Fish 266 (Season 37,098) Returns 94 (7,504) Rod average 2.82 (4.99)
The Sailing club to Normanton church has been the mainstay at Rutland Water this week with boat anglers reporting large numbers of fish moving in open water and falling to a range of tactics.
With the mild conditions and light winds of last week a washing line approach with FAB on the point and dark nymphs up the cast has been a successful tactic with pods of fish actively feeding on hatches of small fly. Fry feeding fish can be found, as expected, round the margins and looking for seagulls and Grebes working is a good indication that you are in the right areas; this holds true for both bank and boat. Targeting the margins with fry patterns has been successful for boat anglers drifting on to the bank. This year’s old weed beds are also worth concentrating your efforts on as these are havens for corixa, snail and fry. A floating fry in conjunction with a rough hares ear covers a lot of bases off the bank when targeting these fish. Staying mobile is imperative to put some fish on the bank. The harbour wall continues to produce due to the vast numbers of fry taking shelter and also Stocky Bay and Whitwell Creek.
The last rudder match of the year takes place on Saturday 17th, call the Lodge to book in. Match hours will be 9.30 – 3.30.
Rutland’s popular Fur and Feather bank match will be on 2 December. Call the lodge for more information on 01780 686441.
Winter restrictions came into play on Thursday 1 November and certain bank areas are closed to fishing ie Sailing Club onwards and left of the transformer all the way round to Dickensons Bay.
Also from 1 November no Brown trout to be taken, any hooked must be quickly unhooked and returned alive immediately.
During November our fishing lodges will be open 8am to 2pm 7 days a week.
Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
Anglian Water Rudder match 17 November
Rutland Water Fur & Feather (bank) 2 December.