Pitsford Water

4 months ago

Fish 1,316 (Season 5,123) Returns 141 (756) Rod average 9.3 (6.8)

With a rod average of 9.3 for the week and over 1,300 fish caught, Pitsford is in truly amazing form. We have seen Brown trout of 8lb 9oz, 7lb 8oz, 7lb 6oz and numerous others between 5-6lb. With Rainbows of 6lb, 5lb 8oz and numbers between 4-5lb. Most of these fish were returned; Pitsford must be one of the most productive lakes at the moment.

Quality fish in huge numbers are feeding on the masses of buzzer hatches from most areas of the water with both boat and bank fishing fantastically.

Some of the highlights this week included English Disabled FF. 15 anglers fished to a six fish limit, catching 84 fish for a rod average of 5.6. The best fish was caught by Ian Bradfield at 3lb 10oz. The best bag of 6 fish went to John Thompson who weighed in at 14lb 10oz.

The English Fly Fishing Association held a Spring Members Day with 32 anglers fishing to a kill four and catch and release four fish for an 8 fish bag. 235 fish were caught for a rod average of 7.3. Paul Heavens recorded the best fish at 3lb 13oz. The best bag of four fish went to John Seaton with 11lb 2oz. Tony Smith caught and released a stunning Brown of 7lb 7oz (this didn’t count as he had already caught his four fish).

Other catches include Mark Ross with 8 fish for 19lb 8oz with a further 9 fish returned. Mr Munroe had a Brown of 8lb 9oz. Duncan Garnsworthy had a 4lb 8oz Rainbow (returned). B Loveland took 8 Rainbows and returned Browns of 5lb 8oz and 3lb. Wellington AC from Scotland enjoyed a superb day with most of the lads catching and releasing twenty plus fish and one angler having 43!.

Keith Harding and Mike Clarke from Staffordshire caught and released 45 and 20 fish respectively on buzzers and diawls. Terry Walford from Staffordshire had 8 fish for 22lb 12oz including a 4lb 10oz Rainbow. Season ticket holder Phil Jordan enjoyed a week on the water and in seven days he caught and released a staggering 161 Rainbows and 10 Browns with fish to 6lb plus with floating line and buzzers.

Mid Northants Trout Fishers Association

Hosts monthly open sessions for beginners at Pitsford where fully trained instructors are on hand to offer advice on fly casting, fly tying and water craft. Non members welcome. All sessions are 2-5pm
4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August, 7 September and 5 October.

 

Fishing Stats

Best Rainbow: 6lb taken by Phil Jordan.

Best boat areas: 8lb 9oz taken by Mr Munro.

Best bank areas: Duffers, Bog Bay, Stilton, Cliffs, Sailing Club.

Fish stocked: 2,000.

 

 

 

Forthcoming events

Anglian Water Airflo International Midland Heat 25 May

Anglian Water Rudder Match 8 June

Beginners courses: 2 and 18 May; 9,14,22 & 28 June and other dates throughout the season.

Boat handling courses: 1,15 & 28 May; 18 & 25 June and other dates throughout the season.

Mid Northants Trout Fishers Association

Hosts monthly open sessions for beginners at Pitsford where fully trained instructors are on hand to offer advice on fly casting, fly tying and water craft. Non members welcome. All sessions are 2-5pm
4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August, 7 September and 5 October.

 

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.