Our fishing lodges are open 8am to 2pm in November, seven days a week.  

 

Rutland Water 01780 686441; Grafham Water 01480 810531;

Pitsford, Ravensthorpe & Hollowell 01604 781350,

Taverham Mills Fishery 01603 861014; Alton Water 01473 589105

Recreation Dept Anglian Water 01572 653021

Rutland Water
Fish week 302 (season 40,018) Returns 178 (9,850) Rod average 1.69 (4.13)

Rudder champions Dave Porter and Steve Crowder paired up again last Saturday, with Steve releasing a 4½lb Brown virtually straight away.  The pair had a total of six fish throughout the day including another Brown.  They reported a lot of fish moving out in the deep water with the gulls giving away their presence.

 

Regular boat partners Martin Hearth and Jim Watts had eight Rainbows to the boat with four or five others coming off at the net.  They enjoyed their best sport in the afternoon.  Mick Connor had three days of taking three or four fish a day, each time catching a mixture of Rainbows and Browns.

 

It has been a fairly quiet week with very few bank anglers about with fish coming off the Normanton bank, Whitwell and the Peninsula.  Those fishing from boats found fish off the headland between the point of Barn Hill and Carrot Creek.  Anglers were drawn to these areas by the amount of bird activity giving away the Rainbows and Browns feeding in the water below them.  Fish are also being caught from the middle of the North Arm and the main basin.  Rainbows have been averaging between 2 and 4lb, with numbers of out of season Browns ranging from 2½ up to 6lb being caught and safely released.

 

Fry patterns, minkies, zonkers and tube fly have been the best patterns with fish feeding on a diet of 2 inch Roach.

Rutland Water Fur and Feather – this annual event takes place on Sunday 7 December. 

 

Predator anglers have been out in steady numbers with a few Zander and Perch caught.  The biggest Pike of the week weighed 15lb and was taken last Saturday.

 

Don’t forget that now is a great time to bag a bargain in our tackle shop sale which runs throughout November with reductions of up to 30% on a wide range of tackle and clothing. 

 

Best Rainbow                  4½lb.

Best boat areas               See report.

 

Best bank areas              See report.

 

Best methods                  Bank – Fry patterns, nymphs.
Boat – As for bank, but include tube flies.

 

Winter boat demand

There will be a maximum of ten predator/trout boats available (weather permitting) from December all the way through to 31 January 2015.  For all bookings and further details phone the lodge on 01780 686441.

 

Forthcoming events

Sale – throughout November we have reductions of up to 30% on a wide range of tackle and clothing at each of our tackle shops.

Predator fishing – Lure and dead sea bait from 1 October through to 31 January (subject to boat availability)

Improve your bank fishing 22 November

Rutland Fur & Feather (bank) 7 December

 

 

Grafham Water
Fish week 373(season 26,341) Returns 98 (6,182) Rod average 3.8 (4.26)

 

Anglers are enjoying some excellent winter fishing at Grafham Water with a rod average of 3.8.

 

Bank anglers have had a great week’s sport mainly from the south shore along Plummer Bank, south and bowl of the Dam, Seat, Sludge Bank and also G Buoy and Marlow Bay (when the wind has been favourable to fish there).  The best bank methods have been to fish a floating line with minkies, GRHE, shrimp patterns, diawl bachs and pheasant tail nymphs.

 

Boat anglers have enjoyed a good week with the most popular methods being intermediate/di 3 lines with tubes, minkies, cormorants, diawl bachs, GRHE and crunchers.  The most prolific boat areas have been the Seat, Sludge Bank, Gaynes Cove, A,Q and G Buoys, Pylon and Deep Water Points.

 

The Brown trout season ended on 29 October, any Browns caught must be returned safely to the water.  Winter restrictions at Grafham commenced on 1 November along the western end of the reservoir.  Details in the tackle shop or from our wardens.  The tackle shop is open daily during November 8a.m. to 2p.m.

Sale – throughout November we have reductions of up to 30% on a wide range of tackle and clothing at each of our tackle shops.

Best Rainbow                  5lb taken by Rick Barlow.

 

Best boat areas               A,G and Q Buoys, Gaynes Cove, Marlow Bay, Sludge, Seat, Pylon and Deep Water Points.

 

Best bank areas              Plummer Bank, South and Bowl of Dam, G Buoy, Seat, Sludge Bank.

 

Best methods                  See report.

 

Forthcoming events
Sale – throughout November we have reductions of up to 30% on a wide range of tackle and clothing at each of our tackle shops.

Predator fishing – Lure and dead sea bait from 1 October through to 31 January (subject to boat availability)

Improve your bank fishing 23 November.

Grafham Water Fur and Feather (bank) 30 November.

 

 

Ravensthorpe Reservoir

Anglers fishing Ravensthorpe have enjoyed some good sport this week.  The best methods have been intermediate or slow sinking lines with lures (black and green the most successful) fished slow.  The best fish of the week was a lovely silver Rainbow of 3lb caught by Mr L Shorter of Little Stretton, Leicester.  Mr Spencer enjoyed a good day on Wednesday catching six hard fighting Rainbows on a black and green fritz from Coton End.

 

Bank fishing has been more challenging this week with the odd fish being caught from the dam or bank by Platforms 3 and 4, again black and green lures are taking the fish.

 

The Brown trout season ended on 29 October, any Browns caught after this time must be returned safely to the water. 

 

Best Rainbow                  3lb taken by L Shorter of Leicester.

 

Best boat areas               Main bowl, Coton End.

 

Best bank areas              Dam in front of Platforms 3 or 4.

 

Best methods                  See report.

 

Mid week boat winner     John Juckes of Wigston.

 

Forthcoming events

Predator fishing – Lure and dead sea bait from 1 October through to 30 November (subject to boat availability)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pitsford Water

The fish at Pitsford are staying deep and are not keen to feed – so conditions have been challenging.  Anglers fishing deep and slow have had the greatest success.

 

Pitsford Fur & Feather (boat) 9 November
31 Anglers took part in this popular friendly match.  Top rod was Rich Cooper with five fish for 8lb 4oz, closely followed by Simon Lehane who had five fish for 8lb 2oz.  Hanningfield’s Gary Morris took third place with five fish for 8lb.  The best fish on the day was a Rainbow of 3lb 3oz taken by Stuart Payne.

 

The best areas are the Main bowl to the Causeway and the Narrows.

 

Anglers are reminded that the Brown trout season ended on 29 October. Any Browns taken must be returned safely to the water.

 

Forthcoming events
Sale – throughout November we have reductions of up to 30% on a wide range of tackle and clothing at each of our tackle shops.

Predator fishing – Lure and dead sea bait from 1 October (subject to boat availability)

Lure fishing for predators, boat only, to 31 January (subject to boat availability)

 

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