Biggest fish of the season is boated as weedbeds produced best sport for anglers.
Fish week 651 (season 26,606) Returns 294 (8,487) Rod average 2.21 (3.13)
Rutland Water is producing quality fish with the biggest Rainbow of the season falling to Adrian Cook. Adrian, from Great Barton near Bury St Edmunds, caught a fantastic 6lb 10¾oz specimen. He was fishing along the reedbeds when the fish took a liking to his minkie fished on an intermediate line. The previous best Rainbow of the season was recorded by Adrian’s regular boat partner John Harper – a 6lb 9oz fish taken in August.
A number of notable individual fish and bags have been taken in the last week. John Seaton and Peter de Kremer had a boat out last Monday afternoon. The pair caught ten fish from along the North shore of the Peninsula. All of them fell to floating fry around the weedbeds with John taking the best fish a 5lb 8oz Brown.
Dave Porter of Edith Weston netted a superb 5lb 6oz Rainbow off the bank near the Sailing Club, the fish gave a fantastic account of itself stripping yards of fly line and backing during the fight.
Prospects look very good with big fish showing in various areas of the reservoir coming to fry, nymphs and dries.
Make the most of the brown trout season before it ends on 29 October. After this time Browns need to be returned safely to the water.
Four fish (half day permits) will be valid all day from 1 November until 31 December £15 (Rainbows only).
Boat prices reduced in November – fish all day from 9am for £17.
George Moore Memorial Rudder Match
A match that saw some very good sized over wintered fish taken and judged on the best brace of fish brought to the scales. Fishery Manager Jon Marshall and his brother in law Pete Bell took the honours with two rainbows weighing 10lb 4oz. Paul Kirkup and Phil Welbourn took second place with a brace of Rainbows weighing 9lb 12¾oz, not far behind in third place with a brace of Browns were Graham and Gareth Pearson who weighed in a brace for 9lb 12oz. John Seaton and Paul Friend took a brace for 7lb 11¾oz. 18 Boats took part with 73 fish caught. The best Rainbow weighed 5lb 12½oz was taken by Paul Kirkup. Graham Pearson took the best Brown at 5lb 3oz. Graham and Gareth Pearson took 13 fish for 35lb 9oz.
The George Moore Memorial match was the third and final leg of the 3 leg Rudder series this season. The top three pairs overall were
1st Graham Pearson and Gareth Pearson
2nd Jim Watts and Martin Hearth
3rd Lee Hemphrey and Nigel Keeber.
Best Rainbow 6lb 10¾oz taken by Adrian Cook
Best Brown 5lb 12oz taken by Angus Langworthy of Malton.
Best boat areas Around the many weedbeds and middle of the North Arm and Sykes Lane.
Best bank areas Sailing Club to Gibbets Gorse, East Creek to Fishing Lodge, Normanton, Barnhill Creek through to the Finches bank, North Arm.
Best methods Bank – Fry patterns and nymphs producing quality fish around the reservoir.
Boat – As for bank but include various sinking lines with small boobies, cormorants and sparklers.
Mid week boat winner M Spence of York.