Grafham Water week ending 12 July

4 weeks ago

Fish 625 Returns 84 Rod average 7.4

Grafham continues to provide a fantastic opportunity for some superb sport. With the changing conditions over the past week we have continued to see bumper catches from most areas of the lake to many different methods. With a rod average of 7.4 who would have thought we are in July!

On Saturday GWFFA enjoyed a social club day in ideal conditions. With members netting some real quality fish around the 4lb mark. England Ladies fly angler Lianne Frost led the way showing why she is one of the top lady anglers. Lianne, fishing with her partner Chris Bobby, fished over the weedbeds along the Sludge bank and Gaynes Cove where fish were feeding heavily on fry. Both caught their 12 fish limits and many more besides. Lianne also reported releasing a number of large fish. Other anglers caught 12 or more fish. Gaynes Cove was certainly the most prolific area with anglers using the washing line with either floating or midge tip lines using a booby, fabs and nymphs. There were plenty of fish caught near Hill Farm and Pig Bay using the same method and these tended to be bigger fish. There were fish through the middle of the lake but these were well spread out. A rod average of 6.8 was recorded.

Red holographic diawl bachs continue to produce the better fish, but hoppers and dry flies have also started to catch the fish, particularly in the early evening.

If you are planning a visit any time soon have a chat with one of the rangers before you head out and pick up the latest information regarding the best spots and methods as the forecast for warmer weather is likely to influence conditions.

Best Rainbow: 5lb 12oz.

Best Brown: 7lb 2oz.

Best boat areas: For big fish go to Hill Farm, Gaynes Cove and the Seat.

Best Bank areas: The Seat, south end of the Dam.

Fish stocked: 2,200.

Beginners Courses: 31 July; 9,15,21 & 29 August and other dates throughout the season. Please call lodge on 01480 810531.

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