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 Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 31st August  2014
 
Telephone Number 01788 812018
 
As predicted, Draycote has continued to improve week on week as we move towards the back end of the season. The fish are responding well to the cooler water temperatures and whilst the boats are still doing well, a lot of the fish have moved in closer to the shoreline. This has led to a marked improvement in the bank anglers catch returns.
 
The fish are still occupying the upper reaches of the water with more and more browns  being caught. This seems to be mainly due to their pre occupation with the pin fry.
Thus, this week has seen some exceptional catches.
 
Ellis Phillips and Rowland Owens did very well, picking fish off the top of the wave in very windy conditions, using foam daddies.
Draycote member Peter Elliott, once again was very successful from a drifting boat, using dries.
Mr M Cox and Mr H Smith, fishing on Monday, caught a large number of fish using floating fry patterns and hoppers.
Other anglers who did very well from the boat this week are, Mr G Preston, Mr Francis, Mr Tony Worley, Mr I Tearle, Mr R Morris and Mr M Shields. 
 
Ray Rouse did very well fishing from the bank on Tuesday, returning a large number of browns off Lincroft point.
 
Other bank anglers who also got into double figures this week are, Stan Hillman, Ray Cramp, Tony Broadway, Jon Dews, Ray Rouse and Don Roper.
 
Best flies.  Crunchers, diawl bachs, buzzers – Daddies, hoppers, shipmans buzzer – Pitsford Pea, damsels, humungus.
 Best bank areas. Lincroft point, the cornfield and rainbow corner.
Best boat areas. Hensborough bank, the tower, biggin bay and toft.  
Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yards of the aerators or the pontoons.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 256             Number Trout Taken:497             Number Trout Released:  817
Total Catch:  1314                 Weekly Rod Average: 5.1
Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 until 20:15
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 20:15
Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until14:00   PM 14:00 until  20:15
Last 4 Hours from:  16:15 until 20:15  (Ticket sales available from 16:00)
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:45
 
In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers may wish to note that we now have a rudder for hire at the daily rate of £7. It can be pre booked at the time you make your boat booking.
 
Tight lines.

 

 

Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 24th August  2014

Telephone Number 01788 812018
 
 A great weeks fishing at Draycote. The water has improved on it’s recent form with plenty of fish between the 3- 5lb mark being caught. The rise in rod average is obviously due to the recent change in the weather and the fact that the surface temperature of the water has dropped by a few degrees. The water clarity is still reasonably good.
 
 The fish have yet again remained in the top few feet of the water, and are being caught on a wide variety of methods. Although dry fly fishing has been the order of the day, there has been a good hatch of olive buzzers this week, and some anglers have been using the washing line to great effect. 
 
A good head of brown trout are holding in the top corner of the reservoir and feeding on the fry that have shoaled up around the tower. For the past couple of weeks, these fish have produced some great sport for both the boat and the bank anglers, particularly in the evenings.
 
Whilst Biggin bay and the other areas of the reservoir are still fishing well, it’s good to see Toft come back into play, with anglers recording large catches of fish just in front of the nature reserve buoys.
Visitors Mr D James and Mr A Camm from Wales, who have been fishing on a 3 day package, have caught  numbers of fish well into the teens on each day on various flies, from floating fry patterns and dries to some of the older patterns such as soldier palmers and grenadiers.
 
Andy Ross and Dave Adams had an excellent days fishing in Biggin bay, catching a large number of fish on both the washing line and a selection of dries which included shipmans buzzer.
 
Dave Heseltine was another angler who caught well into double figures in terms of the number of fish, using a Kelly green and pale olive nymphs, down in toft.
 
Best flies. – Daddies, bobs bits, the yellow owl and shipmans buzzer -  Olive buzzers, soldier palmer, dawl bach and pale olive nymphs. Minkies, humungus, appetizers and cats whiskers.
Best bank areas. – The tower bank, biggin bay, Lincroft point, the cornfield and toft.
Best boat areas.   – The tower, the aerators, Biggin bay, (particularly D to E bouy) and toft. 
 
Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yards of the aerators or the pontoons.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 266            Number Trout Taken: 452            Number Trout Released: 1060  
Total Catch:    1512               Weekly Rod Average: 5.6
 
Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 until 20:30
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 20:30
Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until14:00   PM 14:00 until  20:30
Last 4 Hours from:  16:30 until 20:30  (Ticket sales available from 16:15)
All Anglers to be off site by: 21:00
 
In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.
 
Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.
 
Rudder Hire
Boat anglers will wish to note that we now have a rudder for hire at the daily rate of £7. It can be pre-booked at the time you make your boat booking.
 
Tight lines.
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Local Angling Club 
Draycote Fly Fishers Association is the local angling club to Draycote, during the season they organize various club competitions and during the winter they hold six club meetings in a venue in Dunchurch. For further information contact the club secretary Graham Hommer 024 76402464

 

 

 

 

Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 17th August 2014

Telephone Number 01788 812018

The weather has been very unsettled this past week with a mixture of wet and windy conditions interspersed with some sunny spells. With the wind changing direction and swirling around a lot, casting a straight line onto the water has been a bit of a challenge to say the least.
The water clarity is still very good and once again most of the fish caught have been in the top four or five feet of the water. Even our regular rudder anglers have resorted to fishing lures on an intermediate line and left the depths well alone.

The best method this week by far has been a floating line with either dries, a team of nymphs, or even floating fry patterns.

Whilst the boats have been doing very well, the bank fishing has definitely improved this week, with a good number of browns being caught.

