Rod average 4.9
Grafham’s rod average for the week is 4.9. One of the best fish of the week was a superb 7lb Rainbow taken from the dam wall, just proving that the fish are there to be had so long as you put the effort in.
The trout being caught at Grafham continue to be of a very high standard with some faultless Rainbows. Bank fishing has seen such a huge increase in popularity lately, and the improved accessibility areas anglers can walk to due to the extraordinary efforts from the volunteers carrying out the heavy bank clearance work.
With a north wind blowing bank anglers would be well advised to head for Pylon Point and work their way round to Church Hill Bay, all along that shore line has become far easier to access and traditional methods using a washing line have been working quite well. Also the G buoy has been working extremely well, the fish even with this cold weather have been found right up close to the bank around the anglers ankles.
Southerly winds would suggest trying over anywhere via Plummers or the Seat, Perry Point has been producing some fish so long as the angler is willing to fish static methods.
Boat fishing has slowed with fewer anglers heading out on to the water. Those who have decided to brave the cold on a boat have enjoyed decent sport by both the G buoy and the dam in the main bowl.
Grafham Fur & Feather 20 December
Grafham’s annual Fur and Feather competition was fished to a 6 fish limit without time bonus. Conditions were quite challenging as it was a bright day with a brisk south westerly wind. 33 anglers took to Grafham’s banks.
The winning rod caught 6 fish for18lb 11oz with the second placed rod only 4oz behind with 6 fish for18lb 7oz. The best fish of the match weighed 6lb 10oz and was caught on the dam on a floating line and nymphs. This lovely fish was part of a 17lb 15oz bag that took third place overall. The top three anglers took home some fantastic festive hampers. Thank you to all who took part and supported the match, adhering to social distancing measures.
Shrimpmasters– Grafham’s socially distanced annual winter bank league; December 27; January 3, 10 & 17 (7 Sundays, best of 5).
Register outside the lodge (socially distanced). Fishing from 9am to 3pm. Fished across 7 Sundays. Trophy awarded for the overall winner based on their best 5 days. Points awarded down to 8th place with blankers getting 1 point.