Ravensthorpe hosted the annual Fur and Feather boat match on 5 November. In pleasant, although chilly conditions, anglers recorded a rod average of 2.5. First place went to Rob Edmunds and Gary Geoghegen who caught eight fish for 18lb. Rob also took the biggest fish prize with a lovely full tailed 4lb 2oz specimen. Second place went to father and son team Frazer Duffy senior and junior with eight fish for 17lb 4oz. Third place went to the boat of Terry Bayes and Ashley Cooper with eight fish for 16lb 8oz. After a cold day’s fishing the anglers warmed up at The Chequers in Ravensthorpe.

Fish 94(season 10,156) Returns 30 (1,934) Rod average 3.1 (5.2)

Ravensthorpe for the most part has been a challenging water to fish this week with a rod average of 3.1.

The majority of boat caught fish are coming from just outside the white buoys in front of the lodge and alongside the wheelyboat. Large shoals of roach and perch appear to be attracting the fish and they are being taken on snakes, cats whisker, black and green Bunny Leech and blobs.

The bank fishing at Ravensthorpe is still worth a look although sport has slowed somewhat. Regular bank angler Alan Duffin continues to take fish along Monger Bank.

Boats are available at Ravensthorpe until 30 November and bank fishing will cease on 31 December.

Great winter deals. Day boat prices reduced to only £19. Half day 1 fish permits now valid all day.

Best Rainbow                        4lb 2oz taken by Rob Edmunds.

Best boat areas                      Outside white buoys.

Best bank areas                     Monger bank.

Best methods                         See report.

Mid week boat winner           Mr Arnold

Predator fishing at Ravensthorpe
Predator fishing on the fly to 30 November 2017
Lure & dead sea bait 1 October 2017 to 30 November 2017