RUT­LAND

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - FISHING REPORTS -

THE BANK fish­ing has been most chal­leng­ing. The har­bour and the har­bour wall has been a favourite lo­ca­tion with a num­ber of large rain­bows be­ing seen, es­ti­mated at over 7lb. So far they have evaded cap­ture! The other suc­cess­ful spots have been from the sail­ing club, along East Creek to the har­bour wall. The an­nual Fur and Feather match was con­tested by 47 an­glers. Trout and Salmon writer Rob Hardy won the event with two rain­bow trout for 4lb ½oz, caught off The Trans­former bank. Fish have been caught mainly on fry pat­terns but spooned fish have been eat­ing corixa,

shrimp, and daph­nia. Boat an­glers, de­spite the short days, have fared much bet­ter with plenty of fish be­ing taken in most ar­eas. In the main basin, fish are very near the sur­face and limit bags, 16 fish to the boat, have been taken on float­ing and slow sink­ing lines. Most fish are 2lb-3lb. No large fish have been re­ported. Wa­ter tem­per­a­ture is still very high for the time of year, some 10 deg C. The lake is still low, but fi­nally we are get­ting some rain and the fresher wa­ter will hope­fully im­prove the bank sport. The lake will close for fish­ing af­ter Jan­uary 31 and re­open for fish­ing on Fri­day, March 8. – PE­TER HART­LEY.

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