Pitsford Water week ending 23 September

8 months ago

Fish 321 (Season 8,689) Returns 63 (1,863) Rod average 5.1 (4.66)

Despite losing four days to the weather last week, Pitsford still managed a rod average of 5.1 with a rod average of 8.5 on Saturday.

Fish are still in the top couple of feet with dries and wets/hoppers working on floating and midge tip lines. Some fish are now starting to hit the huge shoals of fry in earnest and minkies and floating fry patterns fished around the weed beds are taking some nice fish.

Some notable catches from this last week include Clive Wilkins from Derbyshire caught and released 15 fish; local angler Peter Webb had 13 fish in a session. John Millar enjoyed a cracking day with a nice Brown of 3lb 8oz plus Rainbows of 5lb 4oz, 4lb and 3lb 8oz.

Ryan Varani had a Rainbow of 4lb 2oz, Rod Barley had two Browns of 4lb and 3lb 8oz. Clearly there are lots of quality, grown on fish showing now and with a further stocking of 2,000 Exe Valley fish this week, many of which were around the 3½lb mark. The fishing looks set to continue its fine form.

Fish are throughout the big half of the reservoir now and the bank is fishing well from Stone Barn, Gravels, Rigbys and Cliffs.

Fishing Stats

Best Rainbow: 5lb 4oz taken by Ryan Varani.

Best Brown: 4lb taken by Rod Barley.

Midweek boat winner: M Brinkman.

Fish stocked: 2,000.  

Forthcoming events

Mid-Northants Trout Fishers Association offer taster/introduction sessions at Pitsford Water once a month .
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.

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