Pitsford Water week ending 21 October

7 months ago

Fish 689 (Season 11,048) Returns 133 (2,337) Rod average 5.2 (4.7)

Pitsford Water continues to get better and better, with the quality of the fish improving by the week. The rod average for the week is an impressive 5.2 with the best Brown over 10lb and Rainbows up to 5lb.

Fish are feeding hard on fry, shrimp and snail and the bank fishing has really taken off.

Iain Barr and Airflo’s Gareth Jones had a day afloat to do a feature and brought over 30 fish to the boat, with browns up to 6lb and Rainbows to 4lb. Steve Cullen and Graham Hayward had a similarly great day with over thirty fish, nineteen of which were Browns and even managed Perch up to 3lb.

The best reported Brown of the week was a fish of 10lb caught and returned by Mike Weaver who also returned ten Rainbows. Gareth Pearson fished with his father Graham and caught his personal best Brown, a lovely 7lb 15oz fish. He had a further 7 Rainbows up to 3lb 8oz.

Alex Ferguson had a day on the dry fly catching a Brown of 5lb 8oz and a further eleven fish.

On Tuesday an Anglian Water team fished against the Environment Agency, 38 anglers caught 16 fish with several Browns caught up to 6lb 2oz. Top individual was Ben Bayliss from the EA with 8 fish for 22lb, including a Brown of 6lb 2oz.

All areas of the Main half of the water are fishing with the fish in the top three feet and often feeding in two feet of water on shrimp and fry.

Mid Northants Trout Fishers Association are hosting open taster sessions on Saturdays as follows; 3 November and 1 December 1-4pm.

Fishing Stats

Best Rainbow: 5lb.

Best Brown:
10lb taken by Mike Weaver.


Midweek boat winner:
Phil Waples.

Forthcoming events

Throughout October our fishing lodges are open 8am-4pm seven days a week
Mid-Northants Trout Fishers Association
offer taster/introduction sessions at Pitsford Water on the following Saturdays; 3 November and 1 December 1-4pm.

Pitsford Fur & Feather (boat) 10 November.

Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019

Predator Lure fishing 16 May to 31 January 2019

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