Pitsford Water week ending 4 August

2 years ago

Fish 134 (Season 11,621) Returns 35 (2,041) Rod average 3.8 (5.7)

The rod average for the week is 3.8 with some nice fish coming out to various methods and fish reportedly being caught in the Narrows and Stone Barn as the weather cools slightly.

Best methods have included deep fished buzzers, damsels on intermediates and foam daddies on top. Shrimp are also starting to appear on the menu and small hares ear patterns are also working.

Gavin Friell used the above tactics, fishing size 14 and 16 hares ear patterns on a floating line to tempt 19 fish with four fish between 3-4lb, and losing a Rainbow estimated at 6-7lb. Gavin was drifting around the flats and mouth of Pitsford Creek.

Another angler doing well and varying his tactics to tempt fish, was Allan Wither who caught and released seven fish on buzzers.

Stuart Foulds also reported a good day catching and releasing 11 fish.

Bank sport has been a little harder, but if you are prepared to fish first or last thing in the day then you will be rewarded with fish coming in close to feed on shrimp.

Throughout August the ‘Senior Tuesday’ offer has been extended to Thursdays so why not take advantage of these reduced boat prices.


Fishing Stats

Mid week boat winner: R Baker of Market Harborough.

Summer special offers Our Summer Sunset ticket is now available to purchase – so take advantage of what is often the best part of the day. Priced at just £12 for one fish plus catch and release you can fish from 6pm.
Reduced boat hire for seniors Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)


Forthcoming events

Beginners courses: 11,23 & 29 August; 6,11 & 21 September; 5 & 11 October and other dates throughout the season.

Boat handling courses: 7 August; 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.

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