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18/11/2021 at 12:01 pm #316272
Latest News and Information from
Week ending 14 November 2021
• Highlights for the week
Grafham Shrimpmaster first round results
Super qulaity fish at Rutland
Pitsford rod average 5.7 for the week
• Dates for our popular Fur & Feather matches
28 November Grafham (bank)
5 December Rutland (bank)
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
Fish 157 (Season 36,319) Returns 91 (6,612) Rod average week 1.72 (5.58)
There are superb quality fish being caught at Rutland as we move through November. Both the bank and the boats are producing steady sport to anglers with floating lines and fry patterns being the mainstay. As has featured heavily all season, snail is still high on the menu for the Rainbows round the weedbeds. Good numbers of Rainbows over 4lb have been recorded this week and are certainly in great condition with the water cooling. Although fry patterns have been the favoured approach by anglers, diawl bach and dries have also taken fish, certainly on the calmer days wind wise (where good presentation is important).
Prospects look good with relatively mild weather this week and favourable wind strength. There is a good spread of fish around the reservoir still so don’t be afraid to keep on the move (bank or boat). Please remember that Browns are out of season and must be released as quickly as possible. The popular Fur and Feather match is scheduled to be fished from the bank on 5 December (pre payment required via the fishing lodge).
Best areas have been the harbour wall, Whitwell Creek, Stockie Bay, and Armley Wood to Carrot Creek on the peninsula from the bank. The same areas apply from the boats with the addition of Old Hall Bay, Sailing Club Bay, the Mound and Normanton bank.
Tackle shop hours – Our Lodges are open 8am to 2pm daily.
Anglian Water Rudder Match 20 November
Fur & Feather (bank) 5 December 01780 686441
Fish 367 Returns 109 Rod average 3.3
The trout fishing at Grafham continues to be centred around fishing close in, either from the bank or the boat. A roving approach will work best as the trout patrol along the shoreline. Boat anglers please remember to keep 50 metres from any bank anglers and bank anglers please ensure that you give other bank anglers plenty of room.
Tactics for both bank and boat anglers remain shrimp and fry based with some variations. Plummer bank has seen fish feeding on small green or black leeches and small immature damsel nymphs. Some of the bays on the north shore are producing fish to snails (2.5mm to 5mm).
Floating line or a sink tip with a hover line as a back up on windy days will cover most conditions. The ubiquitous washing line is the way to go with fish still high in the water; a FAB on the point, a shrimp, hare’s ear or red diawl bach on the dropper for the twiddlers. Snakes, minkies and zonkers for the pullers. Green and white or black seem to be working well.
Predator boat bookings are still good so the predator anglers must be catching plenty of fish. Reports are sketchy but the zander in the 8-12lb range are still showing but have moved to deeper water. Perch fishing seems to be centred around G and the bowl of the dam. Pike seem to be in the bays on the north shore.
Grafham Annual Winter Bank League
The first match in this popular series was fished on Sunday 14 November with a good turnout of 25 rods. 10 of these rods caught their 6 fish limit well spread around the banks, mostly on shrimp patterns, but also FABs and snakes.
Congratulations to Sam Smith with a winning bag weighing 17lb 2oz which also contained the biggest fish at 4lb 9oz (taken off Hedge End). Tom Cooper took second place with Mark Mathieson in third. The next round will be fished on Sunday 28 November and is combined with Grafham Fur & Feather.
6 rounds in total with points awarded for each round and the winner based on the best 5 results.
Remaining matches: November 28; December 12 and 28 and January 9 and 16.
These dates are all Sundays with the exception of Tuesday 28 December.
Registration will be outside the lodge between 08.00 and 08.30. There is an entry fee of £1 payable before fishing each day with optional pool £9 for each round. Fishing commences at 9am and concludes at 3pm, weighing in before 3.30pm.
Rules are kill your first 6 trout, no catch and release or sorting, then cease fishing and weigh in. Points are awarded as follows: 1st = 10 points, 2nd = 9 points etc down to 8th place for 3 points. All others weighing in are awarded two points and blankers get one point for attending. On the last day a trophy and Anglian Water tackle voucher will be awarded to the overall winner based on their best five results.
Tackle shop hours – Our Lodges are open 8am to 2pm daily.
Fur & Feather (bank) 28 November 01480 810531
Fish 103 (Season 9,952) Returns 18 (1,826) Rod average week 5.7 (5.45)
Please note Pitsford Lodge will be closed on Wednesday 17 November for staff training. The fishery will be open as normal, but all boat bookings will need to be pre-paid, so no walk ins on the day.
Anglers wanting to purchase a bank ticket for Wednesday can use the vendor hut.
The bank fishing from Pitsford Creek bank and the Flats is so good that it has brought the rod average for the winter up to a very respectable 5.7. Anglers are catching good numbers of shrimp feeding fish in these areas while other areas are less productive.
The boat fishing remains more challenging as the fish seem to be feeding tight into the bank.
The Pines, Cliffs and Stone Barn are also fishing well in the margins with lots of fit fish in the 3-4lb bracket being reported. Boat anglers are finding the best sport around Rigbys, Saling Club frontage and the dam with floating and intermediate lines best.
Please note throughout November the lodges will be open 8am-2pm (with the exception of 17 November when Pitsford Lodge is closed).
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