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Monday, 31 October 2011 15:54

Rutland Report Oct 31

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.

Competition news
Hinckley Shield
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.

November reductions
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

Forthcoming events:
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.






TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

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