Fish week 797 Returns 170 Rod average 4.68
Boat anglers are enjoying the best of the sport at Rutland Water with fish being caught in many areas. A lot of the recent stock fish are being found in the main basin on the Normanton side of the Dam.
Some anglers are finding quality Browns and Rainbows among the numerous weedbeds around the reservoir shoreline. This is making for some very exciting fishing. The best methods seem to be fry patterns in general, though dries have caught a few fish. We have seen plenty of Browns in the 5-6lb bracket along with a number of excellent Rainbows in the 3-5lb range. We also had reports of bigger Rainbows estimated around 8lb hooked and lost. Local angler Toff Crowther witnessed a massive Brown take his fly only to suffer the frustration of losing it.
Another 2,500 stock fish were introduced last week. Try a mixture of small lures, blobs, fabs etc plus various nymphs, diawl bach, ‘cruncher’ and hares ear and snakes.
For targeting the weedbed fish try fry patterns, suspender/popper minkies and minkie humungus. Dries - we have seen a sizable number of daddies on the water when there has been a breeze, also try ‘big reds’; Shipmans with cdc, emergers in a Hares Ear variety are also worth a go.
Rutland Water hosted the WaterAid Fly Fishing Challenge on 19 September. Thanks to our sponsoring companies, generous guests and fantastic helpers and volunteers, £6,500 was raised for the WaterAid charity. Rutland Water Fly Fishers were on hand and provided ghillies to help the angling participants get the most out of their day. A number of fine silver Rainbows were caught. Congratulations to the most successful ghillie with 8 fish for 17lb 9oz.
With the predator season now well under way and a busy time for competitions many days are already fully booked and several more have limited availability. To avoid disappointment please book your boats direct with the fishing lodge by calling 01780 686441.