Fish week 229 Returns 71 Rod average 3.2
Some anglers at Grafham caught very well last week and enjoyed red letter days, whilst others haven’t managed to land a fish. The best boat area has been the aerator and surrounding water as well as the south side of the Dam. Plenty of fish have been taken on diawl bachs and crunchers but iit looks like floating daddies are about to come to the fore.
G buoy has started to fish well again, particularly in the mornings and evenings and one angler was lucky enough to catch a 6lb 1oz Rainbow about 100 yards from the bank on a shrimp pattern. It was his only fish of the day but when they are of that size and quality it only takes the one to make a bad day great! Savages has also produced a few fish this week with one angler bagging up on dries, and it’s also worth a drift up through Pylon Point.
The bank has been fairly quiet, but those who are fishing are catching a few. The Dam would again appear to be the best spot and anglers are catching well by covering water. Shrimp patterns and nymphs seem to be doing the business. The harbour hasn’t been producing many fish but they are certainly there feeding on the fry, especially late evening and early morning when the boat activity is at a minimum. Pulling lures, particularly black or white snakes would be the way to go about targeting these fry feeders.
Predator fishing has predictably slowed slightly, but there are still some fantastic fish coming out. This is backed up by multiple reports of double figure zander, pike to low 20lbs and perch to just under 4lb.
Overcast weather for the week ahead looks promising so we hope to see you soon.
Best Rainbow: 6lb 1oz