Anglian Water Trout Fishing, August 20th, 2019

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      geepster
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      Latest News and Information from

      Week ending 18 August 2019

      • Rutland Tuesday Night Boat League
      check out the current leaderboard

      • Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)

      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
      Last week’s unsettled weather with rain and strong winds restricted fishing in some areas of the reservoir. There is now plenty of clear water to fish in so avoid the windward bank and shorelines.

      Heavy rain stopped local farmer Chris Binley from harvesting, giving Chris the opportunity to fish with his brother Ian. The pair fished twice catching 18 fish using rudder tactics around the reservoir.

      Peter de Kremer enjoyed an afternoon boat on Saturday taking a brace of 3½-4lb Rainbows on dries at the top of the North Arm.

      A number of Browns started to show last week, mainly early season fish that were stocked in April. However, Rob Edmunds fished on Saturday with his father Gary. Gary hooked into a cracking 8lb 6oz Brown that fell to a white snake fished on a sinking line. This particular fish had been feeding on fry, and a crayfish estimated at 5-6 inches long. The pair also returned a smaller Brown, and several good silvered Rainbows up to 3lb plus. They fished short drifts off the bank down the South Arm. Rob commented that he had another big Brown follow right up to the boat that day.

      Browns are feeding on the masses of fry, shrimp and crayfish, with the Rainbows likely to follow suit. The water level is at maximum and very clear in many areas. Settled weather would also help.

      Please book boats in advance as demand is high. All boats are booked 1 and 2 September. From 5-13 September our boat numbers will be reduced to 48 as some of our fleet heads to Grafham.

      Rutland will be hosting the Anglian Water Loch Style 4 man team event (fished to International rules) on Saturday 31 August – to enter please call 01780 686441 for more information. This will also be practice day for the England Ladies National Final which takes place on Sunday 1 September.

      Lure fishing at Rutland commences on 1 September (continues to 30 September).

      Tuesday Night Boat League
      Week 14
      15 anglers caught 22 fish this week with Vince Sparrow taking top rod on the night with seven fish. This earned Vince 10 points with Chris Evans in second place and Sean Hillaby third (with three fish each0. The winner of the mid week boat voucher was Adi Humphries with a 3lb 13½oz Rainbow, one of five fish over 3lb on the night.

      League placings
      With two nights remaining and ten points for a win the league is still open
      1st Richard Cooper 67 points
      2nd Chris Evans 58 points
      3rd Keith Jones 54 points
      4th Vince Sparrow 51 points

      Best Rainbow: 3lb 13½oz taken by Adi Humphries.

      Best Brown: 8lb 6oz taken by Gary Edmunds.

      Best boat areas: New Zealand Point, Berry Butts, Yellowstones, Tim Appletons.

      Best bank areas: Normanton, Sailing Club, New Zealand Point.

      Mid week boat winner: S Goodrick of Peterborough.

      Fish stocked: 2,500.

      Summer special offers
      Our Summer Sunset ticket is now available to purchase – so take advantage of what is often the best part of the day. Priced at just £12 for one fish plus catch and release you can fish from 6pm.
      Reduced boat hire for seniors Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)

      Forthcoming events
      Tuesday Night Boat League extended to 27 August.
      Anglian Water Lochstyle 4 man team match 31 August
      England Ladies 31 August & 1 September.
      Lure predator fishing 1 – 30 September.
      Anglian Water Rudder Match 14 September.
      WaterAid competition 19 September
      Anglian Water Airflo International Final 7-9 October
      Anglian Water Autumn Pairs Rudder & non rudder 12 October
      Beginners courses: 25 & 31 August; 8,14,22 & 24 September; 4,13,18 & 26 October and throughout the season.
      Boat handling courses: 3 September; 16,21 & 30 October and throughout the season.

