Fish 379 (Season 5,222) Returns 84 (929) Rod average 4.5 (5.62)
It has been another good week of fishing at Grafham Water, with the rod average currently standing at 4.5.
There are recurrent algal blooms currently happening at Grafham although this is only aiding the anglers, congregating the fish into the areas the algae is not. This week the south shore line has seen the algal bloom so therefore the north, west and east areas are fishing much better. Again the styles have been as changeable as the British weather with many still catching well on the bung before a change in conditions sees a change to lure, washing line or even some trying their luck on the dry fly.
Boat angling has seen some good results with some anglers catching up to 30 fish a day and cracking overwintered fish are making a regular appearance. Most anglers fishing close in are finding the overwintered fish, particularly on shrimp patterns, though they are certainly tougher to get hold of than this year’s stockies. Many anglers are reporting good bags whilst drifting. Hot spots currently for the boats include the main basin, Gaynes Cove, Stumps, Willows, G marker and in front of the lodge down to “L” buoy.
Bank angling is starting to improve with the over wintered fish coming a little closer than they have recently. Most anglers are fishing floating lines with buzzer although some fish are really up for a chase so bare this in mind and bring your lure box! The dam has started to fish better too though early and later in the day is certainly going to improve your chances. Good areas to try over the coming days include, Farm Bay, Hill Farm, Stumps, dam, Plummer and Marlow arm and Harbour arms.
Best boat areas: All the north shore, in particular Stumps, Hill Farm, Pig Bay, Hedge End, G Buoy, the Bowl, the Willows and out in the middle.
Best bank areas: The bowl, Marlow Arm, Harbour Arms, Deep Water Point, G Point.
Mid week boat winner: R Timothy.
Fish stocked: 3,500.
Invicta Tuesday Night Boat League
Open to all and a great way to enjoy the summer evenings. Boat draw approx. 5.15 with fishing commencing at 5.30pm. The evening concludes at the Wheatsheaf in Perry for a drink and sandwiches and chips.
Invicta Pilgrimage 23 & 24 May
EFFA ProAm 20 June
Anglian Water Airflo International Midland Heat 22 June
Anglian Water Airflo International – Southern Final 8 July
Anglian Water Airflo International – Midland Final 22 July
Beginners courses: 26 & 31 May; 6,15,23 & 30 June;6,19 & 28 July and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 27 May; 4 & 11 June; 2 & 24 July and other dates throughout the season.