Fish 1,024 (Season 10,453) Returns 232 (1,688) Rod average 4.41 (6.19)
It’s no secret that Rutland produces grown on fish and this week has been no exception. Retail Assistant Graham Hayward decided to go out for a few hours down at Cattle Trough Bay last Thursday and caught a fish of a lifetime. A black Diawl Bach tempted a whopping 14lb 15oz brown that took an arm aching 25mins to come to the net. To say Graham was pleased as punch was an understatement.
Buzzer fishing continues at Rutland with most places seeing action despite the changeable weather, even during the wetter days. Boats have been picking off fish at the bottom of the south arm from Lax Hill right the way round to Yellowstone, New Zealand point to the dam, main basin, Sykes to Whitwell Creek, Dickinsons and transformer.
Bank anglers have reported fish off the dam, Normanton, Sykes front, Stockie Bay, Whitwell Creek and the lodge harbour wall.
Best methods are still buzzers, nymphs on midge tips or floating lines on the bung. If conditions are right, dries have been working too.
The Airflo Spring Invitational is fished this coming weekend. Boat availability is limited on the run up, so please book in advance as turning up may lead to disappointment.
Tuesday Night Boat League
Tuesday saw the first night of the Tuesday night boat league, 19 anglers turned up to fish and it was good to see a few new faces come along. Richard Cooper is still true to form, winning on the night with 8 fish of which 4 were returned giving him a bag total of 10lb 5oz, Vince Sparrow was 2nd and Hilary Tomlinson 3rd. Hilary had an entertaining evening having lost 12 fish. Best fish went to Mick Connor netting a 3lb 4oz rainbow on dries.
This league is open to all from 5pm with boats away at 6pm. Boat partners will be drawn from a hat. The evening concludes with a fish and chip supper and the prize for the best fish on the night is a free mid week boat.
Anglian Water Rudder Match 11 May
The second in the series of Rudder matches was held at Rutland, 12 pairs fished with Ken and Linda Shaw coming 1st with 16 fish to the boat weighing 38lb 5oz. 2nd was Graham Measures and Graham Bell, 3rd was Dave Porter and Colin Best. Best fish of 4lb 2oz fell to Graham Bell.
The AMFC fished on Sunday 12th so results have just made the report. 6 Teams fished and Fish Hawks topped the table with 46 fish for 114lb 12oz. 2nd was Invicta FFC ‘A’ and 3rd Bewl Bridge FC ‘A’. Best fish of the match was an impressive 7lb 5oz taken by David Moore from Invicta. Best bag was Dave Eames from Fish Hawks 22lb 8oz with time bonus.
Best Brown: 14lb 15oz taken by Graham Hayward.
Best boat areas: See report.
Best bank areas: See report.
Mid week boat winner: Mr T Morrell, Louth.
Fish stocked: 4,000.
Water temp: 10 degrees Celsius.
Airflo Invitation Match 15-19 May
Bob Church Classic 2 June
Anglian Water Over 50’s Match 15 June
EDFF 3 July
EFFA 4 July
Scierra Pairs 6 July
England Qualifier 7 July
Anglian Water Airflo International – North of England Final 15 July
Beginners courses: 16,25 & 29 May; 7,16 & 29 June; 2,14 & 20 July and throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 30 May; 5,10,17 & 24 June ; 5 & 9 July and throughout the season.