Grafham Water week ending 3 April

2 months ago

Rod average 3.1

Last week we were delighted to report that winter was finally behind us and spring was well and truly here. How could we have been so wrong!

It has been bitterly cold all week with a frost first thing and then northerly winds throughout the day. Thursday and Friday deterred most of the boat anglers because the conditions were so unpleasant. The north shore was much more bearable for the bank anglers, being sheltered, it proved to be where the fish were. Good catches were reported from The Willows, G Buoy, Bluff Cove and Pylon Point.

Although we are witnessing a lot of fly activity, fishing with buzzers is still slow. Those who were successful, did so using Blood Worm imitations, Pitsford Peas, Boobys and Snakes!  So a real mix and not consistent. The fish have been caught at varying depths too, so again, not consistent.

Damsels on the point and Red Diawl Bachs or Hares Ears on the dropper is always worth a try, so early in the season.

The water is still gin clear, even after the strong winds so constant movement and line thrashing will spook the fish.

The winter restrictions have now been lifted, so the west bank and the mouth of Savages Creek are worth exploring.

The forecast for next week is warmer but still windy but with 16,000 hungry rainbows stocked since February and another stocking this week it’s only a matter of time

Best Rainbow: 7lb caught from Harbour arm.

Fish stocked to date: 16,000.

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