Fish 324 (Season 15,897) Returns 75 (3,554) Rod average 4.32 (4.47)
The fishing at Grafham has continued to produce good sport over the past week, and with the rod average sat at a respectable 4.3 many anglers have been enjoying memorable days out on the water. Most of the trout have been getting caught close to the bank on fry and shrimp patterns, so small snakes and humungus flies seem to be the way to go at the moment. Shrimp patterns are also taking plenty of fish, particularly along the dam and the north shore.
Deep Water Point has been producing the better fish with one angler taking three fish between 3 and 5lb in two hours fishing. The Seat and Gaynes Cove are also well worth a visit at this time of year, this is partly because of the large number of fry that seem to be holding up there.
As well as large trout these spots have also produced some cracking bonus perch this week to well over 4lb in weight and all have been taken on small fry patterns in about 18 inches of water.
Round 2 Shrimpmasters
The second round of this popular series at Grafham attracted 17 rods with seven anglers catching their six fish limit. Colin Best was top rod with a total weight of 15lb 14oz taking his fish off the dam. Top of the leader board is Paul Wild 18pts, Adi Humphries 17, Chris Bobby 13, Colin Best 11 and Chris McLeod 10.
The next round is on Sunday 24 November and is also the Fur & Feather with a 9.00 start, please call the Lodge to book your place.
The pike angling has been steady with a good number of 20lb fish reported, however due to the often secretive nature of pike anglers we expect actual numbers and weights of fish to be much higher than that reported. Zander fishing has slowed down a bit recently, but if you find a shoal of fish you can expect steady action throughout the day on jigs and UV lures.
With the cold weather now sweeping in we expect the good fishing to continue and the rod average to continue climbing.
Day boat prices are now reduced for the winter – the Winter boat is available from 9am to sunset £21, single man £15.
Anglian Water Fur & Feather (bank) 24 November
Grafham Shrimpmasters bank series 24 November; 8 December (possibly Pitsford tbc), 22 December; 12 January.
Beginners courses: 7 December; 5 January 2020.