Fish week 2,158 (Season 2,363) Returns 260 (304) Rod average 8.3 (7.77)
Despite the unseasonably warm weather, Rutland continues to provide good sport. The long-awaited buzzer hatches have brought the fish alive and with it the excitement from the anglers. Rainbows have certainly woken up with plenty of quality fish for bank and boat anglers. A very healthy rod average of 8.3 for the week.
One of the best fish of the week fell to Roger Oliver. Roger took a spectacular 6lb 9oz specimen with a size 12 buzzer.
Boat anglers have been focussing their attention around Barnsdale Creek and Dickenson's Bay, but the mouth of Whitwell Creek, Normanton bank and outside East Creek, Old Hall flats to Yellowstone have also provided fish. Best tactics for boat anglers are midge tips with buzzers with a lure or FAB on the point or sinking lines with lures and cormorants.
Bank anglers are finding fish in Whitwell Creek, The Mound, Normanton Bank, East Creek and also Old Hall Bay to Yellowstone. Best bank tactics include floating lines with nymphs as fish have been noted to be quite high in the water in many places. Bloodworms have also been popular too.
At the time of writing a shift in the weather will be bringing colder and wetter conditions so a change of tactics may be in order.
Winter Restrictions continue until 31 March, from 1 April restrictions will be lifted and the full fleet of boats will be available. For further information please enquire at the lodge or have a look on the website where you will find details and maps indicating out of bounds areas.
Fish stocked: 2,500.