Pitsford Water week ending 14 October

7 months ago

Fish 411 (Season 10,359) Returns 100 (2,204) Rod average 4.1 (5.7)

Pitsford Water is currently providing some of the best grown on hard fighting fish seen for many years. The number of quality Brown trout over 5lb is exceptional, with Rainbows in big numbers around the 4lb mark.

Fish are feeding freely on fry, shrimp and snail and are showing throughout the lake both in the margins and out in open water.

Some of the standout catches of the week were by Nick Dunn who was fishing with Richard Slater. They were targeting fry feeders and Nick had Browns of 5lb 10oz, 5lb 6oz, 5lb 5oz and 5lb 4oz, as well as several other smaller fish. His best Rainbow weighed 4lb. Richard had 8 or 9 fish, the best being around 3lb.

A huge Brown trout of 14lb 4oz was caught by predator anglers, the fish being released in good condition and swimming off strongly.

With another stocking of 2,000 fish bringing the total stocked to 28,700 for the year to date the fishing will continue to be excellent from both boat and bank.

The best bank areas are Cliffs, Gravels, Stonebarn and Rigbys, with lots of double figure catches on shrimp and fry patterns.

Mid Northants Trout Fishers Association are hosting open taster sessions on Saturdays as follows: 3 November and 1 December 1-4pm.

Fishing Stats

Best Rainbow: 5lb taken by Glen Wright.

Best Brown: 6¼lb taken by P Proctor.


Midweek boat winner: Ron Blackwell.

Forthcoming events

Throughout October our fishing lodges are open 8am-4pm seven days a week
Mid-Northants Trout Fishers Association
offer taster/introduction sessions at Pitsford Water on the following Saturdays; 3 November and 1 December 1-4pm.

Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019

Predator Lure fishing 16 May to 31 January 2019

Beginners courses:
See our page for full details.  

Pitsford Fur & Feather 10 November (boat).

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