Rutland Water week ending 13 December
Boat fishing has resumed at Rutland, Grafham, and Pitsford, and tackle shops have re-opened at Rutland and Grafham.
Rutland continues to fish well for both trout and predator anglers. Quality rainbows have been recorded from the bank this week with a notable feature being fish seem to be feeding well early in the morning and then in the late afternoon. The water is exceptionally clear and this may suggest that the trout are coming into the banks to feed and then holding over deeper water during the middle part of the day. There are still plenty of rainbows to be caught from the boats with intermediate/di3 lines being the most successful, fry patterns such as humungus and FABS being the most consistent approach. Normanton frontage to the church is holding plenty of fish.
Predator anglers are recording good numbers of quality zander in the 6-8lb class, along with large perch to 3lb making for good sport. Vertical jigging being the best method. Pike have also been recorded with the stand out capture of the week taking the scales round to 27lb 8oz, what a fantastic specimen.
Rutland fur and feather 2020
30 anglers took to the banks to fish for the coveted Christmas Hampers on Saturday.
The winning rod landed 5 rainbows for 10lb 5oz, with the runner up taking 4 fish for 10lb 3oz. The prize for the best fish of the match; a 4lb 14oz Rainbow, went to the third placed angler who caught a fine brace of rainbows for 9lb 5oz! Areas that produced for anglers were Carrot Creek, Old Hall Bay, the Mound, Willow Bay, Normanton Bank (just past the church) and Sykes Lane beach.
Well done to all who took part on a tricky day, thank you for the support and tight lines!