Grafham Water week ending 7 October

2 months ago

Fish 98 (Season 10,397) Returns 57 (2,437) Rod average 1.71 (4.26)

This week has seen some changeable weather at Grafham Water. Although the fishing has been tough in recent weeks the cold windy weather has definitely helped angers find and catch fish in the later part of the week.

The rule of thumb seems to be that if you find clear water you will find the fish. Shrimp, hares ears or diawl bachs with a blob or booby on the point seems to be the way forward.

We have seen a lot of bank anglers fishing and catching at Mander car par at the early part of the week and the north shore at the later part. We look forward to receiving your catch returns so that we can reflect an accurate rod average.

The predator fishing at Grafham has been very popular and we have welcomed many new anglers to the site who have never fished here before. They are reporting that Grafham is fishing very well for all predator species with some double figure pike being caught. Dead baiting is now permitted (from 1 October) and we look forward to hearing how successful this method has been.

Competition news
We are delighted to announce 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!

Throughout October our fishing lodges are open daily 8am-4pm.

Fishing Stats

Best boat areas: Hedge End, Pylon Point, Deep Water Point, G marker, open water drifting, Sanctuary Bay, wind lanes and drifting off west bank.

Best bank areas: Deep Water Point, G bank, Hedge End, Hill Farm.

Midweek boat winner: Mr Campbell from Essex.

Forthcoming events

Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
Beginners courses: 13 & 28 October.

Fry Feeders Match 20 October (by invitation).

Grafham Water Fur & Feather (bank) 25 November
Shrimpmasters bank league: Sundays 11 and 25 November; 2 and 16 December; 6 and 20 January.