Fish 343 (Season 29,271) Returns 106 (5,669) Rod average 3.23 (5.16)
One or two boats are finally venturing down Rutland’s reservoir arms, notably the south. In the rudder match at the weekend some very nice fish came out from Manton Bay with four or five over 3lb caught, especially Mick Bennett and Ian Dalby’s boat. The pair had three 3lb fish including the best fish of the match at 3lb 11oz. Browns were showing interest but not taking flies.
Keith Jones, Cameron Neil and Toff Crowther all encountered a big fish “chase” follow to the boat. Keith Jones showed Nigel Savage a superb 6lb plus Brown that he returned. This was caught earlier in the week from the North Arm.
Food supply includes plenty of roach and perch fry. There is a plentiful supply of buzzers, albeit they are rather small. There is a small number of Daddy Long Legs about at the moment. Daphnia is showing in some fish out in the open water. 1,000 Rainbows were stocked last week.
WaterAid 13 September
38 Anglers fished this fund raising event supported by Rutland Water Fly Fishers who were invaluable as boatmen. Top rod on the day was Chris Evans who took 8 fish for 15lb 1oz. The best fish of the day weighed 3lb 15oz and was taken by Steve Evans.
Anglian Water Rudder Match 15 September
24 anglers fished in this match. Simon Lehane won with 8 fish for 25lb 11½oz; Mick Bennett was second weighing in 6 fish for 20lb 13oz; third place went to K Johns. A good number of better fish were taken in Manton Bay – with big Browns showing but not pulling.
Best Rainbow: 3lb 11oz taken by Mick Bennett.
Best Brown: 6lb plus taken by Keith Jones.
Best boat areas: Main basin/south arm producing nice fish.
Midweek boat winner: Richard Russell.
Fish stocked: 1,000.
Boat demand is very high at the moment – please phone the lodge before travelling.
Predator lure fishing 1-30 September
Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
Anglian Water Airflo International Final: 1-3 October by qualification
Autumn Pairs – categories for rudder & non rudder: 7 October.
World Lure Fishing Championships: 11-14 October
Beginners courses: See our page for full details.