Fish 208 (Season 10,987) Returns 44 (1,861) Rod average 4.7 (5.9)
The rod average for the week at Pitsford is an excellent 4.7. Pitsford has again produced some cracking fish with plenty of Rainbows and Browns around the 3½ to 4½lb mark.
The best methods for both boat and bank are fishing imitative patterns such as damsel, snail, shrimp or pin fry imitations on a floating line. The fish are in the margins or on hotter days they have been around the aerators. If overcast they will come to dries with daddies, hoppers, small midge or cdc’s.
Malcolm Carter-Guild had a very good day catching Browns of 4lb, 3lb 8oz and 2lb 8oz as well as nine Rainbows. Ray Rouse had a fine Rainbow of 4lb 8oz. Whilst Malcolm Foreman also had a nice Rainbow of 4lb 6oz which was released.
The best bank areas have been Cliffs, Sailing Club, Pitsford Creek and the Flats.
Boat anglers are catching fish in the Narrows, Sailing Club Bay and in the Boils and in the basin.
Throughout July and August the ‘Senior Tuesday’ offer has been extended to Thursdays so why not take advantage of these reduced boat prices.
Best Rainbow: 4lb 8oz taken by Ray Rouse.
Best Brown: 4lb taken by Malcolm Carter-Guild.
Best boat areas: Boils, dam, Main Basin, Causeway.
Best bank areas: Pitsford Creek, Flats, Sailing Club bank, Cliffs.
Mid week boat winner: Charlie Watts.
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 July & August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)
Beginners courses: 12,21 &27 July; 11,23 & 29 August and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 23 July; 7 August and other dates throughout the season.
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
3 August, 7 September and 5 October.