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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 20th November 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
A very changeable week, with some lovely late Autumnal days with overnight frosts, mixed with very wintery conditions of strong winds and heavy rain. It’s these windy and rainy days that have slightly knocked the fishing this week, as it meant the angles could not fish the flies effectively. This being said 164 anglers did catch a total of 513 fish giving a weekly rod average of 3.1.

The week started with warm overcast conditions, with a Westerly wind. Out on the boats Adam Larbalestier and Ben Bayliss made the drive down from Cumbria to enjoy a day’s fishing. The pair landed 20 fish to the boat, the tactic being Minkies and minky boobies drifting down the Farnborough dam and then into toft. On the bank season ticket holder Kevin Rees landed 11 fish washing lining shrimps with a small FAB on the point. Kevin found the fish by the pipe in Dunn’s bay. Just up the bank from Kevin was Ray Cramp who landed 9 fish again using a washing line with small boobies Ray’s 8 fish went 24lb.

Tuesday saw a warm day with the bank busy with anglers enjoying back end sport. At times the wind dropped giving near flat calm conditions in Biggin Bay. On the bank Jude Tuffs had 11 fish taking 7 fish by 11am. Jude fished with Minkies, shrimps and small black booby to catch her fish in Biggin Bay. Fishing alongside Jude and not to be out done Tony Broadway landed 11 fish as well using a washing line with shrimp patterns and then moving onto a Minkie booby and a blob on a slow intermediate line. Also on the bank where Brian Warwick and Jim Hall who landed 10 fish apiece the pair opted to fish the swans nest in toft using Minkie on the point and a small black spider on the dropper. Another bank angler doing well was season ticket holder Ed Douglas who landed 12 fish using a washing line with small buzzers. Out on the boats Mike cox and Howard smith did well landing 14 fish to the boat the pair used Minkies and red arsed green peter to land the fish, casting close to the shore in Biggin Bay and down in Toft.

A breezy day Wednesday meant it felt cold on the hands for the angles who braved the blustery conditions, with showers mixed in with the windy conditions it wasn’t the most enjoyable day to be on the water. This said a number of anglers found the fish willing to pull back. One such angler was Tony Broadway who landed 16 fish. Tony started out in Biggin Bay fishing by the pipe, landing 9 fish there, before the wind go too strong. Tony then took a move to the outlet and Rainbow corner and continued to catch. The best tactic on the day for him was to use Minkies on either a floater or a neutral density line. Another angler doing well from bank was Mr Baggott who landed 7 fish all of which fell to Humungus fish at the Swans nest. Out on the boats Pete Fisher  had a great days sport fishing down in Toft to land 15 fish Pete used caddis patterns and dries, with his best fish being just short of 4lb.

Thursday started off with sun and a light wind, however this soon changed with very heavy rain and very high winds pushing though at about 1pm, it was this wind and rain that forced a lot of anglers off the water early, however before and early departure there where fish caught. Brian Warwick landed 8 fish using a floating line with a Minkie on the point and a small black spider on the dropper. Also on the bank Lea Tones landed 7 fish including 2 fish of 4lb, Lea found that the fish wanted pink and white Minkies fished on a floating line in either toft or rainbow corner.
A very cold start to Friday with overnight frosts, which made the pontoon and the boats very icy, the cold wind also made fishing conditions a little uncomfortable at times. On the bank Mr C.J Day landed 6 fish taking 4 on shrimp patterns in Biggin Bay and the other 2 falling to Minkies fished in Lincroft point. Ed Douglas also landed 5 fish from the cornfield. Out on the boats Dave Smith landed 6 fish using black and green boobies near croft shoal and lincroft point.
Another hard overnight frost meant a very cold start Saturday; a steady breeze picked up, however clear skies made the fishing enjoyable if not a little fresh at times. On the water the BRFFA had travelled up from Somerset to enjoy some late season action. Good catches where recorded across all 12 anglers. Tony Baldwin enjoyed good sport landing 9 fish, tony used shrimp patterns and a Minkie on the point on a 15ft sink tip. Tony found the fish along the top Dam wall, Biggin Bay and then did a drift through the deeper water of the Hensborough bank and picked fish up in the middle. Mark Miles also landed 9 fish using Minkies on an intermediate line in similar areas to Tony. Also out on the boats Jim Smith caught 7 fish using Minkies, Jim found the fish along the flat stones and seemed keen to take a pulled fly. Season ticket holder Tony Plummer also fished Minkies on an intermediate at the flat stones to land 5 fish, Tony commented that the fish where straight on the fly as soon as it hit the water but you had to let it sink and then pull to convert the action. Richard Dayman and boat partner J kirk caught well boating 19 fish using a Di 3 sweep with damsel and damsel boobies anchored in Rainbow corner. From the bank season ticket holder Peter Elliot had a good day on the tower bank landing 16 fish. Also on the tower bank near the treatment works overflow was Mr K Okomoto who landed 8 fish on a short 4 hour session using Minkie boobies on a fast intermediate line.

A very windy cold start to Sunday with a strong north westerly blowing straight into the corner of the pontoon, at the start of the day it looked like the boats may have to be cancelled, however the winds soon dropped meaning the boats could get out on the water. The boat anglers headed over to the fair side of the lake in Biggin Bay and the top dam wall in order find comfortable fishing conditions. Mr Clawson and Mr Bray enjoyed good sport fishing the tower bank from a boat landing 8 fish. Jim Smith also returned in the afternoon once the wind had calmed down a little and landed 4 fish in 3 hours again using Minkie fishing along the Draycote Dam wall and into Biggin Bay. On the bank Mick Hanlon took 4 fish over on the Tower Bank using Minkies on a floating line.

Looking ahead to next week the colder nights and hard frosts that have been seen through this week should keep the fished attention on the fry and they should start really herding them up in packs. The weather also looks good for our end of season Fur and Feather match on Sunday 27th, there is still limited places available for this. So if you fancy a go call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.
 
Closing Date
The closing date for our fishing season this year is 30th November 2016.

 
Season Permits
2017 Season Permits, We currently have a waiting list, however if you’re interested in receiving information on availability of season permits at Draycote we recommend your details are added to the list to avoid any future disappointment.

Catch Returns
Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 164 Number Trout Taken: 203   Number Trout Released:  310
Total Catch:  513           Weekly Rod Average: 3.1

Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 until 16:00
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 16:00
First 4 Hours:   08:30 until 12:00 
Last 4 Hours from:  12:00 until 16:00 (Tickets on sale from 11.45)
All Anglers to be off site by: 16:30
No gutting of fish after 15:15

Please note that because of the shorter days we have now split the day into the first 4, and last 4 hour permits, priced accordingly. A full day boat will still be priced as normal as will the 4 and 8 fish permits. 

Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Mr Adam Larbalestier from Cumbria who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
New SAGE X rods in stock including a SAGE X 10ft 7wt Demo rod for you to take out and try. We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each second paring will receive a bottle of spirit each and third will receive bottles of wine.The prize of the largest fish will win be a bottle of port. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Competition will be fished to fishery rules, NO RUDERS. Fishing times will be 9am-3pm.
Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.
 
Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 15:30

Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

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

Rudder Hire
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
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 Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 13th November 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
A very cold start to the week with hard frosts overnight on both Monday and Tuesday, as expected a number of fish could be seen hitting fry in the harbour as the cold weather spurs them on to pack on the weight before the winter. Wednesday saw the short cold snap break as overnight temperatures increased, however strong north Westley winds did make it cold on the hands for the anglers fishing. Thursday saw a slightly blowy day from about 10am onwards which limited some of the bank fishing,  a complete change Friday with Flat calm conditions. Over the weekend a mixed bag with constant rain on Saturday, which then gave way to clear skies and sun on Sunday. Overall a very varied week weather wise with changeable conditions nearly every day. It would be expected that the fishing would dip however this was not the case with 155 anglers catching a total of 724 trout for a rod average of 4.6.
With the cold night and start to Monday, expectations for good bank fishing were high with the hardy anglers who took to the water. These hardy souls who braved the cold north wind and hard frost had the rewards though with good catches being reported from the bank and from the boats. Season ticket holder Ken Key landed 10 fish from the cornfield on Minkies. Mr D Brooks and P Hedges fished the same area as Ken catching well with Mr Brooks landing 16 and Mr Hedges banking 8. Further up the bank in Biggin Bay Kevin Rees fished the old water pipe with shrimp patterns fished on the washing line to land 15 fish. Fishing in the same area as Kevin was regular Ray cramp who used a small buzzer and a FAB to land 10 with Ray’s 8 fish bag tipping the scales at 22lbs. Out on the boats Mike Murphy landed 8 fish using Minkies on intermediate lines fished tight in along the North shore.

A very cold start Tuesday with overnight temperatures hitting minus 5, lots of warm clothing was needed for the anglers braving the artic conditions. The bank regulars dressed for the weather and enjoyed good sport throughout the day. Jude Tuffs landed 10 fish from Biggin Bay using Minkie teamed with small nymphs and wet on the droppers. Colin Granger also got into the fish landing 7 fish on a floating Minkie on the point with a small black cruncher on the dropper. Jim Hall landed 8 fish from the bank taking 5 home for the pot which weight 12lbs Jim used small wets to land his fish.

A calmer and warmer start to Wednesday with heavy overnight rain, while the morning started off wet and miserable it soon dried up leaving a good fishing day with over cast skies and light westerly winds. These good conditions only lasted about an hour as the wind picked up. These strong winds caused a drop in air temperature, despite this anglers enjoyed good sport. On the bank season ticket holder Brian Warwick landed 12 fish from the cornfield on small black spiders. On the boats Andy Lunn landed 10 fish in the last four hours using black humongous near croft shoal and drift past the sailing club. Gareth Jones and his boat partner Peter had a great days sport landing 30 plus fish up to 5lbs.  Their tactics where to fish slow sinking intermediates teamed with Minkies and tadpoles using a figure of eight retrieve. They found fish all over the lake including the inlet, Biggin Bay, Toft, The Tower Bank, Farnborough Spit and Hensborough.

Thursday saw favourable fishing conditions with a steady westerly giving a good ripple in the morning, although the wind did pick up in the afternoon. Brian Warwick started off in Toft at the Swans nest fishing a floating line with a FAB on the point and then small black spiders and the droppers and had netted 7 before 10am. However at 10 the wind started to pick up and Brian opted to move to Biggin Bay to meet up with Tony Broadway who was on 4. The fish are very close in at Biggin and wading is not needed wellies will do just fine. Kevin Rees netted 21 fish from Biggin Bay using a washing line with shrimp patterns. While Tony fished with buzzers and spider washing line to land 17, Tony also changed during the day to a Hover line and a Minkie booby with a blob. John Clifford also fished Biggin bay with a washing line to land 7 fish. Out on the boats Dave smith and Stuart Dean had an unproductive morning however a move over to Croft shoal in the afternoon resulted in 7 fish boated in the last 3 hours. The pair used Minkies fished around Croft shoal buoy to land the fish.

