Rutland Water 40th Anniversary Fishing Weekend 15 & 16 July.
Highlights of this special weekend include

• Boat and bank permits £10 (2 fish C&R)
• Day boats £15 (8am to 5pm)
• Win a 2018 Gold Season Ticket in our 40 tagged fish competition.
Also on Saturday only
• ‘Have a go’ Fly fishing sessions (10am to 4pm)
• Fly tying demos
• Commemorative cake cutting – 6pm
• Charity Auction in aid of Air Ambulance and Cancer Research (6pm)

Fish 1,422(season 26,350) Returns 337 (4,217) Rod average 4.21 (6.24)

A respectable rod average of 4.21 at Rutland this week. Specimen hunter Cameron Neil of North Luffenham has been at it again upping the best brown for the season so far to 11lb 5 1/4oz. This fine specimen took a humungus on a sinking line. Oakham season ticket holder Norman Foord fished a brown palmer off the bank to secure an 8lb 2oz beauty.

The main basin has been providing the most sport to anglers this week with blobs and boobies on various sinking lines being the main tactics and the rudder anglers scoring on the breezy days experienced last week. These fish are feeding hard on the large clouds of daphnia so long drifts are the order of the day to find the numerous large pockets of fish. On days with less wind however, nymphs fished loch style have accounted for good numbers of fish in the open water of the basin. Anglers venturing down the north arm saw sport off Armley Wood which offered some shelter on the breezy days, dark nymphs being the preferred fly choice.

The Sailing Club Bay and up to New Zealand Point has also been productive for both bank and boat anglers, a particularly good choice late of an evening when dries in the form of bits and CDC’s have accounted for some good fish.

Off the bank Stocky Bay and Ernies point have also produced fish this week, again mostly to small dark nymphs. These fish are moving late on though, as in other areas on the bank, so don’t pack up too early, there’s plenty of sedge on the water of an evening. Pin fry are hatching in great numbers now with fish feeding on them in many areas, so there should be a lot of surface activity for a while throughout the day, as well as the late evenings.

Rutland Water 40th Anniversary Fishing Weekend 15 & 16 July.
Highlights of this special weekend include

• Boat and bank permits £10 (2 fish C&R)
• Day boats £15 (8am to 5pm)
• Win a 2018 Gold Season Ticket in our 40 tagged fish competition.
Also on Saturday only
• ‘Have a go’ Fly fishing sessions (10am to 4pm)
• Fly tying demos
• Commemorative cake cutting – 6pm
• Charity Auction in aid of Air Ambulance and Cancer Research (6pm)

All anglers – please remember to drink plenty of water in these extremely hot conditions and keep applying your sun cream.

Best Brown                             11lb 5¼oz.

Best boat areas                        Main basin.

Best bank areas                       Normanton, Sykes Lane, Peninsula, New Zealand Point.

Best methods                          Bank – floating lines nymphs, dries..
Boat – As above but include sinking lines, blobs, boobies, humungus etc.

Mid week boat winner            G Thrall.

Forthcoming events
Beginners courses
1,9,16 & 22 July; 6,12 & 27 August and other dates throughout the season.
Tuesday Night boat league
EDFF 5 July 01780686441
EFFA 6 July Steve Ottridge 07788 605016
AWAI North of England Final 10 July
Rutland Water 40th Birthday celebrations 15 & 16 July
Anglian Water Over 50’s Match 29 July
Anglian Water Loch Style 4 man team 9 August