Fish 485 Returns 94 Rod average 5.16
Grafham Water continues to fish well with both boat and bank anglers cashing in on trout feeding hard on the migrating snails as well as some better fish coming to fry patterns.
The best boat areas are the mouth of Savages along Sanctuary Bank all the way along to Hill Farm and Pig Bay. With the fish high in the water cruising above the weedbeds, long quiet drifts along the weedbeds fishing dries or a washing line have scored well. Gaynes Cove continues to produce to similar methods with long drifts along the weedbeds along to A buoy at the south end of the dam which has been a bit of a hotspot. Blue flash damsels are a good alternative as they work as damsels and as a fry pattern. If the boils are on, pulling black or pink snakes on a Di3 orDi5 will also work.
The best bank areas continue to be the Dam for a full day session or Plummers and G mark early and late. Dries work well early and late and the washing line works throughout the day. If the fish are not playing ball with the washing line then take the booby or fab off the point and try a damsel or fry pattern and speed up the retrieve.
As ever news of predator catches remains sketchy but there are plenty of boat bookings so they must be doing well. G mark will always produce good Perch as will the area in front of the harbour. Best Zander areas are the usual suspects with the two towers, L buoy and the area in front of the Sailing Club and the Seat still producing. We have had no news on Pike catches!
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