Fish 495 (Season 9,523) Returns 114 (2,161) Rod average 4.34 (4.4)
Considering the very hot weather Grafham has fished incredibly well this week. Those who braved the stifling heat were rewarded with quality bags of fish, not only coming from the boats, but the dam has also produced some excellent sport early in the morning.
Iain Barr has kindly written the following account of his day with us.
“It was a fast start at Grafham with 7 or 8 perfect rainbows in under the first hour!!! The first 10 minutes was frustrating but a small tweak and following rainbows turned into lockups!!!!! A simple change was to put a bigger eye booby on the point for maximum disturbance!! I fished two boobies and two wet flies in the middle on a fast glass. Fast sport continued until the lightening arrived which saw us bottle it and head for the lodge.
Some 90 minutes later we ventured out into a flat calm with the odd breath of wind coming from every direction possible multiple days in the day! Very annoying. Sport inevitably slowed as you barely moved but we continued to catch steadily in various spots through the middle ,G buoy, the Dam, The Seat, C buoy and in front of the lodge.
The hot weather doesn't seem to have affected the fish on Grafham!! Rising fish through the wind lanes early on was just amazing and great fun to catch them!! I do suspect there are plenty more fish lying very deep so next trip I'll be taking a look downstairs too!!!!
Grafham is on form so get booked up!!
If you want a mix of the boobies used they are available in the AW shops in the WCC packs...Standard Booby packs are the ones I used......”
Best Rainbow: 4lb 6oz.
Best boat areas: Dam area, the Seat, West Bay. In front of fishing lodge, G Buoy.
Best bank areas: The dam (north our south, depending on wind direction).
Mid week boat winner: Andy Linwood.
Fish stocked: 3,500.
Our Summer Sunset ticket is now available to purchase – so take advantage of what is often the best part of the day. Priced at just £12 for one fish plus catch and release you can fish from 6pm.
Reduced boat hire for seniors Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during July & August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)
Invicta Tuesday Night Boat League
Open to all; boat draw approx. 5.15 with fishing commencing at 5.30pm. The evening concludes at the Wheatsheaf in Perry for refreshments.
WPC 17 & 18 August
Anglian Water rudder match 24 August
Scierra Pairs final 7-8 September
Grafham Water Championship 21 September
Beginners courses: 3,9,24 & 30 August; 15,20 & 25 September and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 6 August; 2 September; 14,22 & 29 October; 5 November.