Rutland Water week ending 14 April

3 months ago

Fish 1,811 (Season 4,803) Returns 261 (652) Road average 6.93 (7.36)

Anglers have been commenting on the high quality Rainbows and Browns that are being caught including many over wintered specimens.

Despite the cold winds there have been major buzzer hatches occurring so nymphs and buzzers have been working extremely well on floating and midge tip lines, bungs have also been effective.

Notable catches this week have been from Robbie Winram and Airflo’s Gareth Jones who ventured up the north arm on floating lines, taking 30 plus fish including many overwintered rainbows up to 4lb 8oz, mainly on nymphs and buzzers. Mick Connor managed 12 fish off the dam wall on an old pattern called a Cove Pheasant Tail. Mick remarked on the number of over wintered fish up to 4lb.

Malcolm Janik netted 12 fish off Sykes including a 7lb Brownie which he returned. Chris Webster was boat fishing on lures when he caught a 5lb 3oz Rainbow. David Payne from Essex fished the south arm around Old Hall/green bank area and hooked a fantastic condition 5lb 4oz Rainbow. Ranger Mark Mcleod and boat partner Chris Bobby managed 50 fish to the net last Friday. Roger Oliver from Sheffield managed 28 fish from the south arm/green bank area.

The Tuesday Night Boat League starts on 7 May.
An enjoyable evening, 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.

Fishing Stats

Best Rainbow: 5lb 4oz taken by David Payne of Essex.

Best bank areas: Dam, Sykes Lane, Whitwell Creek, Old Hall Point.

Best boat areas: Fishing Lodge frontage, sailing club, bottom of the north arm.

Midweek boat winner: Mr P Ball of Leek.

Fish stocked: 3,450

Water temperature: 9 Celsius.

 

 

Forthcoming events

The Tuesday Night Boat League starts on 7 May.
An enjoyable evening, 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 Airflo International – Northern Heat 29 April

Davy Hodgson Memorial 5 May

Anglian Water Rudder Match 11 May

Airflo Invitation Match 15-19 May

Bob Church Classic 2 June

Beginners courses: 20,25 & 27 April; 16,25 & 29 May; 7,16 & 29 June and throughout the season.

Boat handling courses: 29 April, 14 & 30 May; 5,10,17 & 24 June and throughout the season.

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.