Fish 668 (Season 12,828) Returns 132 (2,961) Rod average 5.0 (4.33)
Grafham Water fished its proverbial socks off last week for the trout anglers with both bank and boat anglers finding some fantastic sport.
The bank anglers have been cashing in on the shrimp and fry feeders close in at G mark and all the way along to the Willows, with Pylon and Deep Water Point following close behind. Gaynes and Plummer all the way along and onto the South end of the Dam have also fished well when the north shore has been too coloured after high winds.
It goes without saying that shrimp patterns and hares ear patterns are working very well and for those after some bigger fish, snakelets and minkies have produced, pulled fast on a sink tip or glass line. Also ignore daddies at your peril as there have been loads hatching from the grass late in the evening, they work just as well sunk and pulled as they do floating and static.
The boat anglers have been concentrated along the north shore particularly drifting on to G mark from whatever wind direction there is that day. There are some fish around the mouth of Savages and in Gaynes Cove for those wishing to avoid the crowded drifts around G mark.
nce you find the fish it doesn’t seem to matter what flies or which line you use, with reports of good catches on everything from a floater to a Di 5 sweep. Washing line with fabs and boobies at either end with the nymphs of your choice on the droppers particularly crunchers and cormorants. Pulling a sunken daddy on a midge tip has also done very well.
The BC Hall EFFA match was held this week with 30 anglers catching 217 fish for a tremendous rod average of 7.23. The top rods found fish drifting onto and around G mark and the winning method was daddies pulled just sub surface.
Predator fishing continues to be very good with good pike, perch and zander being reported. The north tower to T buoy and from outside the nature reserve to hedge End seem to be the most consistent areas as well as the tower at the dam.
Fish stocked: 1,000.
Fry Feeders Match 19 October
Anglian Water Fur & Feather (bank) 24 November
Beginners courses: 12 & 27 October; 1 & 9 November; 7 December; 5 January 2020.
Boat handling courses: 22 & 29 October; 5 November.