Grafham Water week ending 30 September

2 years ago

Fish 123 (Season 10,299) Returns 47 (2,380) Rod average 2.62 (4.33)

A good effort from our anglers saw an increase in our rod average to 2.62 for the week, although there are many anglers achieving more than this.

Areas of coloured water and some algae haven’t stopped anglers catching fish. With the fish beginning to switch on many are producing one or two fish, though fishing the right areas and keeping on the move will help you locate more readily feeding stock. Mr Roy Anderson caught a fantastic 11 fish from a boat on Thursday; some fantastic angling well deserving of plaudits.

Many anglers are reporting fish up in the surface layers of water, washing line coupled with a floating line or midge tip with traditional flies such as muddlers, diawl bach and hares ears are working well, along with the many others using fab’s, blobs and boobies for good results. Dries are working well too, particularly in a bit of wave, with the outskirts of Gaynes Cove being a hotspot currently. In coloured areas a sinking line is preferred.

The fish are mostly sitting deeper though according to the wealth of information provided from our predator anglers and their superb sonar equipment. Fish have been witnessed coming up for spells to feed before sinking back down. On the easterly side of the reservoir we are seeing large pods of fish at about 20-30 feet down whereas fish are around 10-20 feet deep on the westerly side.

With the cooler nights setting in and some recent ground frosts it is likely that the last remaining areas of algae will clear and conditions will improve ready for an autumnal fishing spectacular.

Throughout October our fishing lodges are open daily 8am-4pm.

Competition news

We are delighted to announce the return of the Shrimpmasters! Join us for this sociable bank league on six Sundays, starting in November and finishing in January. Be sure to practice your shrimp shuffle for this one!

Fishing Stats

Best boat areas: Hedge End, Pylon Point, Deep Water Point, G marker, open water drifting, Sanctuary Bay, wind lanes and drifting off west bank.

Best bank areas: Deep Water Point, G bank, Hedge End, Hill Farm.

Midweek boat winner: G Arnold.

Fish stocked: 2,500.

Forthcoming events

Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
BC Hall 4 October
Beginners courses: See our page for full details.

Grafham Water Fur & Feather (bank) 25 November
Shrimpmasters bank league: Sundays 11 and 25 November; 2 and 16 December; 6 and 20 January.

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

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Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.