Fish 253 (Season 10,650) Returns 50 (2,487) Rod average 5.06 (4.28)
The fishing at Grafham this week has been fantastic with many anglers catching their bag limit and we have a high rod average of 5.06.
A change in the weather has finally seen the activity increase, with fish feeding readily throughout the day and hunting close in to the banks, feeding predominantly on shrimp.
Bank fishing has improved drastically, particularly with shrimp feeders, with many spotting large brownies cruising around amongst the rainbow trout. Anglers are reporting a lot of differing styles and methods; lures coupled with sinking lines, washing lines with midge tips, washing lines on floaters and intermediate lines with smaller lures all being commonly mentioned. Shrimp patterns, hares ears, small black lures, diawl bach with red, larger red dries and daddies are all reported to be working well, though a hares ear with silver flash is definitely worth trying over the coming days. Good areas include the dam, G marker, Deep Water Point, Pylon Point and off west bank, though many areas are holding fish again.
Boat fishing is very similar to the bank currently with many anglers fishing shallower water on the methods previously mentioned. Although mini snakes are well worth a go with some good fish succumbing to them earlier in the week. Many boat anglers have concentrated their effort in Plummer, Gaynes Cove, Sludge Point, south dam and in front of the lodge, although fish are often coming from the north shore bays, Willows and the north dam area too.
We are delighted to announce the return of the Shrimpmasters! Join us for this sociable bank league on six Sundays, starting in November and finishing in January. Be sure to practice your shrimp shuffle for this one!
Throughout October our fishing lodges are open daily 8am-4pm.
Best boat areas: Pylon Point, Deep Water Point, G marker, in front of lodge, Perry Point, the Seat, Gaynes Cove, Plummer and south dam.
Best bank areas: Deep Water Point, G bank, hedge End, Hill Farm, south dam, Plummer, Sludge Bank.
Midweek boat winner: Stephen Brocklebank.
Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
Beginners courses: See our page for full details.
Fry Feeders Match 20 October (by invitation).
Grafham Water Fur & Feather (bank) 25 November
Shrimpmasters bank league: Sundays 11 and 25 November; 2 and 16 December; 6 and 20 January.