Rutland Water week ending 5 September

2 months ago

Fish week 321 Returns 68 Rod average 3.35

Fish week 321 Returns 68 Rod average 3.35 
Boat anglers continue to catch the vast majority of fish with the banks remaining quiet. Various tactics have worked including small blobs and snakes, big lures and nymphs, diawl bach (red), hares ear, cruncher (pheasant tail), dries. Bob’s Bits and Shipmans are still working. There are a great number of fish turning their attention to this year’s fry population, especially last week, with suspender popper/minkies, floating fry, minkies and humungus (black and white) working well fished among the weedbeds scattered around the shoreline. With reports of quality rainbows and browns bow waving, grabbing and swirling after these patterns. With cool, overcast and breezy conditions proving ideal for this method most areas are providing action, with even the North Arm finally waking up. A number of browns up to 6½lb were caught with one or two reports of follows from bigger fish. 5lb Rainbows were also caught. 

It seems that the fish are eating snails, shrimp fry and corixa and there are signs that Daddy Long Legs are hatching in steady numbers. 

Prospects look very good, especially around the weedbeds with plenty of surface action. 

Rutland Water is hosting a Rudder match this Saturday 11 September 10am to 6pm. Please call the lodge on 01780 686441 for more information. 

With the predator season now well 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. 

Scierra Pairs 18 & 19 September  


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