Pitsford Water week ending 24 April

3 weeks ago

Fish week 143 (Season 2,250) Returns 37 (338) Rod average 3.9 (6.6)

After last week’s rod average of 7 plus fish, this week the cooler, stronger easterly winds and less than ideal conditions have dropped the average down to 3.9.

Blobs and buzzers are still accounting for a lot of the fish, however, it may be worth substituting your buzzer for a diawl bach or muskins if you are struggling for takes. Fab/bob wise tequila seems to be the colour they want at the moment.

We recently stocked the small half of the reservoir so some anglers are having success fishing for these. Other hot spots include the Pines, the Sailing Club, Bog Bay and Pigstream and the big half side of the Causeway. With fish being caught relatively close in, but often better fish just holding off in deeper water.

We recently put in a stocking of Browns and these are well on the feed, so we would advise not sitting on these if you can help it, after we had a couple of reports of 20 plus of these Browns caught by a single angler.

The outlook for the week is for the winds to turn westerly by the weekend, so hopefully this will see the sport take off again, the water is clear and there are some good hatches about, so we should be in for some good fishing in the days ahead.

Best Brown: 5lb 6oz.

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