There's still time to book a place to fish in Rutland Water’s popular Fur and Feather on 3 December. Please call the lodge on 01780 686441 for more information.

Fish (season 43,609) Returns (9,008) Rod average (4.93)

The harbour wall and harbour itself have seen some tremendous sport this week with anglers recording double figures of fish in a session. Fry patterns have been the mainstay of flies used on a variety of lines from floaters to di5. A couple of anglers also had sport using nymphs in the form of small diawl bachs on floating lines.

Quality rainbows up to 3½lb have been taken along with specimen browns. Just a quick reminder that although you can’t help what takes your fly, Brown trout are out of season and must be carefully returned straight away.

Bank areas have been Barnhill Creek, Old Hall and Armley Wood to Carrot Creek. There are large numbers of corixa present in the dying weed beds so don’t ignore the good old gold ribbed hares ear or maybe even a silver Invicta. Some anglers taking the stealthy approach in the margins have recorded fish very close to the bank to dries and suspender hares ear. Standing back from the water’s edge and creating minimal disturbance is the key to this style of fishing. Whitwell Creek has also produced a few fish with reports of good numbers of fish seen. The change of wind direction this week will bring Whitwell in to play and also other popular areas such as Stockie Bay and Yellowstone will be well worth a look.

On the boats rudder anglers have had good sport doing long drifts in the main basin using tube flies and snakes, a wet cell 2 or di3 have been the go to lines. Loch style anglers have had good sport along the Normanton bank and also across at Sykes Lane – a fast glass and fry patterns such as minkies, snakes and humungus being a good starting point.

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 to 31 January 2018
Rutland Fur & Feather (bank) 3 December