A cold bright start to Friday, although not overnight frosts, a very calm day at Draycote with hardly any ripple to talk of in the morning, this continued throughout the day with the calm conditions making condition’s tricky as presentation had to be perfect. A busy day on the bank with anglers seeming to favour the hotspots of Biggin Bay and the Swans Nest. Over in Biggin Bay was Yousef Dar who landed 11 fish on mini lures. Along the bank from Yousef where Peter Elliot and Lee Pattern who had 8 and 9 fish the pair opted for a Minkie on the point and then buzzers up the line on a floater. Over in the Swans nest G Hunter landed 13 fish using a white lure and Minkies. Another angler doing well in Toft was Ian Richardson who landed 7 fish using a Minkie and a black Pennell on the dropper.

The lovely day on Friday gave way to a very miserable wet autumn day with heavy overnight rain and then constant drizzle for the majority of Saturday, certainly made the fishing a damp one for the anglers who ventured out. On the bank Brian Warwick used a small black spider from the swans nest to land 15 fish. Lee Richards also fished the swans nest in Toft to land 5 fish using Minkies. Out on the boats West Midlands Police took to the water with 6 boats. All the anglers in the party caught well and the 12 anglers catching 43 fish. The anglers found that the fish wanted Minkies fished tight into the banks with Biggin Bay and the Top dam wall being hotspots. Outside of the police boats Dave Summers and Bob Eaton took to the water landing 13 fish to the boat with Dave taking 9 of them. Dave wanted to experiment with a new Bung he had tied so used Buzzer to start caught 2 quick and decided to stay using the Bung all day.
The weather changed again for Sunday with a clear skies and sun all day with a slightly cool north westerly wind. These bright breezy conditions make the fishing challenging at times although good catches where still recorded. Mark Hunt took to the water fishing down the Farborough dam to land 6 fish including a Brown of 4lb 10oz (photo on our facebook pagewww.facebook.com/FlyFishStore ) and a Rainbow of 4lb 4oz, Marks key to success where a Minkie on the point and then a small hares ear on the dropper. Steve Gibson fished Duns Bay on a last four hour ticket to land 6 fish. Another angling catching well on the bank was season ticket holder Jim Hall who landed 12 good fish from Lincroft point. Stan Hillman also caught well posting a return of 9. Out on the boats regular Jim Smith fished down the Farborough Dam wall tight in with Minkies to land 12 fish including a fantastic 5lb brown. Another angler getting into good fish was Tony Plummer who landed 8 fish including 2 cracking Rainbows.

Looking ahead to next week a warmer week is forecasts with temperatures still remaining up towards double figures so hopefully the insect life that has been around the banks will continue Kevin Rees commented that last Monday a large hatch of flying ants was underway which may be why the small spider are working so well?
 
Closing Date
The closing date for our fishing season this year is 30th November 2016.

 
Season Permits
2017 Season Permits, We currently have a waiting list, however if you’re interested in receiving information on availability of season permits at Draycote we recommend your details are added to the list to avoid any future disappointment.

Catch Returns
Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 155 Number Trout Taken: 254   Number Trout Released:  470
Total Catch:  724            Weekly Rod Average: 4.6
Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 until 16:15
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 16:15
First 4 Hours:   08:30 until 12:15 
Last 4 Hours from:  12:15 until  16:15 (Tickets on sale from 12.00)
All Anglers to be off site by: 16:45

No gutting of fish after 15:30

Please note that because of the shorter days we have now split the day into the first 4, and last 4 hour permits, priced accordingly. A full day boat will still be priced as normal as will the 4 and 8 fish permits. 

Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Mr Tony Broadway from Coventry who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
New SAGE X rods in stock including a SAGE X 10ft 7wt Demo rod for you to take out and try. We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each second paring will receive a bottle of spirit each and third will receive bottles of wine.The prize of the largest fish will win be a bottle of port. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Competition will be fished to fishery rules, NO RUDERS. Fishing times will be 9am-3pm.
Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.
 
Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 15:30

Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Bank Anglers
Car passes should be booked prior to coming fishing, as we only have a limited number available.
Rudder Hire
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
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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 6th November 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
The week started well with Monday being warm and sunny, but then got progressively colder as the days went by. It appears that whilst the boats are fishing reasonably well, the bank anglers are faring that little bit better. Again we see that anglers were catching on a wide variety of patterns and from all areas of the reservoir, with Toft shallows and Biggin Bay being the most predominant spots It didn’t take long for some of the regulars to work out what the trout really wanted andby midweek, reading the catch return was a bit of a walk back in time. Such patterns as Black and Peacock Spiders, Black Pennels and Bibios, or patterns similar to these, started to appear on the catch return from about midweek onwards.Shrimp patterns have also been working extremely well, particularly in Biggin Bay around the old pipe. Again, not a great numberof fish have been caught on fry patterns, with flies such as Minkies, only being used as the point fly on a washing line and producing the odd fish.I would describe the water quality as reasonably good, with the weekly rod average coming in at 3.7.

The week started with a warm sunny day, with light winds. Out on the boats Eugene Hughes was up again via the train from London. Eugene landed 12 fish fishing through the middle of the lake on dries and hopper hoppers. On the bank season ticket holder Kevin Rees used shrimp patterns by the old land drain pipe in Biggin to land 9 fish. Another angler having good success on the bank was Ray Cramp who landed 9 fish from the cornfield using a small Minkie. Ray’s catch included a lovely 6lb 5oz brown.

A cold day greeted anglers on Tuesday with a good north breeze. Eugene Hughes was here on his second day on his two day break. Eugene opted to fish with sinking lines around the Draycote Dam wall and H buoy. This tactic boated 17 fish with his best patterns being Minkies and Humungus. On the bank John Hall has a good day landing 12 fish from the Cornfield using a cat’s whisker or just a standard white lure. Also on the bank the Jude Tuffs, Gordon Slack, Tony Broadway and Brian Warwick enjoyed good sport with them all getting over 5 fish. The group of regulars fished in Biggin Bay and Duns using nymphs and small Minkies. Tony Broadway and Gordon also landed lovely fish of over 3lb.

Wednesday saw the bank fishing really come to the fore over the boats. Tony Broadway returned for another day, fishing the north shore from the cornfield around to Duns Bay. Tony landed 20 fish using a floating line with a Minkie on the point and then a small black spider above it. Included in Tony’s catch was a fantastic rainbow of 5lb 7oz. Also on the bank Rodger Davies landed 6 fish all on Minkies from the North shore. Mr Tappenden landed 10 fish from the bank fishing nymphs on a floating line with Diawl Bachs and Crunchers being his best nymphs.
Thursday saw the wind turn 180° to a south westerly; this caused the temperatures to warm slightly from the previous day due to the reduced wind chill factor, out on the boats Steve McGregor and his father Robert where out on the water down from Scotland. The pair landed 9 fish to the boat, with Steve landing 7 of them. Their tactic was to fish a suspender Minkie on the point teamed with a small Minkie on the dropper. Both of them commented on the amount of follows and takes they had as well which they came a little shore. The best area for the pair was Draycote Dam. Also out on the boats Dave Heseltine landed 9 fish using black and green Minkies and a small black and silver nymph, Dave fished around Toft, Biggin Bay and Tower bank to catch his fish. Out on the banks Brian Warwick landed 15 fish all on a small size 14 black spider from the Swans Nest. Also out on the bank at the swans nest were Chris Heyburn and Julie Chandler who landed 6 and 8 fish. The best tactis for Chris was Hares Ear, Snatcher and black pennel. Julie used white Minkies and black and grey buzzers. Jim Hall also fished the swans nest landing 12 fish but Jim commented that he had no one particular fly that stood out he cause on “all sort”.

Friday saw the wind remain in the west but drop in strength. On the bank season ticket holder Peter Elliot fished the cornfield to land 19 fish including loads of pulls and lost fish. Peter’s tactic for the day was to fish a Minkie on the point with buzzers and Diawl bachs above. Brian Warwick again fished the Swans nest in toft with small spider patterns to land 17 fish. Over on the Cornfield another season ticket holder getting into the action was Colin Granger who landed 12 fish on a suspender Minkie and a small black and silver cruncher type pattern. Mr C.J Day also enjoyed good sport from the bank landing 12 fish using a washing line with shrimp patterns. On the boats Steve and Robert McGregor enjoyed good sport again on the Minkies to land 17 fish to the boats. The pair found the fish again on the Draycote Dam wall and coming across through Biggin and of J buoy near the pontoon.

Saturday saw the wind swing back to the North which again caused a drop in the temperature. Out on the boats Richard Dayman and J Kirk enjoyed good sport using 3 inch per second sinking lines and boobies to land 17 fish to the boat fishing over in Biggin Bay. On the boats Chris Discombe and Jim Brennan fished over Croft Shoal with white Minkies to land 5 fish to the boat. On the bank Ian Weston landed 7 fish on Minkies from the cornfield including two cracking fish of 3lb 8oz and 4lb 6oz.

A bitterly cold strong northerly wind meant only a few braved fished in the cold conditions, which then later gave way to went windy cold conditions. Fishing the cornfield Kieron Barnes landed 9 fish using Minkies on floating lines fished very slowly. Out on the boats regular Jim Smith enjoyed good sport as landing 17 fish on Minkies fished tight into the shore line with a slowly figure of eight retrieve

Finally, we are sad to announce the untimely and sudden death last Thursday of Draycote regular Steve Pearson. His presence at the venue will be missed and our warmest thoughts are with his family and angling friends

Closing Date
The closing date for our fishing season this year is 30th November 2016.
 
Season Permits
2017 Season Permits, We currently have a waiting list, however if you’re interested in receiving information on availability of season permits at Draycote we recommend your details are added to the list to avoid any future disappointment.

Catch Returns
Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 170  Number Trout Taken: 192    Number Trout Released:  438
Total Catch:  630            Weekly Rod Average: 3.7

Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 until 16:30
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 16:30
First 4 Hours:   08:30 until 12:30
Last 4 Hours from:  12:30 until  16:30 (Tickets on sale from 12.15)
All Anglers to be off site by: 17:00

No gutting of fish after 15:45

Please note that because of the shorter days we have now split the day into the first 4, and last 4 hour permits, priced accordingly. A full day boat will still be priced as normal as will the 4 and 8 fish permits.

Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Mr Jim Hall from Hinckley  who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
New SAGE X rods in stock including a SAGE X 10ft 7wt Demo rod for you to take out and try. We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Competition will be fished to fishery rules, NO RUDERS. Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.
    
Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

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

Rudder Hire
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 ending Sunday 30th October 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
Another mild week, meaning the fish still haven’t really switched onto the fry. However they have most defiantly turned their attentions onto small buzzers and shrimps with great catches from both the bank and the boats to shrimp patterns. This week 324 anglers caught a total of 736 fish giving a weekly rod average of 2.3.

On Monday Mr Kevin Rees caught 8 fish from the bank using shrimp patterns, and passed comment on the amount of fish he lost. Next to Kevin on the bank was Draycote regular Mr Ray Cramp, who had 11 fish on lures, with his best pattern being a small orange gold head. Out on the boat Brian Moore had a good day fishing Minkies on an intermediate landing 6 fish. Brian found the best area from the boat was in the corner of Hensborough bank. Tim Simpson and Pat Hennessey also took to the water boat fishing around Farnborough spit to land 7 fish. The pair found the best tactic was a Minkie booby fished on a sinking line.

