Grafham Water week ending 12 June

1 week ago

Grafham slowed down a bit this week with the rod average dropping to 4.7. This is probably due to the hot blustery weather, and with the weather set to get hotter and calmer, fishing is likely to get tougher.

Valley creek fished well early last week but seems to have quietened down, which may be due to Angling pressure.

For boat anglers - the aerator is ON so will attract a lot of fish to the oxygenated water. This will probably be the hot spot in the coming days considering the weather - please do not hog it and take it in turns to drift past it (you are not allowed to anchor near boils).

Generally fish have been taken on red headed hares ears - diawl bachs and olive snakes, with no outstanding hot spots - just keep moving.

There are damsel flies hatching as well as massive buzzer hatches off the dam. There are also pin fry showing in the harbour and around the rocky shore when the trout are on these they can appear to be rising to dries and can be difficult to tempt - try UV cruncher.

For bank anglers there are some nice fish being caught off the dam (before 9am) but with the water still high and little weed growth over the slabs, there is not a lot to tempt the fish in close. Hares ears and shrimp patterns will probably be best around the rocky areas... and keep moving!!

PS Don't ignore the daddy on the point!!


Grafham has continued to provide some excellent sport over the past week and this is reflected in 5.5 rod average. Boat fishing has been far more productive than the bank, this is largely due to the crystal clear water pushing fish out from the edge. Those who are catching from the bank are doing so at dawn and dusk when the fish tend to creep back in. Boat fishing has been consistent all across the reservoir but particularly along plummer, gaynes cove and most of the North shore.

Top method is a washing line fished on a floating line with a team of buzzers and a blob on the point. Black and red seem to be the most productive colours at the moment but this can change very quickly depending on the next hatch. Best fish reported this week was a 12lb brown which was safely returned to fight another day.

Predator fishing has gotten of to a good start with multiple 20lb pike reported as well as perch to 4lb and zander to 10lb. Best areas have been both towers and G buoy.  

Fish stocked: 25,000 (so far this season) 


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