Rutland Water week ending 25 November

2 weeks ago

Rutland Water fishing well

Rutland has been in excellent form this week. A reported 30lb plus Pike was caught in the middle of the south arm, not a bad haul you might say, but the angler in question was only using light tackle as he was only targeting Perch and Zander, so fair play to him for being able to land and successfully return it.

Retail team leader Neil Atkins and Ranger Nigel Savage fished Whitwell Creek on Saturday and both had notable Brownies on floating fry. Nigel’s fish weighed an estimated 7lb 6oz while Neil’s was not far off double figures.

Mick Connor was also fishing the same stretch albeit further round towards Sykes Lane/Stockie Bay. Mick was also fishing floating fry when a lazy take from another estimated double figure brownie took the fly off the top. Mick was unsure if it connected, or was even a fish, until it took off (as he only saw the wake at the last second from the corner of his eye), but Mick’s barbless hook slipped off and the fish left to fight another day.

‘Big Dave’ Porter had a cracking day having bagged up near the dam with boat partner Steve Crowder, fish were pulling throughout the day. The pair found midge tip and hoppers worked well.

As the winter months progress we will be reducing the fleet to 20 boats so it is advisable to book your boat well in advance.

Coming up is Rutland’s popular Fur and Feather bank match on 2 December. Up for grabs are Christmas hampers, raffle prizes and vouchers. Call the lodge for more information on 01780 686441 between 8am and 2pm to book a place. Please remember to bring a table prize for the raffle on the day. 

Winter restrictions Winter restrictions now apply and certain bank areas are closed to fishing ie Sailing Club onwards and left of the transformer all the way round to Dickensons Bay. Any Brown Trout hooked must be quickly unhooked and returned alive immediately.

During November our fishing lodges will be open 8am to 2pm 7 days a week.

Forthcoming events
Rutland Water Fur & Feather
(bank) 2 December.