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Check Out The 3 Flies Used To Bag 15 Grafham Beauties !

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Check Out The 3 Flies Used To Bag 15 Grafham Beauties !

Firstly, apologies I haven't been able to deliver more regular updates of my fishing ventures - I do not know where this last month has gone - It has been a busy one. As we head into June, our big waters start to change. The buzzer fishing can slow, and nymphs and dries can really come into their own - as we discovered yesterday on Grafham. (30/6/22) Grafham is a real gem of a water at this time of year, hit it right and you'll get a day to remember. The weather conditions were some what perfect, light cloud, light Southerly...

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3 Different days, 3 different Venues, 3 Different Outcomes,

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3 Different days, 3 different Venues, 3 Different Outcomes,

It is not too often I get the opportunity to fish 3 days in a row, let alone 3 different venues. It was very interesting indeed to understand how each water can fish so differently in very similar conditions. My first stop was Grafham Water, and a day afloat with John & Eddie(2 boats). The cold northerly wind was still here, but lighter, with what looked like a perfect ripple. We headed straight to the Hedge End area, having seen 9 boats parked in and around the area. It was soon apparent there wasn't too much happening, as only a...

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Lightening Doesn't Strike Twice! It Does At Grafham

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Lightening Doesn't Strike Twice! It Does At Grafham

It is often said that two days are rarely the same on our bigger waters, and that is very normally the case.      After my last visit to Grafham, and the 23 Christmas crackers that we landed, I could not wait to get back for more. Gary Humphrey was soon on the phone wanting some of the action, so the 17th/12 was on !!     After some blustery winds the day before, I was pleased to see we had somewhat calmer conditions, albeit a bright blue sky. Some anglers may think these conditions may be far from perfect,...

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Grafham Water Delivers Some Christmas Crackers

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Grafham Water Delivers Some Christmas Crackers

Grafham Water is in scintillating form at the moment, and it has to be said, the quality of fish are nothing short of brilliant. Having not been able to get there much this season due to Covid-19, I jumped at the chance to go yesterday(12/12) with fishing partner, Andy Axon. We were faced with a NW wind of approx, 8mph, increasing throughout the day to around 15mph. You would normally associate December with sinking lines, however Grafham offers sport with a difference, as fish, often big ones, head into the shallows to feast on the shrimp. Andy started on a...

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