Fish 176 (Season 17,026) Returns 102 (3897) Rod average 1.75 (4.36)
Bank fishing at Grafham is still good for those intrepid anglers who are prepared to brave the cold wind. If you are planning a visit keep an eye on the wind direction and hope for a northerly as the north shore will fish well after the wind blowing on to it for the last week. Deep Water Point, Pylon Point, Coves Point and of course G Mark will all be holding fish that have had little fishing pressure.
There are still shrimp feeders along the north shore but be prepared to throw them something a bit snaky if twiddling isn’t producing. If the wind stays westerly and south westerly then the Seat and Plummers will be your best bet along with the Dam. The Harbour arms have taken a battering this last couple of weeks so sport here has slowed down due to angling pressure, however, it continues to produce larger trout in the 4lb to 5lb mark all coming to snakes and fry patterns.
Most anglers are electing to fish from the bank rather than the boat. The strong cold winds and rain may have put them off a bit. The Dam and all points along the north shore when the wind allows will be the most productive areas. The shrimp feeders seem to be holding a bit further out at the moment as the water level rises they may tend to stay where they are and not move in with the rising level. These fish will be out of range for the bank angler so the boats will have a better chance of contacting them. If they are not shrimp feeding then out with the fry and snake patterns.
Remember to keep on the move for the best chance of finding feeding fish.
Lots of predator boats went out this week, suggesting they are still doing well. Actual reports are still hard to come by though. Perch have continued to come out to the trout anglers with Perch fry patterns being the most successful.
Fishing continues to 31 January. Winter boats available from 9am to sunset £21, single man £15.
Tackle shop opening hours are 8am to 1pm from 1 December.
Tackle shop sale 25% off stock items (tackle, clothing etc) on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. We can take payment over the phone on the day (between hour’s of trade, 8am-1pm), but it is collection only (no posting of stock out).
Existing sale items get an additional 25% off as well!
No further season ticket discount.
Grafham Shrimpmasters bank series 22 December; 12 January.
Beginners course: 5 January 2020.