Paul Beasley, Tony Broadway and Alec Twaites all reported returning browns of up to 5lbs caught from the tower bank and the cornfield. Graham Homer, Peter Elliott and Mr T Cocks all caught good numbers of fish on dries from a drifting boat, in biggin bay, over middle shoal and over the aerators. The gold star of the week however must go to Mick “the brownie” Cronin and Stan Hillman. They went bank fishing on Saturday and caught a large number of fish between them, most of them browns, all on floating fry patterns. Mick was catching nothing but browns from the tower bank and decided to go to rainbow corner to catch, yes, you guessed it, a rainbow. And what did he get, yet another brownie. Well done lads.

Best flies . Daddies, hoppers, bobs bits and floating fry patterns – crunchers, dawl bachs and hares ears -
damsels and cats whiskers.
Best bank areas. Rainbow corner, the tower bank, Biggin bay and the cornfield.
Best boat areas. Rainbow corner, Draycote dam, the aerators, middle shoal and Biggin bay.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 217 Number Trout Taken: 314 Number Trout Released:245
Total Catch: 559 Weekly Rod Average: 2.6

Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30 until 20:45
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 20:45
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until14:30 PM 14:30 until 20:45
Last 4 Hours from: 16:45 (Ticket sales available from 16:30)
All Anglers to be off site by: 21:00

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure. If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

Rudder Hire.
Boat anglers can pre book a rudder for their boat, the cost of hiring a rudder for the day £7.00

Tight lines,
Ifor

 

Draycote Water weekly fishing report: week ending Sunday 10th August 2014

Telephone Number:  01788 812018

 The hot, bright conditions so frequent in July & August have traditionally made this period one of the hardest of the season everywhere. Nevertheless, the fishery has continued to perform with a combined bank & boat rod average for the week recorded as 3.4. This was down from its peak at the beginning of the week – an impressive 6 on the Monday.

It has actually been a week of extremes with many anglers reporting excellent results whilst others have struggled. The bank fishing can be especially hard in August.  However, some notable catches from the shore this week include six rainbows to the nymph team fished by Ivor Bullock in Dunn’s Bay together with three good rainbows taken on beetle patterns by visitor from the Isle of Man, Graham Norman. Interestingly, he caught his fish in Toft during a mid-day period almost under his rod tip. Alastair Gavin is to be congratulated. He spotted, stalked & eventually caught a beautifully marked 5lbs brown which took a foam bodied daddy pattern along the Tower Bank.

Whilst there are still many fish roaming open water, many have also remained in the vicinity of the aerators. Yet again, Ed Douglas, with his cormorant & cruncher combination, managed a catch well into double figures. Similarly, Peter Elliott’s rod was seen to be in an almost continuous fighting arc when he fished small nymphs through the bubbles during his mid-week visit. His best fish was a rainbow of 5lbs 9oz. Dries have also continued to be a major feature of the week. Tom Morris caught 15 on dries during an evening session as did Kevin Rees – continuing his almost unbroken run of hard earned success with a method he has been striving to perfect! Regular angler Jude Tuffs also found herself amongst the action but chose a combination of dries & small buzzers for her 13 fish total.

At the weekend we welcomed John Horsey who ran two heats of the Lexus European Fly-fishing Championship on the water. Attention was sharply focussed on ever changing weather forecasts as the approaching aftermath of Hurricane Bertha was being tracked crossing the Atlantic.  Fortunately we were able to stage the event, which was fished to International Rules a four fish bag followed by catch & release. Twenty eight anglers competed on Saturday in very bright, windy conditions catching a total of 90 fish for a rod average of 3.21. Top rod, & our congratulations go to, Draycote member Tony Parker whose 9 fish total (21lbs 7oz) were all taken on dries. His winning catch was a clear 5lbs ahead of second & third competitors Richard Slater & Ben Dobson both of whom are ex-champions of this event.

It was a different kettle of fish on Sunday – the floating line heat – which started in torrential rain prior to the aftermath of Bertha. This led to an extremely windy & gusty afternoon. Thirty four competed and, despite the extreme weather, caught a total of 87 fish. Ben Dobson excelled once more taking first place with a 15lbs 6oz bag that included a 4lbs 11oz brown. He was followed by Bart Farmer & Derek Moore in second & third spots respectively. Euros Jones caught the best fish at 5lbs. Congratulation to all, with final mention for another Draycote member – Pete Walsh- who finished in ninth place to qualify through to the final.

As expected, signs of fry feeding fish have been constantly in evidence with activity in margins, over the tops of weed growth & also in open water. Sedge are still coming off in the evenings & a good hatch of olive buzzer occurred at the end of the week & into the week-end. Water temperatures are now dropping following the recent weather events so prospects for the coming weeks are looking good.
Best flies. – Dries: Bob’s Bits, Shipman’s Buzzer, CDC shuttlecocks, Hoppers & Daddies.
                    Nymphs: Diawl Bachs, Crunchers, Cormorants
Best bank areas. –   Rainbow Corner, Tower Bank, Dunns & Biggin Bay.
Best boat areas.   – Rainbow to Hensborough, Drifts off Draycote Water dam, Aerators and Tower Bank down to Alberts Bottom.

Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yards of the aerators or the pontoons.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:   293      Number Trout Taken:       416     Number Trout Released:   592
Total Catch:      1008             Weekly Rod Average: 3.44

Current Fishing Times:
Bank:  07:30 until 21:00
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 21:00
Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30 until14:30   PM 14:30 until  21:00
Last 4 Hours from:  17:00 (Ticket sales available from 16:45)
All Anglers to be off site by: 21:15

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records would all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Rudder Hire
Boat anglers will wish to note that we now have a rudder for hire at the daily rate of £7. It can be pre-booked at the time you make your boat booking.
Tight lines,
Kevin

 

 

Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 3rd August   2014

Telephone Number 01788 812018

It’s good to see that the warm, muggy conditions haven’t dampened the enthusiasm of the fish here at Draycote, with the numbers of trout being caught sometimes matching those from the opening week of the season. On brighter days there has been a slight algal bloom, but this has not made an impact on the fishing so far. The water clarity is still very good. The fish are still feeding on pin fry, and with large shoals of perch and roach fry swimming around, this trend looks set to continue. Despite the bright conditions the fish have once again stayed up in the water, the vast majority of them being caught on, or very close to the surface. With the fish preferring the more open, cooler water, the boats have fared slightly better than the bank. Various methods have worked well this past week. Those anglers who have chosen to fish dries have definitely had the best of the sport.

Mr N Evans and Mr T Ward, visiting us on a 3 day package, boated a good number of fish, including a 7lb+ rainbow, all on dries. Draycote member Kevin Rees is in excellent form again this week having caught 12 fish on Monday, again, all on dries.

It was good to see Former manager Craig Barr back on the water. Craig fished all day on Friday, again boating a large number of fish on various methods.

Some good browns were caught and released this week. George Denny took a brown of just under 5lb on a dry fly down in Toft. Mr J Scott caught 12 fish on Monday, including a brown of 3lb 3 oz. 

Best flies. -  Suspender buzzers, bobs bits, hoppers and daddies. – Crunchers, snatchers, dawl bachs, hares ears, buzzers and ptns’. – Damsels and small white lures such as cats whiskers.

Best bank areas. – Rainbow corner, the tower bank, Dunns bay and Biggin bay. 

Best boat areas.   – Rainbow corner, Draycote dam, the aerators and Dunns bay.
Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yards of the aerators or the pontoons.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  194           Number Trout Taken:  258          Number Trout Released:  522
Total Catch:    780               Weekly Rod Average: 4
Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 until 21:15
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 21:15
Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until14:30   PM 14:30 until  21:15
Last 4 Hours from:  17:15  (Ticket sales available from 17:00)
All Anglers to be off site by: 21:30

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.
Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.
Tight lines.
 
Up & coming events
9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

 

 

 

Draycote Water  weekly report week ending Sunday 13th July 2014

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Despite being in the height of summer with long warm days and temperatures soaring, Draycote has fished well under a wide variety of methods. The excellent water clarity has enabled the anglers to see the vast shoals of fry, which bodes well for some good sport at the back end of the season.

A party visiting from Ireland , which included Mr Lynch and Mr McCarthy, on our ever popular our 3 day package, where catching on dries down to size 20.
Draycote Regular Mr Pelly has continued his good run of form also on dries, making good use of our last 4 hour ticket, while Draycote Member Kevin Rees has yet again been very successful fishing dries from a drifting boat.

Nigel Keeber and Lee Henfry fished both Saturday and Sunday on the rudder using large tubes on a Di 7  They reported good sport on both days with fish up to 5lb..
Nymphs such as olive hares ears worked well for Mr Steve Conway on Monday, who reported seeing large numbers of fish feeding on pin fry
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Overall the picture looks very good, with fish being caught on a variety of flies on all 4 corners of the reservoir.

Best Boat areas have been the Inlet, Biggin Bay, Lincroft and the bottom of Toft.
Best bank areas have been Rainbow corner, Biggin bay and Lincroft point.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 223           Number Trout Taken:  330             Number Trout Released: 591  
Total Catch:     921               Weekly Rod Average:   4.1

Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 until 22:00
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 22:00
Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until14:30  /  PM 14:30 until 22:00
Last 4 Hours from:  18:00  (Ticket sales available from 17:45)
All Anglers to be off site by: 22:15

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.
Tight lines,
 
Up & coming events
9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Hywel Morgan, beginner / novice tuition day. Limited to 6 people per day, all tackle provided including fishing permit, cost per person £60.00 contact the lodge or visit our tution website for further details and to book your place www.flyfishtuition.co.uk Dates September 6th & September 7th

Rio Pairs is Cancelled

Local Angling Club
Draycote Fly Fishers Association is the local angling club to Draycote, during the season they organize various club competitions and during the winter they hold six club meetings in a venue in Dunchurch. For further information contact the club secretary Graham Hommer 024 76402464

 

 

 

 

Draycote Water  weekly report week ending Sunday 6th July 2014

Telephone Number 01788 812018

A bit of a mixed week, same as the weather with the return sheet showing fish been caught on tubes fished from a rudder deep to dries fished from the bank & nearly everything in between.

On Monday Chris Reves & Ian Mckenzie boated 14 fish mainly on the dries along the north shore, Mat Hanlon fished the bank on Monday evening and caught 12 on dries, R Pelly took advantage of the last four hour permit & boat this week catching his fish on a daddy & great red dry fly from around Lin Croft. Dries & especially the daddy have taken a number of fish in the evening.

Member Tony Broadway fished with dries from the bank to take his 7 trout

Roy Hubbard & Dave Roper fished the rudder between C & D buoy catching 17 trout on snakes & minkies, Mr Severn fished the rudder taking 8 fish for a total weight 25lb14oz, with Lee Henfrey continuing his run of success on the rudder catching his limit of 8 fish.

