Thursday, 20 October 2011 11:00

Grafham Report

Bank anglers enjoying great sport with double figure bags being taken around the dam area.

Grafham Water
Fish week 758 (season 22,420) Returns 250 (5,710) Rod average 3.03(3.92)
Grafham Water has again fished well for both boat and bank trout anglers with the bank anglers taking the cream of the sport.  However the biggest fish of the week was a massive 33lb pike!  Season ticket holder James Woodroff of Fenstanton had a fantastic day boating two 20lb plus Pike and a 33lb specimen by 11.30 in the morning!  James was lure fishing with an 8 inch fox replicant. Reports continue to reach us of big fish at Grafham Water and Predator anglers can boat fish with lures and dead sea bait over 18cm until 27 November.

Trout anglers fishing the banks have had a tremendous week’s fishing with many season ticket holders catching and releasing ten plus trout in a morning session.  The Dam has once again produced the most consistent fishing for the bank anglers but as the week went on the Willows, G buoy, Deep Water Point and Pylon Point, Hill Farm, Gaynes Cove and the Seat all started to produce some very good and consistent fishing.  Floating lines with shrimp patterns, crunchers, diawl bachs and minkies have all produced good catch rates.

Boat anglers have had some terrific sport with Gaynes Cove, Dam, G Buoy, Rectory Bay and Valley Creek all producing good fishing.  The main method for the boat anglers this week has been floating or sink tip lines with minkies, diawl bachs, vivas, cats whisker boobies and shrimp patterns generally fished around the margins.

Competition news
Annual Fry bashing match Grafham Day one (Rutland day two)
This annual match is fished over two days with Grafham hosting the first day’s competition and anglers moving to Rutland Water for day two.
98 Anglers took part on day one catching 294 trout for a rod average of 3.0.  Top rod on day one was John Hood with 8 fish for 26lb 3¼oz.  Best fish on day one 5lb 5¼oz taken by Graham Steele.
1st    John Hood         8 fish for 26lb 3¼oz
2nd    Paul Cushnie         8 fish for 20lb 4½oz
3rd    Darryl Grimason    6 fish for 20lb 3½oz

Best Rainbow                5lb 5¼oz taken by Graham Steele.

Best Brown    6lb 12oz taken by N Anderson of Forfar.

Best boat areas    G Buoy, Rectory Bay, entire Dam, Gaynes Cove, Valley Creek.

Best bank areas    G Buoy, South Dam, Gaynes Cove, Deep Water Point, Pylon Point, the Seat.

Best methods    See report.

Mid week boat winner     P McGuire.

Forthcoming events
Please note Lodge opening times during October 8am to 4pm.
Beginners courses:  23 & 30 October.
Predator boat fishing with lures and dead sea bait over 18cm (excluding lamprey) 10 October to 27 November.
Anglian Water Rudder Match 29 October.
Boat fishing for Pike and Zander
Five  boats are now available mid week for fishing with lures over18cm at both Rutland and Grafham.

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

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