Fish 110 (Season 8,300) Returns 56 Rod average 1.96(4.59)
Fishing has been somewhat challenging of late but there are glimmers of hope this week with sport being had around the weedbeds and in open water so both bank and boat anglers have been enjoying the action.
The best boat areas are the main basin where catches have been made in the top foot of water on FABs, boobies and dries, such as daddies.
Some big Browns have been showing in the South Arm. The best of which tipped the scales at 11lb 1oz, taken in open water on a humungus. There have been other catches in the 5 – 8lb bracket. The best methods were fry patterns, popper minkie and humungus.
If fishing the weedbeds you will need to be on floating lines with a popper minkie, daddies or a big red. Or alternatively Di5-7’s with humungus or tubes have been working too.
The banks have started to pick up now with fish moving closer in to the weedbeds. There is no need to wade. Best areas are New Zealand Point, Stockie Bay, Barnsdale Steep Bank, Whitwell Creek on dries or suspender minkies.
Thirty members of Invicta Flyfishers enjoyed a great day at Rutland recently achieving a rod average of 10.1.
Fish stocked: 4,500.
Beginners Courses: 20 & 23 September; 2,10,16,25 & 28 October; 8 November and 6 December. To book please call the lodge on 01780 686441.
Predator lure fishing 1-30 September.
Autumn Pairs 10 October
Fry Feeders 18 October
George Moore 24 October
Fur & Feather 6 December