Pitsford Water week ending 29 April

3 weeks ago

Fish 294 (Season 1,661) Returns 83 (413) Rod average 3.5 (4.1)

Although the fishing has been quite challenging in the testing weather conditions there have been some fantastic fish coming out. Pitsford’s resident fish are feeding heavily on buzzer, but, unlike other waters, they are feeding at depth.

If you fish the right areas and present the patterns a few feet down then there are some cracking fish to be caught.

Phil Jordan has managed to master the method, fishing teams of buzzer on an intermediate line in the deep water at the dam. In two visits this week he had 16 and 13, returning all fish. Phil had five overwintered fish in one trip with fish up to 5lb.

Gavin Friell also had a good session fishing buzzers to take 9 Rainbows and a Brown around 5lb. James Punch bank fished in Stone Barn using a weighted black and red buzzer to tempt a Brown trout that he estimated at 6-8lb which was returned.

Keith Gilchrist weighed in the best Rainbow of the week at 4lb 6oz when he fished the English Fly Fishers match. The match was won by Peter de Kremer with his bag weight of 18lb 14oz. his killed fish weighed an impressive 10b 14oz. in tough conditions with 20mph winds the 32 anglers caught 115 fish for a rod average of 3.6.

Weekly Stats

Best Rainbow: 4lb 6oz taken by Keith Gilchrist.

Best Brown: 7lb taken by James Punch.

Best boat areas: Dam, Sailing Club, Small Half.

Best bank areas: Gravels, Stone Barn.

Mid week boat winner: Chantrelle Lyall.

Fish stocked: 2,000

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AWAI Midland heat (by invitation) 26 May

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