Rutland Water week ending 23 May

3 weeks ago

Fish week 2,999 (Season 14,600) Returns 410 (1,774) Rod average 7.34 (8.22)

 Another consistent week here at Rutland with fantastic sport on offer for both bank and boat anglers. There has been a significant shift to nymph patterns this week, these have just had the edge over the buzzer patterns that have been so successful of late. 
 
Once again a floater or midge tip with FAB on the point has been the go to method with diawl bach, crunchers and hares ear taking plenty of fish. Large black buzzer have also been hatching off consistently with buzzer fished deeper either straight lined or under the indicator accounting for overwintered rainbows and specimen browns up to 8lb. A di3 has also been employed by anglers, particularly on those days with more wind when presentation of nymphs is compromised. A booby/blob combination pulled in the top 2 feet should soon get them chasing, providing exciting sport. 
 
The North and South arm are fishing well with Transformer to Armley Wood, Burley to Barnsdale (including the Creek) down the North and Hambleton Wood to Spud Bay and Gibbets Gorse down the South providing consistent sport. The main basin has also started to fish with good reports from anglers, in particular Blue pipes to Fantasy circa 80m out from the bank. 
 
The bank is still fishing very well with Whitwell Creek, Earnie’s Point, New Zealand point to sailing club and East Creek all providing consistent sport. Methods are the same as outlined above with small dries such as yellow owl CDC, shipmans and crippled midge coming into play with healthy evening rises occurring. 
 
As has been the case so far this season the water is still ‘gin clear’, it has been noticeable that dropping down to size 12 and 14 flies has certainly made a difference to catch rates for a lot of anglers.  There will be a double stocking this week of 4500 rainbows to compliment the fantastic sport already on offer here at Rutland, the perfect opportunity to come and wet a line from bank or boat!  

Fish stocked: 2,000. 

Tuesday night boat league 2021  
Rules again this season are, kill your first four fish, then catch and release four fish. Arrive at the lodge from 5.00pm onwards; boats leave the harbour at 6.00pm. We look forward to welcoming anglers back to this friendly event. 

Forthcoming events 
Tuesday Evening boat league – please ask at the lodge for more details 
Lake Challenge (Predator) 19 & 20 June 
Airflo Invitation Match 26 & 27 June 
England Qualifier 28 June 
EDFF (by invitation) 1 July 
Scierra Pairs Heat 12 July 
EFFA (by invitation) 21-22 July 

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