Fish 682 (Season 16,549) Returns 138 (2,820) Rod average 4.94 (5.86)
Another excellent week at Rutland Water, not only in numbers of fish caught, but also the quality of fish with some specimen Browns showing in good numbers. Martin Brocklebank had a good day up the North Arm, fishing with a beginner, the pair both managed a 6lb Brown apiece both of which were returned. Other fish caught that day were reported to have been feeding on large sedge pupae.
It’s not just our local anglers who are enjoying great sport; at this time of year we have regular visitors who travel long distances to make their annual ‘pilgrimage’ to Rutland Water. Devon anglers John Glanfield and Richard Powlesland and friends made their 42nd trip to Rutland recently and put their years of experience and expertise to excellent use netting an incredible 104 fish off the bank. They fished Green Bank and the Old Hall for the majority of their fish caught on nymph and buzzer, fished on floating, midge tip lines straight lining, under the bung and washing line.
Hatches of buzzer are still occurring with olives also still showing, anglers have also reported mayfly on the water. Good news for those who like surface activity is that this year’s pin fry have already been observed in some areas. Dry fly will account for these along with nymphs with a bit of pearl flash in them.
Bob Church Classic Sunday 2 June
This was the 32nd running of this prestigious match which was won by John Buchanan with 15 fish for 30lb 9oz. The match fished to a 3.3 rod average.
1st John Buchanan 15 fish for 30lb 9oz
2nd Iain Barr 12 fish for 26lb 13oz
3rd Martin Greatback 9 fish for 19lb 15oz
Tuesday Night Boat League week 4
19 anglers caught 55 fish. Chris Evans was top rod on the night with eight fish, Rich Cooper was second and Vince Sparrow took third place. The best fish was taken by Keith Jones with a 3lb 12½oz Rainbow.
League leader board after week 4
1st Vince Sparrow 28 points
2nd Rich Cooper 24 points
3rd Mick Connor 15 points
RWFF Cutting Trophy – evening bank match
1st Tom Cooper 4 fish for 11lb
2nd= Dave Porter 2 fish for 6lb 4oz
2nd= Rob Teasdale 3 fish for 6lb 4oz
4th Peter de Kremer 2 fish for 4lb 4oz
5th Graham Measures 1 fish for 3lb 2oz
6th Gordon Alleyne 1 fish for 2lb 10oz
Twelve members fished this bank match on Friday evening 31 May, between 6pm and 10pm. A total of 13 fish were weighed in and another ten caught and returned. Tom Cooper found fish at the head of Whitwell Creek and was a runaway winner with four fish for 11lb (although he returned another nine fish). Rob Teasdale also found fish in Whitwell Creek. Dave Porter took the best fish of the evening at 3lb 12oz at New Zealand Point. Otherwise members found it a difficult evening in bright conditions. All fish caught were Rainbows.
Best Rainbow: 5lb 6oz taken by Roger Marshall.
Best Brown: 6lb taken by Martin Brocklebank.
Best boat areas: Both arms of the reservoir, fishing lodge frontage.
Best bank areas: Old Hall, Green Bank, Normanton, Sykes Lane.
Mid week boat winner: Ron Oldroyd.
Breakfast club fishing – starts Saturday 8 June
This year at Rutland we are hosting some unique early morning events we are calling ‘Breakfast club’
The idea is to get out on the water early at the time of year when the water temperatures are starting to get quite high and have some sport before the sun gets right up. You will be able to enjoy a chat and share your success with other anglers over a coffee and a cooked breakfast (included in the price). Fishing will commence at 5am until 11am with breakfast served shortly after.
We will be hosting Breakfast club fishing on the following days:
June 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th (all Saturdays).
Although rangers will be on-site early to assist and prep the boats, the fishing lodge won’t be opening until 8am (as usual) so Breakfast club fishing will need to be paid in advance.
To book and pay call the lodge on (01780) 686441 (there are limited spaces).
Costs per person
Season ticket holder single man boat £24.50
Season ticket holder two man boat £20
Non-season ticket 1 fish kill c&r single man £47.50
Non-Season ticket 1 fish kill c&r two man £43
Non-season ticket 4 fish kill c&r single man £49.50
Non-season ticket 4 fish kill c&r two man £45
An evening with Hans Van Klinken at Rutland Fishing Lodge Cafe on Friday the 7 June
Hans will be available for meet and greet from 6pm and then will talk from 7pm for around an hour, followed by a chat. The fishing lodge will also be open for purchases after his talk.
There aren’t many people in the fly tying world who do not know of Hans Van Klinken – one of the most prominent fly tyers in the world, developer of superb flies, writer of stunning articles with stunning photographs and of course one of the best lecturers/teachers, be that to children or adults. Hans demonstrates fly tying globally. Indeed, he is very rarely at home these days – more a frequent flyer on many airlines off to share fly tying joy!
Teas and coffees will be free of charge, with the cafe open to purchase drinks and snacks etc.
Anglian Water Over 50’s Match 15 June
EDFF 3 July
EFFA 4 July
Scierra Pairs 6 July
England Qualifier 7 July
Anglian Water Airflo International – North of England Final 15 July
Beginners courses: 7,16 & 29 June; 2,14 & 20 July and throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 5,10,17 & 24 June ; 5 & 9 July and throughout the season.