Where to fish when the UK rivers close

Mike Green 16lbs 14oz zander

Saturday was officially the last day of the season for UK rivers. As many look towards 16th June, I get my kicks elsewhere by turning to my favourite stillwaters and reservoirs.

Massive brown out of the blue

Mike Green personal best brown trout Rutland Water

It was all very enjoyable; but then something special happened. I was retrieving yet another small perch when I felt a jolt, and line screamed off my reel at an alarming rate of knots!

Monster trout on fry patterns at Rutland Water

Dan trout fishing at Rutland Water

In April this year I had the most phenomenal day’s trout fishing of my life. By the time we made the harbour we had ten huge trout weighing up to 8lb 8oz.