Rod average of 3.9 and some good sized fish coming out of Pitsford Water.

Fish 351 (season 6,587) 89 Returns (1,252) Rod average 3.9 (5.3)

Weather conditions have hampered the fishing this week with high winds restricting the fish and colouring the water.
In spite of this the rod average for the week is 3.9 and again plenty of fish between three and 6lb have been reported, the best being a Brown trout of 6lb caught and returned by J Pearson. Another good brown of 4lb 8oz was taken by S Cooper.

Best methods are still to fish imitative nymphs/buzzer patterns on floating or midge tip lines. The best areas are Stone Barn, Narrows and the Dam.

On the match scene Pitsford hosted a Loch Style national qualifier on Sunday 28 May. Twenty anglers fished with the top six going through to the two day final in September. 73 fish were caught for a rod average of 3.65. Top rod was Del Spry who had 8 fish for 19lb 10oz including time bonus. The other qualifiers were, in order, Clive Collier, Rob Allen, Peter Hartley, Jim Wright, and Mark Mathieson. Del Spry caught his fish in Stone Barn Bay using a midge tip and buzzers.

Best Brown                                4lb 8oz taken by S Cooper; 6lb specimen returned by J Pearson.

Mid week boat winner                Colin Faiers of Swaffham.

Forthcoming events
Beginners course
s 24 & 30 June; 15 & 29 July and other dates throughout the season.