Tuesday saw light winds coming from the east, with cloud cover for most of the day. On the bank Pete Allen landed 5 fish using small Minkie patterns catching from Toft and Lincroft point. M Farrell had a good day’s sport of the tower bank fishing fry patterns, it was these fry patterns that tempted a 8lb Brown to take which was returned to the water. The best return of the day went to Eugene Hughes who landed 18 fish. Eugene caught on a wide variety of methods from floating lines with Minkies and Shrimps to Dries with his best area being the Farnborough Dam and just past the sailing club drifting towards the Hensborough bank.

The wind had changed direction on Wednesday blowing to a south westerly, it was expected that this would knock the fishing off slightly but the rod average actually increased. Out on the boats Jack Dixon and M Edkins landed 10 fish to the boat using snakes. Mr D Keir enjoyed good sport from the bank landing 9 fish. M Hunt was also into the returns landing 8 fish with four of them being over 3lb 8oz. Mark found the fish down the Farnborough dam wall, with his best patterns being a Minkie on the point and crunchers on the droppers. Roger Kerrison also found the fish tight in down the Farnborough dam wall catching well washing lining shrimp patterns with an orange booby on the point. The best catch of the day came to the boat pairing of Eugene Hughes, back for his second day, and Gary Owen the pair caught well suing Di3 sweep lines with Minkies and Minkie boobies.

Thursday saw the fishing explode with fantastic returns being posted from both the boats and the bank, but it was the bank anglers who really had the best of the action. Roger smith landed 14 fish in four hours from the bank in the morning catching in Toft. Roger found the fish wanted a combination of a muddler on the point and Crunchers on the droppers. Mr Day landed 16 fish from the bank at the Swans nest using Shrimp patterns. However the best catch of the day went to Peter Elliot who landed over 30 fish. Peter fished in Toft and then later moved to the pipe in Duns Bay, the key to Peter’s success was crunchers and hoppers fished a floating line. Out on the boats season ticket holder Tony Parker and boat partner Gerallt Hughes landed 21 fish to the boat fishing shrimp patterns tight in down the Farnborough dam wall. Also out on the water Kevin Hart taking out young angler Matt Lindsley on a four hour guiding session and fishing experience. Matt landed 9 fish using a floating line with either floating fry on the point or a small black booby with shrimps and beetle patterns on the droppers.

Friday saw the fishing continue in much the same form as the day before with the bank anglers really getting some fantastic fishing. Brian Warwick landed 19 fish fishing the pipe in Duns bay with a team of small size 14 buzzers. Gordon Slack also got into the action on the buzzers landed 12 fish. Gary Hunter landed 10 from in Toft bay from the bank. Ian Richardson also found the fish in Toft at the Swans nest landed 14 fish on Damsels and Appetizers. The best catch of the day went to Season ticket holder Kevin Rees who landed 25 fish from Duns Bay using shrimp patterns fished on a washing line. On the boats Jamie Scott landed 12 fish using shrimp patterns fishing down the Farnborough Dam.

Saturday saw a flat calm for the anglers fishing which made the fishing challenging at times. However some anglers did fish the key to cracking the day. Nigel Keeber and Lee Henfrey took to the water using 5 inch per second sinking lines and tubes to land 22 fish to the boat.

Saturday also the army take to the water in there autumn match, anglers in the match seem to catch on a number of methods on the Saturday with nymphs and shrimps playing a part, as well as pulling blobs on a 3 inch per second sinking line. Outside the army match G Thomas had a good day landing 7 fish on Minkies and other lures.

Another flat calm day for anglers Sunday, the Army were back again for the second day of their autumn match, the best catches in the match came to anglers fishing biscuit fabs and nymphs on floaters. The tactic seemed to be to get the FABS to sit high in the surface and then just allowed to fall through the water column and the fish would just come and either eat the FABS or the nymphs. The army anglers found the fish around S buoy near Croft shoal and also in Biggin bay and the Hensborough bank.  On the bank Gary Darlow landed 9 on buzzers and Diawl bachs in Toft. Dennis Tidmarsh also enjoyed good sport from Biggin Bay in the morning landing 7 fish by 2pm. Out on the boats season ticket holder Tony Parker enjoyed good sport fishing on the Farborough Dam down towards Toft using shrimp patterns fished on a washing line, with a peach FAB. The top boat of the day went to Richard Dayman and John Kirk who landed 29 fish to the boat, the pair fished over in Biggin Bay using nymphs on a floating line or lures on a 3 inch per second sinking line.

Looking ahead to next week, it looks like we will receive our first real frost Wednesday, so as a result we are hoping that the fish will really start to turn their attention on to the fry and we will have some spectacular fry action in the last month on the season.
 
Closing Date
The closing date for our fishing season this year is 30th November 2016.
 
Season Permits
2017 Season Permits, We currently have a waiting list, however if you’re interested in receiving information on availability of season permits at Draycote we recommend your details are added to the list to avoid any future disappointment.

Catch Returns
Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  324   Number Trout Taken: 244  Number Trout Released:  491
Total Catch: 736             Weekly Rod Average: 2.3
Current Fishing Time:
Bank:  07:30 until 16:45
Boat All Day:  08:30 until 16:45
First 4 Hours:   08:30 until 12:45 
Last 4 Hours from:  12:45 until  16:45 (Tickets on sale from 12.30)
All Anglers to be off site by: 17:15
Please note that because of the shorter days we have now split the day into the first 4, and last 4 hour permits, priced accordingly. A full day boat will still be priced as normal as will the 4 and 8 fish permits. 

No Gutting of Fish after 16:15
All Anglers to be off site by: 18:00

Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Mr Eugene Hughes fromLondonwho is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
New SAGE X rods in stock including a SAGE X 10ft 7wt Demo rod for you to take out and try.We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Competition will be fished to fishery rules, NO RUDERS. Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 16.15

Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

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

Rudder Hire
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.
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 Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 23th October 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
Whilst the fish haven’t fully switched onto the fry here at Draycote yet due to water temperatures, the bank fishing has definitely improved. Bank anglers are reporting good catches all along the north shore from the Tower Bank down into the bottom of Toft. Strong gusts this week have dictated where the bank anglers can fish and, when able too, working from the Swans Nest to the big Willow tree on the near side of toft has also proved fruitful. Fishing from the tower bank has been as always a game of patience, but it has proved productive for some anglers as the odd good brown trout has appeared on the catch returns.

Boat anglers have also had their fair share of sport however, with some excellent catches coming from the front of the Farborough Dam, G buoy in Toft and the side of Lincroft Point near E buoy. The Draycote Dam, by the flat stones, has also been very productive, as has the Hensborough bank and the deeper water in Rainbow Corner. I have at times described the fish as being a bit “picky” at the moment, as no one method of fishing has worked that well for any length of time. But suffice to say, that if you keep on the move, and are willing to make changes throughout the day, you should have some excellent sport. I would describe the water quality this week as being reasonably good, with the weekly rod average coming in at 3.2.

On Monday Mr Kevin Rees caught 10 fish from the bank using shrimp patterns. Draycote regular Mr Ray Cramp, also fishing from the bank, had 7 fish on lures. Mr Ed Douglas caught 6 fish from a drifting boat.

Wet and windy conditions greeted the hardy anglers who braved the boats and the bank on Tuesday. The rain had cleared by mid-morning giving way to a bright and blustery day which were not ideal fishing conditions. Richard Dayman and Norman Perkins enjoyed good sport, Landing 20 fish.The pair caught up in Rainbow corner using nymphs on floating lines and lures on 3 inch per second sinking lines. On the bank M Cronin landed 5 fish including a lovely 4lb brownie on a small Minkie pattern. Ray Cramp also enjoyed good sport from the bank landing 6 fish for 15lb 12oz with them falling to various lure patterns.

Wednesday saw the wind change round to thenorth and it was the banks that really stood out in the catch returns. Season ticket holder Tony Broadway landed 11 fish from Biggin Bay using a team of nymphs fished on the washing line. Tony took 7 of these fish on a small black and peacock spider. Top honours on the day went to Yousef Dar who fished the bank to land 19 fish up to 4lb 8oz, Yousef fished along the cornfield, Lincroft point and Toft using nymphs and small Minkies to land his fish. Photo of Yousarf fish are on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Thursday again saw the return of Tony Broadway who this time landed 13 fish from Toft using the same tactic as the day before but also caught on a small white booby to imitate the fry. Gary Hunter also had a good day down in Toft on Minkies landing 8 fish. Out on the boats Steve Barby used the rudder to land 6 fish with 2 of which being over 5lb. Season Ticket holder Kevin Rees had great sport off the bank fishing the Swans nest in toft to land 15 fish. The key to Kevin’s success has been shrimp patterns, just cast out and swung around in the wind. Another season ticket holder catching well from the bank was David Burr who landed 7 in a short hour session using Diawl Bachs and buzzers.

Friday again saw the bank anglers get the majority of the sport, however a number of boats did find the key to success. Season ticket holder Peter Elliot had good day from the bank using red headed Diawl bachs and Minkies fished by the Swans nest in toft, Peters best fish of the day went to 5lbs. Colin Grainger also enjoyed good sport from the bank landing 6 fish. Four of Colin’s fish went 14lbs 10oz.He found that the fish seemed keen on taking small nymphs and buzzers fished on a washing line. Geoff Wanless enjoyed good sport from the boat landing 6 fishing using Minkies and Diawl bachs. Another boat catching well was Adam Larbalestier and Ben Bayliss who landed 9 fish to the boat using snakes on sinking lines. Season ticket holder Tony Parker landed 12 fishing from a drifting boat going from G buoy to the swans nest in Toft. Tony used small floating fry and black nymphs to catch his fish with the best fish tipping the scales at 5lb. Peter Bierenacki took advantage of the last four hour ticket to land 6 fish on fry patterns.

A cold northerly wind made conditions a little chilly for the anglers on Saturday. Mr Mike Garner caught 4 fish from the bank using hot head damsels and a silver Invicta. Dai Davies and Peter Lewis enjoyed good sport from the boat landing 14 fish between them on various boobies and nymphs with toft, Biggin and the Draycote Dam being the hotspots. Chris and Nick Dunn had a total of 12 fish to the boat.Mr Kev Bennett and Mr Keith Gilchrist had 9 fish to the boat using pink blobs and nymphs. Mr Chris Discombe and Mr Jim Brennan had 13 fish to the boat on a wide variety of patterns. Draycote regular Stan Hillman had 7 fish from the bank using Minkies.
Sunday dawnedwith strong easterly winds and chilly conditions for fishing. Mr Jim Smith and Mr Ken Maplethorpe caught 7 fish from a drifting boat. Nigel Keeber and Lee Henfry ventured out on a boat to net 16 fish between them. Mr P Longstaff and Mr G Owen caught 39 fish between them from the boat, using dries along the Farborough Dam. Season permit holder Mr John Falconbridge caught 4 fish from the bank.  Mr Ray Cramp caught 5 fish from the bank on nymphs. Mr W and Mr R Elkin caught 9 fish between them from the boat, the best of which was 3lb 3oz.

