Fish 336 (Season 12,194) Returns 80 (2,221) Rod average 4.2 (5.5)
Early last week Pitsford was on fine form with anglers reporting many catches into double figures. However, sport slowed over the weekend in the heat; despite this the rod average for the week is a healthy 4.2.
In overcast conditions fish have been high in the water with floating lines and nymphs or dry fly working.
The bank is also fishing with good quality fish now in the margins feeding on the increasing number of shrimp. Gravel bank, Sermons and Cliffs are all areas holding shrimp feeding fish.
The biggest Brown trout of the week weighed 6lb and was caught and returned by Clive Wilkins. Clive had 16 fish, returning 15 including Rainbows up to 4lb. He fished from a boat around the Cliffs and along the Narrows fishing shrimp patterns.
Early in the week season ticket holder Charlie Watts enjoyed one of his best ever morning sessions, catching 19 fish and missing many more. Charlie was drifting from D buoy at the dam down the main basin, fishing diawls and crunchers on a floating line.
Francis Horn boat fished with his daughter and he caught while ‘dapping’. John Pearson and boat partner Ray Rouse continued their good form catching 22 fish between them on nymphs.
With the conditions set to cool down this week expect the fish to switch back on and even better sport.
Best Rainbow: 4lb taken by Clive Wilkins.
Best Brown: 6lb returned by Clive Wilkins.
Mid week boat winner: J Duncan of Rugby.
Beginners courses: 29 August; 6,11 & 21 September; 5 & 11 October and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 15,23 & 28 October & 6 November.
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
7 September and 5 October.
Charity match in aid of Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis 22 September Contact Charlie Watts on 07854173232 for more information.