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Looking back at the festive period trout fishing at Grafham was a little patchy, sometimes producing 6,7 or even 8 fish to some anglers, whilst on other days it was much harder. Some days the fish are coming on early and the next day no one sees a fish till after 11am. So be patient the fish normally turn up to feed at some part of the day. With predominantly west and south westerly winds the Dam continues to be the most consistent spot for bank anglers. Shrimp patterns continue to work well along with red holo diawl bachs and hares ears. Try some different point flies, damsels have been working as well as small boobies. Few trout anglers have taken boats out so nothing to add except fish close in with similar tactics to the bank anglers.
Boats are still going out most days at Grafham for the Predator Anglers. The North Tower continues to produce as we are now pumping in from the river and it is attracting the bait fish to the area. Alternatively the Dam Tower has produced some nice Pike over the last week
Shrimp Masters Round 5 fished on Sunday 6 January (thank you to Chris McLeod for his report)
Conditions were ideal and all of the bank was available even though the water level is creeping up. The rod average was just over 3, and with a 6 fish limit that’s not bad.
Grafham’s not easy but we only had one blank on Sunday (and he lost a good fish). More fish were caught on c&r after limit, and on the day there were a good number of fish for those not in the competition and some big browns were safely returned. All the fish were in great condition.
Two limits were taken: first Steve Cracknell, second Chris McLeod, then Chris Bobby with 4 and Richard Slater with 3. So there’s all to play for in the final round which will be fished on 20 January.
The current top four, all with a chance of winning, are:
Steve Cracknell 31
Chris McLeod 29
Chris Bobby 24
Dayood Sheik 23