Grafham Water week ending 18 August

2 months ago

Latest news from Grafham Water

Grafham, like many waters, was impacted by inclement weather last week. For those anglers that did get out in the boats the north shore produced fish with anglers catching both pulling and twiddling. The pullers are catching on blobs, FAB’s and boobies on a fast glass down to a Di3 or Di5. The twiddlers are catching either straight lining nymphs or on the washing line. The nymphs of choice at the moment seem to be the UV cruncher closely followed by the red holo diawl bach. The washing line point fly of choice is a booby cormorant. For those boat anglers wanting to get out of the wind there are fish in Gaynes Cove along to Plummers car park where there are lots of damsels flitting about so damsels and daddy damsels are working.

Bank angling as usual has been very good off the Dam, although you may have to try several areas along the south arm to locate fish. The extreme south end is holding a lot of freshly stocked fish and the area towards the tower walkway is producing some better grown on fish. The trout along the dam are quite hard on the shrimp so shrimp and GRHE patterns are the most productive. If they seem to switch off put a red holo diawl bach on as an alternative to the shrimps. For those who fancy wading, Plummers along to Gaynes Cove should produce and (wind permitting) G mark.

This weekend Grafham hosted the World Predator Classic with a number of 20lb plus Pike and quality perch and zander caught. Full results and report will be published next week.

Grafham Water will be hosting the England Youth Fly Fishing National Championship on Sunday 15 September. This is open to anglers aged 12-17 years. For more information visit www.anglingtrustevents.net

 

Fishing Stats

Best boat areas: All along the north shore. Plummers along to Gaynes Cove and straight down the middle particularly between M and J buoy.

Best bank areas: The dam, Plummers, Gaynes Cove and G mark when the wind allows.

Mid week boat winner: Bob Meadows.

Fish stocked: 2,000.

Summer special offers Our Summer Sunset ticket is now available to purchase – so take advantage of what is often the best part of the day. Priced at just £12 for one fish plus catch and release you can fish from 6pm.
Reduced boat hire for seniors Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)
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Forthcoming events

Best boat areas: All along the north shore. Plummers along to Gaynes Cove and straight down the middle particularly between M and J buoy.

Best bank areas: The dam, Plummers, Gaynes Cove and G mark when the wind allows.

Mid week boat winner: Bob Meadows.

Fish stocked: 2,000.

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