Rudder higher available at Draycote £7.00 per day, bookable when you book your boat

During the early part of the week the boils, rainbow corner, inlet fished during the day with Lin Croft the place to be in the evening. Towards the end of the week Toft shallows started to produce again with Kevin Richardson recording a catch of14 trout.
Water clarity is still excellent with a tremendous amount of fry especially around the pontoon, inlet &tower. .

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:     242         Number Trout Taken:     302          Number Trout Released:    398
Total Catch:     700               Weekly Rod Average:   2.9

Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 until 22:00
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 22:00
Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until14:30  /  PM 14:30 until 22:00
Last 4 Hours from:  18:00  (Ticket sales available from 17:45)
All Anglers to be off site by: 22:15
 
In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.
Tight lines,
Ifor
 
Up & coming events
9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Hywel Morgan, beginner / novice tuition day. Limited to 6 people per day, all tackle provided including fishing permit, cost per person £60.00 contact the lodge or visit our tution website for further details and to book your place www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

Rio Pairs scheduled for July is Cancelled

 

 

 

Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 29th June 2014
Telephone Number 01788 812018

The cooler evenings & showery conditions of last week has cooled the surface water temperature with any algae dropping out, with the water clarity this week described as excellent.
 
Despite there been a huge amount of pin fry this year a good number of trout this week were taken on dries with Sean Hanlon catching 10 trout on a daddy drifting over open water & on Friday evening Mr Pelly taking 6 to dries, daddies & Big Red from Lincroft.
Buzzer & damsels continue to take fish but with the amount of pin fry a silver Invicta, silver thorax pheasant tail or a flash back has also worked.
Anglers fishing the rudder found catches a little slower this week however Lee Henfrey & N Keeber continue to find the rudder working well for them fishing the morning session 8.30am – 3.00pm catching 19 trout.
Paul Beasley caught a 5lb1oz brown, Vince Veronica caught 5 trout for 15lb, J Pearson & J Astley bank fished the evening session recording 14 trout with both anglers recording fish of 4lb. Members Colin England & Tony Plummer recorded 20 fish for their visit. R Hubbard recorded a brown 4lb8oz with R Elkin returning a 4lb+ brown.
Bank anglers have generally found the best of their sport in rainbow corner & Lincroft with boat anglers finding the best sport off Lincroft, Biggin & in front of the outflow although anglers drifting the open water with dries are picking up some cracking fish.


Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 299 Number Trout Taken: 471 Number Trout Released: 443
Total Catch: 914 Weekly Rod Average: 3.1

Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30 until 22:00
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 22:00
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until14:30 PM 14:30 until 22:00
Last 4 Hours from: 18:00 (Ticket sales available from 17:45)
All Anglers to be off site by: 22:15

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure. If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

Tight lines,
Ifor

Up & coming events
9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit Lexus Fly Fishing Championships | The UK's No.1 Friendly Fly Fishing Event to book your place.

 

 

Draycote Water  weekly report week ending Sunday 22nd June 2014
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Another extremely busy week at Draycote Water with  both angler numbers & boat bookings reaching record levels. This past week has probably best been described as “Competition Week”.
We were pleased to welcome back for their third year here, the HMRC who assembled from all over England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. Many competitors made a week of the event and practise fished on three day packages before their match on Thursday.  We also welcomed back the Association of Major Fly-fishing Clubs with six teams of six competing in Round 3 of their league on the Wednesday. At the weekend it was time for the Draycote Pairs on Saturday culminating in the Draycote Heat of the Scierra Pairs on Sunday.
On Monday  Mike Hill & Roy Palmer were pleased to have driven up from London for what they later described as a “wonderful day”. They caught 20 +  rainbows respectively using Diawl Bachs & Red Buzzers fished “washing Line” style in Toft Shallows.
Ron Blackwell spent his usual morning with us on Tuesday & his 6 fish boat catch included a brownie of 4-11 & a rainbow of 4-10. Season ticket regulars John Dews & Tony Broadway continued to excel on the bank with a combined total of 27, mostly caught & released. They noted, as did others, how the trout were beginning to show a distinct interest in the large quantities of pin fry that are now to be found all around the fishery. Damsel & sedge together with daddies are also much in evidence.
Wednesday saw the first of the week’s matches – the AMFC. Chris Reeves was to later comment that “match day saw a huge bloom of daphnia and while the dries and nymphs took the odd fish, a two tone blob cleaned up. Only 5 out of 36 anglers didn’t finish early & again, there were many good grown on fish caught”. Bewl Bridge FC ‘A’ won the event with 115lbs actual weight. They were followed by Invicta FFC ‘A’ in second and Tunbridge Wells FFS in third spot. Individual winner Steve Collins from Bewl also caught the largest fish at 4-15. A total of 278 fish were caught in the event giving them a very creditable rod average of 7.72
On Thursday the HMRC/RCSL event concluded with the capture of 126 rainbows & 2 brown trout. Derek Knight’s eight fish 19-12 bag took top honours whilst Mick Toal, over from Northern Ireland, weighed in the best rainbow at 4-4.

Numerous anglers had success during the week on dries & the daddies, particularly the foam body patterns, have been featuring in many of the returns. Gary Turner enjoyed good sport from an afternoon boat on Thursday with an 8 fish total on a mix of Diawl Bachs & daddies. Our own Alan & John also used them to good effect when the sneaked a morning session afloat drifting over open water off the Hensborough Bank. The mystery fly of the week came to us from Mr C O’Mahony who boated 6 fish on Friday using a “Crested Yellow Flanger” (…..which I’m afraid we do not have in stock!).

