Grafham Water week ending 24 March

4 years ago

Fish 247 (Season 637) Returns 60 (143) Rod average 4.11 (4.45)

Fishing at Grafham Water has come on leaps and bounds this week. In the tail end of Storm Gareth we hosted the Scierra Pairs qualifier; it was a difficult day for all but we would like to congratulate Dayood Sheik and Steve Jones for catching the biggest fish at 2lb 3oz and Dom Sheratte and Gary Owen for winning the match overall with a combined bag of 11lb 15oz. We look forward to hosting the final at Grafham in September. 

The wind has been blowing NNW for most of the week so the south side of the Dam and Plummers car park have seen a lot of bank fishing as it has been out of the wind. A lot of our season ticket holders have done well in these conditions with returns showing 16 fish catch and release in some cases but in most at least one or two take home.

On the boats it has been a mix of the old favourites of G Buoy and the dam for a lot of anglers but we have had reports of good fishing on Saturday off Pylon Point and Hedge End.

On the whole it has been reported that green and black lures i.e a booby, or a snake have done well on the point with green Diawl Bachs further up.

Anglers are also reporting that bright blobs have also brought in the fish, on a sinking or intermediate line, retrieving slowing which has brought the fish up from the depths.

We are hoping for more great fishing weather this coming week and are looking forward to this coming weekend where we are hosting a new match called Perch Masters.

Fishing Stats

Best Rainbow: 4lb taken by Mr Seskevicius.

Best boat areas: North shore, G Buoy, Willows, Pylon Point, South side of dam.

Best bank areas: The bowl, Marlow Arm, Hill Farm, Deep Water Point, Mander car park.

Midweek boat winner: Mr Wray.

Fish stocked: 12,750.





Forthcoming events

Perch Masters 30 & 31 March

Anglers World Individual Flyfishing Championships 6 April

Anglers World Team Flyfishing Championships 7 April

Anglian Water Rudder Match 13 April

England Qualifier 3 May

Snowbee Floating Line 4 May

Home International 7-10 May

Invicta Pilgrimage 23 & 24 May

Beginners courses: 6,11,19 & 23 April; 5,19,26 & 31 May and other dates throughout the season.

Boat handling courses: 30 April, 13 & 27 May; 4 & 11 June and other dates throughout the season.

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