Top anglers from across Europe are fishing at Rutland Water this week in the final of the Anglian Water Airflo International. This prestigious two day match concludes on Wednesday 4 October. Full results in next week’s Fishery News. 

Fish 558 (season 37,794) Returns 148(7,240) Rod average 3.77 (5.22)
Anglers practicing for the big match have found pockets of fish spread across the middle of the reservoir with fighting fit Rainbows and some big Browns estimated between 6-9lb. These fish have been caught nearer the shoreline.

A few bank anglers have fished and these have found fish coming up to suspender/floating fry and minkie patterns, with diawl bach/cruncher (ptn) nymphs also working. There are masses of fry showing in many areas. Watch out for bird movement and be prepared to move.

Rutland Water will be hosting the popular late season Autumn Pairs match this coming Saturday, 7 October. The match is open to all and will be fished 9.30-5.30. There are two categories – rudder and non rudder (ie drifting or anchored boats). The limit will be 16 fish per boat and includes two Brown trout. There is no time bonus and no catch and release.

Best boat areas                                  Open water sailing club all the way through to the main basin.
Bigger fish are closer to the bank.

Best bank areas                                  Normanton to Fantasy Island Peninsula.

Mid week boat winner                        M Skipper of Oakham

Fish stocked                                       2,000.

Forthcoming events
Predator fishing at Rutland Water
– Pike, Zander and Perch only
Predator fishing on the fly to 31 January 2018
Lure and dead sea bait 6 October 2017 to 31 January 2018

Beginners courses 8,15 (Pike), 21 & 28 October.

Anglian Water Airflo International Final 2-4 October (all boats booked).
Anglian Water Autumn Pairs Rudder & non Rudder 7 October
Fry Feeders Match 22 October
George Moore Memorial Trophy (Rudder) 28 October
Rutland Fur & Feather (bank) 3 December