Anglian Water Trout Fishing, June 21st, 2019

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    Latest News and Information from

    Week ending 14 July 2019

    • Summer special
    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 847 (Season 22,280) Returns 203(4,288) Rod average 4.17 (5.19)
    Rutland Water is fishing extremely well with an overall rod average of 4.17 for the week.

    This year fish are in tremendous condition, helped by the huge supply of food in the water, they are in tip top shape, with anglers commenting on their fantastic quality.
    Fish are very well spread out. As usual it is the South Arm in particular giving the boat anglers the best sport. Ken Webb from Norwich had a great day in Manton Bay with 6 fish weighing 19lb 5 3/8oz; his best fish was a 4lb 8oz Rainbow. Dry fly was the successful method for a delighted Ken.

    One of the top flies to have on your leader at the moment is a hares ear nymph. This pattern is accounting for numerous fish; don’t fish without one is the message! Season ticket holder Malcolm Janik yet again came in with a bag full of Rainbows off the bank, the best weighing 5lb (stomach contents revealed masses of demon shrimp and a few fry).

    For bank anglers there are many fish still feeding close in, some in groups and the odd lone ranger. Places to try on the bank are Normanton (blue pipes area), the Dam, Stockie Bay, New Zealand Point, to the Sailing Club Bay, Old Hall and the Green Bank.

    Competition news
    Tuesday Evening Boat League week 9
    Keith Jones won this one putting him on top of the leader board, overtaking Richard Cooper in the process. Richard’s father, Gary, won the mid week boat voucher for the best fish on the night. Gary had a quality 4lb 7 3/8oz Brown which was also the best Brown of the week.
    15 anglers went out in tough conditions but managed a very creditable 43 fish.
    The top three on the night were
    1st Keith Jones
    2nd Chris Evans
    3rd Hilary Tomlinson.

    Keith Jones is at the top of the leader board with 52 points; Richard Cooper is in second with 44 points with Chris Evans and Vince Sparrow close behind on 41 points.

    Midlands Counties Cup
    This boat match was fished on Sunday 14 July with 24 anglers recording 113 fish for a rod average of 4.7. The winning team was Kirby with 46 fish for 107lb 11oz. Colwick Fly Fishers came second with 45 fish for 100lb 15½oz. Foremark Fly fishers were third with 22 fish for 50lb ½oz. The prize for the best boat went to Frank Parker and Neil Deakin with 16 fish for a combined total of 40lb 9oz.

    Rutland Water continued

    Overall prospects look very, very good with plenty of fish showing in many areas. The aerators are now running with fish starting to show in some of them. And it’s not just the boats producing with local bank anglers reporting great sport from many areas and fish moving close in. The food supply is amazing with shrimp, fry in massive numbers, hog louse, snails, buzzers and now daphnia showing up in stomach contents.

    Best Rainbow: 5lb taken by Malcolm Janik.

    Best Brown: 4lb 7 3/8oz taken by Gary Cooper.

    Best methods: Bank – nymphs, hares ear, dry fly, small fry patterns, damsel nymphs.
    Boat – Blobs, FABs, dries, nymphs, hares ears, diawl bach, cruncher.

    Best boat areas: South Arm, Gibbetts to Sailing Club, fishing lodge frontage and the main basin.

    Best bank areas: Normanton, Sykes Lane, the dam, New Zealand Point to sailing club, Old Hall to Green bank, plenty of fish around the shoreline.

    Mid week boat winner: M Conway.

    Fish stocked: 1,000.

    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 July & August for just £20 (and Tuesdays throughout the season)
    Forthcoming events
    Anglian Water Lochstyle 4 man team match 31 August
    Anglian Water Rudder Match 14 September.
    WaterAid competition 19 September
    Beginners courses: 14 & 20 July; 4,10,25 & 31 August; 8,14,22 & 24 September and throughout the season.
    Boat handling courses: 8 August; 3 September and throughout the season.

    Grafham Water
    A mixed and highly unpredictable week for the weather! From the brightest day to the overcast spatterings of rain and wind, Grafham has seen it all the past week. There has been a recurring theme in recent weeks regarding catches. One recent example was a boat angler returning to the pontoon at the end of a day afloat having caught nothing but he was then followed ten minutes later by another boat angler with 8 fish taken in four hours. This brings to mind the rather frustrating cliche “That’s fishing for you”.

    Last Tuesday’s evening boat league had a similar theme with some anglers unable to find fish; whereas another angler managed to bring over 20 Rainbows to his boat. All in one evening’s fishing. This happy angler used a surprising method for the time of year; a Di8 with lures fished by the north shore. Another boat angler using contrasting (but successful methods), enjoyed a fantastic afternoon’s sport catching a high number of good fighting fish with every sportsman’s favourite, the dry fly; proving that two very contrasting methods can be successful.

    Predator fishing, based on the reports coming back to us, is looking very promising. There are a high number of double figure zander being caught which have all gone back in to the water strong and healthy to fight another day. We have also heard of two Perch over 3lb being caught near Savages at the beginning of the week.

    As always we wish all of our anglers the very best of luck, please remember the rangers and everyone at the lodge are on hand to offer any help and advice that you need; always ready to supply latest method for the day. We look forward to seeing you.

    Best boat areas: Wind dependent; G Buoy, the Willows, West Barn, the Seat.

    Best bank areas: The dam (bowl area), the Willows, Gaynes Cove.

    Mid week boat winner: D Thomas.
    Grafham Water continued

    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.

    Anglian Water Airflo International – Midland Final 22 July
    WPC 17 & 18 August
    Anglian Water rudder match 24 August
    Scierra Pairs final 7-8 September
    Grafham Water Championship 21 September
    Beginners courses: 28 July; 3,9,24 & 30 August; 15,20 & 25 September and other dates throughout the season.
    Boat handling courses: 24 July; 6 August; 2 September and other dates throughout the season.

    Pitsford Water
    Fish 80(Season 11,067) Returns 35 (1,896) Rod average 2.3(5.8)
    The bank has probably outfished the boats at Pitsford this week. Bank anglers are finding good quality fish gorging on snails around the margins and weedbeds. Short morning and evening sessions are producing good sport.

    Boat anglers are finding it more challenging with the best area being the Boils, main bowl and Narrows.

    Some very good fish are again being caught. Season ticket holder Malcolm Foreman had two cracking Browns, both weighed and safely returned. The best fish weighed 4lb 6oz with the other at 3lb 8oz.

    Peter Watson fished the bank around Duffers and Stilton Point, fishing floating snail patterns; catching three quality Rainbows around 3½lb before losing a much better fish.

    Bob Aves and Gavin Friell fished the bank at Sailing Club and Pitsford Creek, catching six fish each on damsel and shrimp patterns.
    With the conditions set to be more settled this week the fishing should improve as there is a mass of food in the water and huge numbers of pin fry appearing.

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

    Best Brown: 5lb taken by Vytautas Nasgelenas.

    Mid week boat winner: Mr Southey of Aylesbury.

    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

    Beginners courses: 21 &27 July; 11,23 & 29 August; 6,11 & 21 September and other dates throughout the season.
    Boat handling courses: 23 July; 7 August and other dates throughout the season.
    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.

    Ravensthorpe Reservoir
    Rod average 2.3 (7.1)
    A quiet week at Ravensthorpe. The best method is to fish dries; hopper or cdc’s proving the most fancied.
    This week’s mid week boat winner was Mr A Hodgkiss.
    Best boat areas: All over.

    Midweek boat winner: Mr A Hodgkiss.

    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)

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