It's great to be back.....
Rutland came out of lockdown in spectacular fashion last week with large numbers of exceptional quality fish showing from many different areas of the reservoir. Bank anglers have reported catching from various areas from Dickenson’s Bay in the North Arm all the way to New Zealand Point in the South Arm, not to mention Old Hall, Yellowstone, Spud Bay and Barnhill on the peninsula! Boat anglers have found large quantities of fish in open water too with Normanton Bank, corner of Sykes Lane, 10-11 buoy, and K buoy all producing bumper catches. The fish have been high in the water from both bank and boat, in many cases only a floater required! Rutland’s specimen browns have also come to the party with the stand out brown this week being Toff Crowther’s stunning 10lb 8oz specimen taken on sunk line tactics from the North Arm.
We’ve had many fantastic reports this week from anglers.
Best areas from the bank – The monument at Sykes Lane to Whitwell Creek, The Dam, Green Bank, Old Hall, Yellowstone and Spud bay. A simple washing line set up with bright FAB on the point and Hares ear up the cast is a great starting point. Buzzers and nymphs such as diawl bach and crunchers have also scored, especially when fished static producing arm wrenching takes. Dries have also scored with suspender hares ear and big red featuring.
Best areas from the boat – Normanton Bank, open water, corner of the dam at Sykes Lane to the monument; 10+11 buoy; K/L buoy (Hambleton wood). Tactics wise very similar to the bank or pulling tactics will see plenty of fish bow waving after your flies!