Grafham Water week ending 31 October

3 weeks ago

Rod average 2.97

Although the rod average is recorded as 2.97 for the week this isn’t an accurate reflection of the good number of fish being caught - a plea to anglers to submit please submit a fishing return every time you fish. 
 
As we progress further into Autumn the temperature is dropping, the nights are drawing in but the fishing is getting even better, especially from the bank.  The banks have been busy this week both with pleasure anglers and those that compete, practicing for the prestigious Hinckley Shield on Sunday 31 October. 

The Autumn winds have been very strong,  blowing onto the north shore, the fish are there for those who braved it. For the fair weather anglers, great sport has been found on the Dam and especially Gaynes Cove. The Seat continues to produce excellent sport but with restricted space, set your alarm early! 

The fish are right up in the water and the reports are that the fish are feeding on snails, shrimps and fry. So, to tempt these quality trout the old favorites are always worth a try -  Diawl Bachs, Shrimp, Hares Ears fished on a washing line supported on the point with a FAB. For those who want to imitate fry, try Minkies and Snakes, varying the retrieve, again on floating or intermediate lines. 

Winter restrictions 
Some Winter restrictions are now in place at Grafham. Search Anglian Water Fisheries on Facebook to view a detailed map showing the out of bounds area on the West Side. 
 
Shrimpmasters 2021 
Grafham Annual Winter Bank League 

This popular series commences on Sunday 14 November with  6 rounds and points awarded for each round and the winner based on the best 5 results. 

November 14 and 28; December 12 and 28 and January 9 and 16. 
These dates are all Sundays with the exception of Tuesday 28 December. 
Registration will be outside the lodge between 08.00 and 08.30. There is an entry fee of £1 payable before fishing each day with optional pool £9 for each round. Fishing commences at 9am and concludes at 3pm, weighing in before 3.30pm. 

Rules are kill your first 6 trout, no catch and release or sorting, then cease fishing and weigh in. Points are awarded as follows: 1st = 10 points, 2nd = 9 points etc down to 8th place for  3 points. All others weighing in are awarded two points and blankers get one point for attending. On the last day a trophy and Anglian Water tackle voucher will be awarded to the overall winner based on their best five results. 
Tackle shop hours – Our Lodges are open 8am to 2pm daily. 
Forthcoming events 
Fur & Feather (bank) 
28 November 01480 810531 

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