Grafham Water is fishing well with a rod average of 4.6 which is set to rise with the fish feeding on shrimp. 

Fish 344 (season 18,609) Returns 75(3,065) Rod average 4.6(6.1)

There have been plenty of good quality fish at Grafham this week including a number of Browns caught on both the bank and from boats. The best Brown of the week was caught by Dave Newens from the bank and weighed 4lb 15oz.

Mr Rogers had a 3lb 6oz Rainbow, with the best Rainbow of the week falling to Mr Bassett with a fish of 3lb 8oz. Phil Jordan had a good week catching 20 fish, five of which were Browns. Mr Hudson took 30 fish this week. Gareth Pearson fished twice this week and both times he and his boat partner did well, bagging up and catching 7 fish. Mr Bradbeer had 12 fish to the boat and Mr Korkiczy also had double figures.

Boat anglers are taking a lot of fish from the Eastern side of the reservoir. The Dam and G Buoy are still the place to be, but in at the margins of the north shore would be a good bet now that the algae is clearing. The lagoons bank is also a good place to try and is consistently producing good numbers of fish. Try fry pattern lures (minkies and zonkers) or the usual nymphs – hares ear, diawl bachs, crunchers and shrimp patterns. Alternatively you could try a fast retrieve with a tube as a sure fire way to bag up.

For bank anglers the dam is fishing well with good numbers of fish being taken. Shrimp patterns and diawl bachs on a floating line with a slow retrieve or near static are advised with the fish in the margins. Grafham volunteer bailiff Pat Patel caught a lovely 4lb plus Brownie on this set up at the Dam.

The algae that has been a nuisance along the bank is shifting so more areas on the north shore will be accessible. This is great news with the fry and shrimp in at the margins.

The police had a match at Grafham this week with 19 anglers catching 39 fish for a rod average of 2.1. Paddy O’Grady took the best fish – a 3lb 4oz Brown.

Coming soon - A new competition – the Grafham Shrimp Masters.
A winter league to be fished from the bank across five dates with your three best results submitted. The six fish limit no catch and release match will be fished between 9am and 3pm with prizes for the best bag on the day and of course the top three and best fish of the league. Further information can be obtained from Grafham Fishing Lodge with no booking necessary.
Dates (all are Sundays) are as follows
12 November; 10 December, 17 December 2017
14 January , 28 January 2018

Best Rainbow                         3lb 8oz taken by Mr Bassett.

Best Brown                            4lb 15oz taken by Dave Newens.

Best boat areas                      Rainbow Point, the Dam, open water drifting, particularly west side of reservoir (M Buoy),
the Seat, in front of harbour, west bank and Hill Farm.

Best bank areas                     The Seat, south shore, south dam, pylon, harbour arms, sludge bank,
Perry Point and Deep Water Point.

Mid week boat winner           Gareth Pearson of Thorpe Willoughby, North Yorkshire.

Fish stocked                          2,000.

Forthcoming events
Predator fishing at Grafham Water

Predator fishing on the fly to 31 January 2018
Lure & dead sea bait 1 October 2017 to 31 January 2018

Beginners courses 6 (Pike), 14, 29 (Pike) October
B C Hall 5 October
AMFC 7 October
Fry Feeders Match 22 October
Grafham Shrimp Masters Bank League starts 12 November
Grafham Fur & Feather (bank) 26 November