Closing Date
The closing date for our fishing season this year is 30th November 2016.
 
Season Permits
2017 Season Permits, We currently have a waiting list, however if you’re interested in receiving information on availability of season permits at Draycote we recommend your details are added to the list to avoid any future disappointment.

Catch Returns
Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  240  Number Trout Taken: 326  Number Trout Released:  457
Total Catch: 783             Weekly Rod Average: 3.2

Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until   18:00
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     18:00
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   13:15 PM   13:15   until 18:00
Last 4 Hours from:     14:00    until    18:00   (Ticket sales available from   13:45)
No Gutting of Fish after 17:30
All Anglers to be off site by: 18:00

Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Mr  Ben Bayliss from Lancashire who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
New SAGE X rods in stock including a SAGE X 10ft 7wt Demo rod for you to take out and try.We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Competition will be fished to fishery rules, NO RUDERS. Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 17.30     

Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

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

Rudder Hire
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.

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 16th October 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

CLOSING DAY 30th NOVEMBER 2017

Report
A very changeable week weather wise here at Draycote. Some very cold nights with early season frosts, would then give way to warm overnight temperatures of 10 degrees. The bright conditions through the week also didn’t help the top of the water sport. This changeable weather has just stopped the fry feeding from exploding, as the conditions have not quite meant the fish are hard of the fry. As a result the fishing has been tricky at times meaning 319 anglers caught a total of 592 trout for a rod average of 2.9.

On Monday boat partners Mr M Price and Mr D Hancox caught 23 fish from a boat using fry patterns and white lures. Draycote regular Mr E Hughes had 15 fish to the boat on a DI 5 sweep using Minkies and snake patterns. Season permit holder Mr Kevin Rees caught 8 fish from a boat using dries. Mr Ray Cramp caught 10 fish from the bank in the afternoon using lures. Season permit holder Mr Dave Adkins caught 9 fish from the bank on a black Minkie.
On Tuesday Mr Norman Perkins had 8 fish from the bank on buzzers and diawl bachs. Season permit holders Mr Gordon Slack and Mr Brian Warwick caught 4 fish each from the bank. Mr Don Roper also caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr Jim Hall, again fishing from the bank, netted 7 fish on diawl bachs. Mr A Winstone caught 8 fish from the boat on a sparkler booby. Mr Craig Cowan caught and released 28 fish from a boat on a DI 5 sweep using black snakes and Minkies. Mr E Hughes went adrift once again, this time catching 12 fish using a midge tip and Minkie boobies. Season permit holder Mr Paul Liversidge had 4 fish from a drifting boat. Draycote regular Mr Paul Skelton had 5 fish from the boat using Minkies and diawl bachs.
Wednesday saw a visit from Mr Jon Morgan Parker and the “The Finatic Outcasts” team. They had a “ difficult but enjoyable day”, managing a rod average of 3.0 between them. Home tied black and green cormorants seemed to be the order of the day. Well done lads.
Mr Dennis Jones caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr John Hall caught 6 fish from the bank. Mr M Goodge and Mr I Bradfield caught 13 fish from a boat. Draycote regular Mr Ray Cramp caught 6 fish from the bank on lure patterns.
On Thursday we were visited by Cheshire police who had a difficult but rewarding day, with the top rod being Mr Martin Griffiths who had 6 fish for 22lb 8oz. Mr Alec Twaites and Mr George Smith managed 3 fish each from the bank using Minkies. Season permit holder Mr Brian Warwick managed 5 from the bank. Season permit holder Mr Graham Homer, along with boat partner Mr Roy Taylor  caught 11 fish from a drifting boat.
On Friday Season permit holder Mr Paul Beasley managed 5 fish from the bank on black Minkies. Mr Pete Allen had 5 fish from the bank. Draycote regular Mr John Clifford had 8 fish from the boat on a DI 7 and black lures. Season permit holder Mr Peter Elliott had 7 fish from the bank. Mr Don Roper had 5 fish from the bank on crunchers. Mr G Deterding had 11 fish from the boat on hares ears, Minkies and snail patterns. Mr Andy Birkett and Mr Brent Vinall had 13 fish from the boat on fry patterns from all over the reservoir.
Saturday so a great overcast start to the day, with light winds and wind lines this caused fish to move into them and feed on some late season emerging buzzers as a result a few fish where caught early on dries before the sun broke through. Mr M and D Mee landed 10 fish top the boat using Minkies, snakes, Humungus and nymphs. J Jones also had a good day landing 9 fish but had a lot of action and commented that “Toft was alive”.  Season ticket Tony Parker enjoyed great sport landing 12 fish to the boat, catching on nymphs on floater and midge tip lines. Another season ticket holder catching well was Jim hall who landed 9 but this time of the bank with the cornfield and Lincroft point being the best. Jim Smith caught well of the boat landing 12 fish using a mixture of flies Jim washing lining with a Minkie booby on the point with natural Diawl bachs, with the Diawl bach taking 6 fish. Jim then caught his last 3 in the evening on a foam daddy.
Sunday saw the heavens open with rain constant for the morning into early afternoon which then cleared and gave way to a sunny windy afternoon. Out on the boats Martin Smith and Matt Holmes landed 13 fish with various lures. Mr Dangerfeild had a good day of the bank landing 4 fish on a Damsel nymph in toft. Mr D & M Mee returned to the water to land 14 fish, with Minkies being the best pattern on the day with good fish of 5lb in the bag. Mr Vinall and Birkett fished the final day of their three day break again catching well with fry patterns being the method, the pair commented on the amount of fish they had over 6lb. Nigel Keber and Lee Henfrey had a good day on tubes landing 13 fish to the boat. Andy Young landed 12 fish using a floating line with buzzers, hoopers, blobs and damsels.

Catch Returns
Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  316     Number Trout Taken: 354    Number Trout Released:  592
Total Catch: 592             Weekly Rod Average: 2.9
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until   18:15
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     18:15
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   13:15 PM   13:15   until 18:15
Last 4 Hours from:     14:15    until    18:15   (Ticket sales available from   14:00)
No Gutting of Fish after 17:45
All Anglers to be off site by: 18:30

Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Mr  Ted Mills fromTenbury Wells who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.
 
Demo Tackle
 New SAGE X rods in stock including a SAGE X 10ft 7wt Demo rod for you to take out and try.
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Competition will be fished to fishery rules, NO RUDERS. Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15   
    
Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

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

Rudder Hire
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.
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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 9th October 2016.
CLOSING DATE 30th NOVEMBER
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
With an obvious drop in night time temperatures as well as cooler days, the fish are really starting to turn onto the fry now. Although fish are still being caught on dries, nymphs and buzzers, more and more fish are succumbing to such patterns as Humungus, Sparkler boobies and small floating fry. The bank anglers are also fairing much better with the usual suspects doing well from all corners of  the reservoir. Toft seems to have “switched on” properly with plenty of fish being caught from both boat and bank, with areas such as The Swans Nest, the Cornfield and Lincroft Point being most prominent. Browns are beginning to show up more frequently, with the odd good fish coming off the deeper water by the Tower bank as well as the dam wall past Farborough Spit. Not all is as it seems though for this time of year. The surface temperature of the water is still quite warm and you will find times when fish are just rolling around in the surface of the water and proving very difficult to catch. A few more cold nights will soon sort that out though. The fish steadfastly remain in the top few feet of the water with anglers needing no more than a midge tip or an intermediate line to reach them. Water quality is reasonably good, with the weekly rod average coming in at a spicy 3.3.

On Monday Mr Rod Wilson had 12 fish to the boat on a DI 8. Mr G Hunter caught 6 fish from the bank. Mr Tim Jones caught 8 fish from the boat. Season permit holder Mr Kevin Rees had 15 fish to the boat on Hoppers and Bobs Bits. Mr Ray Cramp caught 7 fish from the bank
On Tuesday Mr G Jones caught 6 fish from a boat, the best of which was 5lb 4oz on “anything white”.

Mr G Davies had 8 fish to the boat, the best of which was 4lb 2oz. Richard Dayman and Mr Norman Perkins caught 16 fish between them from a boat. Mr John Ryder had 9 fish to the boat on a selection of buzzers. Draycote regular Mr Tony Worley fishing from the bank in Biggin bay, caught 3 fish, with the best weighing 3lb 12oz.

On Wednesday Mr Brian Orr had 10 fish to the boat. Mr A Guest and Mr A Dower had 14 fish to the boat. Mr T Tappenden had 7 fish to the boat on Diawl Bachs and Crunchers in Toft. Mr Danny Lovegrove and Mr Wayne Salter caught 10 fish from a boat on an intermediate line using red and green Diawl Bachs.

On Thursday the usual suspects of Tony Broadway, Jude Tuffs, Brian Warwick and Colin Grainger all fished the bank, and although things didn’t really get started until the afternoon for most, all netted good numbers of fish from the northern shoreline. Mr J Mair and Mr R Wilson had 16 fish to the boat on blue damsels and red holographic Diawl Bachs.

Mr Danny Lovegrove and Mr Wayne Salter had 17 fish to the boat between them. Mr P Fisher had 10 fish to the boat on a “tough day”. Mr Dhan Nataly had 7 fish to the boat, on red Hoppers. Mr Kevin Rees had 9 fish to the boat on Bobs Bits and Hoppers. Mr John Clifford  had a good afternoons sport with 6 fish to the boat. Mr Robert Lambs party, from the Paisley Patterns, fishing on a 3 day package found it a “Tough but enjoyable outing”, finishing with a total rod average for the group of 4.3.

On Friday Mr and Mrs Kirk caught 5 fish from the bank. Mr Mark Hunt, visiting from Thornton Reservoir had 8 fish to the boat, mainly on Hoppers. Mr John Hoskins had 14 fish to the boat. Mr Osborne caught 7 fish from the Tower bank, mainly on Minkies. Draycote regular Mr Ian Richardson caught 8 fish from the bank in testing conditions on what he said was “A brilliant day.”Mr Alun Williams Party  from South Wales fish over two days and whilst some of them found it a bit difficult at times they managed to produce a rod average of 3.1 between them.
On Saturday Mr Keith Smith caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr Mike Weaver and Mr Nick Snape both had 6 fish from the bank. Mr Ivan Cotterill caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr S Edinburgh caught 8 fish from the bank. Mr C Wilkins caught 10 fish from the bank both in Rainbow corner and along the Hensborough bank. Mr A Harris caught 4 fish from the bank, one of which was a 4 lb brownie.

Mr G Jones caught 10 fish from a boat, mainly on Daddies. Draycote regular Mr Jim Smith caught 9 fish from a boat. Mr Mike Hanlon had 10 fish to the boat. Mr Mick Cronin caught 4 fish from the bank.

On Sunday Mr Mark Hunt, again visiting from Thornton reservoir, had 7 fish to the boat on GRHE and Crunchers. Mr M Twigge caught 3 fish from the bank. Master John McCarthy (aged 12) on a visit from Ireland caught 3 fish from the boat, all over 4lb in weight. Mr A Taylor caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr P Walker had 7 fish to the boat, the best of which was 5lb.
 
