Fish 505 (Season 1,421) Returns 63 (260) Rod average 8.0 (5.47)
As predicted Grafham has exploded into life this week as the trout turned on to the big buzzer hatches.
The boat anglers have been enjoying the majority of the sport with reports of angling partners having 40 plus fish to the boat. A lot of the fish are coming to small black buzzers fished deep at 10 to 20 feet down, but on some of the brighter days they were only a couple of feet down off Pylon and Deep Water points. Alternatively the other successful methods are di3 or di5 pulling tequila blobs and woofta boobies and as ever at this time of year Black and Green snakes and Pitsford peas continue to catch. All the points and bays along the north shore are producing fish, but don’t forget that Savages Creek and the west bank are now open to fish so there is a lot of water that has received no angling pressure and so may produce some better overwintered fish.
The bank anglers are not having as much fun as the boat anglers with fish holding out on the old low water mark during the middle of the day. The successful bank anglers are catching early and late in the day. Things may pick up with the buzzer hatches this week. The most productive areas continue be G Point the Willows and the Dam (particularly the bowl) and the stones at Marlow.
Fifteen anglers fished The Anglers World Match on Saturday, catching 120 fish for a rod average of 8. Congratulations to the winner Charley Abrahams.
Best Rainbow: 4lb taken by Helen Chalmers.
Best boat areas: All Points and bays along North shore.
Best bank areas: G Buoy, Dam, Marlow Stones.
Midweek boat winner: Eddie Gumm.
Anglian Water Rudder Match 13 April
England Qualifier 3 May
Snowbee Floating Line 4 May
Home International 7-10 May
Invicta Pilgrimage 23 & 24 May
Beginners courses: 11,19 & 23 April; 5,19,26 & 31 May and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 30 April, 13 & 27 May; 4 & 11 June and other dates throughout the season.