Fish 542 (Season 15,020) Returns 96 (3,379) Rod average 5.68 (4.44)
Grafham Water continues to fish exceptionally well and with high standards of fish being brought to the net despite the mixed weather. The weekly rod average stands at an impressive 5.68 with reports of fin perfect fish putting on a real fight.
The week started off well and anglers were continuously rewarded with fantastic fish from both the bank and boat. Bank anglers have noticed that the dam has slowed down slightly as it seems the fish have moved more towards the shore. This has been evident with the increase and high number of fish being caught by the Willows on the north bank, Plummers car park and also west bank just outside the Harbour.
The size of the fish coming out continues to be impressive with a large proportion of fish regularly weighing in at over 3lb. Fry, shrimp patterns and snakes have seen some of the best results this week.
We are seeing an unprecedented number of fry this year and this, along with the higher water levels, is probably contributing to some excellent predator fishing. If you are wanting to catch predators it would appear that Grafham is the place to be right now. The Zander are biting again after a slow period; the water level by the tower has risen slightly perhaps this has helped stir them into feeding? The Pike in Grafham are being caught regularly despite being hard fought for and we are seeing good fish of up to 20lb being reported every week.
Hinckley Shield at Grafham 27th October
Eight local teams each of 6 anglers enjoyed this bank match organised by Invicta FFC at Grafham with 8 reaching the 6 fish limit at different spots around the reservoir and 15 rods all netting a 3lb + fish with a rod average of 3.3
Winning team was Elinor with 28 fish for 61lb ahead of Rutland Water Fly Fishers and Invicta.
Invicta A team fielded the best individual rod with 6 cracking fish for 18lb 7oz and the biggest fish weighed 4lb 5oz and was caught by an angler fishing for Invicta B.
This popular Sunday bank series starts again at Grafham on the 10 November with 5 more rounds on the 17 and 24 November , 8 December (possibly at Pitsford to be decided), 22 December and 12 January. Register at the Lodge before 09.30 and fish 10 - 3pm , 6 fish limit, Rules will be same as for the GWFFA club match on the 10th and Fur & Feather 24 November. so you can enter both. £2 entry fee and £8 optional pool for each day.
Day boat prices are now reduced for the winter – the Winter boat is available from 9am to sunset £21, single man £15.
Anglian Water Fur & Feather (bank) 24 November
Grafham Shrimpmasters bank series commences 10 November then 17 & 24 November; 8 December (possibly Pitsford tbc), 22 December; 12 January.
Beginners courses: 9 November; 7 December; 5 January 2020.