Catch Returns
Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 331      Number Trout Taken: 411    Number Trout Released:  707
Total Catch:  1118            Weekly Rod Average: 3.3
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until   18:30
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     18:30
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   13:30 PM   13:30   until 18:30
Last 4 Hours from:     14:30    until    18:30   (Ticket sales available from   14:15)
No Gutting of Fish after 18:00
All Anglers to be off site by: 18:45
 
Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Mr Malcolm Bradbury from Stoney Stanton who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.
 
Demo Tackle
 New SAGE X rods in stock including a SAGE X 10ft 7wt Demo rod for you to take out and try.

We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
 
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Competition will be fished to fishery rules, NO RUDERS. Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15
       
Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

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

Rudder Hire
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.

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 Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 2nd October 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018
 
CLOSING DATE 30TH NOVEMBER

Report
This week at Draycote the weather has been typically autumnal, with temperature changes, sunshine and sporadic showers. Strong south westerly’s also mixed in with a couple of days of heavy rain. This conditions have made the fishing challenging, for a number of reasons, the strong winds didn’t seem to put the fish down and they still wanted nymphs  however the anglers found it difficult to fish the nymphs high in the water and keep in contact. Second with all the changes in wind and overhead conditions the fish didn’t know if they wanted to feed or not.  

On Monday Mr Steve Barby and Mr A Bell caught 12 fish between them . Season permit holder Mr Ed Douglas took 6 fish on dries. Mr David Bowie and Mr John Hurst had 15 fish to the boat on various patterns including Blobs. Mr Kevin Rees had 9 to the boat on dries. Mr Dennis Jones caught 4 fish from the bank on size 14 Diawl Bachs. Draycote regular Mr Richard Lindsay caught 16 fish from a boat on black leeches.

On Tuesday Mr Brian Warwick caught 8 fish from the bank. Mr M Farrell caught 5 fish from the bank. Mr T Tappenden caught 7 fish from the bank in both Toft and Biggin Bay using Diawl Bachs. Mr Mike Garner caught 2 fish from the bank using floating fry patterns. Mr Ray Cramp caught 7 fish from the bank using small lures. Mr A Williams and Mr A Donaldson caught 8 fish from a boat on dries. Mr David Bowie caught 9 fish from the boat using on a variety of patterns including a silver Invicta.

On Wednesday Mr John Hall caught 10 fish whilst bank fishing in the cornfield using skinny black diawl bachs. Mr M Farrell caught 4 fish from the bank in Toft. Mr Ian Richardson caught 5 fish from the bank  at various points around the reservoir using Minkies and floating fry patterns. Mr C Tomlinson caught 7 fish from the bank in toft.  Mr A Winstone caught 15 fish from a boat using nymphs.

On Thursday Mr George Smith caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr A Doherty caught 3 fish from the bank using black epoxy buzzers. Mr J Jones had 9 fish to the boat.
On Friday Mr A Bettles caught 3 fish from the bank. Season permit holder Mr Colin Grainger also caught 3 fish whilst fishing from the bank. Mr Peter Elliott caught 19 fish from a boat using dries such as red hoppers, the best of which weighed 4lb 6oz. Mr Jamie Scott caught 7 fish from a boat using a red snake on a DI 3 line. Mr Ian Richardson again fishing from the bank caught 5 fish on Minkies. The pairings of Mr B Jones and Mr G Wood and Mr D Naylor and Mr S Houlton  did extremely well from the boat catching good numbers of fish between them on daddies and hoppers. Bank angler Mr P Barnes caught 3 fish on such patterns as baby dolls and zonkers.

On Saturday season permit holderMr Mike Garner caught 5 fish from the bank down in Toft using diawl bachs. Mr G Davies’ party of Mr Lloyd , Mr Jones , Mr Parry and Mr Davies all caught good numbers of fish from the boats on various patterns including boobies and  daddies. Mr N Mead and Mr I Tearle returned 20 fish from the boat, all caught on minkies and floating fry patterns. Mr R Cotterill caught 10 fish from a boat on a DI3 and lures in the morning and dries in the afternoon. Mr J McLellan caught 12 fish from a boat on black and pink snakes over the aerators. 

On the bank Sunday Ian Springett landed 6 fish with them falling to Pheasant tailed nymphs fished on a floating line. Ian also landed a fantastic fish of 6lb 10oz. Season ticket holder Dennis Jones also had a good days sport landing 5 fish all on size 14 black buzzers. Out on the boats B Parry and C Jones had a good days sport landing 13 fish using black boobies in the morning then switching to black hoppers to continue catching. M Hunt and S hunt also enjoyed good sport landing 17 fish to the boat. The pair found the best method was an intermediate line with a combination on nymphs and lures. Ed Foster and Brad Gifford had a good day afloat landing 14 fish to the boat all on dries.

Looking ahead to next week the overnight temperatures are really starting to drop, and fish are starting to look at the fry more and more. This should mean the fishing will improve and the better fish will start to come out and feed.

Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:   271    Number Trout Taken:  277   Number Trout Released:  565
Total Catch:    842          Weekly Rod Average: 3.1
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until   18:45
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     18:45
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:00 PM   14:00   until 18:45
Last 4 Hours from:     13:45    until    18:45   (Ticket sales available from   14:30)
No Gutting of Fish after 18:30
All Anglers to be off site by: 19:00

Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Mr M Severn of Loscoe in Derby who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
NEW SAGE X Demo rod available for you to try at Draycote
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place. fished to fishery rules, NO RUDDERS

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15 
    
Returns
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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

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

Rudder Hire
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.

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 25th September 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
Monday started off with a very wet day with rain all day, this made very damp day fishing with the waterproofs being tested by all anglers. Season ticket holder Ed Douglas took to the water landing 10 fish all on dries Ed found the fish from all areas of the lake but found a good concentration of fish out in the deeper water from Rainbow Corner. Rod Wilson had a good day on the rudder landing 14 fish with 4 rainbows going over 3lb 8oz, Rod found the best line was a 3 inch per second sinking line with gold tubes. Derek Edwards and Barry Evans enjoyed good sport to daddies landing 11 fish. Phil Davies caught from all over the lake while out on a boat landing 8 fish using Diawl bachs. Kevin Rees had good sport Monday landing 10 fish all on dries with crippled midge being his best pattern.

Tony Broadway enjoyed good sport from the bank Tuesday fishing the cornfield and Biggin Bay landing 14 fish using the washing line and dries. Brian Warwick also had good sport from the bank landing 7 fish. Out on the boats Richard Dayman and Norman Perkins enjoyed good sport fishing near the inlet, rainbow corner and the outlet boating 20 fish. Bank on the boats Derek Edwards and Barry Evans landed 12 fish again on daddies and wets fished on floating lines. Mrs E Davies also enjoyed good sports on CDC dries fished in Rainbow corner from the boat. On the bank for the afternoon Ray Cramp had a good afternoon landing 14 fish on midge patterns with his 8 fish bag going 21lbs.

Wednesday Dennis Jones kicked off the bank fishing landing 6 fish from the outlet on small size 14 buzzers fished on a floating line. Colin Day also enjoyed good sport from the bank landing 5 fish with his fish coming from Hensborough bank and the cornfield using snail patterns and black Diawl Bachs. Out on the boats Steve Cranston landed 11 fish from near the tower. Kate Royce was on the water getting in some early practice for the English ladies national final held on Sunday, her and boat partner Mike Barrett landed 10 fish between them. Tony day also had a good day out on the water landing 7 fish on dries while out on a morning boat Tony caught his fish around A buoy B Buoy and Rainbow Corner. Out on the bank Yousef Dar enjoyed good sport landing 8 fish on a variety of methods with his best area being the Cornfield.

Thursday was very calm day wind wise with an overcast start to the morning with sun coming through late morning early afternoon. Tony Broadway and Brian Warick again took to the bank, catching well from Biggin, cornfield and the swans nest with Tony landing 15 fish and Brian with 8, with washing lining nymphs and buzzers being the best method. R Curtis and his boat partner enjoyed good sport landing 20 fish to the boat. Kevin Rees again took to the water from a boat fishing dries to land 9 fish with drifts down the Cornfield and Lincroft point being his best areas. D Quigley enjoyed good sport with 17 fish with the best method being either CDC dries or boobies fish in the surface.

For the third time this week Tony Broadway makes in to the report this time with 10 fish with them all falling to size 14 buzzers and crunchers. Brian Warwick also had good sport on the bank landing 5 fish from the bank, with the best areas being Duns Bay and Biggin Bay. Mr T Evans & J Evans had 13 fish from the boat with all the fish coming on dries from various areas of the lake. Tony Day also used dries to land 7 fish with dries down the Cornfield into Biggin Bay and off F buoy being the best areas. Mark Smith was another angler using dries to land 11 fish from the boat. Jamies Scott also found the fish down the Cornfield to land 12 fish using a combination of cormorants, Diawl Bachs and snakes fish on a 3 inch per second sinking line. Fishery Ranger Tom Bird was also out on the water guiding Gwyneth Mooney ahead of the women’s national on Sunday. It was the first time out on Draycote for Gwyneth and under Toms guidance she went on to land 10 fish on dries with Big reds being the top pattern. The pair found fish off Hensborough bank towards A buoy near B buoy, Lincroft point and then also in the wind lanes.

Saturday saw very windy conditions greeting the anglers on arrival. Melvin Severn used these conditions to his advantage landing 10 fish on the rudder from all over the lake using tubes.  Mr Winston and A Gourlay enjoyed good sport landing 30 fish to the boat fishing up near the Hensbrough bank drifting towards A and M buoy short lining hoppers on a floating line. Mr Quigley also had a good day landing 10 fish to the boat again using floating lines and flies fished in the surface. Fishery Ranger Tom Bird was again on the water this time guiding Sheena Goode the pair had 18 fish to the boat using 3 inch per second sinking lines with a combination on blobs, boobies, dabblers and hoppers. They found the fish in Rainbow corner, cornfield, toft, and Biggin bay. 

To book Guiding with Tom Bird at Draycote contact the lodge.

Sunday saw Draycote host the ladies National Final with 16 ladies fishing for 8 places in a chance to represent their country in nest years home international held on Loch Melvin in Ireland. Sue Hunter took top spot landing 7 fish using a small black and red booby fished on a floating line. Here boat partner Louise Callow came second with 6 fish using the same method; the pair found the fish over near the outlet from the treatment works on tower bank. In third place was Heather Lamacraft with 4 fish. For a full list of our results visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/flyfishstore, congratulations must also be given to Andrea Smith and Gwyneth Mooney on gaining their first caps.

Outside of the competition Tony Parker had a good days sport from the boats landing 11 fish using buzzers and crunchers fished on a midge tip line. Jim Smith also used dries to land 15 fish from all over the lake.

