Fish 473 Returns 90 Rod average 5.25
Fishing at Grafham continues to be of a consistently high standard. With the previous week’s rod average a fantastic 7.6 this week’s average of 5.25 is still good, and the reduction is probably down to poor weather conditions which prevented the usual number of boat anglers taking to the water.
Fish are still to be found close into the banks. Bank anglers have been catching on shrimp patterns and small fry patterns. One angler said he had been catching from the dam wall using a small perch pattern. If lures and the good old roly poly don’t float your boat then try a black snail or a small nymph on nothing more than a size 14 hook, keep it still, keep it slow.
One Grafham regular had two nice rainbows up to 5lb right from the harbour arms, using a snake he kept the line low in the water and the trout nailed the lure just as he was going to lift it from the water for a re-cast on both occasions. Again, reinforcing the fact that the fish are still to be found close to the banks feeding on the shrimp and snails.
Predator anglers have found a slight improvement over the last couple of weeks, although it is still relatively hard the perch and the zander have started to bite again. The water temperature is still relatively mild with fish in the east side of the reservoir in about 20-25 feet.
Grafham Water will be hosting Perch Mania this weekend (31 October and 1 November) and all boats are booked.
Shrimpmasters – Grafham’s socially distanced annual winter bank leagueNovember 15,22 & 29; December 6,13 & 20; January 10 (7 Sundays, best of 5)
Register outside the lodge (socially distanced). Fishing from 9am to 3pm. Fished across 7 Sundays. Trophy awarded for the overall winner based on their best 5 days. Points awarded down to 8th place with blankers getting 1 point.
Beginners Courses: 30 October; 6 November and 5 December. To book please call the lodge on 01480 810531.
Shrimpmasters Annual bank league
November 15,22 & 29; December 6,13 & 20; January 10 (7 Sundays, best of 5)
Fur & Feather 22 November.