High average weight delivers some great bags for anglers over past week.
Grafham Water Fish week 438 (season 22,858) Returns 168 (5,878) Rod average 2.6(3.88) With a large proportion of trout caught in excess of 3lb Grafham Water is fishing well for both bank and boat anglers.
Bank anglers have had some excellent fishing with top methods being small nymphs on floating lines such as GRHE, PTN, diawl bachs, crunchers and shrimp patterns. Minkies have also produced some good catch rates.
Season ticket holder Roland Hudson from Offord has once again had a bumper week’s fishing. Roland has caught and released 52 trout in six visits to Grafham. His tactics are to fish shrimp patterns close to the margins at the southern end of the dam. Gaynes Cove, Perry Point, the Seat, G Buoy, Deep Water and Pylon Point and Hill Farm have all produced very good consistent angling throughout the week.
Boat anglers have also had a good week generally with best methods being to fish floating or sink tip lines with minky boobies, shrimp patterns, crunchers, diawl bachs, vivas and claret hoppers from Gaynes Cove, G Buoy, Deep Water Point, dam wall and the Sludge bank.
Boat anglers are reminded that they must be at least 50 metres away from any bank angler.
November reductions Four fish (half day permits) will be valid all day from 1 November until 31 December £15 (Rainbows only). Boat prices reduced in November – fish all day from 9am for £17.
Best Rainbow Two at 6lb 2oz taken by Stephen Hughes and Ricky Burt.
Best Brown 3lb 11oz taken by G Homer of Coventry.
Best boat areas G Buoy, Rectory Bay, entire Dam, Gaynes Cove, Sludge bank.
Best bank areas G Buoy, south dam, Gaynes Cove, Deep Water Point, Pylon Point, the Seat, Hill Farm, Perry Point.
Best methods See report.
Mid week boat winner Bob Ayres of Cambridge.
Make the most of the brown trout season before it ends on 29 October. After this time Browns need to be returned safely to the water.