Rutland Water week ending 29 August

2 months ago

Fish week 312 (Season 29,102) Returns 78 (4,613) Rod average 4 (6.3)

Rutland is fishing well with a rod average of 4.0 for the week. Most returns are from boat anglers, however, a few bank anglers are reporting seeing fish in some areas around the weedbeds. 

The main basin is still a draw for boat anglers with reports of lots of follows to flies on some days, but fish are proving reluctant to actually take the fly. Away from the main basin, and into the two arms, the North Arm remains fairly quiet, while the South Arm is worth investigating from Spud Bay all the way through to the green bank, again fry patterns and dries and nymphs are working. A few anglers are having exciting sport drifting onto the many weedbeds, along Normanton.  

Fry patterns, suspender/popper minkies, minkies and tubes etc are popular.  When it comes to dries Shipmans, hares ear, cdc’s and daddies should soon be worth trying. Lures and various blobs, snakes etc are worth a go. The most popular nymphs are red holographic diawl bach, cruncher and hares ear. Fish are feeding on shrimp, snails, fry, corixa and there have been a few good, albeit very small, buzzer hatches. 

Rainbows are in excellent condition, many in the 2-4lb plus category, and are giving an excellent account of themselves. Some good sized Browns have been reported, including a fine specimen of 6lb 8oz taken from the reed beds in the South Arm and safely returned. Also down the South Arm anglers reported fish around Browns Island, Cattle Trough and Hideaway Bay.There has been plenty of surface action to popper fry patterns.  

With the predator season now under way and a busy time for competitions many days are already fully booked and several more have limited availability. To avoid disappointment please book your boats direct with the fishing lodge by calling 01780 686441. 

Forthcoming events 
Anglian Water Rudder Match
 11 September - call 01780 686441 for information. 

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