Just a quick note we have had a great deal of angler not fill in their returns this week, can we please ask that all anglers fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on the time of day. It is important for our fishing records and fish stock levels.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  476      Number Trout Taken: 640   Number Trout Released:  733
Total Catch:  1373            Weekly Rod Average:  2.9
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until   19:00
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     19:00
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until  14:00 PM   14:00   until 19:00
Last 4 Hours from:     15:00    until    19:00   (Ticket sales available from   14:45)
No Gutting of Fish after 18:45
All Anglers to be off site by: 19:15

Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Jim Brennan of Coventry who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers. SAGE X rods in stock
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. Fished to fishery rules, NO RUDDER
The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15

Returns
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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Bank Anglers
Car passes should be booked prior to coming fishing, as we only have a limited number available.
Rudder Hire
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.
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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 18th September 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
A very warm start to the week with temperatures reaching 27°C on Monday and Tuesday, however despite these very warm conditions the fishing remained fantastic with great catches being recorded. The weather then cooled off back to a more normal 17°C for the remainder of the week as a result the fishing improved further and the bank fishing really started to come into its own, the rod average for the week came out at 4.93 for 280 rods. 

With the unusually warm weather Monday catches were expected to be slow, however the fish ripped up the rule book and remained right in the top few feet of the water column. Season ticket holder Ed Douglas had a goof day landing 17 fish. Ed fishing around the aerators with and A, B buoys with a floating line washing lining crunchers. Gordon Byers and Don Coe from Northumbria also had a good days sport landing 12 fish to the boat all falling on dries with small CDC shuttlecocks being the best patterns in either olive or black. John Dickens also enjoyed good sport taking an afternoon boat and landing 11 fish all on dries, drifting from Rainbow corner to A buoy then around B buoy towards the boils.

Tuesday further warm weather was forecast, however a misty start to the morning meant the early morning conditions started off well with the sun and heat coming later in the day. From the bank Tony Broadway landed 5 fishing from the corner of Hensborough using a washing line with small nymphs and a FAB. Out on the bats M Gunnell and M Barrett enjoyed good sport landing 18 fish to the boat all on dries fishing around Hensborough bank and Rainbow corner then taking a longer drift into the middle of the lake towards B buoy. Eileen Chatwin also enjoyed good sport catching 14 fish using a washing line and catching again around Rainbow corner and the Hensborough bank. Finally Ray Cramp enjoyed a great afternoons sport landing 12 fish with his 8  fish bag tipping the scales at 21lb 9oz Ray used a team off small nymphs fished around the aerators to catch his fish.

Wednesday was a drop in air temperature; although it remained sunny the fishing was fantastic with the rod average for Wednesday coming out at a staggering 11.09. Malcolm Rough landed 12 fish all on dries with hoppers being his best pattern catching his fish around Biggin bay drifting towards D Buoy and then out from Lin Croft towards H Buoy where he picked up a couple of cracking fish. Mr K Finlayson and I Dobie had an absolute red letter day landing 40 and 42 fish. The pair used a variety of methods, altought the top tactics were washing lining diawl bachs and crunchers with a FAB on the point. Then later in the afternoon the pair switched to dries with crippled midge being the best pattern. The best areas seemed to be drifting around the aerators with the calm section just after them producing the most fish.  Gary McGinlay and G Pecini also had a cracking days sport using the same tactics around the boils to land 35 fish a piece. Les Watson and Ken Rawlings look advantage of the last four hour ticket taking a boat to land 15 fish again from around the aerators using a variety of tactics from lures to dries.

Thursday started with over cast conditions and light winds, which later gave way to sun. Tony Broadway fished the bank and had a fantastic day landing 16 fish from the Cornfield, clearly the drop in overnight temperatures in causing the fish to move back into the margins to feed. Tony used a washing line in the morning with size 14 buzzers and 14 crunchers to land his fish. Later then switching later in the day to big reds when he noticed a number of fishing moving close to him. Malcolm Rough was on his final day of a three day break and landed his most fish of the three days having 15 fish again all falling to dries fished from a drifting boat from various areas of the lakes. Mr Finlayson and Mr Dobie also returned for their last day of a three day break and again caught very well this time landing 25 and 27 fish with washing line being the best tactic for the pair. Mr Pecini and Mr McGinlay also enjoyed great sport taking 35 fish to the boat this time catching a majority of fish on dries over the washing line as they tried to take some of the better fish they had been seeing move over the previous days. Mr J Wood took the long journey down from Newcastle and was rewarded with a great catch of 17 fish using black diawl bachs on a washing line and then going on orange CDCs to catch his fish later in the afternoon and into the evening.

Friday saw the regular Friday bank fishermen cashing in on the fish moving back into the margins with a number of them catching well from the bank. Tony Broadway led the way with 10 fish coming again to small nymphs and buzzers fished on the washing line. Brian Warwick and Gordan Slack also caught well on the washing line landing 6 and 5, the cornfield being the best area for them. Out on the boats Paul Miley and M Sargent enjoyed good sport in the morning on taking a half day boat to land 14 fish with the majority of the fish coming to a black diawl bach with a purple rib. The pair found that the hotspot for them was drifting out of Biggin bay towards D buoy.  Season ticket holder Peter Elliot enjoyed a good days sport 31 fish with them all falling to dries with Peter landing 3 fish over 4lbs. Peter found the fish all over the lake and just kept doing long drifts over the open water. Another Season ticket holder who enjoyed fantastic sport was Ed Douglas who landed 29 fish all on dries from around the aerators. Mr McGinlay and Mr Pelini enjoyed a good final day on the three day package landing 30 fish a piece with daddies fished dry being the best method. A Lane also enjoyed good sport landing 17 fish all on hoppers.

Mr J Winstone and T Gounlay enjoyed good sport landing 18 fish a piece on Saturday with dries being the best method, the best area for the pair was drifting over the open water around G buoy in toft. Jim Smith also used dries to catch well on Saturday landing 23 fish from various areas of the lake with hoppers and big reds being his top pattern. Dave and Mike Mee landed 15 fish to the boat on a variety of methods with dries accounting for a number of fish as well as nymphs and Minkies. Tony and Maggie Curtis landed 24 fish to the boat. Saturday also was the day of the in house Tuition day ran by Kevin Hart, a great day was had by all 6 participants and they even managed to land 4 fish from Lin Croft point on dries in the afternoon fishing session.
Sunday saw the rod average drop slightly as a near flat calm and sunny conditions meant the fishing was a challenge to those out in the water. Mr B Jones found the method landing 10 fish from out on the boat fishing over the north shore and the boils. Mr R McMaster also had a good days sport but this time from the bank fishing over on the cornfield landing 6 fish on a damsel pattern. Steve Clanston landed 6 fish from the boils including a 5lb rainbow using a 5 inch per second sinking line and snakes. Shaun Higgins and John Morgan also caught well off the boil landing 12 fish to the boat again using sinking lines and lures.

Looking ahead to next week the weather looks to be remaining in the teens during the day and dropping towards single figures on the evening meaning the fishing should just get better and better as we head towards the autumn fry feeding.

Draycote is proud to be hosting the English Ladies National this coming weekend, good luck to all competitors from the Draycote team

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  280      Number Trout Taken: 395   Number Trout Released:  987
Total Catch:  1382            Weekly Rod Average:  4.93
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until   19:15
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     19:15
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:00 PM   14:00   until 19:15
Last 4 Hours from:     15:15    until    19:15   (Ticket sales available from   15:00)
No Gutting of Fish after 19:00
All Anglers to be off site by: 19:30

Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Lloyd Burden of Atherstonwho is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish wining a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15

Returns
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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

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

Rudder Hire
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.

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 11th September 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
More settled weather for the start of week at Draycote has meant for some excellent fishing, with dries really catching well for the majority of anglers. The slight drop in temperatures is meaning that buzzer hatches are starting to become more prolific again and the fish are starting to move back into the margins giving the bank anglers some good sport at times.
 Monday saw the fishing for the week get off to an absolute flying start with the rod average of 5.9. Season ticket holder Ed Douglas had a great days sport landing 29 fish using a team on crunchers and diawl bachs fished on a floating line, Ed’s best areas being the boils and drifting down from them towards P buoy and Biggin bay. Our very own Kevin Hart also enjoyed a fantastic afternoons sport using crunchers fished on a washing line again fishing over the boils and then going over the open water towards Biggin. Another Kevin having a good day was Kevin Rees who used dries to land 11 fish from around P Buoy and E buoy into the bank in Biggin. Season ticket holder Mick Hanlon took to a boat with his nephew William Hunt and had great day fishing over the aerators to land 30 fish to the boat using various flies and lines to catch all day.

Overcast conditions with light winds made conditions look absolutely perfect for the anglers Tuesday morning, and the fishing did not disappoint with the rod average at 7.55. Season ticketholder Ken Key enjoyed good sport from the bank in Biggin bay using a floating line and a team of buzzers to land 5 fish. However Tuesday was really a day for the boat, Ed Douglas returned with Ben Leigh and had over 50 fish to the boat, again using a team of nymphs on floating line fishing around the boils and also drifting from A to B buoy and over P buoy. Eugene Hughes made the train journey up from London and enjoyed fantastic sport landing over 40 fish to the boat. Eugene caught using various sweep lines with snakes and Minkie boobies on the tower bank. Peter De Kremer had a good days sport landing 14 fish on dries with bob bits being his best pattern.

Wednesday saw slightly more sun that the previous two days, which saw the fish slow slightly for some however a number of anglers posted good catch returns. One such angler was Eugene Hughes taking to the water for his second day. Eugene landed 30 plus fish using dries around A buoy and nymphs and UV crunchers on a midge tip around H Buoy to tempt his fish. Mr B Jones and G Wood had a good days sport landing 24 fish using cdc dries from various areas of the lake. Kevin Rees also used dries to tempt 12 fish drifting around P Buoy and also A and B.

Thursday again saw bright conditions however, teamed with wind, this made the fishing tricky, as the saying goes “bright and breezy never easy” Jude Tuffs enjoyed good sport landing 7 fish from over the aerators. However top rod for the day went to Lee Henfrey who used fast sinking lines and tubes over the boils to land 15 fish to the boat.

Friday saw the sunny conditions continue but this time teamed with even stronger winds from the south west. This again made the fishing challenging, although a number of anglers found a method to tempt some fish out. Ian Richardson had a great mornings sport from the bank landing 5 fish on snail patterns and bobs bits. However it seemed that dries fished up near the Hensborough bank was the best tactic with a number anglers posting good catches to these tactics. T Evans and J Evans landed 15 fish to the boat using hoppers. Stan Hillman took top honours for the day though landing 11 fish from the bank.

Saturday started with some rain first thing in the morning but not as heavy as forecast with a northerly wind. Once the rain had cleared an overcast day gave good conditions and the fish responded by being right in the top of the water column. Dries proved to be the order of the day with lots of anglers returning back with great catches. Mike Laycock and C Parry landed 41 fish to the boat using dire with daddies and hoppers being the best pattern. Mr Wallace and D Mansell also used the same patterns to landed 34 fish to the boat. George Charters and his boat partner Ben landed 28 fish to the boat again on the dries with the best area being the open water around A and B buoy and also coming out of Biggin Bay. Eileen Chatwin took to the water to land 15 fish with them all falling to dries around Hensborough bank. Mr S Whittaker also filling in a good return landing 20 fish to the boat but didn’t comment on the method.