Mr Severn takes credit for the best bag of fish this week. On Saturday he weighed in an 8 fish limit for 29-12. All his fish came to large lures fished extremely deep, over open water. His bag included a beautiful brownie of 7-12 (see photo on our Facebook page).  Buzzers & nymphs nevertheless featured highly in the Saturday returns. Mr Sawyer also reported getting take after take to his small Cat’s Whisker fished on an intermediate from the bank in Rainbow Corner. He netted a total of 13 rainbows during his session.
The Higham Ferrers & District FF “Draycote Pairs” also took place on Saturday with 16 anglers taking a total of 88 fish. Honours went to the pairing of Stephen Ayres & John Water with a 16 fish bag totalling 39-2.

One of the finest catches of the week came to Lee Henfrey who fished solo from a boat on Sunday morning using deep tactics with lures. His eight fish rainbow limit looked like peas in a pod. All bright, full finned silver bars with a total weight of 25lbs 12oz.
Neil Berry’s day was also made on Sunday afternoon when, trying out a new pair of waders off the Cornfield, a grown on rainbow of 8lbs took his Diawl Bach. The perfect specimen was a personal best for Neil and the largest rainbow of the week. Congratulations Neil!

Finally, the Scierra Pairs on Sunday saw 18 anglers in 9 boats battling it out in extremely hot, bright conditions. Kieron Thomas + Craig Gimblet took  a 16 fish pair limit for 36-12 together with a time bonus to win the event. A total of 91 fish were caught for a rod average of 5. Phil Burgess took the largest fish at 4lbs. Many caught using Midge Tip lines with extremely long leaders fishing buzzers deep in the bright conditions.

Once more it was a week during which weather conditions affected the fishing. At times the fishing has been very challenging indeed. It has been interesting to observe the reactions of the trout to changing weather systems & those anglers who are thinking, reacting & adapting appropriately to such changes are the ones being rewarded with the best of this week’s results
                                                   
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:     468         Number Trout Taken:     1160          Number Trout Released:    837
Total Catch:     1997               Weekly Rod Average:   4.3

Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 until 22:00
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 22:00
Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until14:30  /  PM 14:30 until 22:00
Last 4 Hours from:  18:00  (Ticket sales available from 17:45)
All Anglers to be off site by: 22:15
 
Weekend Breakfast available at Draycote, Anglers will be pleased to hear that the Draycote Waterside Restaurant above the lodge will be open from 08:30 on Saturday 28th June & Sunday 29th June for breakfasts, tea & coffee. This will hopefully continue next month, & possibly beyond, should sufficient numbers utilise the facility.

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.
Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.
Tight lines,
Kevin Hart
 
Up & coming events
9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Tuition Days: Hywel Morgan will host two more Novice Tuition days limited to 6 rods on each day, on Saturday 6th September & Sunday 7th September cost £60.00 includes loan of tackle & fishing permit, call the lodge to book your place.

 

 

Draycote Water weekly report ending Sunday 15th June 2014    
Telephone  01788 812018
 
Generally a harder week than of late but with a 3.4 rod average for  the reporting period. Anglers had to contend with very humid, muggy conditions at the start of the week. On Monday what light winds there were swung around 360 degrees twice during the course of the day. Nevertheless, boat angler John Clifford managed to find 6 good rainbows deep off the Draycote Water Dam on a variety of lures. An afternoon/evening boat also took 8 rainbows up to 5lbs 4oz  on CDC emergers.

Thornton member Norman Perkins visited on Tuesday and experienced terrific sport in Rainbow Corner on a mix of orange dries & diawl bachs. He took an eight fish limit of rainbows for 29lbs 8oz and his bag included two at 4lbs 8oz. Some of his fish had been covered but quite a few came to him blind. Meanwhile, regular Barry Buxton, in an afternoon boat, managed a 9 fish tally & commented that “Intermediate lines made the day”. It proved to be very hard on the bank during the day, however, Gary Darlow did well to land  7 from Rainbow Corner, the overflow & the bottom of the Hensborough Bank. He fished straight line black and green buzzers & a pheasant tail nymph and his catch included a picture perfect three & a half pound rainbow as well as a three pound brownie, both caught & released.
Improved conditions on Wednesday saw some good sport on boat & bank alike. Kevin Rees continued his good form on the bank taking 16 fish on a mixture of buzzer & sedge pupae. (Considerable numbers of sedge have been appearing in the evenings). Vince Aronica fished in both Biggin Bay & Rainbow Corner with olive & black buzzers. He caught a total of 13 rainbows which had clearly been cruising high in the water column. All his fish came to either the top or middle dropper at depths of three or six feet respectively. Vince described how spectacular his best fish, a fin perfect 5lbs 10oz rainbow, had looked fighting hard in what was gin clear water.

Weather conditions were best described as challenging come Thursday with one angler concluding that it had been a hard days fishing but great for the sun tan! (Remember to pack sunblock in the tackle bag).  Despite the extreme heat & brightness, Geoff Preston caught nine rainbows deep on lures in a morning boat session.  Eddie Kirk also managed a good eight fish total on crisp packet buzzers.

The effects of a few really hot days didn’t stop Mr Mason who, from the bank in Rainbow Corner on Friday morning, took a five fish bag on Foam Daddies.

