Grafham Water week ending 4 November

2 weeks ago

Fish 61 (Season 12,039) Returns 35 (2,764) Rod average 1.74 (4.35)

Anglers have reported seeing plenty of fish in clearer water at the start of the week with many being tempted by fry and shrimp patterns. Wind direction is changeable resulting in the murky water moving around the lake making it hard for the fish to see the fly.

Predator anglers are also finding it hard with only Perch and the odd jack being reported. Bank anglers are finding the fish along from the sailing club to Mander car park again. Mornings seem to be the best time for some action on hares ears and lures.

Boat harbour at Grafham

With the water level continuing to drop there is very little water now in the harbour. We are noticing boats struggling daily to manoeuvre in the harbour as propellers are fouling in the silt. You will notice the engine labour and there will be little progress in direction of travel. Please take great care; a quick change of direction on the engine forward/reverse/forward can help but be prepared to punt your way in and out of the harbour. Rangers will be on the pontoon first thing and as the boats return and they will assist where possible. We request that all boats moor at the top half of the pontoon if it is unmanned and don’t be tempted to moor closer to the gate, you will get stuck. Please bear with us and we appreciate your patience.

Competition news

Grafham’s popular Fur and Feather bank match will be fished on Sunday 25 November. For more information or to book a place please call the lodge on 0480 810531.
We are looking forward to 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 Rainbow: Two at 3-4lb taken by Mark Searle and one 3-4lb taken by A Murren.

Best boat areas: Clear water and wind direction dependant, north shore mainly.

Best bank areas: North shore, Marlow Car Park and G marker, between Sailing Club and the lodge, Mander car par front.

Midweek boat winner: R Partridge of Ely, Cambs.

During November our fishing lodges will be open 8am to 2pm 7 days a week.

Forthcoming events

Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
Grafham Water Fur & Feather (bank) 25 November
Shrimpmasters bank league: Sundays 11 and 25 November; 2 and 16 December; 6 and 20 January.