Anglian Water Fly Fishing July 24th, 2018

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      geepster
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      Latest News and Information from

      Week ending 22 July 2018

      • Rutland Water – 4 man Lochstyle

      The 4 man Lochstyle team event will be fished on Wednesday 8 August. Please book in advance at the fishing lodge on 01780 686441 (Captains please confirm team members at time of booking – this helps with the draw). This popular match is open to all and will be fished 10am to 6pm.

      http://www.anglianwaterparks.co.uk

      Rutland Water 01780 686441; Grafham Water 01480 810531;
      Pitsford, Ravensthorpe & Hollowell 01604 781350,
      Taverham Mills Fishery 01603 861014; Alton Water 01473 589105
      Recreation Dept Anglian Water 01572 653021

      Rutland Water
      Fish 837 (season 26,434) Returns 267 (4,913) Rod average 3.13(5.38)
      Anglers worked hard for results this week with boat anglers faring the best. One or two good browns were caught including the best fish of the week a 5lb 11½oz Brown landed by Mark Rose; a 5lb 8oz specimen taken by Tom Davis; and a 4lb plus fish taken by Iain Barr. All of these were recorded in the Northern final of the AWAI fished on Monday 16 July.

      The main area for boats is the main basin and to a lesser degree the middle of the North Arm (tower area). A variety of lures, large and small, general purpose nymphs, diawl bach, pheasant tail and hares ear are accounting for fish. Dries have also produced fish – again anything from foam daddies to bob’s bits.

      The 4 man Lochstyle team event will be fished on Wednesday 8 August. Please book in advance at the fishing lodge on 01780 686441 (Captains please confirm team members at time of booking – this helps with the draw). This popular match is open to all and will be fished 10am to 6pm.

      Competition news
      Anglian Water Airflo International – Northern final 16 July
      The two main areas fished in this match were long drifts in the main basin and drifts around the North Arm tower. It was hard work but some good sized fish were landed including the biggest of the week a 5lb 11½oz Brown landed by Mark Rose. Congratulations to Team Vision – all team members contributed to their victory. The top three teams have qualified to fish in the International Final at Rutland.
      1st Team Vision 13 fish for 35lb 8oz
      2nd Northern Drifters 18 fish for 35lb 2oz
      3rd The Renegades 15 fish for 34lb 0oz.

      Tuesday night boat league week 11
      The hot weather impacted this week’s match with all nine anglers fishing in the league recording blanks. The wind has consistently been in the North/north East and has finally moved to a light westerly bringing warm water into the main basin, slowing action on the night.

      As water levels drop the numerous weed beds around the shoreline will be exposed.

      Best methods: Bank – nymphs, fry patterns, dries.
      Boat – as for bank but include various large/small lures on various sinking lines

      Best Rainbow: 3lb plus.

      Best Brown: 5lb 11½oz taken by Mark Rose.

      Best boat areas: The main basin, middle of North Arm (tower area).

      Midweek boat winner: Ken Shaw of Kirby Moorside.

      Fish stocked: 2,000.

      Forthcoming events
      Tuesday Evening boat league Call lodge for details 01780 686441
      Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
      Anglian Water 4 man Loch Style 8 August
      WaterAid 13 September
      Anglian Water Rudder Match 15 September 01780 686441.
      Anglian Water Airflo International Final 1-3 October by qualification
      World Lure Fishing Championships 11-14 October

      Beginners courses: 5, 11 & 26 August; 9,23 & 30 September; 7,14,20 & 27 October.
      Boat handling courses: 1 August.

      Grafham Water
      Fish 242 Returns 80 Rod average 3.03
      Grafham Water has been running hot and cold with the top layer of water falling victim to the hot weather and relentless sunshine of late. We have seen some days with only one or two fish being caught but these have been interspersed with bank anglers off the dam and boat anglers fishing the boils catching their limits.

      As mentioned the dam has been the favoured spot of the bank anglers, as many places are now inaccessible due to the weedbanks. So opt for GRHE with a red holographic diawl bach on a washing line with your choice of boobie or FAB on the point.

      For anglers venturing out on boats action has been found around the dam tower on fry patterns; on slower days smaller flies have tempted the fish but keep moving. Washing line tactics with diawl bachs and crunchers on the droppers or a fast glass with fry patterns near the dam or on the boils. Don’t be afraid to try hoppers and floating fry patterns. On these really tough days, it’s down to the ever faithful Di7 or Di8 with a black snake around the boils or Di8 in the middle with boobies.

      Best fish: 4lb 2oz taken by Stephen Bruce.

      Midweek boat winner: Don Bowyer of Bedford.

      Forthcoming events
      Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
      WPC 18 & 19 August
      Scierra Pairs Final 26 August
      Lure Anglers 1& 2 September
      English National 15 & 16 September
      Grafham Water Championship by invitation 22 September
      BC Hall 4 October
      Beginners courses 26 July; 4, 10 & 25 August ; 1, 22 & 26 September; 5,13 & 28 October.
      Boat handling courses 25 July and 7 August.

      Pitsford Water
      Fish 69 (season 4,953) Returns 30 (1,158) Rod average 2.3(4.2)
      The continuing hot weather sees the fish still deep in the water so Di5, Di7 and sinking lines have been the line of choice again to get down to where the fish are; with this method some anglers are managing to net decent numbers.
      The main bowl has been the favoured area this week using snake, boobies and minky patterns.

      Mid Northants Trout Fishers Association is running a two week course “Catch your own trout” on consecutive Saturdays 22 and 29 September in conjunction with Northants Adult Learning/First for Leisure (booking via the organisation’s website).

      Best Rainbow: 4lb plus taken by Rob Layton.

      Best Brown: 4lb plus taken by Mark Bradbury.

      Midweek boat winner: R Line of Earls Barton.

      Forthcoming events
      Mid-Northants Trout Fishers Association offer taster/introduction sessions at Pitsford Water once a month
      Fly fishing for Pike 16 May to 31 January 2019
      Predator Lure fishing 16 May to 31 January 2019
      Beginners courses: 28 July; 12, 24 & 28 August;8,12,21 & 29 September; 6, 12 & 21 October.

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