Rutland Water week ending 25 July

1 year ago

Fish week 238 (Season 27,601) Returns 82 (4,155) Rod average 2.9 (6.64)

238 fish were recorded by 82 anglers. The weather has put some anglers off fishing, but those that boat fished caught in the main basin area, the aerators up to the dam limit buoys etc. There is some suspended algae at the bottom of the arms which is putting people off fishing these areas. A mixture of lures, lure/nymph combinations accounted for most fish. 

Bank fishing is worth trying now that fish are showing off the green bank, Sykes Lane and Normanton. Nigel Savage fished off the dam last Saturday afternoon and hooked into ten fish landing seven of them with a small cdc hares ear doing the business, where fish were moving close in. 

Prospects look good, especially for boat anglers in the main basin. The best areas for bank fishing depend on the wind direction with green bank, Sykes Lane, Stockie Bay, Normanton and the Dam worth trying. Fish are moving incredibly close in with dry fly being the best bet. This year’s perch/roach fry are now 1½ to 2 inches long with fry feeding action starting soon. 

Tuesday night boat league 2021  
A huge thunderstorm just prior to anglers heading out to fish caused last week’s heat to be cancelled. There are three weeks left with the final match in this popular league being on 10 August. 

Forthcoming events 
Tuesday Evening boat league – please ask at the lodge for more details 

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