On Friday 10th December, seven volunteers from Rutland Water Fly Fishers were again deployed in bank clearance around the Mound and Belgrano Bay at Rutland Water, under the direction of Luke Russel from Anglian Water. A number of overgrown fishing spots were opened up.

This was exhausting but very rewarding work and we are grateful to those who attended.

See picture above. We are sitting on one of the cleared areas! Left to right: Peter Gover, Dave Walker, Bill Rolph, Paul Wild, Martin Blakeston, Gordon Alleyne and Colin Best. Picture taken by John Wadham.

There will be a further working party on Friday January 28th.

The first RWFF social event of the winter, a fly-tying evening, was held on Thursday 2nd December 2021. This was attended by 24 members. Numbers were understandably down on previous years due to the uncertainties of Covid 19

A big thank you to all the fly tiers, Mick Connor, Brian Bonner, Paul Wild and John Lee and the knowledge they bequeathed to us. We saw some excellent flies tied. This included a range of patterns from buzzers to shrimps, popper minkies and snakes.

Also, a big thank you to ‘the staff’, Jayne Walker, Pat Bonner and Elaine Connor who created an excellent buffet!

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On Friday 3rd December, seven RWFF volunteers assisted by ten hard working volunteers, led by Anglian Water’s Luke Russel, created six fishing access points around the Mound.

A big thankyou to all those who put so much work in during the five-hour shift.

The next shift will be on Friday December 10th at commencing 10.0am and finishing at 3.0pm when we will be clearing Belgrano Bay.

We, as a club, are very grateful to all those who have helped out to improve this very important bank fishing area.