Sport continues to impress at as the big reservoir produces yet another season best rainbow.
Fish week 480 (season 27,086) Returns 199 (8,686) Rod average 2.41 (3.11)
It’s been an excellent week for big fish at Rutland Water. The best Rainbow of the season fell to Gordon Anthony of Whittlesey, Peterborough, on Saturday 29 October. The fish took the scales round to 7lb 13 3/8oz and fell to an orange lure fished on a floating line from the Normanton shore.
Paul Gilbert from Billinghay, Lincolnshire caught four fish for 17lb 5 ¾oz whilst boat fishing in the South Arm, the best fish was a 5lb 8¾oz Brown. Paul also recorded a 5lb 2oz Rainbow. The successful tactics were fry patterns with a nymph on a dropper.
Mike Barret and Graham Pearson weighed in 16 fish for 46lb 12¾oz taking their fish from the North Arm with the majority of their catch falling to tubes fished on a Di5 line. One of our junior anglers, Graham Hayward is continuing his good form and took three fish including a 4lb 10oz Rainbow from the Fantasy area of the Normanton bank.
Ted Batty fished the Lincolnshire Police end of season get together on Wednesday 26 October and weighed in two fine Rainbows for 10lb 4oz.
Many anglers are weighing in fish around the 4-5lb mark with minkies, floating fry and nymphs accounting for a lot of them. The best areas to fish are the weed beds in the North Arm, Barnhill, Spud Bay, Hinmans and Yellowstone. The south end of the dam is also producing some very good bags.
On a tough day 48 local anglers caught 78 fish from the banks of Rutland Water. There were 10 fish of 4lb or more with the best being 5lb 12oz caught by Graham Willis of the Greenwell Persuaders. Top rod on the day was Kevin Appleton with 6 fish for 19lb with Richard Cooper in second place with 7 fish for 15lb.
Overall Grafham Water Fly Fishers retained the trophy with 14 fish for 39lb 9oz ahead of Greenwell Persuaders with 14 fish for 35lb 8oz.
1st GWFFA ‘B’ 14 fish for 39lb 9oz
2nd Greenwell Persuaders 14 fish for 35lb 8oz
3rd Rutland North 15 fish for 35lb 3oz
4th Rutland South 12 fish for 26lb 0oz
5th Invicta 9 fish for 21lb 8oz
6th Leicester FF 6 fish for 13lb 11oz
7th GWFFA ‘A’ 4 fish for 10lb 3oz
8th East Midlands 4 fish for 7lb 9oz
The top ten individual results were
1st Kevin Appleton 19lb 1oz
2nd Richard Cooper 15lb 0oz
3rd Graham Willis 12lb 14oz
4th Chris Bobby 12lb 5oz
5th Chris McLeod 10lb 4oz
6th Gary Cooper 9lb 5oz
7th Mike Netherclift 9lb 3oz
8th Alan Wale 8lb 13oz
9th Dave Kennel 7lb 2oz
10th Gordon Bramwell 6lb 5oz
Rutland Water continued
Predator anglers have reported some good catches over the last week or so in the North and South Arms with Zander up to 7lb recorded.
Don’t forget the winter restrictions are now in force and all Browns must be returned safely to the water. At this time of year a reduced number of boats are available so boat anglers are advised to book in advance.
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.
Best Rainbow 7lb 13 3/8oz taken by Gordon Anthony of Whittlesey.
Best Brown 5lb 8¾oz taken by Paul Gilbert of Billinghay, Lincolnshire.
Best boat areas See report.
Best bank areas See report.
Best methods See report.
Fish stocked 1,100
Mid week predator days - boat fishing for Pike and Zander - Five boats available mid week for fishing with lures over 18cm at both Rutland and Grafham.
Predator boat fishing with lures and dead sea bait over 18cm (excluding lamprey) 11 October to 27 November.
Beginners Pike fishing 6 November.
The Brown trout season has now ended and all Browns need to be returned safely to the water.