      Grafham Water
      Grafham, like many waters, was impacted by inclement weather last week. For those anglers that did get out in the boats the north shore produced fish with anglers catching both pulling and twiddling. The pullers are catching on blobs, FAB’s and boobies on a fast glass down to a Di3 or Di5. The twiddlers are catching either straight lining nymphs or on the washing line. The nymphs of choice at the moment seem to be the UV cruncher closely followed by the red holo diawl bach. The washing line point fly of choice is a booby cormorant. For those boat anglers wanting to get out of the wind there are fish in Gaynes Cove along to Plummers car park where there are lots of damsels flitting about so damsels and daddy damsels are working.

      Bank angling as usual has been very good off the Dam, although you may have to try several areas along the south arm to locate fish. The extreme south end is holding a lot of freshly stocked fish and the area towards the tower walkway is producing some better grown on fish. The trout along the dam are quite hard on the shrimp so shrimp and GRHE patterns are the most productive. If they seem to switch off put a red holo diawl bach on as an alternative to the shrimps. For those who fancy wading, Plummers along to Gaynes Cove should produce and (wind permitting) G mark.

      This weekend Grafham hosted the World Predator Classic with a number of 20lb plus Pike and quality perch and zander caught. Full results and report will be published next week.

      Grafham Water will be hosting the England Youth Fly Fishing National Championship on Sunday 15 September. This is open to anglers aged 12-17 years. For more information visit http://www.anglingtrustevents.net

      Best boat areas: All along the north shore. Plummers along to Gaynes Cove and straight down the middle particularly between M and J buoy.

      Best bank areas: The dam, Plummers, Gaynes Cove and G mark when the wind allows.

      Mid week boat winner: Bob Meadows.

      Fish stocked: 2,000.

      Summer special offers Our Summer Sunset ticket is now available to purchase – so take advantage of what is often the best part of the day. Priced at just £12 for one fish plus catch and release you can fish from 6pm.
      Reduced boat hire for seniors Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)

      Grafham Water continued

      Forthcoming events
      Anglian Water rudder match 24 August
      Lure predator fishing 1 – 30 September.
      Scierra Pairs final 7-8 September
      England Youth Flyfishing National Championship 15 September.
      Grafham Water Championship 21 September
      Beginners courses: 24 & 30 August; 15,20 & 25 September and other dates throughout the season.
      Boat handling courses: 2 September; 14,22 & 29 October; 5 November.

      Pitsford Water
      Fish 184 (Season 11,858) Returns 44 (2,141) Rod average 4.2(5.5)
      Pitsford is returning to form with a rod average of 4.2 for the week and both boat and bank fishing well.
      Boat anglers have reported fish in the Narrows and all the way up to the Dam while bank anglers are getting good quality resident fish which have now moved into the margins and are feeding heavily on shrimp.
      Dave Strudwick had a cracking morning fishing for the shrimp feeders along the Gravels. He had eight fish, two Brown trout between 3½ – 4lb and six Rainbows. All fish were returned but Dave said they were all solid well conditioned resident fish.
      The boats are finding fish in the open water up at the dam with floating lines and teams of nymphs working best. Diawl bachs and crunchers are top patterns with muskins also accounting for a number of fish.
      David Dixon boat fished in the main basin catching and releasing 15 fish and described it as an excellent day’s fishing.
      J Salisbury also had a day afloat, catching and returning 11 fish.
      Fish are well spread across the main bowl and are in the top couple of feet, coming to dries when there is cloud cover.

      Best Brown: 4lb taken by Dave Strudwick.

      Mid week boat winner: R Baker of Market Harborough.

      Summer special offers Our Summer Sunset ticket is now available to purchase – so take advantage of what is often the best part of the day. Priced at just £12 for one fish plus catch and release you can fish from 6pm.
      Reduced boat hire for seniors Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)

      Forthcoming events
      Beginners courses: 23 & 29 August; 6,11 & 21 September; 5 & 11 October and other dates throughout the season.
      Boat handling courses: 15,23 & 28 October & 6 November.
      Mid Northants Trout Fishers Association
      Hosts monthly open sessions for beginners at Pitsford where fully trained instructors are on hand to offer advice on fly casting, fly tying and water craft. Non members welcome. All sessions are 2-5pm
      7 September and 5 October.
      Charity match in aid of Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis 22 September Contact Charlie Watts on 07854173232 for more information.

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