Fish 224 (Season 9,747) Returns 52 (2,213) Rod average 4.3 (4.4)
Grafham Water continues to fish well, particularly from the dam in the morning and evening. It has been nice to see 15-18 anglers dotted along the dam, all catching fish. Shrimp and diawl bach patterns have accounted for most of the fish with double figure bags not unusual. Remember to stay low or sit so as not to spook trout cruising close in. Cast at 45 degrees to the dam and let the flies drift round until your line is touching the wall, you will be surprised at home close in the takes can be and be prepared for some savage takes….
If you fancy getting away from the dam a favourable north wind will open up the natural bank along the north shore which should start producing soon. With the water down a couple of feet it makes access and wading a lot easier.
The boat anglers are enjoying good sport as well with the west bank up to Savages fishing well with snail feeders taking small black boobies and snail patterns. A drift down the middle of the reservoir fishing hoppers (ginger), if the fish are showing, has also been productive. And as ever a washing line with diawl bachs, crunchers or cormorants suspended between 2 fabs or boobies continues to be the most consistent method.
The fly predator anglers are also reporting good sport with a number of pike in the mid 20’s being taken. The perch and zander anglers also continue to report good catches.
Best boat areas: Close to the dam, the west bank past the nature reserve and up to Savages Creek, straight down the middle.
Best bank areas: The dam.
Mid week boat winner: Mr Hansen of Leighton Bromswold.
Summer special offers Our Summer Sunset ticket is now available to purchase – so take advantage of what is often the best part of the day. Priced at just £12 for one fish plus catch and release you can fish from 6pm.
Reduced boat hire for seniors Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season).
WPC 17 & 18 August
Anglian Water rudder match 24 August
Scierra Pairs final 7-8 September
Grafham Water Championship 21 September
Beginners courses: 9,24 & 30 August; 15,20 & 25 September and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 2 September; 14,22 & 29 October; 5 November.