The weekend saw a mix of tactics bringing success even though the hot days at the end of the week, combined with a change around of wind into the NE & NNE , upset things for a while. Jim Dempsey still managed to find fish on rudder tactics on Saturday. He recorded an 8 fish limit for 27lbs 4oz which included a brown of 4lbs 4oz. His boat partner Ifor Jones (no, not Thornton Ifor!) had a 5lbs rainbow in his catch. Dave Adams also managed a 12 fish total on black buzzer & diawl bachs.

By Sunday it was clear that the north shore marks were beginning to fish well with fish migrating up the now consistent NNE wind. David Lodge made the most of a Father’s Day fishing gift voucher describing his day on the bank at Lin Croft as “Excellent”. He caught 16 rainbows, all on a goldhead montana tadpole pattern, mostly “on the drop” at the full extent of his cast. Tony Hanks also had a tremendous session in a boat in Toft taking 20 fish on black buzzers fished static. Interestingly, one angler reported taking an eight fish limit on red head diawl bachs suspended three feet under an indicator.

The settled wind direction for the next few days should bring with it consistent sport. It should be noted though that there are two boat competitions taking place this coming week & the boat fleet is virtually booked up until Friday. There is ample bank availability but advance booking of car passes is recommended to guarantee access.
                    
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:        318         Number Trout Taken:       462     Number Trout Released:   617
Total Catch:     1079               Weekly Rod Average:   3.4
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30 – 22:00
Boat All Day:  08:30 - 21:45
Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30 – 14:30   PM 14:30 - 21:45
Last 4 Hours from:  17:30
All Anglers to be off site by: 22:15

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.
Tight lines,
Kevin Hart

Up & coming events
22nd of June – Scierra Pairs Boat match – with a chance to reach the final at Rutland Water. Spaces available. Entry forms visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .

9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Rio Pairs is Cancelled

 

 

 

Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 8th June 2014
01788 812018

Yet again a week of variable weather conditions which ranged from some bright, hot flat calms to non-stop rain mid-week. Nevertheless, the rod average was 3.7 for the week peaking at 6 yesterday. Whilst the boats are starting to find more consistent results, some excellent sport has been enjoyed on the bank, especially early & late. Generally, sport has still been had on buzzer tactics or nymph patterns such as Diawl Bachs & Crunchers. However, it has also been most noticeable how many anglers have been fishing dries to great effect – especially CDC shuttlecock patterns.

Early in the week Gordon Byers from Lockwood Beck Trout Fishery in North Yorkshire, led a four angler party who spent a couple of days with us. They concentrated their efforts on the dries and enjoyed tremendous sport locating some magnificent grown on fish. Don Coe repeatedly enquired as to what steroids we had them on! John McGarrell took the lead on their first session with a nine fish evening catch of rainbows up to 7lbs - all taken on CDC patterns. They ended their two days afloat having caught and released a total of 53 rainbows.

Dave Thomas enjoyed his reintroduction to Draycote on Tuesday using White Zonkers in Toft where he caught four 3lbs rainbows.

Lough Mask angler & guide Ronan Cusack plus friends flew in from Dublin late on Tuesday morning & headed straight up to Rainbow Corner where the four of them caught 34 rainbows mostly on dries. Their best fish was a 5lbs rainbow that came to a Claret Bits. Season rod Tony Broadway was also on form on the bank and managed a 12 fish total whilst Kevin Rees fished buzzers from the bank at Lin Croft catching 14.

Tosh Storrar’s annual party from both Scotland & Wales was ten strong this year. They described their sport as “fabulous” - catching a total of 132 rainbows with many in the 4-6lbs class. Tosh himself caught & released an estimated 7lbs rainbow. He commented that they all fished dries on the fine weather days but fished deeper with buzzers on what proved to be a very wet Wednesday.

Yet another group making their annual pilgrimage to us were 16 anglers led by Jim Brown who spent 3 1/2 days on the water. Their collective description of the sport experienced was “superb”. They also concentrated on dry fly tactics especially during the last few hours. Their group rod average was a most creditable 7.45!

On Thursday we played host to the CSSC National Game Angling Final. Twenty Four anglers competed catching a total of 86 fish. Steven Frakes took top honours with an 8 fish bag for 21lbs 12oz. Second was Nigel Evans, 8 fish for 21lbs 1oz with Lee Patten in 3rd also weighing an 8 fish total for 20lbs 1oz.

Friday & Saturday saw most of the fleet out, with many practising for the TEFF England Eliminator on Sunday & trying to keep their tactics, flies & results close to their chests.
The event itself was fished by 44 anglers who took 195, caught & released a further 48, recording a rod average of 5.6 per angler. The largest individual fish was a rainbow of 5lbs 10oz. A brown of 4lbs 5oz was also weighed in. Congratulations go to Andrew Taylor whose 12 fish total + 1lbs 4oz time bonus gave him a winner’s weight of 27lbs 14oz. Second place went to Stephen Peart with 10 for 26lbs 11oz. It was another third for Lee Patten, who is clearly on form right now. Lee also managed a 12 fish bag.
Overall, best areas for both boat & bank have been Rainbow Corner, Hensborough, Toft Shallows & Lin Croft. The Tower Bank right down to Dunns has also provided some good sport. Drifting over open water has also been finding a lot of fish for the boat anglers.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:    436                             Number Trout Taken:      543       Number Trout Released: 1095
Total Catch:    1638                Weekly Rod Average:  3.7

Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 – 21:45
Boat All Day: 08:30 - 21:30
Boat Part Day:  AM   08:30 – 14:30   PM  14:30  - 21:30
Last 4 Hours from:   17:30
All Anglers to be off site by:   22:00

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.
Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.
Tight lines, Kevin

Up & coming events
22nd of June – Scierra Pairs Boat match – with a chance to reach the final at Rutland Water. Spaces available. Entry forms visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .

