Keith Jones 5lb 12oz Brown

We have seen a number of good sized Brown trout at Rutland Water this week - Keith Jones took the heaviest, a fine specimen of 5lb 12oz.

Fish 333 (season 29,408) Returns 130 (5,264) Rod average 2.56(5.58)
The biggest fish of the week was a superb Brown of 5lb 12oz taken by Keith Jones. Keith took this fish during the popular Over 50’s match at Rutland on Saturday. Another good sized Brown was taken by Leicester's Ken Salmon when he fished down the south arm last Tuesday. Ken stuck to nymphs for most of the day, but made the worthwhile decision to change to a Humungus late on to net another big Brown this one went 5lb 6¾oz .

Steve Reynolds and Adrian Cook took to the boats on Thursday, Steve who was here on holiday, has spent the last 30 years living in Australia, he originates from Great Barton in Suffolk. He teamed up for the day with his old friend Adrian. Under the guidance of Adrian, the pair fished nymphs again to no avail, and with a freshening South west wind, snakes were used, with the pair netting around a dozen fish, with clean silvered up rainbows up to 3½lb, with Adrian also returning two cracking Browns of 4lb 4oz and 5lb 8oz respectively.

Steve and Adrian's boat was the last boat back in on Thursday night at around 7 .30pm; heavy showers saw the other boats avoiding the forthcoming rain coming back for an early bath around 6.30ish. With still plenty of daylight left, ranger Nigel Savage decided to have ten minutes off the harbour wall before going home that night, a decent Brown responded to a fry pattern off the top.

Some good fish were reported off the bank this last week for those who put in the effort. Oakham's Mick Connor reported a fly line and backing stripping rainbow just under 4lb whilst fishing off the peninsula. Mick used a dry fly to fool the snail feeder. Peter De Kremer also used dries to net Rainbows to 4lb and browns to 5lb respectively.

It’s been a changeable summer at Rutland Water heavily influenced by the weather with variations in air pressure and wind direction. Approximately 13,000 stock fish have been released in the last six weeks around the shoreline with the transformer, the "Stones"/green bank, sailing club, half moon spinney and Cardiac Hill being used. The aeration system has been out of action for approximately eight weeks. As a result fish have been well spread out in the main basin, which has produced fish on some days, then it’s been a complete struggle to find them on other days. Logically with the aerators off, there should be a massive bonus of even more fish around when things start to cool down. Boats have been well dispersed with the main basin, middle of the North arm, and both ends of the arms also seeing some action.

Competition News
Anglian Water Loch Style 4 Man Team 9 August
Entries for this match are still being taken – please call Rutland Lodge for more information on 01780 686441.

Over 50’s match Saturday 29 July
20 anglers recorded a healthy rod average of 4.65 in this popular pairs match. Alan Stern and Nigel Angus successfully defended their title from last year, the pair weighing in 16 fish for 32lb 10oz! Only a pound separated first and second with Graham Pearson and Al Owen's 16 fish going 31lb 9oz. Keith Jones and Keith Jones went specimen hunting and took 3rd spot with 8 fish for 21lb 8oz, including the best fish of the day (and the week) a 5lb 12oz Brown.

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

Best Brown                              5lb 12oz taken by Keith Jones.

Best boat areas                        Normanton bank (X to V buoy), New Zealand Point, Lax Hill and Cattle Trough.

Best bank areas                       Old Hall, Fantasy island/Normanton bank,
New Zealand Point to Sailing Club.

Best methods                           Bank – dries, hares ear.
Boats – sinking lines, blobs, boobies, nymphs (Di3/intermediate).

Mid week boat winner             M Janik of Spilsby.

Fish stocked                           3,000.

Forthcoming events
Beginners courses
6,12 & 27 August;10,16 & 24 September and other dates throughout the season.
Tuesday Night boat league
Anglian Water Loch Style 4 man team 9 August
English National 1-3 September
WaterAid 8 September
Anglian Water Rudder match 16 September