Fish 169 (Season 12,363) Returns 42 (2,263) Rod average 4.0(5.5)
Pitsford Water has fished steadily this week with a rod average of 4.
Bank anglers are catching on shrimp or corixa patterns with the boats getting fish on diawl bach and crunchers. Gravel Bank, Sermons and Grange Farm Creek are producing good quality fish to shrimp imitations with fish stuffed full of the naturals.
The main bowl and the Narrows are now producing for the boat anglers with floating or midge tip lines best fishing flies high in the water with a booby or FAB on the point.
The biggest Brown of the week was a 7lb specimen that fell to a Perch fry pattern fished by Philip Jordan. Phil also had Rainbows up to 4lb on the fry pattern fishing it on a Di3. There have been several other Browns around the 4lb mark reportedly caught and released.
There are plenty of Rainbows in the 3-4lb bracket being caught, with the fish being in top condition.
Cooling weather conditions should make the fishing really come alive over the coming week.
Best Rainbow: 4lb taken by Phil Jordan.
Best Brown: 7lb taken by Phil Jordan.
Mid week boat winner: Mr A Farm of Tilton on the Hill.
Beginners courses: 6,11 & 21 September; 5 & 11 October and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 15,23 & 28 October & 6 November.
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
7 September and 5 October.
Charity match in aid of Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis 22 September Contact Charlie Watts on 07854173232 for more information.