Fish week 402 Returns 107 Rod average 3.75
Boat fishing at Grafham this week has been good. The inlet and the boils have produced good bags to lures, blobs and fabs cast into the centre of the boil or inlet and left to swing out. The slick downwind of the inlet across to the Willows on south west winds has fish topping that will take crunchers diawl bach, pheasant tail or muskins fished washing line style. Other boat areas that fished well are Deep Water Point – again with washing line tactics and all along the front of the dam 75-100 yards out with a small lure on a slow glass line. One angler had over 20 trout to this tactic earlier this week. There are some better trout coming out in the evening in front of the aqua park near G buoy after the bathers have gone home.
The south end of the dam remains the best spot for bank anglers using the same methods as bank anglers. Alternatively some fish have been taken in the evening wading off the lodge bank and the harbour continues to produce fish once the boats are in and the light levels drop. The predator anglers have reported numbers of zander and perch in 8-10 feet of water close to the banks along the north shore where the fry are in abundance among the weedbeds.
Grafham Tuesday Evening boat League
This very popular series ended with a teenager taking Top Rod, catching 6 fish on all of his best 10 evenings, an amazing performance.
The runner-up took just one fish less with 55 fish taking third.
A total of 253 rods took part in the 13 evenings involving 47 different anglers of whom 38 were Invicta FFC members.
The catch and release series recorded 587 trout an average of 2.2 trout per angler.
Thanks to the team at Invicta FFC for organising, AW Grafham staff for letting us stay out until sunset and the Wheatsheaf in Perry for refreshing us.
Best Rainbow: 5lb 2oz.
Best Brown: 5lb 6oz.