Rutland Water week ending 26 May

2 years ago

Fish 456 (Season 15,867) Returns 129 (2,682) Rod average 3.53 (5.91)

Both bank and boat anglers are enjoying good sport around the reservoir with 6,000 more fish stocked last week, anglers reported fish caught in many areas.

Other than the bottom of the arms, boats have also caught well along the Whitwell frontage to Ernies Point and East Creek to Normanton church.

Bank anglers have found fish along both sides of the main basin Whitwell to Sykes Lane (north shore) and Normanton through to East Creek plus Old Hall to Yellowstones and a few off the Green bank.

Fly hatches have been good with buzzers, diawl bach and hares ear working, along with beetles and a surprisingly large number of daddy long legs. Dry fly is working for some people.

This coming weekend all boats are booked as Rutland hosts the Bob Church Classic on Sunday with practice on Saturday. Early June is always a popular time for boat anglers so please phone the fishing lodge (01780 686441) to check for availability to avoid disappointment.

Competition news
Tuesday Night Boat League week 3

Mick Bennett won the night with three fish for 11lb 10oz, including a 7lb 3oz Rainbow that won him a free mid week boat for best fish. Mick’s Rainbow is also the best of the season so far. In form Vince Sparrow took second place with four fish for 9lb 9¾oz. Third place went to Mick Connor with three fish for 8lb 15¾oz. 15 anglers caught 36 fish with reports of lots of fish feeding off the top on the night.

League leaderboard after week 3

1st Vince Sparrow   23 points

2nd Mick Connor     17 points

3rd Rick Cooper      15 points

4th Mick Bennett    15 points

5th Sean Hillaby     8 points

6th Tom Davis        7 points

Brand new events for our anglers

Breakfast club fishing

This year at Rutland we are hosting some unique early morning events we are calling ‘Breakfast club’ The idea is to get out on the water early at the time of year when the water temperatures are starting to get quite high and have some sport before the sun gets right up.  You will be able to enjoy a chat and share your success with other anglers over a coffee and a cooked breakfast (included in the price). Fishing will commence at 5am until 11am with breakfast served shortly after.

We will be hosting Breakfast club fishing on the following days:
June 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th (all Saturdays). 

Although rangers will be on-site early to assist and prep the boats, the fishing lodge won’t be opening until 8am (as usual)  so Breakfast club fishing will need to be paid in advance.

To book and pay call the lodge on (01780) 686441 (there are limited spaces).

Costs per person
Season ticket holder single man boat £24.50
Season ticket holder two man boat £20
Non-season ticket 1 fish kill c&r single man £47.50
Non-Season ticket 1 fish kill c&r two man £43
Non-season ticket 4 fish kill c&r single man £49.50
Non-season ticket 4 fish kill c&r two man £45


Fishing stats

Best Rainbow: 7lb 3oz taken by Mick Bennett.

Best Brown: 7lb 1oz taken by Pablo Mullins.

Best boat areas: Bottom of both arms, Whitwell frontage to Sykes Lane. East Creek to Normanton church.

Best bank areas: Whitwell front, Sykes Lane, Old Hall to Yellowstones.

Mid week boat winner: H Ellis of Paignton.

Fish stocked: 6,000.

Water temp: 13-14C.

Forthcoming events

Bob Church Classic 2 June

An evening with Hans Van Klinken 7 June for more information call the lodge on 01780 686441

Breakfast Club Fishing 8,15,22 & 29 June call the fishing lodge for more information and to book.

Anglian Water Over 50’s Match 15 June

EDFF 3 July

EFFA 4 July

Scierra Pairs 6 July

England Qualifier 7 July

Anglian Water Airflo International – North of England  Final 15 July

Beginners courses: 7,16 & 29 June; 2,14 & 20 July and throughout the season.

Boat handling courses: 30 May; 5,10,17 & 24 June ; 5 & 9 July and throughout the season.

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

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Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.