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2 Hot Tips For Fishing Rutland 'NOW'

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2 Hot Tips For Fishing Rutland 'NOW'

Rutland has now opened for 2022, and with all the excitement, many have been left scratching their heads after a tougher day at the office that had been expected. Why could this be? Living on Rutland's door step, I am fully aware that the water levels have risen in excess of 30' in the last few weeks. History tells me that this in itself plays a huge part in fish location, and that more often than not, they will sit on the edge of where the baron land ends - now, way out of reach of even the best of...

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Sweet As Candy At Rutland

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Sweet As Candy At Rutland

As many of you may already have been aware, I have set up camp at Rutland Water this last week, fishing there 4 days of this last week. First up was Essex based Martyn who had never fished Rutland before. It is no secret that the North Arm of Rutland has been in scintillating form for the whole of April, so this was our starting point for the day. We started at the dead tree in the water at the Transformer. It was just moments later that Graham hit into fish, pulling on a fast glass line. I too got...

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Rutland Has Certainly Had Its Injection.........Of Fish !!!

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Rutland Has Certainly Had Its Injection.........Of Fish !!!

The excitement was unpalpable as I waited for opening day to arrive. Three days in a row awaited and I was hoping for a fish bonanza, and she delivered ! I shared my first day with Simon Robinson, hoping to surpass his Rutland's best catch of 5....did he do it? We started our first drift of the day just before the Old Hall Flats point, K Buoy., a normal early season fish holding spot. Well, it was not long until the rod arched over. (The drift at K Buoy) A quick four or five fished followed, coming to a Tequila...

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Rutland's Early Season Hot Spots, Lines, & Flies

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Rutland's Early Season Hot Spots, Lines, & Flies

 So, the big day looms –   Known as the “Midlands’ Mecca”, Rutland Water opens  tomorrow, since “lock down” struck last November. This 3000+ acre reservoir can be daunting to the first time visitor, and even those who fish it maybe several times a month! For me, Rutland offers it all, a sense of wilderness, a challenge, and hit it right, world class fishing. So, where do you start on a lake so big? I will tell you the known areas, drifts, recommended lines, and suggested flies to use for the opening months right here and now…. The water is full...

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