Pitsford Water week ending 9 May

4 months ago

Fish week 339 (Season 2,776) Returns 44 (401) Rod average 7.7 (6.9)

Pitsford’s bank fishing has sprung into life and is matching the boat sport which has remained excellent (despite recent blustery conditions). The best Rainbow of the week came from the bank and was estimated in excess of 7lb. This was taken by fishery staff member Mark Mathieson who fished Pitsford Creek on Sunday morning and caught and returned ten fish, all on buzzers. Mark also had a Brown of around 5lb. 

Buzzers are in abundance with the first hawthorn flies now on the menu too.  The bank fishing is currently fantastic with some great catches reported. One couple fishing Duffers and Bog Bay caught an amazing 31 Rainbows and 14 Browns with Rainbows to 5lb. 

Whilst in the Sermon’s and Holly Tree area another angler had 20 fish, fishing buzzers and muskins on a floating line. An angler targeting the Gravels had over 30 fish on washing line tactics with a booby on the point. 

Boat anglers continue to have good sport from most areas with Sailing Club, Brixworth Bay and Pines being the most consistent. 

We have stocked a further 1500 fish this week, taking our stocking this week to 17,500, with many of these fish in the 2-3lb range, with some larger. This will ensure that the terrific sport continues. 
 
Best Rainbow: 7lb. 
 
Best Brown: 7lb. 

Best boat areas: Main basin, Narrows, Rigbys, Sailing Club, Pitsford Creek. 
 
Best bank areas: Gravels Sermons, Rigby’s, Sailing Club, Pitsford Creek. 

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