Grafham Water week ending 7 July

2 months ago

Fish 257 (Season 8,462) Returns 88 (1,750) Rod average 2.9 (4.8)

Changeable weather conditions have made the fishing at Grafham a bit slower over the past week. However, anglers are still catching well in the morning and evening and have reported a respectable rod average of 2.9.

Many anglers have been taking advantage of the warm evenings to fish dry flies with good results. One such angler took twelve fish to 5lb on a quick three hour session. Now that the pin fry are about in abundance small fish patterns and lures fished on an intermediate or floating line are picking up a good stamp of fish with many over wintered fish falling to this method.

The aerator produced steady action throughout the day for two boats on Thursday with the anglers opting to fish as a team taking turns to drift through it whilst twitching diawl bachs and shrimp patterns.

Bank fishing is at its best from about 7pm onwards with plenty of good fish being caught along the dam on various patterns and lines. The arms are also producing fish in the mornings and evenings and a dry fly fished into the bay seems to be the way to go. During the coming week as the weather begins to settle down we fully expect the rod average to jump back up and the fish to switch on.

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 July & August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)
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Fishing Stats

Best boat areas: Wind dependent – Rainbow Point, L Buoy and M Buoy.

Best bank areas: The dam (bowl area), the Willows, Fishing Lodge arms.

Mid week boat winner: Richard Loney of Milton Keynes.

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 July & August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)
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Forthcoming events

Invicta Tuesday Night Boat League
Open to all; boat draw approx. 5.15 with fishing commencing at 5.30pm. The evening concludes at the Wheatsheaf in Perry for refreshments.

Anglian Water Airflo International – Midland Final 22 July

WPC 17 & 18 August

Anglian Water rudder match 24 August

Beginners courses: 19 & 28 July; 3,9,24 & 30 August and other dates throughout the season.

Boat handling courses: 24 July; 6 August and other dates throughout the season.

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

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