Anglers enjoy good spoils despite heat at reservoir

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Boat anglers are enjoying good sport at Rutland Water despite the hot weather, with a rod average of 4.15 last week.

When the east wind was blowing the Main Basin proved the place to be with good water clarity, while later in the week the wind veered almost 180 degrees, clearing a lot of the arms with the north arm in particular producing some excellent bags.

There are good numbers of weedbeds appearing around the shoreline, harbouring plenty of this year’s fry, corixa and snails.

Not many anglers have tried these areas as yet but dries, minkies and floating fry patterns will start working.

l Last week’s round of the Tuesday Night Boat League was cancelled due to storms.

After this week’s round, just two weeks of the competition remain, with Richard Cooper out in front ahead of this week’s match.

Standings: 1st Richard Cooper 69 pts; 2nd Keith Jones (of Wittering) 51 pts; 3rd Warren Landridge 45 pts.

l Regular boat partners Phil Welbourn and Paul Kirkup had a great day’s boat fishing, taking an excellent bag of fish last week.

Phil, from Market Deeping, weighed in a 4lb 15¼oz brown trout while Paul, from Kibworth, Leicestershire, recorded the week’s best fish, a 7lb 11½oz brown trout.

The pair fished deep with lures and ended up with 11 fish.

The biggest rainbow trout of the week, at just ½oz 
lighter than Paul’s brown, fell to Simon Farrell of London at 7lb 11oz.