Rutland Water week ending 24 October

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Fish week 692 Returns 180 Rod average 3.84 

 We had reports of big Browns and Rainbows last week with 692 fish caught and 180 rod returns for a rod average of 3.84. Boat anglers continue to enjoy the best of the sport. However, there has been an increase in the number of bank anglers reporting fish on a regular basis. 

Both bank and boat anglers are catching excellent Browns, along with an increasing number of grown on Rainbows. These fish are around the 3-6lb mark. We are also hearing of much bigger fish showing /following flies. 

Fry patterns are working the best with suspender/popper minkies bringing fish up to the surface for some exciting sport, with floating fry also working well. Below the surface, minkies, white or black humungus are also catching their share of fish. Dries are still working for the snail and shrimp feeders, with both Browns and Rainbows being witnessed in the 10lb plus bracket. 

Winter restrictions come in to place on Monday 1 November so this weekend is your last chance to boat fish down the arms. From 1 November boats will not be permitted down the North and South Arms beyond the sailing limits area. Similar restrictions apply to bank fishing with no fishing allowed from the Sailing Club (gate closed/locked), Old Hall to the Green Bank (south side of peninsula) then the transformer all the way round to Dickenson's Bay (North Arm). There are still plenty of areas to fish for both the bank and boat anglers. 

Prospects look excellent with quality Rainbows and Browns being caught and plenty of stock fish. Please book boats in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Rutland will host the George Moore Memorial Trophy rudder match on Saturday 6 November. The match will be fished 8.30am to 3.30pm with prizes for the best brace of Rainbows. To book or find out more please call the fishing lodge on 01780 686441. 

Fish stocked: 2,500. Plus another 4,000 planned for this week. 

Change to Tackle shop hours – Rutland Lodge will open 8am to 2pm daily from 1 November. 

Forthcoming events 
George Moore Memorial Trophy (rudder) 6 November 
Zander Cup 13 November 
Anglian Water Rudder Match 20 November 
Fur & Feather (bank) 5 December 01780 686441 

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