Fish 806 (Season 3,807) Returns 117 (615) Rod average 6.9 (6.2)
Pitsford is returning to its early season form and on Sunday anglers recorded a rod average of 10.9 for the day. Fish up to 5lb plus are coming up to dries and buzzers. Despite the cold easterly wind last week the weather was settled and the rod average for the week was 6.9 and improving every day with the fish feeding on buzzers fished deep and slow.
Boats have out fished the bank and fish have been taken in the Small Half for the first time this season. Alisdair Weir had some cracking fish with three 3lb plus Rainbows and a Brown of 4lb with some fish returned. Dominic de Souza had ten fish with the washing line on a midge tip.
Colin Gallagher had a couple of 3lb Rainbows, one of 3lb 8oz and a Brown of 3lb 8oz with several others returned. Stan Hillman had a good morning from the bank catching and releasing 14. On Sunday Charlie Watts and boat partner Mr Lea had 25 on buzzers. Mick O’Farrell and Richard Slater found fish willing to come up for dries and had over twenty fish.
The best areas are Duffers, Bog Bay, Pitsford Creek, Stilton and the Cliffs with the Small Half worth a look.
A thousand cracking condition Browns were stocked last week and are reportedly well spread and being caught from all areas. Another 2,000 fish are due to be stocked this week, so the fishing should stay in top form with better weather forecast for the coming week.
Best Brown: 4lb taken by Alisdair Weir.
Best boat areas: Pitsford Creek, Brixworth Bay, Stone Barn.
Best bank areas: Duffers, Bog Bay, Stilton, Cliffs.
Midweek boat winner: M Brinkman.
Fish stocked: 1,000.
Beginners courses: 2 and 18 May and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 1,15 & 28 May 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.