Rod average 3.8
Fishing from the dam has worked for some anglers with bank fishing rather challenging in some other areas at the moment with fish making for the deeper, cooler water. Better times are just around the corner with water temperatures falling and the weed dying back. Wading won’t be necessary because the trout will come into the shallows in search of the notorious ‘killer shrimp’. It’s not uncommon for the bank to outfish the boats once autumn is here.
There is an incredible amount of small fry showing, especially in the shallows and under the boats in the harbour, this could be another reason why the fishing can be challenging.
Last Wednesday and Thursday boat anglers were reporting taking plenty of fish with many other fish showing and following but then coming short. Those rods that were lucky enough to catch fish did so by switching to smaller flies. Size 14, crunchers, diawl bachs, hares ears and nymphs.
The deep water at Grafham is what is referred to as the basin/bowl area which is from G buoy on the north shore across to Gaynes Cove on the south shore towards the dam. The Boils is always very popular when the water is so warm but can get very busy. You will catch fish but will have to join the queue!
The predator season starts on 1 September. Many days are already fully booked and several more have limited availability. To avoid disappointment please book your boats direct with the fishing lodge by calling 01480 810531.