Rutland Water week ending 19 July

3 weeks ago

Fish599 (Season 5,703) Returns 151 (1,041)Rod average 3.96 (5.47)

The weather has been variable this week with cloudy days, wet days, hot bright and sunny, cool and sunny, although this hasn't put the fish off it does mean adapting to the conditions on the day. On the bright hot days di-8's have been the line of choice but on the cooler days fish are nearer the top.

The north arm has been attracting the specimen hunters particularly around the Tower, Dickensons Bay and Cardiac Hill areas. For those anglers going for quantity then head off towards the main basin either fishing the slicks around the boils or taking long drifts towards the dam if the wind allows.

If the South Arm is where you want to be then head towards Green Bank, Old Hall and Yellowstone or on the opposite shore New Zealand Point and Sailing Club.

Over the weekend there have been reports of more than 50 fish being caught from the bank weighing up to 5lb.

Best flies to try: Dabblers, Cormorants, Diawl Bach's, popper fry and black snakes.

Don’t forget our sunset ticket option for an evening on the bank - £12 (1fish+c&r) from 6pm. Available from the ranger’s office (cash only).

Beginners Courses: 26 July; 1,16,22 & 30 August; 4,6,12,20 & 23 September and other dates throughout the season. Please call lodge on 01780 686441.

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.