Grafham Water week ending 12th November 2023

4 months ago

Fish killed & released 45, Returns - 15, Rod average - 3


As ever at this time of year the weather and particularly the wind direction and strength have a massive influence on the type of day you are going to have. Today it is bright and flat calm and with the very clear water the fish have moved out and are difficult to tempt for the bank anglers. The boat anglers should fare a bit better holding off in the slightly deeper water.

Tomorrow we are in for a big blow there are no boats out and bank fishing will be tricky, however this will be good news for later in the week after the blow, as the water close in will carry a bit of colour and it will have disturbed the shrimp. The fish should move back in and feed confidently close to the shore.

So later in the week both bank and boat anglers should be looking to fish close in along the north shore on shrimp, hare’s ear and snakes. Still no reports of fish being taken on the south shore.


The Perch continue to take a battering in and around the Marlow Jetty and ‘G’ Mark, it might be worth trying to find one of the smaller shoals stretched along the north shore or in the main basin near the Dam.

There have been a few nice zander to low doubles reported this week but no information about where they were caught. Same goes for the pike, at least one low 20 but again no information as to where it was caught.

Online boat booking – We are pleased to announce our online boat booking system is now live!

Please be aware, from November the 13th onwards all boats bookings at Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford and Ravensthorpe will need to be paid for at the point of booking. The easiest and best way to book a boat is online at

We strongly advise creating an account on our website (you will need an email address to do this). If you register an account, this will mean:

a) It will speed up any future boat bookings,

b) you can self-amend your booking up to 2 days before your trip – so a boat booked for Saturday can be self-amended up to Midnight Thursday.

c) staff can book a boat for you in the lodge (if you wanted to pay in cash for example)

d) Season ticket holders can keep tabs on how many fish they have taken for the season

You won’t need an account if you are a ‘walk-in’ and pay on the day without having pre-booked, however please note, from November the 13th we will no longer be able to process split boat payments in the lodge for walk-ins.

If you have any questions, please email our Retail and online manager Neil at:

AW fisheries team

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