Lyn Walters hookers biggest rainbow at Rutland Water

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The best fish of the week at Rutland Water was a brown falling to boat angler Albert Tipple who recorded a fine 6lb 1½oz specimen last Sunday.

Albert, who travelled down to Rutland Water from the North East, fished a humungus on a midge tip.

The best rainbow weighed in at exactly 6lb and was caught by season ticket holder Lyn Walters of Oakham. This fish fell to a minkie on a fast glass line near the Sailing Club.

The recent cooler weather has steadied sport down a little with some rain and variable strong winds making things more challenging.

A mixture of dries, fry patterns and nymphs are accounting for most fish, with fry, corixa and snails showing in stomach contents.

There were also a lot of fish prepared to follow the fly on some days so all of this combined to provide some exciting but frustrating sport.

Brown trout are showing in many areas of the reservoir with some boats catching over half a dozen. The brown trout season ends on October 29.

Bank anglers have had good sport with fish feeding very close into the shoreline with dries and fry patterns with more fish appearing to feed on the corixa/snails and just the odd one on this year’s fry at the moment.

Bristol’s Martin Cottis and a group of friends came up for three days and experienced variable weather conditions with heavy rain on Wednesday.

This did not dampen their enthusiasm though with fish falling to dries and nymphs and coming from many areas including the North Arm.

The Anglian Water Autumn Boat Pairs took place on Saturday with flat calm conditions giving way to variable 4/5 mph winds, boats were typically stretched out all over the reservoir with variable results.

Rudder section: 1st Adi Naylor & Dave Bradshaw with 6 fish for 13lb 10oz; 2nd were Roy Bartrum & Colan Bartrum with 3 fish for 8lb 7oz; 3rd wereJon Marshall & Jake Williams 4 fish for 7lb 14oz.

15 boats fished the non rudder section: 1st were Mark Haycock and Graham Pearson with 10 fish for 25lb; 2nd Peter de Kremer and Nigel Norton with 8 fish for 16lb 9oz, 3rd were Mick Connor and David Lang fish for 15lb 6oz