Anglers at Rutland Water are enjoying the benefits of the cooler, unsettled weather this week with good sport in the Main Basin and the South Arm. 

Fish 379 (season 29,075) Returns 141 (5,134) Rod average 2.68 (5.66)
Dave Porter, a member of Rutland Water FlyFishers, took 12 fish in the main basin on a midge tip and hoppers. Rudder anglers have been catching on Di5 and Di7 lines with tubes. Anglers have also been reporting fish in the top three feet of water.

Rutland Ranger Nigel Savage had 8 fish from the bank at Fantasy Island and Sykes Lane on hare’s ears. Nigel spotted groups of 5-10 Rainbows regularly passing through his swim. Other flies worth trying are diawl bachs and dries such as bob’s bits and hoppers. Andy Needham fished for a few hours from the Harbour wall on Sunday evening and caught his personal best Brown – a lovely specimen of 4lb 9oz.

The best boat areas are Old Hall Bay and Berrybutts to Gibbets Gorse in the South Arm. The best areas in the Main Basin are Whitwell creek to Stockie Bay, the Tower to V Buoy and the middle of the dam. In the North Arm head for Tim Appletons.

Don’t forget our sunset bank and boat offer. £10 sunset ticket 1 fish c&r and sunset boat £10 from 4.30pm.

Competition News
Tuesday Night Boat League week 10
Lincolnshire angler Sean Hillaby won the free midweek boat prize for best fish on the night with a 2lb 8½oz Rainbow. Rich Copper was a clear winner on the night with 8 fish. Neil Squires took second place and Gary Cooper was third.

Rich has now gone storming into the lead with a total of 74 points followed by Keith Jones with 51 points and Neil Squires in third place with 36 points.

Over 50’s match Saturday 29 July
A number of boats have already been booked to fish this popular pairs boat competition. It’s a ‘relaxed’ loch style drifting competition with a NO fly size restriction. It’s the usual prices, with an additional £5 per person to go towards prizes. Match hours are from 9am to 5pm.

Great news for our senior anglers
In addition to our popular 'Senior Tuesday' we are now adding a 'Senior Thursday' for the rest of the Summer season. On these days anglers over 65 can take a 2 man boat for £19 or a single man boat for £14. Our 6 fish and c&r senior permit can be purchased 7 days a week.

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!
Sunset Boat £10
Sunset Permit (1 fish + c + r ) £10
Offer available from 4.30pm

Mid week boat winner                         J Kitchen of Thorney.

Fish stocked                                        2,000.

Forthcoming events
Beginners course
s 6,12 & 27 August;10,16 & 24 September and other dates throughout the season.
Tuesday Night boat league
Anglian Water Over 50’s Pairs Match 29 July
This pairs match starts at 9am fished to relaxed competition rules.
Anglian Water Loch Style 4 man team 9 August
English National 1-3 September
WaterAid 8 September
Anglian Water Rudder match 16 September