Monday, 31 October 2011 15:57

Grafham Report Oct 31

Good average weights coming out with shrimp patterns proving very successful.

Fish week 653 (season 23,511) Returns 181 (6,059) Rod average 3.6 (3.88)

Grafham Water continues to fish well for both boat and bank anglers with over a third of the fish caught weighing over 3lb.  Bank anglers have had plenty of success by fishing floating lines with shrimp patterns, crunchers, GRHE, diawl bachs and minkies.  The most productive areas for the bank anglers have been the Dam (south and bowl), Gaynes Cove, Perry Point, G Buoy, Hill Farm, Pylon Point and Deep Water Point.

Boat anglers have also had a good week’s fishing with the main method being floating lines with minkies, vivas, crunchers, shrimp patterns, claret hoppers and cats whiskers.  The best boat areas this week have been G Buoy, Dam, Gaynes Cove, Rectory Bay and Hill Farm.

Competition news
GWFFA bank match 22 October
11 Anglers took part in this local club match catching 76 trout for a rod average of 6.9 and the average fish weight was 2lb 12oz.  Top rod on the day was local angler Andy Linwood from Perry.  Andy caught 8 trout for 24lb 5oz making this the best bag of the week.  John Vincent and Alan Briggs shared the honours for the best fish of the match, both catching Rainbows of 5lb 10oz.

1st    Andy Linwood    8 fish for 24lb 5oz
2nd    Harley Smith        8 fish for 22lb 14½oz
3rd    Chris Bobby        8 fish for 22lb 8oz

Grafham Water Autumn Rudder match 28 October
Eight boat pairs entered this competition catching 69 trout for a very healthy rod average of 4.3.  The match was fished to a 16 fish limit with the best brace from each boat going to the scales.  The top boat pair on the day was Mike Barrett and Carl Pears.  They caught 9 trout with the best brace weighing 10lb 10oz, their best fish was caught by Mike – a superb conditioned Brown of 5lb 7oz (the best Brown of the week) taken off the West bank.

1st    Mike Barrett & Carl Pears        10lb 10oz
2nd    Graham Pearson & John Finn    9lb 5oz
3rd    Paul Kirby & Phil Wellbourn        8lb 5oz

Don’t forget the winter restrictions are now in force and all Browns must be returned safely to the water.  At this time of year a reduced number of boats are available so boat anglers are advised to book in advance.

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            5lb 12oz taken by Neil Cameron of Newmarket.

Best Brown    5lb 7oz taken by Mike Barrett of Sheffield.

Best boat areas        G Buoy, Rectory Bay, entire Dam, Gaynes Cove, Hill Farm.

Best bank areas        G Buoy, South and bowl of dam, Gaynes Cove, Deep Water Point, Pylon Point, the Seat, Hill Farm, Perry Point.
Grafham Water continued

Best methods    See report.

Mid week boat winner     D Brady.

Boat anglers are reminded that they must be at least 50 metres away from any bank angler.

Boats will be available at Grafham Water until Sunday 27 November.

Forthcoming events
Predator boat fishing with lures and dead sea bait over 18cm (excluding lamprey) 10 October to 27 November.
Grafham Water Fur and Feather 11 December

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

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