Fish 164 (Season 11,674) Returns 56 (2,097) Rod average 2.9 (5.6)
Pitsford Water had a further stocking of 2,000 Exe Valley fish this week, bringing the number stocked up to 21,500 for the season. Once again these were fantastic quality, full finned fish, many weighed at over a kilo with several over 1.25 kg.
The fishing this week has been mixed with a rod average for the week of 2.9, against a season average of 5.7. That said, some anglers have reported great sport if in the right areas and fishing the right method.
John Pearson and Ray Rouse proved this by enjoying a great day on the water, catching fifteen fish between them, up to 4lb. They fished floating lines with diawl bachs and bibio patterns and drifts across the main bowl.
Bob Aves had a great morning fishing a single booby or fab on a floating line, which he stroked through the surface. He said the sport was hectic with fish bow waving behind the fly.
With conditions settling down this week expect the fish to be up in the water and fish floating lines with confidence.
Summer special offers Our Summer Sunset ticket is now available to purchase – so take advantage of what is often the best part of the day. Priced at just £12 for one fish plus catch and release you can fish from 6pm.
Reduced boat hire for seniors Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)
Best Rainbow: 4lb taken by Ray Rouse.
Mid week boat winner: P Watson.
Fish stocked: 2,000.
Beginners courses: 23 & 29 August; 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.