Sunday the conditions again changed with the return on the winds and sun, however it didn’t quite have the dramatic effects the weather change has earlier in the week. Lee Henfrey again took to the water landing 8 fish again utilising sinking lines and tubes over the aerators. M Clarke also enjoyed a good days sport landing 8 fish. A Masters and E Masters landed 14 fish to the boat using shrimps patterns through the main part of the day on the Hensborough bank and then coming on to buzzers later In the day finishing on the aerators. J Smith enjoyed great sport taking an afternoon boat and catching 12 fish all on dries.
 
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  280      Number Trout Taken: 319   Number Trout Released:  848
Total Catch:  1167            Weekly Rod Average:  4.2

Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until   19:30
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     19:30
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:00 PM   14:00   until 19:30
Last 4 Hours from:     15:30    until    19:30   (Ticket sales available from   15:15)
No Gutting of Fish after 19:15
All Anglers to be off site by: 19:45

Weekly Free Boat Draw
Congratulations to Mr B Hall of Moreton in Marsh who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

New SAGE X in stock
 
Forthcoming events:
Beginners Tuition Day on Saturday 17th September hosted in house by our own Kevin Hart & Tom Bird. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15

Returns
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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

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

Rudder Hire
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.

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 4th September 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018
Report

Despite the bright and breezy weather  forecast for most of the week, we started really well here at Draycote with Mondays rod average coming in at 4.1. Although the sunny conditions held for four days , the fish stubbornly refused to move from the top few feet of the water,which in turn led to some great top of the water sport for a lot of anglers. Although the fishing was challenging at times, various methods worked really well including, lures on a floating line or midge tip, the washing line with Hares Ears, Diawl Bachs or Crunchers, and of course dries, such as CDC Emergers, Shipmans Buzzers, and Hoppers. Lots of anglers reported large numbers of fish moving around in the surface at the western end of the reservoir throughout the week,with some proving difficult to catch but, it seems that the best catches came to those who kept drifting and stayed on the move.Toft has produced some sport for a few determined souls, but again, and most probably due to the warm conditions, hook ups have been few and far between. Biggin Bay is fishing well, as is the corner of Lincroft Point. The weekly rod average came out at a credible 3.5.

On Monday Season permit holder Mr Ed Douglas boated 21 fish on a mixture of dries, nymphs and buzzers. Mr Clive Wilkinson caught 20 fish from a boat on size 14 dries and PTN’s. Mr Andy Axon had 9 fish to the boat on dries over open water. Mr Mike Weaver caught 10 on dries and PTN’s. Mr A Larbalester and Mr B Bayliss caught 28 fish between them over open water and the boils on nymphs, Diawl Bachs, Cormorants and Boobies. Draycote regular Mr Lee Henfry caught 21 fish from the boat up by A buoy. Mr Graham Currie caught 11 fish on a DI3 with Boobies and a floating line with Diawl Bachs and Buzzers.

On Tuesday the weather was very hot with no cloud cover, which made for very difficult conditions. It didn’t seem to bother Mr B Barnes and Mr D Wright though, who caught 18 fish from the boat. Draycote regular Mr Ray Cramp also ventured out in testing conditions in a boat to catch 11 fish for a bag weight of 19lb 8 oz.

On Wednesday Lord Richard Dayman and Mr Norman Perkins ventured out in the sunshine to catch 10 and 8 fish respectively, with fish weighing in at 3lb 12oz and 4lb 4oz.  Season permit holder Mr Kevin Rees caught 10 fish from the boat in difficult conditions. Season permit holder Mr Roger Kerrison managed 6 fish. Once again Mr B Barnes and Mr D Wright had a good days sport with 21 fish between them on dries around A buoy.

Another testing day on Thursday saw Mr Peter Elliott catch 19 fish from the boat on size 12 Bobs Bits, the best of which weighed 4lb 8oz. Mr Jamie Scott had 10 fish on Black Buzzers and White Leeches. His best fish was a stonking 6lb. Mr John Lloyd had 6 fish on small nymphs. Season permit holder Mr John Dickens had 8 fish, all on a Big Red. Mr R Cross and Mr D Campsall took an afternoon boat out to catch 13 fish between them.

Friday came along with some good cloud cover and the promise of a good days sport. Season permit holder Mr Paul Beasley took a boat out to catch 7 fish on Crunchers from Rainbow Corner. Mr T Evans and Mr J Evans caught 13 fish between them on dries. Mr S Winstone caught 30 fish on dries and nymphs. Mr S Tressler had 10 fish on Buzzers and Boobies. Mr Andy Ross and Mr Dave Adams took a morning boat out to catch 14 fish between them on Shipmans Buzzers. Mr Ian Richardson caught 5 “lovely fish” from the bank on Shrimp patterns and Diawl Bachs. Season permit holder Mr Gordon Slack caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr Eric Whale had 9 fish from the boat. Mr Steve Barby caught 5 fish from the boat. Mr Kevin Rees caught 11 fish from the boat, all on dries. Mr Guy Deterding caught 9 fish from a boat, again on dries. Mr S Simpson caught 12 fish from the boat.

Saturday started off in the rain with sporadic showers throughout the day. Draycote regulars Mr Ivor Jones and Mr Jim Dempsey had 22 fish between them from a boat in various areas around the reservoir. Mr C Adams and Mr J Maxwell had 25 fish between them on Hoppers. Mr Stan Hillman and Mr Steve Gibson caught 3 and 2 fish respectively from the bank.

Sunday was again an overcast day with some blustery conditions. The Packington round robin hosted 25 anglers who netted 86 fish between them, giving them a competition average of 3.4. Best fish of the day, at 3lb 11oz, was caught by Mr Dixie Baxter. Well done to all those who took part.

Other notable catches were Mr J Maxwell and Mr C Adams with 20 fish between them from the boat. Season permit holder Mr John Falconbridge with 6 fish from the boat.Mr Alan guest, again with 6 fish from the boat. And finally, last but by no means least, Mr Spencer Williams and Mr Steve Hawkins who managed to catch 45 fish between the from a boat, “all on dries such as CDC’s and Shipmans Buzzers”.

Congratulations to Mr Tony Broadway from Coventry who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  250      Number Trout Taken: 323   Number Trout Released:  571
Total Catch:  894            Weekly Rod Average:  3.5
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until   19:45
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     19:45
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:00 PM   14:00   until 19:45
Last 4 Hours from:     15:45    until    19:45   (Ticket sales available from   15:30)
No Gutting of Fish after 19:30
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:00

Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
           
Forthcoming events:
Beginners Tuition Day on Saturday 17th September hosted in house by our own Kevin Hart & Tom Bird. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Bank Angler Car Park
Angler Car Park number 7 will remain partially closed while Severn Trent repair a footpath and will be using the car park to store stones for the repairs. Anglers wishing to fish in the areas below car park number 7 will have to park in either car parks 6 or 8 and walk to the area.
 
Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site
.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:30

Returns
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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring
Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

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

Rudder Hire
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.

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 28thAugust 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
A week of bright sunny conditions interspersed with gusty winds has made the fishing a bit slower than usual here at Draycote, turning in a weekly rod average of  2.1 The fishing improved as the week went on, even though the bright conditions prevailed and temperatures continued to rise. Whilst fish have been caught right through the water column, the bright conditions didn’t push the fish down too far, and the better catches were still coming to dries and nymphs in the top few feet of the water. The weekend brought more cloudy conditions with heavy rain showers on Saturday which, despite some anglers going home early, produced the best rod average of the week of 4.9.

The water quality hasn’t been brilliant, with a brownish tinge spread right across the reservoir This didn’t cause too many problems for boat anglers, as the aerators have been going for a couple of weeks now and are absolutely packed full of fish. Indeed the western end of the reservoir along the Draycote Dam, from Rainbow corner to The Tower and out into the deeper water, has been performing very well, with most of the better catches on the reservoir coming from there.

Bank fishing has been tough this week, with many of the seasoned anglers only catching one or two fish here and there. The warmer water in the margins has pressed the fish into searching for cooler areas in the deeper water, and therefore out of reach of most casts.
Again, dries such Big Reds, Crippled Midge, Shipmans Buzzer, and hoppers with a bit of colour such as red, claret or orange, are working really well. As are Diawl Bachs, Crunchers, Buzzers and Hares Ears fished on a washing line.
There are also some good catches coming from the depths of the water on lines from DI 5 to DI 8, using flies such as friendly tubes and snakes.
On Monday Mr L Booth and Mr P Hallam had a tough day, but managed to catch 9 fish on dries from a boat. Season permit hold Mr Kevin Rees also fishing from a boat, managed to catch 9 on dries.
Tuesday brought a rise in the rod average to 2.4, with season permit holder Mr Ed Douglas catching 15 from the boat. Mr Andy Birkett and Mr Brent Vinall visiting us on a 3 day package, caught 10 fish from a variety of areas including Lincroft point, the school slips and the aerators, using Hares Ears and Pin fry Patterns. Mr Ray Cramp also ventured out on a boat and had a total of 10 fish for 18lb 8oz.Another pair taking advantage of our 3 day package was Mr Ellis Phillips and Mr Rowland Owens, who on their first day, managed 16 fish to the boat on dries.
On Wednesday Mr Ed Douglas managed 18 fish to the boat, all on dries. Mr Alec Twaites and Mr George Smith ventured out on a boat and caught 6 fish between them. Mr Andy Birkett and Mr Brent Vinall caught 10 good fish on a variety of nymphs and dries in Biggin Bay. Again Mr Ellis Phillips and Mr Rowland Owens ventured out in the warm weather, this time managing 32 fish to the boat between them, all on dries.

Thursday was another bright sunny day where again Mr Andy Birkett and Mr Brent Vinall did really well catching 22 fish, again on dries. Mr Huw Thomas and Mr Arwell Owen, fishing on a 3 day package had 11 fish over the aerators. Mr Kevin Rees had yet another good days dry fly fishing with 16 fish to the boat.
Friday saw Mr Peter Elliott and Mr Lee Patten catch 27 fish between them from a drifting boat.Ms Jude Tuffs netted 10 fish from the boat in difficult conditions. Mr David Hoppe also had a productive day, catching 15 fish from a boat. Mr A Masters and Mr E Masters had 15 fish to the boat over the aerators fishing black buzzers on an intermediate line. Mr Huw Thomas  and Mr Arwell Owen had a good day, catching 14 fish on Black Buzzers and Diawl Bachs .
Saturday came with lots of cloud cover and the threat of some severe storms in the afternoon. Still anglers ventured out to brave the conditions. Mr Lee Henfrey and Mr Nigel Keeber boated over 30 fish between them on sinking lines and friendly tubes. Mr Ian Springett caught 7 fish on dries.Mr M Wood and Mr J Wood had 26 fish to the boat on dries. Mr D Nataly and Mr D Lovegrove had 15 fish to the boat on black Bobs Bits, Olive Buzzers, Red Diawl Bachs and Hares Ears. Regulars Mr Ivor Jones and Mr Jim Dempsey had 13 fish to the boat on the rudder. Mr Huw Thomas and Mr Arwell Owen caught 10 fish from the boat.
Sunday dawned with good cloud cover and a light south westerly breeze. Whilst conditions looked very good the rod average dropped to 1.8, with anglers reporting lots of fish moving in the surface which proved difficult to catch throughout the day. Mr D Mee and Mr M Mee caught 15 fish between them from a boat on a variety of dries such as red and claret Hoppers and CDC E mergers. Mr C Discombe and Mr J Brennan caught 19 fish from the boat on Buzzers and various dry flies. Mr P Wyles and Mr J Symonds had 10 fish to the boat . Mr R Pelly and Mr M Pelly took a boat out on the last 4 hour permit and caught 6 fish on Big Reds.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  319      Number Trout Taken: 283   Number Trout Released: 403
Total Catch:    686          Weekly Rod Average:  2.1
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until   20:00
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     20:00
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:00 PM   14:00   until 20:00
Last 4 Hours from:     16:00    until    20:00   (Ticket sales available from   15:45)
No Gutting of Fish after 19:45
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:15

Congratulations to  Mr Tim Lycett from Atherstone who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

NEW SAGE X due in soon
 
Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that even for short periods whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they only use the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, if they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.
    
