Pitsford Water week ending 25 October

1 year ago

Fish 140 (Season 7,910) Returns 44 (1,365) Rod average 3.2 (5.8)

Pitsford fished with a rod average of just over 3 this week with a good number of Browns still being caught.  Areas to try; Sermons, Pitsford Creek, Sailing Club and the Narrows.  With brisk southerlies forecast this coming week areas like Sermons or the Creek will probably be the areas to head to.  

Methods to try, for the shrimp feeders; try a washing line set up with diawl bachs, hare’s ears and shrimp patterns with a fab for floating fry on the point.  For fry feeders popper fry over the weedbeds, or Snakes, Minkies and Humungous on a di3 or fast intermediate.  It has also been reported that one or two fish have still been caught on daddies and hoppers.

On Saturday we welcomed the Lure Angling Society who held a Pike match on Pitsford Water.  Despite a big southerly wind which made the fishing challenging they reported a total of 19 Pike caught between 11 anglers. 1st place was a 109cm Pike which weighed 25lb 8oz; 2nd place was a 105cm Pike that weighed 21lb.

From this coming Sunday, 1 November, the ‘small half’ of the reservoir will be out of bounds for fishing to all anglers, boat and bank and all Brown trout will need to be safely returned alive to the water.  As always, these measures will be in place throughout the rest of this season.

From the 1 November we move to ‘winter boat’ prices with single man boat hire at £15 and two man boat hire at £21 for the rest of the season. Note there is no half day boat hire price now for the rest of the season.  Boats are still available to go out from 8am across the fisheries.

Also, from 1 November dead baiting from the bank is permitted at Pitsford.  Anglers can use a maximum of 3 rods, using dead sea baits only, these must be a minimum of 18cm long.  Please note there is no lure/spinning fishing allowed from the banks.  This season from 1 November there will be restrictions in place around the track, please contact the fishery for more detail.

Beginners Courses: 31 October; 7 November. To book a place please call the lodge on 01604 781350.

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Fur & Feather 8 November

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