Grafham Water’s rod average is 5.3, which is outstanding for the time of year. 

Fish 747 (season 14,037) Returns 140 (2,217) Rod average 5.3 (6.3)
Some of the best catches this week include a lovely fish of 3lb 9oz taken by Mr Totalo during the AWAI southern final. The best Rainbow of the week went to Charles Hezilt who took a cracking 3lb 14oz specimen. Congratulations to Mr Faux on his lovely personal best brown of 4lb 3oz – this was the best fish of the week. The recent wet, blustery conditions have seen fish on the feed.

Boat anglers are continuing to find fish around the weedbeds, open water drifting and in the clearer bays. However, there has been a return to form for the dam, Plummers, Gaynes Cove and the Willows. Fast glass in the wave with boobies or blobs has been working particularly well, pulling quickly and on the drift. Clear water is the absolute key to landing a good haul with some anglers landing as many as 20 plus fish. This includes Mr Grove who managed a fantastic 25 fish on his day out. Currently in the overcast conditions fish can be found in the top couple of feet of water and are chasing flies readily.

Bank fishing is definitely improving, particularly the dam. Plenty of anglers have had a great level of success with high returns coming in daily. Shrimp, nymph and fry patterns are the best method for the dam, with floating lines the most popular. Some good fish are being landed well over 3lb and some are edging up towards the 4lb mark. Other areas fishing well include Pylon Point, Hedge End, Hill Farm and the Marlow arm.

Competition news
Grafham Water has hosted a number of matches this week.
Martin Brocklebank has kindly submitted a report on the recent match between GWFFA, Invicta and East Midlands Flyfishers. “The weather was kind and fish showed all over the west end of the lake, but they were difficult to catch and often plucked at the fly. When the sun came out those fish out across the middle disappeared. Some anglers opted to fish the edges of the weedbeds. There were some nice fish feeding on snail and pin fry and some fish were caught in the late morning. After lunch most anglers were fishing in Valley Creek to the nature reserve and round Rainbow Point to Savages. Fish were caught on damsels, snail patterns and nymphs. A superb lunch was provided by the Invicta Club which made for a great day out. Thanks Invicta”.
It was a close result with Invicta taking 24 fish for 55lb 14oz and GWFFA 24 fish for 54lb 1oz. Paul Heavens of Invicta took the best fish – a 3lb 9oz Rainbow.
Individual results
1st  Martin Brocklebank of GWFFA          5 fish for 11lb 15oz
2nd  Paul Heavens of Invicta                      5 fish for 9lb 12oz
3rd  Charlie Abraham GWFFA                  5 fish for 8lb 13oz

Anglian Water Airflo International – South of England Final
Many anglers had travelled a long way to fish in this match and practice days. The best fish weighed 3lb 9oz and was taken by Rob Toptalo fishing for Bewl Chingley Chompers. Peter Kempton of The Whakapapas took the best bag for 24lb 5oz.

The results are as follows with the top three teams fishing in the International Final and fourth and fifth placed teams qualifying for the Grafham Water Championship.

1st    Blagdon FF                       33 fish for 69lb 10oz
2nd  The Whakapapas               32 fish for 67lb 6oz
3rd   Team Airflo                       30 fish for 60lb 10oz
4th    Bewl Chingley Chompers  27 fish for 58lb 6oz
5th   Weald of Kent                   26 fish for 55lb 4oz
Rod average 4.5.

Great news for our senior anglers
In addition to our popular 'Senior Tuesday' we are now adding a 'Senior Thursday' for the rest of the Summer season. On these days anglers over 65 can take a 2 man boat for £19 or a single man boat for £14. Our 6 fish and c&r senior permit can be purchased 7 days a week.
Summer sale at our tackle shops
Up to 30% off the marked price across our Rods, reels and clothing ranges! Get in quick as the sale ends 31 August.
Enjoy the last hours of the day from the bank or a boat this Summer!
Sunset Boat £10
Sunset Permit (1 fish + c + r ) £10
Offer available from 4.30pm

Best Rainbow                     3lb 14oz taken by Mr Hezilt.

Best Brown                         4lb 3oz taken by Mr Faux.

Best boat areas                     Rainbow Point, the dam, open water drifting,
particularly west side of reservoir (M buoy),
Pylon Point, Deep Water Point, Hill Farm.

Best bank areas                       Pylon Point, Deep Water Point,
Hill Farm, North Dam and the bowl.

Best methods                        See report.

Mid week boat winner           Mr R Gilks of Irchester.

Fish stocked                         2,000.

Forthcoming events
Tuesday night boat league
in conjunction with Invicta
Runs to 15 August. 5.30 pm start – 10pm finish
Beginners courses 28 & 30 July; 5,11,20 & 26 August; 17,23 & 27 September and other dates throughout the season.
Mark Haycock’s Summer Pairs boat match 13 August
Lure anglers 1-2 September
Grafham Water Championship (by invitation) 15 & 16 September