Members evening with Iain Barr

On Thursday 27th Jan some thirty-seven club members either personally or virtually, welcomed this well-known fishing guide and writer who devoted an evening to his approach in locating and catching the brown trout in Rutland Water.

Iain explains the hot spots for brown trout at Rutland

John Wadham introduced Iain and offered a few anecdotes of Iain’s history particularly with regard to the day when, at the age of eight, he took us all to the cleaners on the green bank with a rusty Jack Frost! From this it was quite clear that, from here on, Iain and his twin brother Craig were quite clearly naturals at the game.

Iain provided an entertaining evening’s talk with loads of hints and tips of how to target the famous Rutland brownies.

Iain opened by drawing a schematic diagram of Rutland Water giving us some idea of the contours in relation to depth when fishing from a boat and emphasised that these locations vary annually. So, you have to experiment each season to find them.

This was the first time that we have had a hybrid physical / virtual members event at RWFF with some members in the clubhouse and others joining from home via Zoom.