 October and throughout the season.