Fish week 289 Returns 88 Rod average 3.28
Boat anglers are again having the best sport, although there is good news for the bank anglers with bank sport starting to pick up. The overall rod average was 3.28 for the week. The very unsettled weather, particularly the strong winds and heavy rain last Saturday, made conditions very difficult. Most fish have been caught from the main basin with significant numbers of recent stock fish being caught.
We have seen a good number of quality Rainbows with one local angler weighing in six cracking Rainbows for 25lb 9¼oz on the first day of the WCC competition.
We are seeing Browns up to 5lb being returned. With some serious big specimens keeping their heads down at the moment. The bigger Browns and Rainbows are feeding hard on snails and good sized fry, mainly perch 2-3 inches in length. One bank angler took four fish back to the lodge one morning, all of good size, to just under 4lb.
For the bigger specimens try around the many weedbeds around the shoreline. With fry patterns the best method don't ignore dries though, but be prepared to use a substantial leader (10-12lb) to fight these hard fighting fish. Settled weather for the coming week would be welcome particularly lighter winds
Boat bookings are again very busy with the weekend of 9 and 10 October fully booked, although it is worth calling the lodge on 01780 686441 to try for a cancellation.
Autumn Trout Pairs 9 October Rudder and non Rudder sections. More information from Rutland fishing lodge 01780 686441.
Lake Challenge (lure competition) 10 October. All remaining non match boats booked.