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Fly Fishing Academy Reports

Rutland Water

Week ending 3rd December 2006

Rutland Water Fur and Feather There was a superb turnout for Rutland Water’s Fur and Feather on Sunday 3 December, with over 50 anglers fishing - despite the windy conditions. The water was coloured, the wind was blowing – but our anglers were determined to enjoy themselves. We had the wind – all we needed was the snow and it would have been a great blizzard! Father Christmas arrived to encourage the anglers on the bank. He was also present at the prize giving – this has become a tradition at Rutland. Following the match anglers enjoyed a superb meal at the Waters Edge and prizes were awarded.

John Seaton, Senior Warden at Rutland, paid tribute to the anglers for turning out in such appalling conditions. John thanked Trevor Ashby for donning his seasonal costume and for organising the raffle, raising over £100 for the English Disabled. Thanks also to Neil and Karen and the staff at the Waters Edge. Every angler brings a prize for the table and takes something home. In addition festive hampers were won by the following – 1st Pete Andrews 3 fish for 8lb 12½oz 2nd Mike Burnside 2 fish for 3lb 15oz 3rd John Smith 1 fish for 2lb 7½oz 4th Geoffrey Woodward 1 fish for 1lb 13oz 5th Ashley Cooper 1 fish for 1lb 10oz 6th T Davies 1 fish for 1lb 4½oz Pete Andrews also caught the best fish of the competition at 4lb 9½oz. Pete is a season ticket holder and lives at Oasby, near Grantham.

Week ending 19th November 2006

Fish for week 405 (season36,923) returns 133 (11,034) rod average 3.04(3.34)


Boat anglers are finishing the season on a superb high recording an exceptional rod average of 4.42 for the week. A large proportion of these quality rainbows weighed between 3 and 5lb. Laurence Thompson of Spalding took the best fish of the week - a super rainbow for 5lb 8oz. The final day for boats on the water this season is Saturday 25 November. The main basin has seen most of the action with fish still showing on the surface at the start of the day, with things quietening down by late afternoon.

Bank anglers are enjoying sport between East Creek and the Fishing Lodge through to Normanton Church. Prospects look very good. Fish are slowly but surely coming into the bank.

best rainbow 5lb 8oz taken by Laurence Thompson of Spalding best brown brown trout now out of season any browns hooked must be returned alive as quickly as possible

best boat areas main basin and East Creek to the Lodge

best bank areas East Creek through to Normanton Church

best methods fry patterns, minkies, gold and silver sparklers. Black and green tadpoles, booby minkies.