Fish 654 Returns 125 Rod average 5.23
Fishing at Grafham this week has been challenging given the extreme weather variants. Strong bright sunshine, heavy rainfall, thunder and winds have tested anglers’ knowledge and skill. With the warm and bright weather, you might expect the fishing to toughen up, this has been true to an extent, however anglers have still been finding and catching the fish giving Grafham a healthy mid-summer rod average of 5.23
The water has dropped slightly, and the clarity has improved since last week. Hares ears, shrimps, red diawl bachs, and olive buzzers have been successful with the dam proving the best bank spot and G buoy/the north shore providing some large bags for boat anglers.
Over the past couple of weeks GWFFA have been working with the rangers to clear popular bank areas which have become overgrown. A fantastic amount of work has been achieved in very hot conditions so well done to everyone who took part. Harts Bluff has been cleared and right round into Pig Bay. Two large gaps on the Stumps have been cleared and the Seat has been opened up and cleared providing considerably more bank space for this popular spot. Deepwater Point has been completely cleared and work has started on Pylon Point clearing all the brambles in the stone work and some of the brambles and prunus spinola on top of the bank. GWFFA are looking to continue this clearance work until the end of the year so look out for more dates for your diary. All volunteers are very welcome – it is not just limited to GWFFA members.
The weekend of the 15 and 16 August saw the prestigious World Predator Classic competition return to Grafham Water. With lots of social distancing measures and hygiene controls in place we were all delighted that this England qualifier competition was able to take place. BT Sports were filming the competition so watch this space for the broadcast date and results.
Best boat areas: G Buoy, North shore.
Best bank areas: The dam, Plummer, G marker.
Beginners Courses:21 & 29 August; 13,18 & 24 September and other dates throughout the season. Please call lodge on 01480 810531.