Venue fishing report for the week ending November 6.
Fish week 157 (season 16,352 ) Returns 59 (4,772) Rod average 2.6 (3.4)
Rob Young got more than he bargained for when he netted a generous sized Pike whilst fishing Pitsford Water on a trout ticket last Friday. Rob writes “This lovely fish took my size 10 minkie on an 8lb fluorocarbon leader on the second cast of the day (a great way to wake me up and test my knots first thing!). I was fishing about 20 yards off Stone Barn. After a 25 minute fight, I landed it – fortunately it threw the hook in the net as I didn't naturally, have any forceps. I didn't have scales, either, but it's about 37 1/2 inches long and quite deep.
I had a great day, probably the last of this season, and two fine trout, 3lb each. I always enjoy coming to Pitsford – your staff are always extremely friendly and helpful. The pike was an unexpected and thrilling experience.”
The Civil Service Sports Club fished Pitsford Water last Thursday. 26 Anglers fished and recorded 8 Pike with the best up to 7lb 10oz.
Boat anglers are catching up to 6 trout per boat per day, all of excellent quality.
Bank anglers are still catching a few good fish - make sure your leader material is up to the test. Steve Crowder of London banked a 3lb 15oz Rainbow on Sunday afternoon. The fish was feeding on Stickleback close to the bank.
We still have places left for the Fur and Feather match this Sunday 13 November. Entry includes a hot meal and a cold beer, with the chance to win some fantastic prizes in time for Christmas. Call Kay or Chris on 01604 781350 between 8am and 2pm.
From 1 November fishing tickets are reduced and a half day ticket is valid all day. Boat prices are also reduced – fish all day from 9am for £17.
Boats will be available at Pitsford Water until Sunday 20 November.
The Brown trout season has now ended and all Browns need to be returned safely to the water.
Best Rainbow 4lb 5oz taken by T Hall.
Best Brown 4lb 10oz.
Best boat areas Narrows, Causeway.
Best bank areas Gravells, Holly Bush, Pines.
Best methods Intermediate lines, minkies.
Mid week boat winner D Robus of Wellingborough.
Predator boat fishing with lures and dead sea bait over 18cm (excluding lamprey) 1 October to 20 November.
Winter tackle sale Saturday 12 November through to 27 November.
Great bargains available at Rutland Water, Grafham Water and Pitsford Water Tackle shops. 30% off clothing and footwear, 20% off fishing tackle.
Bank fishing for Pike with lures and dead sea fish over 18cm
1 November to 31 December.
Fur and Feather (boat) 13 November – call the fishing lodge now to book a place.