Rutland Water week ending 7 July

1 week ago

Fish 653 (Season 21,433) Returns 167 (4,085) Rod average 3.91 (5.24)

Rutland Water is fishing extremely well for both bank and boat anglers alike. Anglers are commenting on the quality of fish which is excellent with plenty of food items to feed on especially with the amazing amount of fry and really good numbers of shrimp showing in stomach contents.

The resident Browns are starting to show again with all the food about with some reports of excellent specimens. Stuart Hume netted a fine 6lb 4½oz fish and Welsh angler Kieran returned two excellent quality fish on Sunday with further fish up to 8lb caught off the bank. Roger Oliver from Sheffield got amongst the Browns later on in the day and returned two with one just under 5lb and the other just under 6lb.

Boats have fared best down the south arm, with reports of fish being both close in and right out in the open water. Season ticket holders Al Owen and Roger Gill had 16 big fish using the washing line method with nymphs to great effect. The reservoir continues to fish very well with fish being caught throughout the day.

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 July & August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)

Tuesday Evening Boat League week 8
15 anglers did brilliantly to catch 67 fish last week. Chris Evans was top rod (for the third time this year); second was Vince Sparrow and third place went to Keith Jones. Vince also had the biggest fish on the night with a 4lb 13¼oz Rainbow winning him a free mid week boat. Rich Cooper has held on to his league lead, but Keith Jones and Vince Sparrow are not far behind

Scierra Pairs 6 July
13 pairs fished in this popular match bringing 121 fish to the scales. David Holroyd took the best fish.

1st      Rob Edmunds & Matthew Griffiths.
2nd     Paul Kitchen & Andy Everett.
3rd      Pablo Mullins & Keith Jones

Fishing Stats

Best Rainbow: 4lb 13oz taken by Vince Sparrow.

Best Brown: 6lb 4½oz taken by Stewart Hume.

Best boat areas: Bottom of south arm, main basin, Yellowstones.

Best bank areas: Normanton, Sykes Lane, Old Hall, Peninsula, Barnhill Creek.

Mid week boat winner: J Turner of Nottingham.

Forthcoming events

Anglian Water Airflo International – North of England  Final 15 July
Anglian Water Lochstyle 4 man team match 31 August
Beginners courses: 14 & 20 July; 4,10,25 & 31 August and throughout the season.

Boat handling courses: 8 August and throughout the season.

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.