Highlights from Rutland Water
It’s been an absolute Brown bonanza at Rutland Water, including the biggest fish of the season to date. More details will follow in next week’s report, but in the meantime here are some of the highlights.
Early in the week Oakham’s Toff Crowther returned fish of 5lb and 6lb plus.
Rutland ranger Nigel Savage took a boat out at mid day on 4 May and headed for the south arm, dropping off on a few places along the way. He started by catching some rainbows. Despite plenty of buzzers hatching and birds working the water things were very quiet. However the pace hotted up on his return back down the reservoir. Nigel enjoyed some hectic sport around 6pm hooking four overwintered browns, the first weighing 5lb 4oz. On the next cast he took a 3lb 8oz Brown. The next one was estimated at around 7-8lb but frustratingly it leapt out and threw the hook! Nigel’s fourth Brown weighed 4lb 10oz.
Jon Wood fished in the Rutland qualifier for the 2018 Anglers World Flyfishing Championships and caught and released a massive Brown estimated to be at least double figures.
We have had some massive Browns caught in recent days with Graham Hayward netting a 10lb 4oz specimen Brown from the harbour wall. This was weighed by ranger Matt Tabram and safely returned to the water. On 7 May Al Owen recorded the best Brown of the season to date a huge specimen of 11lb 8oz – more of this in next week’s detailed report.
Rutland Water’s popular Tuesday evening boat league started on 8 May. This evening league is very popular and a great way to enjoy the longer evenings now that summer has finally arrived. For more information please call Rutland Lodge on 01780 686441.
Don’t forget Senior anglers can take advantage of discounted boats on Tuesdays - £20 per boat; Single man £14.
All boats booked 17-20 May – AWAI Invitational
Tuesday Evening boat league commences 8 May
Anglian Water Rudder match 12 May
Airflo invitation match 17 – 20 May
Anglian Water Floating Line competition 26 May
Bob Church Classic 3 June
Anglian Water Over 50’s Match 23 June
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