Grafham Water week ending 10 March

3 years ago

Grafham Water week ending 10 March

Strong winds have kept the boats quiet this week, although plenty of bank fishermen are finding their quarry. The week’s rod average stands at a respectable 3.8.

Bank fishing, although somewhat restricted by conditions, has been performing well with anglers catching predominantly on the south bank including Plummers, the Seat, harbour arms, Perry Point and Sludge lagoons. As usual the dam has also been fishing, though mainly on the lower numbers.

Dave Mitchell and Phil Caress managed cracking bags of fish last week with Phil landing 10 and Dave landing 10 and then 16 the following day! A cracking effort gentlemen - great angling. Many are catching on hares ears, though black and green lures are always good at the start of the season. With the water levels still low it’s well worth casting before you wade.

Boat fishing, as previously mentioned, has been quiet although those braving conditions are catching fish, with some nice over wintered fish amongst the bag. Currently, fishing the edge of the colour line is going to be your best bet, or finding sheltered bays and fishing just out of reach of the bank anglers may pay off too. Again we would recommend lures at the moment although other flies will catch you fish too!

Fishing stats

Best boat areas: South shoreline on the drift, Plummer Bay, the dam, the seat, Sailing Club Bay.

Best bank areas: The Seat, Perry Point, Plummers, harbour arms, south dam, Sludge Bank.

Midweek boat winner: Martin Burgess.

Forthcoming events

Scierra Pairs 17 March

Perch Masters 30 & 31 March

Anglers World Individual Flyfishing Championships 6 April

Anglers World Team Flyfishing Championships 7 April

Anglian Water Rudder Match 13 April

England Qualifier 3 May

Snowbee Floating Line 4 May

Home International 7-10 May

Invicta Pilgrimage 23 & 24 May

Beginners courses: 17, & 22 March; 6,11,19 & 23 April; 5,19,26 & 31 May and other dates throughout the season.

Boat handling courses: 30 April, 13 & 27 May; 4 & 11 June and other dates throughout the season.

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