9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Rio Pairs is Cancelled

 

 

 

Draycote weekly fishing report week ending Sunday
1st June 2014

Despite yet another week of varying weather conditions the sport remained consistently good with an overall rod average this week of 5.3

There has been a lot of surface activity with moving fish being seen over most of the fishery. Rainbow Corner & the Hensborough Bank have however, probably seen the most of the action in a week which has seen prolific rises. On Monday black buzzer were everywhere.
Tony Parker & Pete Walsh used both buzzer tactics & dries for a joint catch of 28 in their boat session.
Alternative tactics were deployed by the Watsons on Tuesday who caught over 20 fish in the boils on boobies.
Heavy overnight rain and an extremely wet Wednesday resulted in tremendous sport throughout the day, mainly to static buzzer or slow figure of eight retrieved crunchers. Mr Sicki & partner caught & released 61 describing the experience as “buzzer fishing at its best!”. On the bank, season rod James Hall took 4 rainbows on crunchers for a combined weight of 12lbs.That day, twenty seven  rods caught a total of 303 fish representing a tremendous rod average of 11.22
Thursday & Friday saw continuing action to a mix of buzzer tactics, nymphs plus dries & emergers. Smaller sized flies have also been bringing better results. Paul Beasley managed a 10 fish catch which included a 5lbs brown taken on a claret buzzer. Mr Birkett used claret bits, hoppers & hare’s ears from his boat & reported 14 of his 24 fish as being over 21/2lbs.

The three day package breaks continue to be popular & can also demonstrate the consistency of the sport at times. This week the “Brown Party” of six, visiting from Scotland for three days, caught a total of 145. This equates to a daily rod average of 8 per person. Similarly, Enid Edwards, part of a 14 strong group holidaying from North Wales, enjoyed great sport with an 18 fish catch on a mix of dries & buzzers despite much harder conditions in the hotter weather on Saturday. Others in her party went deep with snake lures & humungus boobies & also found taking fish.

Blue skies, bright sunshine, a near flat calm & high temperatures made conditions extremely hard on Sunday. Foremark Fly Fishers held a club event with 20 anglers catching a total of 42 fish. Mark Redfern took top honours with 5 for 13lbs 4oz using washing line tactics whilst Ric Saconne took the best fish at 4lbs 7oz. Sean Hanlon realised that the best of the day’s sport would come in the evening and was rewarded with a 17 fish total. He caught on diawl bachs, pheasant tails & crunchers from the bank at Lin Croft. His best was a cracking rainbow at 4lbs 12oz.

Weekly Stat.
Number of rods:  414     Number of fish taken:   517     Number of fish released: 1685
Total catch:    2202   Weekly Rod Average:  5.3

Current fishing times:
Bank:  07:30hrs until 21:30 hrs.
Boat:   08:30hrs until 21:15 hrs.
Part day boat: 08:30hrs until 14:30hrs – 14:30 until 21:15 hrs.
Last 4 hours from 17:00hrs until 21:15 hrs.
All Anglers to be off site by 21:45 hrs.

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.
Tight lines,
Kevin Hart

Up & coming events
22nd of June – Scierra Pairs Boat match – with a chance to reach the final at Rutland Water. Spaces available. Entry forms visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .
9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Rio Pairs is Cancelled
 

 

 

 

Draycote Water Fishing Report Monday 19th May – Sunday 25th MAY 2014

The weather has been varied this week at Draycote with days that included heavy showers interspersed with bright sunshine. But this doesn’t seem to have affected the voracious appetite of the fish.

Buzzer hatches have been excellent especially along the hensborough bank and into rainbow corner and indeed most of the anglers from both boat and bank have had more success with the smaller patterns. Damsels have also worked well fished on an intermediate line.

Once again a number of large browns have been caught, The best of which was Mr Ron Beavan at 5 lb. Mr John Ryder also caught two browns at approx. 4lbs each.

Plenty of Fish have been caught across the middle of the reservoir and over the boils particularly on small dry fly patterns such as bob’s bits, hoppers and emergers.

The rudder has also been working well once again for boat partners Lee Henfry and Nigel Keeber who took some cracking fish on Sunday.

Best flies have been small buzzers, dawl bachs, crunchers, hares ears and damsels. Dry flies such as bob’s bits, hoppers  and emergers have also been effective.

Best bank areas have been rainbow corner, the corn field, the tower bank and dunns bay.

Best boat areas have been rainbow corner and the hensborough bank, Biggin bay, Musborough shoal and across the middle of the reservoir. 

Weekly Stat.
Number of rods: 280 Number of fish taken: 527 Number of fish released:1262
Total catch: 1789  Weekly Rod Average: 6.3
Current fishing times:
Bank: 07:30hrs until 21:30 hrs.
Boat 08:30 hrs until 2115 hrs.
Part day boat: 08:30 hrs until 14:30 hrs – 14:30 until 21:15 hrs.
Last 4 hours from 17:00 hrs until 21:15 hrs.

All Anglers to be off site by 21:45 hrs.

To maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return.

