Pitsford Water week ending 7 June
The long awaited re-opening of Pitsford Water has seen without doubt some of the best fishing in memory. 16,000 fish have been stocked to date. Not even the hot weather has deterred fishing.
The first few days saw an estimated rod average well into double figures with both bank and boat anglers reporting catches into the 30’s and 40’s from all areas of the lake.
The best methods have been imitative tactics with nymphs and buzzers and dries though the lures have still taken fish.
With two months of feeding on the buzzer, damsel and shrimp these fish are fighting fit 3lb plus bars of silver and are making incredible runs with anglers regularly being taken down to the backing from 3lb fish. Strong leader and tackle is being tested with these fish.
The best Rainbow of the week weighed 6lb 8oz and was taken on a cruncher pattern. Numbers of fish in the 4-5lb range have been reported.
The best areas are Cliffs, Sailing Club, Gorse, Gravels and Duffers.