Rutland's rod average is 4.37 and we have seen some quality Browns this week. We also have a Summer sale in our tackle shop and some great offers on sunset permits and boats.

Fish 1,155 (season 27,681) Returns 264 (4,562) Rod average 4.37 (6.06)

There have been good numbers of quality Browns showing at Rutland Water with the best one recorded by holidaying angler Paul Clydesdale who returned a super conditioned specimen of 7lb 8oz. Paul fished a fry pattern from his boat down the South Arm.

Regular boat partners Frank Sumnall and Dave Critchlow from Stoke on Trent hooked around nine Browns each weighing between 3-4lb last Saturday. Dave enthused about these quality fish in Rutland. There were also reports of fish around the 4-5lb mark caught last Tuesday, all of which were returned.

Bank anglers have been enjoying great sport fishing the margins (sometimes in less than two feet of water), landing Rainbows around 3-4lb with dries and emergers.

Boat anglers fishing down the arms (particularly the North Arm) have picked up fish with cdc’s working for most. Season ticket holder Martin Hearth fished the rudder up the middle of the arms and had around 6 Rainbows averaging 3lb fishing quite shallow over 30-40 feet of water. Martin almost lost his brand new rod over the side as a fish made off with his fly as he momentarily put it down for a few seconds.

4,000 Rainbows were stocked last week, but very few showed. But on the other hand some of the fish stocked early this season put in an appearance during the Tuesday Night Boat League, they were silver and fighting fit.

Competition News
Tuesday Night Boat League

Richard Cooper is in excellent form. For the second consecutive week Richard won both the match on the night and the prize for best fish. Anglers enjoyed plenty of action with fish following flies in the main basin.

Prospects look good with settled weather. Fish are feeding on daphnia, corixa and shrimp fry. This season’s perch fry are around 1½ to 2 inches already. Very small, light olive buzzers seem to be doing the trick. We are also finding fish that are feeding on crayfish.
Traditionally at this time of year boat anglers have opted to fish the aerators. However, these are switched off for maintenance. Fish are still showing in the main basin but are widely spread out with quite a few being caught just sub surface.

Summer sale at our tackle shops
Up to 30% off the marked price across our Rods, reels and clothing ranges! Get in quick as the sale ends 31 August.
Enjoy the last hours of the day from the bank or a boat this Summer!
Special offer on Sunset permits and boats
Sunset Boat £10
Sunset Permit (1 fish + c + r ) £10
Offer available from 4.30pm

Best Brown                                   7lb 8oz returned by Paul Clydesdale.

Best boat areas                             The main basin, bottom of the arms.

Best bank areas                            Bank side shallows around the reservoir.

Best methods                               Bank – Dries, nymphs, small fry patterns worth a try.
Boat – As for bank, but include blobs, fabs,
tube flies on various intermediate/slow sinking lines.

Mid week boat winner                Mr Bailiss of Leicester.

Fish stocked                               4,000.

Rutland Water 40th Anniversary Fishing Weekend 15 & 16 July.
Grab yourself a couple of days fishing at reduced prices along with the chance of winning a Gold season ticket.
• 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)

Forthcoming events
Beginners courses 9,16 & 22 July; 6,12 & 27 August and other dates throughout the season.
Tuesday Night boat league
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