Rutland Water week ending 24 April

3 weeks ago

Rod average 6.54 (Season 6.17) 

Fish continue to be caught in many areas. The hot spots from the boat include North Arm – Dickensons Bay, Barnsdale steep bank, Barnsdale Bay, Willow Bay and the corner of Sykes Lane next to the Dam. In the South Arm - Yellowstones, Old Hall and the top of the arm in and around Hideaway. 

Weather conditions towards the end of last week saw the wind pick up but it didn’t put either anglers or the fish off, it was more about finding some shelter. Anglers have again enjoyed a week catching Browns from 5 to 7lb and some cracking silver bars. 

Best methods for the week were buzzers and nymphs on sink tip or floating lines but sinking lines with varying patterns also caught good numbers. 

Bank fishing (due to high wind and direction) saw lower numbers of anglers venturing out, but most caught around Stockie Bay, the Mound and Yellowstones. 

Congratulations to everyone who qualified for the Airflo Open at Rutland; the Greenwell Persuaders won on the day. It was a red letter day for all at Rutland with 688 fish caught on the day for a massive match average of 11.47. Well done to all the teams that entered – even the lowest placed team caught 61 fish on the day. 

Boats are now getting booked with limited numbers on some days and some are already fully booked due to the great sport we are enjoying, to avoid disappointment don’t delay – book your boats today. 

We have seen some quality fish this season with the best Rainbow coming in at 6lb 9oz and the best Brown so far weighing a whopping 11lb 8oz. 

Fish stocked: 2,167. 

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