Fish week 240 (Season 8,626) Returns 59 (1,469) Rod average 4.0 (5.9)
Fish are beginning to show in good numbers throughout the Narrows and Brixworth Bay and are feeding more consistently which is improving the catches.
The bank fishing is still quite tricky but by fishing around the weedbeds some good fish can be tempted.
The dam area has some colour but fishing in the Narrows in clear water has been productive.
On Thursday the water hosted a friendly match between the English Fly Fishing Association and a combined Arm/Navy team.
During practice for the match good numbers of fish were found in Brixworth Bay and throughout the Narrows, feeding in the surface layers.
Match day saw most boats heading to these areas where dries took fish and washing line tactics on midge tip lines also caught.
39 anglers fished to a kill 2 and catch and release a further 6 fish with no time bonus. 165 fish were caught for a rod average of 4.2.
Top rod went to a GWFFA member with a bag weight of 15lb 12oz. The top Army rod weighed in with 15lb 5oz. The best fish of the match weighed 3lb 7oz. The best methods for this match were dries, with booby on the point and grey boy buzzers. Foam daddies also caught.
With a stocking due this week to freshen things up, the fishing should improve further.