Pitsford Water week ending 22 April

4 weeks ago

Fish 273 (season 1,367) Returns 63 (330) Rod average 4.4 (4.15)

The warm weather has helped raise the water temperature and this has brought the fish out of their slumbers at Pitsford with them now starting to feed on the huge buzzer hatches in earnest.

Gavin Friell was the first to find the resident fish feeding on buzzers, catching 13 fish on buzzers fished on a Kelly green intermediate line. His first six fish weighed an impressive 16lb 4oz with his best fish at 3lb 4oz.

Ian Spicer from Buckinghamshire was delighted with his recent day at Pitsford “Thank you, what a great water” he said after catching and releasing 15 fish. Edward Barder boat fished and caught and returned 15 fish, whilst M Spencer returned 14.

Phil Jordan fished buzzers along the dam frontage and caught 27 fish with two overwintered fish of 5lb and 4lb 8oz.

The boats are out fishing the bank at the moment with the fish feeding too far out for the bank anglers who are only picking up odd fish.

The best methods are teams of buzzers with a heavy one on point and fished as slowly as possible on anything from a floating line down to Di3.

Weekly Stats

Best Rainbow: 5lb taken by Phil Jordan.

Best boat areas: Dam, Stone Barn.

Best bank areas: Gravels and Gorse.

Mid week boat winner: Phil Wanless.

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Anglian Water Rudder Match: 5 May

AWAI Midland heat (by invitation): 26 May

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