Fish week 2,412 (Season 10,394) Returns 341 (1,132) Rod average 7.07 (9.18)
Another solid week of quality sport at Rutland Water for both bank and boat anglers, resulting in a rod average for the week of 7.07. The fish continue to feed hard on buzzers with both the North and South Arms producing plenty of sport. Floating lines or midge tips have been the order of the day with buzzers featuring heavily on the cast along with diawl bach, particularly in black.
Barnsdale Creek, Barnsdale Steep bank, Armley Wood and Whitwell frontage have all produced large numbers of Rainbows and Browns. Down the South Arm, Sailing Club Bay, New Zealand Point, Gibbets Gorse, Manton Bay, Old Hall and Hideaway Bay have been the areas to target.
Rutland’s specimen Browns really came to the fore with an 11lb 13oz specimen recorded by an angler fishing Saturday’s rudder Match. Unsurprisingly this superb Brown contributed to the winning weight of 54lb 9¾oz recorded by this angler and his boat partner. The following day saw yet another magnificent Brown with a superb 12lb 6oz specimen taking a size 12 black cruncher on the washing line down the North Arm. But it’s not all about Browns this week with Rainbows recorded to 6lb on the bank and to 7lb from the boat.
Prospects for the week ahead look good with slightly warmer weather already encouraging large buzzers to hatch and the first Hawthorn flies of the year dancing over the water. A further 2,000 fish have been introduced in four locations down the North Arm, as we have moved into the prime buzzer fishing month of May. Boats are very popular so please ensure that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Fish stocked: 2,000.
Tuesday night boat league 2021 starts 11 May
Rules again this season are, kill your first four fish, then catch and release four fish. Arrive at the lodge from 5.00pm onwards; boats leave the harbour at 6.00pm. We look forward to welcoming anglers back to this friendly event.
Please note under the Covid safety guidelines, there won’t be any orders for supper on 11 May, but we do anticipate being able to take orders from "Sid's" fish and chip shop from 18 May onwards.
Evening boat league commences 11 May – please ask at the lodge for more details
Lake Challenge (Predator) 19 & 20 June
Airflo Invitation Match 26 & 27 June