Paul Wild gave us an excellent talk on Loch Style Fishing at the meeting on 12th January. The extensive talk included tackle, methods (lures, nymphs, dry fly etc), international rules and much more.

Of particular interest was Paul’s maps of Rutland through the seasons in which he talked through the best drifts for boat fishing depending on the time of year. These maps are a great resource for members trying to improve their loch style results.

Many thanks to Paul for an interesting and valuable evening.

A team of volunteers got together on Friday 6th January to clear the bank at East Creek. Together with Anglian Water staff a substantial area was cleared. This work opened up a number of new fishing spots and a beautiful oak tree which can now be seen.

Before the work (at lowest water earlier in the winter)…

Activity on the day…

After the work was complete (and the water is much higher)…

Thursday 8th December

We held our annual fly tying demonstration evening recently. A very big thank you to our volunteer fly dressers who gave us the benefit of their skills in showing us a variety of tying methods and patterns. Also, for giving us a good idea how to fish them!

The flies being tied ranged from saltwater versions by John Lee, floating fry patterns tied by Mick Connor and emerger & other wet fly patterns by Brian Bonner.

We also had a beginners table run by Dave Walker. This proved to be very popular and thanks to Dave’s patience and fly tying skills, proved to be quite an attraction.

See our photos from the event below. Click on a photo to open the gallery viewer.

Well known local angler, Craig Barr, came to the club on Thursday 24th November to speak to us. An excellent evening was enjoyed by all members as Craig talked about his experiences of fly fishing at Rutland Water and other local reservoirs across over 30 years.

A full write up and and access to the video of Craig’s speech is in the members newsletter.

Sunday 18th September 2022.

Three of the Anglian Water fly fishing clubs, namely, Rutland Water Fly Fishers, Grafham Water Fly Fishers and Invicta Fly Fishers came together to take part in the event.

The John Maitland Trophy match was fished in quite cold weather with a moderate north-westerly wind and some high cloud cover.

A full write up and more photos coming soon!

Members of RWFF joined with Anglian Water and Water Aid staff to run the Water Aid 2022 fishing event on 8th September 2022.

Teams boat fished with the option of taking a RWFF ghillie out with them. Prizes were awarded for the winning team and best fish.

Over £4000 was raised towards Water Aid. This event has been run for a number of years and over £200,000 has been raised over the years.