Fish 196 (Season 32,935) Returns 112 (7,509) Rod average 1.75 (4.42)
Specimen rainbows have shown this week to bank anglers with fry patterns taking these fine fish. The harbour at the fishing lodge has produced rainbows of 6lb 12oz and 6lb 8oz to anglers, these fish were in fantastic condition feasting on the roach fry that’s in abundance in the harbour. The angler recording the 6lb 8oz rainbow also recorded three others for a 15lb bag weight in a short session.
As expected the harbour wall is still producing the goods with numerous anglers having good sport. A pair of Scottish anglers returned to Rutland for three days and had some fantastic sport with 27 browns and 5 rainbows between them, with the icing on the cake being a brown estimated at 10lb! They targeted the margins of the reservoir with Church Bay and the mouth of Whitwell Creek to Stocky Bay the most consistent areas. Popper minkies when there was some ripple scored, with minkies fished slowly when the wind dropped being the method.
Fish have been seen moving consistently in the blue pipes area, sipping small buzzers on those calm days. Ernies Point is also holding plenty of fish and on the right wind it’s well worth fishing from the bank. Fly choice has remained focused on fry patterns for both boat and bank anglers – snakes, humungus, popper minkie and floating fry all recording superb quality rainbows and browns.
Please note winter restrictions are now in force with restrictions for both bank and boat anglers, please ask the team at the lodge if you are unsure. Also brown trout are now out of season, please make sure all are returned to the water as soon as possible.
Day boat prices are now reduced for the winter – the Winter boat is available from 9am to sunset £21, single man £15.
Tackle shop opening hours are 8am to 2pm from 1 November.
Don’t miss Rutland’s Fur and Feather bank match on Sunday 2 December. Call 01780 686441 for details.
Anglian Water Rudder Match 16 November
Anglian Water Fur & Feather (bank) 1 December
Beginners courses: 10 November; 8 December; 4 January 2020.