Grafham Water week ending 31st March 2024

1 week ago

Rod average - 6.0

On Sunday the 24th Grafham water hosted the popular Renegades 6x4 series – despite an incredibly windy practice and match day – the event fished incredibly well with just under 400 fish caught to a rod average of 7.7.  As has been the case for much of the season, the sport was mostly confined to the North shore.

The wind made for challenging conditions throughout the week, although fish were being caught it was at times largely with pulling tactics, again over at the north shore, however calmer conditions have seen anglers having success on nymphs.

During the week we stocked an additional 2000 Rainbows on the south shore, but it appears many of these headed north and joined the huge shoals of fish by the stumps down to Deep water point. 

On Tuesday we hosted GWFFA for their 1st social day of the season, despite bright, windy conditions, they had a good day with a boat average of 6 fish plus.

On Easter Saturday we got a break in the weather and it was a beautifully sunny and calm, perfect conditions for buzzers to start hatching off. Approximately 40 boats went out for our busiest day of the year so far and enjoyed fantastic sport, with some unbelievable bags of fish being caught in near perfect conditions.

Over the week it has been reported that the fish are being caught at varying depths, typically coming up as the day goes on.  Some anglers are using pulling tactics on di7-di3 to locate fish and then nymphing in the afternoon when it warms.   There are quite a variety of methods catching, from the bung to washing line, straight lining and of course pulling – flies vary from Lures, to buzzers, to shrimp as well as blobs and fabs.  If you find the fish, they are quite obliging and will be caught on most methods.

Catch return comments are raving about the action on the north shore. Here is a summary of what our anglers are saying online:
Areas: “Hill Farm, Pig Bay, Stumps, Deep Water Point, G Marker, north shore is on fire!”
Flies: “Shrimp washing line pulling black humongous, slow glass pink lure, orange blob, black and green, lures pulled quickly, slow retrieve sub surface and buzzers buzzers buzzers…”
Biggest (reported) fish: 8lb 6oz brown from the south shore by season ticket holder, Alex Green.

Please keep filing your fishing reports and add as much detail as possible so that we can provide you with the best fishing reports.

Tight lines, AW fisheries team.

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