Fish 80 (Season 11,067) Returns 35 (1,896) Rod average 2.3 (5.8)
The bank has probably outfished the boats at Pitsford this week. Bank anglers are finding good quality fish gorging on snails around the margins and weedbeds. Short morning and evening sessions are producing good sport.
Boat anglers are finding it more challenging with the best area being the Boils, main bowl and Narrows.
Some very good fish are again being caught. Season ticket holder Malcolm Foreman had two cracking Browns, both weighed and safely returned. The best fish weighed 4lb 6oz with the other at 3lb 8oz.
Peter Watson fished the bank around Duffers and Stilton Point, fishing floating snail patterns; catching three quality Rainbows around 3½lb before losing a much better fish.
Bob Aves and Gavin Friell fished the bank at Sailing Club and Pitsford Creek, catching six fish each on damsel and shrimp patterns.
With the conditions set to be more settled this week the fishing should improve as there is a mass of food in the water and huge numbers of pin fry appearing.
Throughout July and August the ‘Senior Tuesday’ offer has been extended to Thursdays so why not take advantage of these reduced boat prices.
Best Brown: 5lb taken by Vytautas Nasgelenas.
Mid week boat winner: Mr Southey of Aylesbury.
Beginners courses: 21 &27 July; 11,23 & 29 August; 6,11 & 21 September and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 23 July; 7 August 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
3 August, 7 September and 5 October.