Novice Days Out

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure to take some novice anglers out on Rutland Water and introduce them to the world of fly fishing. Like any sport fly fishing will only flourish with new anglers taking the sport up. 

On one of the hottest days of the year I was joined by Tim. Weather wise it was going to be a challenge but thankfully we cracked the tactics and got into the fish.


Tim with his first ever trout.

Another one of my guests was Steve. It was a return visit for him so I took him to one of my favourite drifts in the South Arm. Armed with a fry pattern it wasn’t too long before he hooked into a nice brown trout.


Steve with a fry feeding brown.

Earlier this week it was the visit of Robin a novice fly angler. So the name of the game was to get him his first trout. Thankfully the weather conditions were kind and it wasn’t too long before we saw our rods bending into fish in the main basin. 


Robin with his first ever trout.

The next few weeks sees a busy period at Rutland Water culminating in the annual AWAI team final in early October. One thing I know for sure and that is we are set for a cracking end to the season in 2017. There’s lots of fish in the lake with them set to go hard on the feed in the next few weeks. 

Tight lines,,,, Dave

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