Fish 330 (Season 24,355) Returns 120 (4,916) Rod average 2.75 (4.95)
Good news here at Rutland Water with the water quality improving and the main basin clearing well; leading to anglers catching along the buoy line of the dam and also from the three trees to Fantasy. In overcast conditions these fish have not been deep, with a fast glass a good starting point, fished with a typical washing line set up with FAB on the point and nymphs such as diawl bach and crunchers up the cast.
There are also good numbers of fish holding deep, as is to be expected in August, with a di5 or di7 required to get down. Long open water drifts over deep water being the order of the day to locate the pods of fish which are well spread.
There are still good numbers of fish down the arms. Tim Appletons, Transformer and Burley Reaches down the North Arm, in particular, have provided good sport to dries. A patient approach is essential to build a bag as the fish are feeding sporadically throughout the day. Old Hall and Yellowstone have also been worth targeting from the boat, along with Browns Island and Lax Hill.
We are starting to see a few fish feeding on this year’s fry which is a good sign moving forward.
Bank anglers have enjoyed some quality fish last week with the majority falling to dries such as big red, and cdc’s such as Owls and hares ear. Old Hall, Yellowstone and May Tree bank have all provided sport to bank anglers with shrimp, snail and corixa being present upon spooning. Last week’s rain has also meant that the reservoir is virtually full, bringing many benefits with it. The weedbeds are offered some protection from strong winds and also the margins will colonise with corixa, shrimp and fry.
Mid week boat winner: Mr Hollick of Cumberton.
Summer special offers
Our Summer Sunset ticket is now available to purchase – so take advantage of what is often the best part of the day. Priced at just £12 for one fish plus catch and release you can fish from 6pm.
Reduced boat hire for seniors Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season).
Rutland Water Fly Fishers open weekend Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August
There will be fly tying demonstrations, casting tuition and the opportunity to have a session on the boat with a member of the club. All are welcome 10am-4pm.
Tuesday Night Boat League extended to 27 August.
Anglian Water Lochstyle 4 man team match 31 August
England Ladies 31 August & 1 September.
Anglian Water Rudder Match 14 September.
WaterAid competition 19 September
Anglian Water Airflo International Final 7-9 October
Anglian Water Autumn Pairs Rudder & non rudder 12 October
Beginners courses: 10,25 & 31 August; 8,14,22 & 24 September; 4,13,18 & 26 October and throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 8 August; 3 September; 16,21 & 30 October and throughout the season.