Pitsford Water News

2 years ago

Fish 384 (Season 11,977) Returns 82 (2,527) Rod average 4.7 (4.7)

With a rod average for the week of 4.7 and lots of fish being caught in the 3-4lb bracket, both bank and boat anglers are finding  Pitsford is in fine form.


Fish are gorging on fry, shrimp and snails both in the margins and out in open water. The small half of the lake is now out of bounds but fish are spread throughout the main body of the water.

There have been numerous good fish reported but James Punch deserves a special mention. James is enjoying his first season as a beginner. He has been bank fishing and caught and released two brown trout between 3 and 4lb which he described as stunning. Hank Needham had a brown estimated at 6lb plus. There were numerous Rainbows caught during the week around the 4lb mark.


Anglers are reminded that our Brown trout are now out of season until 1 April. If any are caught they must be returned to the water unharmed and as soon as possible to avoid damage.


Pitsford’s popular Fur and Feather boat match will be fished onSaturday 10 November please call the fishing lodge on 01604 781350 for more information.
Mid Northants Trout Fishers Association will be hosting an open taster session on Saturday 1 December 1-4pm.


Fishing Stats

Best Rainbow: 4lb plus taken by James Punch.


Best Brown: 6lb plus taken(and safely returned) by Hank Needham

Mid week boat winner: R Garrett.

During November our fishing lodges will be open 8am to 2pm 7 days a week.

Forthcoming events
Mid-Northants Trout Fishers Association
offer taster/introduction sessions at Pitsford Water the next one is on 1 December 1-4pm.
Pitsford Fur & Feather (boat) 10 November.
Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
Predator Lure fishing 16 May to 31 January 2019


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