Brilliant rod average at Rutland nears 14!!! Anglian Water April 13th, 2021

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      geepster
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      Week ending 11 April 2021

      • Rutland rod average 13.89!

      • From Monday 12 April our fishing lodges will be open in a covid secure manner for tackle sales.
      Boat bookings can now be made over the phone and we will take your name and phone number and payment will be taken at the lodge on the day you fish. Customers can also now leave boat booking requests on the answer phone.
      Whilst in and around the lodges please observe queueing mechanisms and signage and remember whilst onsite to follow the latest government Covid guidelines.

      http://www.anglianwaterparks.co.uk

      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 1,487 Returns 107 Rod average 13.89
      A fantastic week just gone here at Rutland with the early season form continuing. The North arm has been the stand out area of the last week with multiple catches of fine rainbows up to 5lb from boat and bank. Barnsdale Creek, Dickenson’s Bay and Transformer to Tim Appletons have all produced.

      Buzzers on a floater or midge tip incorporated into a washing line set up with FAB on the point has been the favoured approach. The south arm has also produced for anglers with Old Hall, Green Bank, Hideaway Bay and Cattle Trough Bay all providing sport, the south has certainly seen less boats due to the fantastic sport on in the North Arm.

      GRHE has been popular particularly from the bank fished virtually static, letting the prevailing wind work the flies in an arc. Stocky Bay into Whitwell Creek has been a good area for the bank angler, along with Yellowstone to Green Bank on the peninsula.

      Rutland’s famous browns are also showing in good numbers with multiple reports from different areas of fish to 7lb being caught and released. The season’s best brown has also been recorded at 10lb 4oz, setting the bar high from the off! The first AW rudder match was fished on Saturday, providing participants with some great sport. The winning boat pair recorded 16 fish for 33lb 2oz to take the Spring Rudder Trophy; congratulations and good angling.

      With the very cold mornings experienced recently it has paid to include lures on the cast such as pitsford pea or hummungus until the temperatures rise enough to encourage the buzzers to start their journey to the surface to hatch off before switching to buzzers on the washing line or straight lined. Prospects look good for the week ahead with relatively light settled winds, expect more quality buzzer sport!

      From Monday 12 April we are opening our lodges in a Covid secure manner for tackle sales. Boat bookings can now be made over the phone and we will take your name and phone number and payment will be taken at the lodge on the day you fish. Customers can also now leave boat booking requests on the answer phone.
      Whilst in and around the lodges please observe queueing mechanisms and signage and remember whilst onsite to follow the latest government Covid guidelines.

      Grafham Water
      Fish week 1,197 Returns 243 week rod average 4.9
      Grafham fished well this week with nearly 1,200 fish being caught including some nice overwintered fish, with a rod average of 4.9. Grafham fished better on the warmer days last week and harder on the cold days.

      Best boat areas were all the points along the north shore, with Hedge End, Deep Water Point and Pylon being the hot spots. With the weather being mostly cold the fish have been sitting a little deeper and a Di 3 down to Di 7, pulling lures and snakes has accounted for a lot of fish. For the anglers who prefer a quieter approach getting close in and fishing shrimp, hare’s ear and buzzer has worked. Please remember to give bank anglers plenty of room if you want to fish close in.

      Best bank areas have been the north end of the Dam, G mark, deep water and Pylon Point in a northerly wind. Floating line with hare’s ear, shrimp, buzzer and blood worm all working well.

      In a southerly or south westerly the harbour arms have produced some bigger fish and the Seat will fish well. Plummer seems to be a bit quiet currently, but expect that to improve as the weather warms up. The south end of the dam is as consistent as ever.

      As the weather warms up look for the buzzer hatches and fish where there is bird activity. Whatever the birds are taking off the top the trout will be below them feeding as well.

      From Monday 12 April we are opening our lodges in a Covid secure manner for tackle sales. Boat bookings can now be made over the phone and we will take your name and phone number and payment will be taken at the lodge on the day you fish. Customers can also now leave boat booking requests on the answer phone.
      Whilst in and around the lodges please observe queueing mechanisms and signage and remember whilst onsite to follow the latest government Covid guidelines.

      Best boat areas: All points on the north shore.

      Best bank areas: The dam, G, the Willows, the Seat.

      Fish stocked: 12,500 in total.

      Pitsford Water
      Rod average 5.5 (Season 9.1)
      The sudden cold snap has effected the sport from the bank at Pitsford with the fish moving out into deeper water. That said the boat fishing has been excellent with most boats reporting catches into double figures.

      The rod average for the week is still a healthy 5.5 with the boat anglers seeing the best sport.

      The best fish of the week was a fine Rainbow of 9lb 4oz taken by Peter Hartley our resident instructor and guide. Peter caught this fine fish on a size 8 buzzer.

      Two of our regular anglers have shared a boat three times this season so far and have caught over 130 fish with orange mini lures on sunk lines proving the most effective. However, all of their fish were stuffed full of dark olive buzzers. Another boat pair fished on Sunday landing over 30 fish on a combination of floating lines and buzzers, switching to Di 3 and blobs/fabs. A day ticket angler enjoyed a good day boat fishing with Rainbows of 4lb 6oz, 4lb 2oz and 3lb 8oz in his catch.

      One of our season ticket holders bank fished at the Gravels and caught a lovely grown on Rainbow with the fish taking a home tied brown buzzer and tipping the scales at 6lb 12oz.

      With a further stocking of 2,000 fish taking the total stocked so far to 14,000 and fish spread throughout the lake, the fishing should begin to improve with the milder conditions forecast this week.

      Best Rainbow: 9lb 4oz.

      Fish stocked: 2,000.

      From Monday 12 April we are opening our lodges in a Covid secure manner for tackle sales. Boat bookings can now be made over the phone and we will take your name and phone number and payment will be taken at the lodge on the day you fish. Customers can also now leave boat booking requests on the answer phone.
      Whilst in and around the lodges please observe queueing mechanisms and signage and remember whilst onsite to follow the latest government Covid guidelines.

      Ravensthorpe
      Fish 716 Returns 46 Rod average 6.4
      Ravensthorpe is fishing well from both bank and boat. Notable catches have included one angler who caught 109 fish from a boat, all on buzzers, down the Coton End. Whilst another enjoyed a memorable day catching 30 plus fish with the best one weighing 10½lb.

      The bank has been fishing well on the dam and platforms.

      Best flies have been black and green lures, buzzers, damsels, hoppers with floating line.

      Best boat areas: Coton End/Overflow.

      Best bank areas: The dam, Domes, Platforms 3 – 6

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