There is only one place left on the beginners course on Sunday 1st June 2014.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, were possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards  of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as it’s own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

There are currently just one place remaining on the Beginners Tuition Day with Hywel Morgan on Sunday 1st June. All tackle is provided if required and the £60 per person cost includes fishing permit. Contact the lodge for details.

Up & coming events
22nd of June – Scierra Pairs Boat match – with a chance to reach the final at Rutland Water. Spaces available. Entry forms visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .

9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Rio Pairs is Cancelled

Tight Lines Alan

 

 

 

Draycote Water Fishing Report  Monday 12th May – Sunday 18th May 2014

The start of the week saw the demise of the extremely gusty high winds experienced over the weekend leaving conditions almost perfect. Although only twelve rods ventured out on Monday the rod average rose to a massive 12.4 with boat & bank catching similar numbers, almost exclusively on various buzzer patterns!

We have a full selection of Fulling Mill buzzers, nymphs, emergers, dries & lures available at the lodge

Near perfect conditions continued on Tuesday when regulars John Hoskins & Peter Elliott shared a boat in both Toft Shallows & Rainbow Corner. They enjoyed what John later described as probably their best ever day on Draycote Water netting 42 & 48 respectively, all on buzzer patterns. On his second cast in Rainbow Corner Peter took a rainbow of 10lbs 8oz!

Mike & David Mee also spent two days on the water and found fish to their diawl bachs in Toft, Biggin Bay & the Farborough Bank dam. Between them they caught over 70 fish.
Season rods Tony Broadway & John Dews, who are usually to be found on the banks, decided to take to the water twice during the week & on both days enjoyed tremendous sport fishing  white        lures deep over open water. Tony weighed in five grown on rainbows with a combined weight of 22lbs. His bag included a beautiful 6 pounder.

On the competition front, we hosted a Civil Service Regional boat heat on Wednesday with 15 competitors weighing in a total of 69 fish.

The banks were then taken over by Rolls Royce on Friday who fished a team event to a four fish limit.  Sixty six anglers took part & good sport was enjoyed. The “Derby Tinheads”  - John Eccles, Steve Polkey & Lee Payne were the winning Rolls Royce team with 10 fish for 21lbs 11oz. The “Fish Hawks”- Terry Sharp, Darren Graham & Grabham were the leading guest team with12 fish for 29lbs 11oz. Individual prize winners were David Holt & Dixie Baxter.Thanks go to Greys for their sponsorship of the top prizes.

Top prize for stamina must go to visitors from Scotland – Rab Maxwell & Sam Davies who  fished with us all week catching & releasing in excess of twenty fish each every day. Their catches all came to either buzzers or dries mainly in Biggin Bay, Toft Shallows & Rainbow Corner.    

Numerous brownies have appeared during the course of the week – one at 5lbs was caught & released by Brian Frogatt on Friday. The boats have generally out fished the banks this week. Nevertheless, seasoned regulars Ray Rouse, Ken Rawlings, Kevin Rees & David Hoppe recorded buzzer caught totals of 29, 12, 18 & 30 respectively from their bank sessions during the week. Toft, Rainbow Corner, Lin Croft & Cornfield have been the most productive bank locations.

Things became more challenging with the onset of the hot weather at the weekend causing anglers to reach for the sun screen & water bottles. Not unsurprisingly, rod averages dropped as a result. However, Keith Hamson found a way with olive buzzers in a boat off the Hensborough bank on Sunday catching a creditable 22 fish in very difficult bright conditions.

The buzzer has unquestionably  been the fly of the week, in a variety of colours with the blacks, olives & reds favourite. Evening rises have on occasion also been very good at which time emerger patterns & dries have become successful for many.

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records can anglers be politely reminded to ensure completion of the booking out sheet prior to leaving the site.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards  of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as it’s own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

There are currently just two places remaining on the Beginners Tuition Day with Hywel Morgan on Sunday 1st June. All tackle is provided if required and the £60 per person cost includes fishing permit. Contact the lodge for details.

Weekly Stats:
Number of rods for the week:  413   Number of fish taken:  767   
Number of fish released: 1353
Total Catch: 2120     Rod Average: 5.1      Best fish:  10lbs 8ozs Rainbow

Current fishing times:
Bank  07:30 until 21:15
Boat   08:30 until 21:00
Part Day Boat 08.30 – 14:00  /  2.00pm – 9.00pm
Last 4 Hours commences: Boat 17:00 /  Bank 17:15
All anglers to be off site by 21:30

Bank anglers Car Passes: If you want to take your car around the reservoir perimeter road call the lodge & book one of the 30 available bank angler car passes.

Up & coming events
8th of June  – Draycote is holding the Severn Trent England Eliminator, giving you the chance to fish for England. Spaces still available.  Contact Ian Colclough @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for an entry from and further details.

22nd of June – Scierra Pairs Boat match – with a chance to reach the final at Rutland Water. Spaces available. Entry forms visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .

9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Rio Pairs Is Cancelled
 
Tight Lines Kevin Hart

 

 


 

 

    

7lbs 4ozs Brown taken by Phil Over in Rainbow Corner

Draycote Water Fishing Report week ending 21/08/11






Regards
Allan Brown

Here is a 7lb 10oz rainbow taken from Draycote Water on Saturday 26/05/07
by Rab Mc Gregor from Dalry Ayrshire.
This was one of 45 rainbows boated by him and his boat partner useing
Orange Bobs and Grizzle Cats

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 16:47