Anglian Water Trout Fishing, July 30th, 2019

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    Latest News and Information from Anglian Water Trout Fisheries

    Week ending 28 July 2019

    • Boat and bank anglers enjoy great sport at Grafham Water

    • Rutland Tuesday Night Boat League extended to 27 August
    With just one point dividing the top two anglers there’s everything to play for

    • Seniors can hire a boat every Thursday during July & 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
    Fish 409 (Season 24,025) Returns 167 (4,796) Rod average 2.44(5.0)
    Needless to say the weather played a really big part last week with temperatures rising through the week to reach a record 35 Celsius on Thursday. By the weekend we were experiencing heavy rain, torrential at times, and much cooler temperatures.

    Ron Holroyd and Nigel Milner came across feeding fish in the shallows of the north arm and managed a very creditable 14 fish all on dries last Tuesday despite the hot conditions. Season ticket holder Malcolm Janik, who is enjoying another exceptional season, came off the water with six excellent Rainbows for around 18lb, also on Tuesday.

    As the week progressed and the heat intensified fewer anglers ventured out. The weather broke on Friday with prolonged rain at the weekend and a change in wind direction from south westerly through to north west/ westerly, carrying the coloured water onto the south shore.

    With cooler weather and more rain forecast this week head to areas with an off shore wind with clearer water. One advantage is the potential for an increase in the number of daphnia in the water.

    Competition news
    Members and former members of the RAF fished in very wet conditions on Sunday, finding fish in the Old Hall areas with double hook up’s occurring on what felt like an autumnal day with very low light conditions. The Greylags won by 13lb 12oz.

    Tuesday Evening Boat League week 11
    Rod numbers were down due to the heat, despite this 13 anglers fished with seven anglers catching 13 fish. Top rod was Chris Evans with three fish for 7lb 4 5/8oz. In second place was Chris Binley who had the biggest fish on the night with a 3lb 2¾oz Rainbow. Three anglers tied for third place with Gary Cooper, Graham Measures and Ady Naylor each recording a 2lb fish.

    This year’s league is one of the closest battles for years with only one point dividing current leader Keith Jones on 52 points and Chris Evans in second place with 51 points. Rich Cooper lies in third place with 47 points.

    Best Rainbow: 3lb 2¾oz taken by Chris Binley.

    Best methods:
    Bank – Dry fly, nymphs and fry patterns worth a try.
    Boat –As for bank but include midge tips, washing line, diawl bach, hares ear and blobs.

    Best boat areas: Bottom of both arms, seek the clearer water.

    Best bank areas: Sykes Lane, Normanton, New Zealand Point to Sailing Club, Stockie Bay, Old Hall Bay.

    Mid week boat winner: Neil Walker of Bury St Edmunds.

    Water temperature: 19C.

    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 July & 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.
    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: 4,10,25 & 31 August; 8,14,22 & 24 September; 4,13,18 & 26 October and throughout the season.
    Boat handling courses: 8 August; 3 September; 16,21 & 30 October and throughout the season.

    Grafham Water
    Fish 495 (Season 9,523) Returns 114(2,161) Rod average 4.34 (4.4)
    Considering the very hot weather Grafham has fished incredibly well this week. Those who braved the stifling heat were rewarded with quality bags of fish, not only coming from the boats, but the dam has also produced some excellent sport early in the morning.

    Iain Barr has kindly written the following account of his day with us.

    “It was a fast start at Grafham with 7 or 8 perfect rainbows in under the first hour!!! The first 10 minutes was frustrating but a small tweak and following rainbows turned into lockups!!!!! A simple change was to put a bigger eye booby on the point for maximum disturbance!! I fished two boobies and two wet flies in the middle on a fast glass. Fast sport continued until the lightening arrived which saw us bottle it and head for the lodge.
    Some 90 minutes later we ventured out into a flat calm with the odd breath of wind coming from every direction possible multiple days in the day! Very annoying. Sport inevitably slowed as you barely moved but we continued to catch steadily in various spots through the middle ,G buoy, the Dam, The Seat, C buoy and in front of the lodge.
    The hot weather doesn’t seem to have affected the fish on Grafham!! Rising fish through the wind lanes early on was just amazing and great fun to catch them!! I do suspect there are plenty more fish lying very deep so next trip I’ll be taking a look downstairs too!!!!
    Grafham is on form so get booked up!!
    If you want a mix of the boobies used they are available in the AW shops in the WCC packs…Standard Booby packs are the ones I used……”

    Best Rainbow: 4lb 6oz.

    Best boat areas: Dam area, the Seat, West Bay. In front of fishing lodge, G Buoy.

    Best bank areas: The dam (north our south, depending on wind direction).

    Mid week boat winner: Andy Linwood.

    Fish stocked: 3,500.

    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 July & August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)

    Forthcoming events
    Invicta Tuesday Night Boat League
    Open to all; boat draw approx. 5.15 with fishing commencing at 5.30pm. The evening concludes at the Wheatsheaf in Perry for refreshments.

    WPC 17 & 18 August
    Anglian Water rudder match 24 August
    Scierra Pairs final 7-8 September
    Grafham Water Championship 21 September
    Beginners courses: 3,9,24 & 30 August; 15,20 & 25 September and other dates throughout the season.
    Boat handling courses: 6 August; 2 September; 14,22 & 29 October; 5 November.

    Pitsford Water
    Fish 59 (Season 11,487) Returns 27 (2,006) Rod average 2.1 (5.7)
    At the start of the week anglers were still catching at the Boils. As the hot weather intensified towards the end of the week the water temperature rose putting the fish deep.

    Bank anglers starting early in the day caught on the Flats and snail patterns worked well.

    Throughout July and August the ‘Senior Tuesday’ offer has been extended to Thursdays so why not take advantage of these reduced boat prices.

    Best boat areas: Boils.

    Best bank areas: Pitsford Creek.

    Mid week boat winner: Mark Panter.

    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 July & August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)

    Forthcoming events
    Charity match in aid of Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis 22 September. Contact Charlie Watts on 07854173232 for more information.

    Beginners courses: 11,23 & 29 August; 6,11 & 21 September; 5 & 11 October and other dates throughout the season.
    Boat handling courses: 7 August; 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
    3 August, 7 September and 5 October.

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