Fish 351 (Season 9,192) Returns 56 (1,441) Rod average 6.2 (6.4)
Pitsford continues to fish extremely well with a rod average for the week of 6.2 and lots of quality fish being reported.
Phil Jordan caught (and returned) the best fish of the week a Brown of 8lb. Another fine Brown of 6lb 8oz was taken by Lesley Dickens who caught the fish on a cruncher while bank fishing at Gorse Bank.
Holiday package anglers Russell Spencer and Mr Sinfield had a cracking two days on Pitsford, catching 34 fish with their best a Rainbow of 4lb 4oz.
There is a vast choice of food for the fish with damsel and sedge coming off in huge numbers and pin fry starting to be seen in clouds. Best methods are floating or midge tip lines with either dries or teams of nymphs with crunchers and diawl bachs favourite. Popper hoppers and foam daddies are also working well.
Although the boats are fishing better than the bank, anglers are reporting that bank sport is improving with the best bank areas being Gravels, Sermans and Pitsford Creek.
Boat anglers are finding fish well spread out but the best areas are the Dam, Basin, Sailing Club and Causeway.
The Tuesday evening boat club is proving popular and Ian Parker had a great evening catching a quality Rainbow of 4lb 4oz and releasing a first ever Brown trout of around 2lb 8oz as well as several others and lost fish.
Best Rainbow: 4lb 8oz taken by John Pearson.
Best Brown: 8lb taken by Phil Jordan.
Mid week boat winner: Graham Palmer.
Beginners courses: 14,22 & 28 June; 12,21 &27 July; 11,23 & 29 August and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 18 & 25 June; 1 & 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
6 July, 3 August, 7 September and 5 October.