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 We here at Rutland Gillies have been very busy bringing you the very best in fly floatant. For a 30ml bottle the price is £5 plus p&p. This bottle has a small brush so that when you take the fly out of the water just brush a little of the dust into the fly and it will float again with no hesitation. This dust works on nymphs, and all dry flies on the market today and it will not harm the fly in any way. To order your fly floatant please pm me. Many thanks Ziggy. Rutland Gillies




Draycote Water Opening Day Update Report Thursday 5th March 2015

Telephone Number 01788 812018

The 2015 Draycote season began with a great opening day yesterday. Despite a cold & blustery North Westerly wind, 104 hardy anglers recorded a total catch of 1523 trout equating to a rod average for the day of 14.6

Boats & bank anglers alike enjoyed hectic sport with fish running the shorelines & drop offs around much of the venue.

Various black & green tadpole type patterns + gold head damsels were the order of the day for most.

Intermediate lines were reported by many as being the most productive.

Rainbow Corner, Tower Bank, Dunns & Biggin Bay proved to be excellent locations for both boat & bank. The Cornfield fished well in the afternoon, as did Toft.

Boat & Bank Car Access Pass bookings have been heavy so please call the lodge in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Two boats remain available for tomorrow (Friday), but all the boats are booked for Saturday. Some Bank passes remain for Saturday whilst on Sunday there is capacity on both boat & bank.

Draycote Restaurant will Open at 8.30am on Saturday & Sundays offering anglers breakfasts & pack lunches

Hywel Morgan tuition days, the first dates are 28 & 29th March limited availability visitwww.flyfishtuition.co.uk for further details or call the lodge

Tight lines





Draycote Opens Wednesday 4th March

Opening Day Boats are FULLY BOOKED

Opening Day all 30 bank anglers car passes are FULLY BOOKED

We are operating the same system as last year we are allowed 30 cars to drive around the perimeter road at anyone time we recommend you call the lodge & book a bank angler car pass 

We have vacancies for part time work at the fishery, contact the fishery for further details

01788 812018




Draycote Water 01788 812018

Opens 4th March

Bookings are been taken contact the lodge.

New for 2015 Draycote will stock SAGE rods & reels with an opportunity to cast a Sage rod to ensure you choose the model to suit.

Full Permit prices visit our website www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk

 Draycote opens on 4th March

Boat bookings, Bank angler car passes & competition bookings contact the lodge 01788 812018 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

New for 2015 SAGE  stockist with a "try before you buy" facility.

New for 2015 Corporate Days, contact lodge for details

New for 2015 Residential Fly Fishing Courses hosted by Hywel Morgan, contact lodge for details

Competition Dates for your diary
Loch Style Qualifier
TEFF Loch Style Qualifier at Draycote 11th July full details at the Team England Angling Trust website www.te-ff.org/

LEXUS Individual
Draycote Sat 8th Aug
Draycote Sun 9th Aug Floating Line Only
Details & booking forms www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk

Scierra Pairs
Draycote Heat Sunday 12th July
Details www.scierrapairs.co.uk

We have a stand at the BFFI show this coming weekend 7th & 8th February


Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 23th November 2014
Tel. 01788 812018

As the end of the season looms ever closer, Draycote is still producing some good sport for those anglers willing to don woolly hats and scarves and brave the elements.

Both bank and boat anglers have been catching fish in good numbers, using a mixture patterns such as lures, floating fry patterns, dawl bachs and buzzers.

The Draycote Fur and Feather match on Sunday got off to a damp start. 37 anglers wrapped up warm against the elements and ventured out to what should have been a very wet and breezy day. However,  the weather was kinder than forecast and despite being a bit soggy at the close of play, the anglers caught a total of 121 fish for a rod average of 3.2.
The best bag of the day was taken by Mr Nigel Keeber – 8 fish for a total weight of 24lb 13oz.
The biggest fish of the day was caught by Mr Simon Peck -  a rainbow of 5lb 5oz.  
Best flies. Crunchers, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, especially fished as a “washing Line” –– Minkie Boobies & various floating fry patterns
Best bank areas. Biggin Bay, Lin Croft, The Cornfield & Toft (Lodge side).
Best boat areas Toft, Farborough Bank & Spit, Biggin Bay to Lin Croft Point and the Cornfield.
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:   228                             Number Trout Taken:     302       Number Trout Released: 510
Total Catch:    812                Weekly Rod Average:  3.5
Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 – 15.45
Boat All Day: 08:30 – 15:45
Boat Part Day:  AM   08:30 – 11:45   PM  11:45  - 15:45
Last 4 Hours from:   11:45
All Anglers to be off site by:   16:15
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.
Don’t forget that the season ends here at Draycote on 30th November 2014 and we open again on 4th March 2015.
Season Tickets.
We are frequently asked about the availability of season tickets for next year.  Current members have a renewal option so it is not yet known if any vacancies will arise. However we have created a list of those interested in membership.  If you would like to have your details added to this list, please contact the lodge.
Local Club
Draycote Fly Fishers Association is the local angling club to Draycote Water. During the season they organise various club competitions and during the winter they hold six club meetings at a venue in Dunchurch. For further information contact the club secretary Graham Homer 02476 402464








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

Draycote Water Fishing Report week ending 21/08/11

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 Thursday, 05 March 2015 16:36