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It’s been a challenging week for fishing at Rutland, with both trout and predator anglers struggling to find fish in greater numbers, picking only the odd one or two in various spots. Boat anglers have fared better as fish are being noticed just out of reach of the bank anglers.
The best spots have been along the buoy line off the dam, along Normanton bank, in front of and in Sailing Club bay.
Bank anglers have been finding it hard with the changeable wind direction and speed. The Fur and Feather match on Sunday was a prime example as blustery westerly winds made it hard to get a line out in most popular spots. Anglers were dotted along the banks between the sailing club and the dam with two brave souls fishing straight in to the wind off the dam.
Although the Harbour wall and Lodge harbour were out of bounds for those fishing the Fur and Feather, large rainbows have been seen taking fry from the harbour and anglers have been estimating fish up to 5lb. Fish have been caught mainly on fry patterns but spooned fish have been eating corixa, shrimp and daphnia.
The Fur and Feather match was won with a bag of two fish which were caught off the Transformer/Finches bank. Despite the weather conditions anglers enjoyed some festive prizes and thanks go to Jon Marshall for creating the Christmas hampers.
Rob Hardy, Jim Hunter, Lee Henfrey and Adi Naylor all took home a hamper each, Tony Smith and Ranger Matt Tabram took home prizes too. The prize for best fish also went to Rob Hardy.
Thanks to everyone who took part in far from ideal conditions.