Grafham Water week ending 5 July

3 months ago

Fish 344 Returns 54 Rod average 6.3

Despite challenging conditions Grafham has continued to produce good sport over the past week. There have been lots of bumper catches taken from most areas of the lake to many different methods. Diawl bachs continue to produce the better fish, but hoppers and dry flies have also started to catch fish, particularly in the early evening.

The West Bay to the left of the pontoon has fished very well as has Gaynes Cove and the Seat. One Angler fishing the West Bay bagged up by 11am and reported pretty much a bite a chuck all on red diawl bachs.

Bank fishing seems to have slowed down a bit but this is probably due to high winds making it difficult to reach the fish. However, one angler decided to fish static shrimp into the wind at G buoy and was rewarded with 8 cracking fish in a short amount of time. There have been some notable captures over the past week including a 7lb 2oz brown taken on a pink booby.

If you are planning a visit any time soon we recommend talking to a ranger upon your arrival to pick up the latest info regarding best spots and methods as the strong winds are moving the fish about on a daily basis.

The rod average for this week is a very respectable 6.3 and we would expect this to remain at a similar level over the coming weeks.

Best Rainbow: 5lb 12oz.

Best Brown: 7lb 2oz.

Best boat areas: West Bay.

Best Bank areas: North shore/the Seat

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