Fish 425 (Season 35,360) Returns 119 (6,988) Rod average 3.57 (5.06)
Another good week at Rutland Water with the biggest fish of the season so far – a superb Brown of 12lb 10oz was landed by Chris Bobby.
The bottom of both arms are fishing well with some large fish being caught on corixa, small buzzer (dries) and fry patterns. Tim Appletons and Burley Reach in the north and cattle troughs, Lax Hill to Browns Island in the south arm.
The centre of the arms and the main basin to the dam are fishing well; specifically New Zealand Point, B, A, 17, 16 and 14 buoys past the church to the blue pipes.
The main methods have been pulling humungus, minkies, tubes and snakes, washing line with small lures, nymphs and fabs on various intermediate and tip lines. On floating lines; dries, suspender minkies and floating fry.
Day two of the Fry Feeders match on Sunday fished well (Day one was fished at Grafham). The largest fish of the season so far, a brown trout of 12lb 10oz was caught by Chris Bobby on a black snake and intermediate line at the bottom of the South Arm. Top rod was Henry Russell with a combined total over the two days of 31lb 3oz. Chris Bobby took the best fish of the competition and for this season – a monster of a Brown tipping the scales at 12lb 10oz.The top three places went to Henry Russell, Graham Pearson and John Hardy. Graham netted the best Rainbow of the week at 4lb 6oz and fished tube flies.
Best Rainbow: 4lb 6oz taken by Graham Pearson.
Best Brown: 12lb 10oz taken by Chris Bobby.
Midweek boat winner: B Vaughan.
Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
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George Moore Memorial Trophy (rudder) 27 October
Anglian Water Rudder match 17 November
Rutland Water Fur & Feather (bank) 2 December.