GWFFA AGM Tuesday 3 March

A reminder to all paid up members that the Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 3rd March, commencing sharp at 19.30, followed by the screening of the film “CHALK” which explores fishing for wild brown trout in chalk streams unique to the UK.

All members will have received by now notice of the AGM, an agenda, plus a copy of last year’s AGM, by e mail. The chairman’s, treasurer’s and club captains’s reports will be presented on the night.

The committee look forward to welcoming you all on the night.

Angling Trust Junior Game Angling Talent Pathway 2020

Grafham Water has been selected as the venue for the first Loch Style boat days, to be held on Saturday 4th July 2020.

If you are unable to read the details of this post, then please contact GWFFA secretary jbatter100@gmail.com who will e mail a copy to you which you can download into an A4 format.

Evening meeting Tuesday 18 February

Welcome return of our ever popular culinary evening, with our chairman Mark showing us yet more ways to prepare and cook our prized captures.

Club member John Vincent will also be demonstrating his own preferred way of preparing trout.

Sampling of all these dishes is the highlight of the evening!

Anglian Water News Update

2020 Season permits are now on sale
All season permit holders are entitled to two free full English Breakfasts (available at our Rutland and Grafham Lodge cafes). Plus 10% discount on normal price tackle and clothing purchased at Anglian Water tackle shops (minimum spend £5). Existing season permit holders are entitled to a £50 discount on Premium season permits and £25 discount on Standard, Economy Plus and Economy permits if purchased by 31 March 2020.

Premium – No season limit – £1,000

  • No season limit. 
  • 8 fish limit plus catch & release from both boat and bank at Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford; Ravensthorpe 2 fish plus C&R 
  • Valid 7 days a week at Ravensthorpe.
  • Valid for competition fishing
  • Holder can also predator fish (subject to dates). 

Standard – Season limit 180 – £700

8 fish limit from boat and 6 fish limit from bank (plus catch & release) at Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford; Ravensthorpe 2 fish plus catch & release.

Season limit 180.

Valid 5 days a week at Ravensthorpe.

Valid for competition fishing.

Holder can also predator fish (subject to dates).

Economy Plus – valid for competition fishing – £620

  • 4 fish limit plus catch & release from both boat and bank at Rutland, Grafham and Pitsford; Ravensthorpe 1 fish plus C&R 
  • Valid 1 day a week at Ravensthorpe
  • 65 fish season limit.
  • Valid for competition fishing.
  • Only fly fishing for predators is allowed. 

Economy – great value pleasure fishing – £550

1 fish limit plus catch & release.

Valid 1 day a week at Ravensthorpe

65 fish season limit.

Pleasure fishing ticket only (not permitted to be used with fishing competitions). Only fly fishing for predators is allowed. 
Each of the above permits is valid from opening dates to 31 January 2021. Multi stage payment option available. 

Starter – perfect for anglers new to the sport – £300 

  • Available to anglers who have attended an Anglian Water Beginners course (maximum of two years from date of course).
  • 1 fish limit plus catch & release.
  • Valid 1 day a week at Ravensthorpe
  • 65 fish season limit.
  • Valid for 8 months 

Tackle shop sale – Rutland and Grafham

25% off  stock items (tackle, clothing etc) on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.  We can take payment over the phone on the day (between hour’s of trade, 8am-1pm), but it is collection only (no posting of stock out). 

Existing sale items get an additional 25% off as well! No further season ticket discount.
Open House at Pitsford Saturday 22 February – Pitsford Water
We look forward to welcoming you to our Open House (10am to 3pm). Come and meet some of the fisheries team. There’s the opportunity to brush up on your casting skills with Peter Hartley our senior coach. Some of our suppliers will be present and on hand to have a chat.

Grafham Water Fur & Feather Match (24 November)

Mark Haycock (previously a ranger at Grafham Water) was top rod with a 6 fish limit weighing 19lbs 11oz taken from the dam, using a chamois leather and bead fly under a four foot bung.

Tim Joyce was second with 5 fish weighing 17lbs 14oz taken from the lodge bank.

Grafham Water Fly Fishers’ Association Winter Plate

Was also held on the same day and was won by Dayood Sheik – congratulations to him.

Hinckley Shield 2019

Grafham Water hosted the annual bank fishing competition on Sunday 27 October, with 8 six man teams vying to win the coveted Hinckley Shield.

Fished in good conditions and with a rod average of 3.27, Grafham Water was at it’s winter best, with a total of 157 fish being caught overall.

This year’s winning team was Elinor with a combined weight of 61lb 10oz; all six team members contributing to the total.

Hinckley Shield Victors – Elinor with Invicta’s David Moore (right) last year’s winners.

Second was Rutland Water Fly Fishers and third, Invicta A.

Grafham Water Fly Fishers Association team were in fourth place with 21 fish.

Heaviest fish was a rainbow of 4lb 5 oz caught by Mark Searle.

Well done to all the anglers, who enjoyed a post match meal and prize giving at the fishing lodge.