Rutland Water week ending 18 August

4 weeks ago

Latest news from Rutland Water

Last week’s unsettled weather with rain and strong winds restricted fishing in some areas of the reservoir. There is now plenty of clear water to fish in so avoid the windward bank and shorelines.

Heavy rain stopped local farmer Chris Binley from harvesting, giving Chris the opportunity to fish with his brother Ian. The pair fished twice catching 18 fish using rudder tactics around the reservoir.

Peter de Kremer enjoyed an afternoon boat on Saturday taking a brace of 3½-4lb Rainbows on dries at the top of the North Arm.

A number of Browns started to show last week, mainly early season fish that were stocked in April. However, Rob Edmunds fished on Saturday with his father Gary. Gary hooked into a cracking 8lb 6oz Brown that fell to a white snake fished on a sinking line. This particular fish had been feeding on fry, and a crayfish estimated at 5-6 inches long. The pair also returned a smaller Brown, and several good silvered Rainbows up to 3lb plus. They fished short drifts off the bank down the South Arm. Rob commented that he had another big Brown follow right up to the boat that day.

Browns are feeding on the masses of fry, shrimp and crayfish, with the Rainbows likely to follow suit. The water level is at maximum and very clear in many areas. Settled weather would also help.

Please book boats in advance as demand is high. All boats are booked 1 and 2 September.  From 5-13 September our boat numbers will be reduced to 48 as some of our fleet heads to Grafham.

Rutland will be hosting the Anglian Water Loch Style 4 man team event (fished to International rules) on Saturday 31 August – to enter please call 01780 686441 for more information. This will also be practice day for the England Ladies National Final which takes place on Sunday 1 September.

Lure fishing at Rutland commences on 1 September (continues to 30 September).

Tuesday Night Boat League

Week 14

15 anglers caught 22 fish this week with Vince Sparrow taking top rod on the night with seven fish. This earned Vince 10 points with Chris Evans in second place and Sean Hillaby third (with three fish each0. The winner of the mid week boat voucher was Adi Humphries with a 3lb 13½oz Rainbow, one of five fish over 3lb on the night.

League placings

With two nights remaining and ten points for a win the league is still open

1st      Richard Cooper               67 points

2nd     Chris Evans                    58 points

3rd      Keith Jones                     54 points

4th      Vince Sparrow                 51 points

Forthcoming events

Tuesday Night Boat League extended to 27 August.
Anglian Water Lochstyle 4 man team match
31 August
England Ladies 31 August & 1 September.

Lure predator fishing 1 – 30 September.

Anglian Water Rudder Match 14 September.

WaterAid competition 19 September

Anglian Water Airflo International Final 7-9 October

Anglian Water Autumn Pairs Rudder & non rudder 12 October
Beginners courses: 25 & 31 August; 8,14,22 & 24 September; 4,13,18 & 26 October and throughout the season.

Boat handling courses: 3 September; 16,21 & 30 October and throughout the season.

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

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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.