Rutland Water week ending 17 April

1 month ago

Rod average 5.36 

Fish have been caught in many areas from the top of the North Arm (Dickensons Bay) all the way through to the bottom of the South Arm (Hideaway Bay area). 

We have had regular reports of quality overwintered fish in the 7lb plus bracket taken on a variety of methods from deep buzzers, to humungus etc. There are plenty of Rainbows also showing which like the Browns are in tremendous condition. A steady supply of stocked Rainbows and this year’s introduction of Browns around 1½ to 2lb are also showing. 

Variable weather conditions saw fish moving steadily on overcast, cloudy days. However, when the sun intervened the fish went down a little until the next batch of cloud brought them back to the surface. 

Various methods are working including floating line and midge tips with buzzers, diawl bach, hares ear and crunchers. Boat anglers are succeeding with various sinking lines with nymph, lure, lure combinations, blobs, boobies, and cormorants. 

Bank anglers have done best with nymphs, however one or two anglers have had some success with dry fly. 

Buzzer hatches have been steady but building up each day with some fish stuffed with them, others have been feeding on shrimp and snails. 

Fish stocked: 4,500. 

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