Rutland Water week ending 18 October

1 month ago

Fish 338 (Season 11,821)Returns 96(2,536) Rod average 3.52 (4.66)

Rutland Water is fishing well again with a rod average of 3.52 for the week.

Boat anglers are still having the upper hand with boats fishing from the fishing lodge frontage all the way through to the main basin catching fish in very good numbers. A superb Brown of 10lb 3oz fell to one of our boat anglers whilst fishing off the New Zealand Point area of the south arm. Other browns to 6lb were recorded with rainbows of over 5lb plus caught. We are seeing many rainbows in the 3lb plus range showing down both arms. Bank anglers are doing best if they keep on the move with fry, dries, nymph patterns the best bet.

Fish are still not feeding hard on this year’s fry despite the huge numbers of roach and perch. Snails, shrimp and daphnia are more evident in stomach contents of fish that have been taken.

Boat demand is very high so please phone the lodge on 01780686441 to book before travelling.

Winter restrictions come into place at the end of this month with fishing not permitted at the bottom of the arms (where some of the bigger fish hang out).

2,158 rainbows have been stocked recently around the main basin bringing this season’s total to 66,640 fish stocked for the year.

Autumn Pairs
36 Anglers fished this match on Saturday 10 October, catching 189 fish for a rod average of 5.25. Despite the testing, blustery conditions (with rain and hail for good measure) five boats recorded 16 fish limits (all in the non rudder section).

The top boat in the non rudder section had 16 fish for 35lb 5oz.
Best non rudder fish 6lb 13½oz brown.

The top result in the rudder section was 15 fish for 29lb 6½oz; best fish 3lb 13½oz.

George Moore Memorial rudder match Saturday 24 October
9am to 5pm with prizes for the best brace of fish. Please call the lodge on 01780 686441.

Forthcoming events:
Beginners Courses:
25 & 28 October; 8 November and 6 December. To book please call the lodge on 01780 686441.
George Moore 24 October
Fur & Feather 6 December

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