Rutland Water week ending 15 July

5 months ago

Fish 293 (Season 25,597) Returns 98 (4,646) Rod average 2.98 (5.5)

Boat anglers fared best last week with Wednesday and Thursday producing good numbers of fish including limits and some specimen Browns. Toff Crowther and Graham Hayward got amongst the specimen Browns at Rutland again, the pair are the most consistent big fish catchers on the reservoir. They caught two over 7lb with Graham catching the heaviest at 8lb. Toff and Graham also put some practice in on Saturday for the AWAI Northern final fished on Monday 16th, catching another 8 or 9 Rainbows up to just under 4lb from the aerators.

The main activity was drifts from the buoy; limits from the dam (all across the width from Normanton Fantasy island and the corner of Sykes Lane).

Surprisingly a lot of fish were taken off the top on dries with fish moving in the early overcast/cloudy conditions on both days.

Brothers Kevin and Richard Height, had a good day around the aerators with around eleven fish (Rainbows) with a few of them in the 3-4lb bracket, with Kevin netting a 4lb 3oz specimen – the best fish of the week.

The long lasting North/North East winds finally gave way at the weekend moving to light westerly, this in turn made things a lot harder with very little boat movement pushing the anglers onto fresh fish.

Very few bank anglers have been out due to the intense heat, fish were seen moving off the dam but hard to connect with.

Competition news
Tuesday night boat league week 10

Paul Wild won the most recent heat of this popular series taking four Rainbows, including the best on the night at 3lb. Paul Baker took second place with two fish for 8lb 3¼oz, Rich Cooper was third with four fish for 8lb ½oz. Keith Jones retains his narrow lead at the top of the league just four points ahead of Rich Cooper.

EFFA versus RAF 5 July
All boats in this match fished between Sykes Lane and Fantasy Island and 50 yards off the dam wall. Anglers were able to take advantage of the overcast conditions which continued until about 1pm with several anglers bagging up by this time. Up until 1pm fish were on top and floating lines, fabs, small boobies and cormorants worked well.

After 1pm fish went down with fast glass working best. Conditions changed again around 4pm with fish coming back on the surface and anglers opting for floating line. Foam daddies proved effective, with fish also taking buzzers with FAB on the point.

In total 15 anglers took their bag limits. The best bag of eight fish went to Peter Hartley fishing for EFFA. The match was won by the RAF who took four more fish than EFFA.

Super Summer Sale

6 week summer sale!  Spend over £100 on tackle or clothing during July and August in any of our tackle shops and get a free boat worth up to £27 for use on any of our waters!

  • From now until the end of August 2018 if customers spend over £100 (after promotional discounts) customers will be gifted a free boat voucher to be used by the end of August 2018.  The boat can be used for one or two anglers and can be redeemed at any of our waters! 
  • Also check out our GTS 500 reels reduced from £59.99 to £35.99 and customers can still claim their season ticket discount.  Get in quick while stocks last
  • We also have Greys and Snowbee clothing (excludes waders and wading boots) reduced by 20% during July and August. 
  • And don’t forget we now price match any product over £25 against any online retailer!

Grab a bargain this Summer in one of our tackle shops!

Fishing Stats

Best methods: Bank - Dries, fry patterns, nymphs.
                        Boat – As for bank, but include various sinking lines etc.

Best Rainbow4lb 3oz taken by K Height of Stanion.

Best boat areas: Main basin.

Midweek boat winner: Mr Taylor.

Fish stocked: 2,000.

Forthcoming events

Tuesday Evening boat league Call lodge for details 01780 686441

Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019

Anglian Water 4 man Loch Style 8 August

WaterAid 13 September

Anglian Water Rudder Match 15 September 01780 686441.

Anglian Water Airflo International Final 1-3 October by qualification

World Lure Fishing Championships 11-14 October

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