Returns
Many anglers have been failing to book out at the end of their fishing. In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure. Too many anglers have been failing to do this of late & this distorts the figures leading to potential fishery management  issues.

Anchoring
Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available. Some anglers came close to being disappointed this week when almost all of the available passes were used.

Rudder Hire
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.
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Draycote Water:Weekly report ending Sunday 21st August 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018
Report
A mixed week weatherwise  which in itself created some ups & downs with the sport. The week saw a dip in the overall weekly rod average to 2·62 from a catch total of 518 made by 197 anglers.

A bright day combined with a complete 180° wind direction change meant Monday fished slower than in recent weeks with a rod average of 2·3. However a number of anglers did record some good catches in the bright conditions. David Prior took to the water in a boat to land 10 fish either using dries (with red and ginger being the best colour), or David found the fish willing to take washing lines buzzers and diawl bachs presented  on a floating line. Another angler catching well on the boats was regular Ray Cramp who landed 14 fish.He found the fish over the Aerators and caught using a wide variety of flies with his best line being a floater. Ray’s 8 fish limit tipped the scales at 26lbs.  Finally Rod Wilson and Jim Dempsey used the rudder to land 14 fish to the boat using snakes and tubes on a 3 inch per second sinking line. The pair found the fish from the boils though to D Buoy and then A to B.

Tuesday saw the sun continued this time with increased temperatures, however despite these challenging conditions, the fish remained in the top few feet of the water. On the bank Tony Broadway landed 3 fishing using washing lined buzzers on the North Shore. R Sosbe had a good day boat fishing around the Aerators to land 9 fish. Season ticket holder John Dickens used dries to land 6 fish. Another angler also using dries was Ed Douglas. Ed is currently on top form &landed 24 fish all on dries, with big reds and hoppers being his best patterns. He located fish all over the lake from Toft up to the top Draycote Dam. However, the majority of his fish came from drifting around the Aerators with most takes coming on the edge or just downwind of the boil.

The hot weather continued into Wednesday again ensuring that the fishing remained challenging.Nevertheless, a number of anglers found the method to crack the day. Those who did well found that the fished wanted a team of nymphs, either crunchers or diawl bachs,“washing lined” on a floater. Season ticket holder Jim Hall has 10 fish to the boat fishing down in Toft and Biggin Bay. Pete Scholes and his wife took the journey down from Lancashire and had a good day landing 15 fish to the boat. Their fish came from Toft with a number of them being well mended grown on fish in the 3lb plus category. On the bank season ticket holder and regular Dennis Jones landed 6 fish using a floating line and diawl bachs.

The weather improved on Thursday with a drop in winds and some cloud cover making conditions far better than the previous days. Consequently the fishing improved with some very impressive catches being recorded. Tony Broadway had a good days sport from the bank landing 9 rainbows. Allhis fish fell to size 14 buzzers fished over on various marks on the North Shore. On the boats Peter Elliott and Lee Patten had a great day brining over 45 fish to the net. The pair found the fish in Toft first thing in the morning when they both caught using washing line tactics fished on floating lines.  Then, as the cloud came over in the afternoon, they switched to dries and caught all over the reservoir. Another angler having a fantastic days sport once more was Ed Douglas.He caught & released 29 fish all on dries. Ed found his fish around the boils and the Top Dam but also netted 7 in Toft using Big Reds and Bobs Bits to tempt them. Finally Richard Pelly had a fantastic evening sport landing 13 fish using his trusty #3 weight rod teamed with a Big Red.

After the fantastic catches of Thursday the fishing dropped off during Friday, mainly due to extremely bright sunny conditions. This combinedwith another complete wind change which threw the fish right off the feed. Jim Hall and Richard Hall did manage a good day from the bank fishing Lincroft Point to land 5 fish each. They both deployed a team of nymphs fished on floating lines. Bank angler Mike Garner also has found sport from the North Shore,despite the challenging conditions, taking his fish on a Black Pennell and Pheasant Tail Nymphs. Out on the boat Jamie Scott and James Foster ended their session with 9 fish to the boat from the Aerators. 

Strong winds limited the fishing on Saturday with only a few hardy anglers taking to the water in the boats. While the conditions made presentation very challenging, those that did brave it out enjoyed some good sport. M Price and D Hancox landed 5 fish in a morning session from Rainbow Corner using olive snakes fished on a midge tip. Interestingly, they commented on the number of pulls and takes they had that didn’t lock up. Paul Maurice and Simon Evans also boat fished in Rainbow Corner brining 12 fish to the boat using boobies. Top boat of the day was that of Sean Hanlon and Eileen Chatwin who landed 21 fish to the boat using dries with Daddies, Hopper & Midas being the top patterns.  The pair found fish on the drift from Rainbow Corner towards A and B Buoy and then drifting down the main Draycote Water Dam. Sean commented on the amount of fish theyhad each missed due to the big waves.He believed that it could have been a real cricket score if they had hooked up on every offer.

Sunday was also beset with continuing hard, windy conditions & anglers found the fish well off the feed. Although many rods blanked, Frank Sumnell clearly had themagic touch on the day with a fine 8 fish boat limit and a further four caught & released. It was a pleasure to have the Horwich& District Fly Fishing Club back on the water on Sunday but a shame that they were largely beaten by the conditions with just 7 fish to thirteen rods. Four of those came to Tom Elliott who had been using a black & green booby.

Snail, shrimp, buzzer & fry all appear to be the main food items currently & it has also been noticeable how many fish have been sipping empty buzzer shucks off the surface. The week has once more demonstrated that those rods recording the large catches are also the anglers who are known for excellence in both leader preparation & presentation. Use of smaller dry fly patterns has also resulted in more takes during this period.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  197  Number Trout Taken:  156 Number Trout Released:  362
Total Catch:  518Weekly Rod Average: 2·62
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until   20:15
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     20:15
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:15PM   14:15   until 20:15
Last 4 Hours from:     16:15    until    20:15   (Ticket sales available from   16:00)
No Gutting of Fish after 20:00
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:30

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.

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.

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.

Congratulations to Jude TuffsofMarket Harboroughwho is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods.

The Sage One SALE is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
Beginners Tuition Day on Saturday 17thSeptember hosted in house by our own Kevin Hart & Tom Bird. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that even for short periods whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they only use the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, if they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. Much work has taken place & we would ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 20:00
.
Anchoring
Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available. Some anglers came close to being disappointed this week when almost all of the available passes were used.


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Draycote Water:Weekly report week ending Sunday 14thAugust 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
Monday kicked off with the reservoir fishing well with a rod average of 5.7. The method for the day was dries and nymphs, with dries taking the majority of the fish. On the boats David and Mark Prior had good sport landing 21 fish to the boat all on dry flies. They found the fish coming off Draycote Dam drifting towards A-B Buoy and over the Aerators. Also out on the boats using dries to catch 15 fish was season ticket holder Kevin Rees who landed 15 fish coming from Draycote wall towards B Buoy. Paul Cramp also had a good days sport using Crunchers to land 11 fish, from around the Aerators.

Tuesday the good sport with dries continued, with the bank anglers also cashing in on the good sport. Tony Broadway and Gordon Slack fished the North shore in Duns bay and the cornfield to land 7 fish a piece using big reds Tony also commented how he must have missed about 12 fish during the course of the day all coming up to the dries. Out on the boats John Dickens and Alex Urquhart had a great days sport on dries landing 31 fish to the boat using various dry fly patterns taking long drifts from Draycote Dam going across to A-B Buoy and then further into the middle of the lake. The best boat pairing came from K Coley and B Taff who landed 36 fish using muddlers pulled through the top of the water.

Wednesday saw changeable day weather wise with cloud giving way to bright sun. On the bank season ticket holder Dennis Jones landed 6 fish from the outlet and Duns Bay using a floating line with a small booby on the point with small diawl bachs on the droppers as Dennis found that the fish where right in the surface. Also out on the bank was Tony Broadway who again landed 7 fish from Biggin Bay again on dries. Mick Hanlon also had good sport for the last four hours landing 5 fish all on dries. Out on the boat Yousef Dar had an enjoyable days sport landing 17 fish using nymphs and dries Yousef found the fish along Draycote Dam wall and then drifting along Hensborough bank and then going out through the middle. Derek Edwards and Arthur Owen landed 25 fish to the boat all on dries with hoppers and daddies being the best patterns. Eugene Hughes took to a boat landing over 30 fish to the boat. Eugene found the fish on a number of different methods, either a floating line washing lining with nymphs, or on a Di 7 or Di 5 sweep using various lures,with the fish coming drifting from the Tower towards P Buoy.

Thursday was near perfect conditions with a light ripple and overcast skies all day, as a result the dry fly fishing especially from a boat was fantastic. Jude Tuffs had a good day from the bank landing 5 fish on dries John Dews also had a good day from the bank again landing 5 fish. Out on the boats Tony Kirk and Ruth Kirk landed 15 fish from the Aerators on a rabbit pearl booby. Season Ticket holder Jim Hall had a good day using CDC dries to land 10 fish, Jims top areas being the top Dam and the Aerators. Hugh Benham also used dries to land 12 fish with Carrot flies and Shipman’s being the top patterns.  Stan Hillman enjoyed good sport on the bank taking 11 fish. Then having a red letter day on the boats was John Dickens and Kevin Rees who landed 55 fish to the boat using dries. They found the fish drifting from Duns bay along to Biggin. The pair fished various dries with crippled midge and emerger patterns really catching well.  Another boat pairing having fantastic sport was season ticket holders Tony Plummer and Colin England who landed 24 fish from dries in the Aerators.

Conditions on Friday made the fishing more challenging than that of the previous day with strong Westerly winds and sunny conditions. Paul Beasley had a good day from the bank landing 6 fish on orange and brown buzzers fished on a floating line. The best catch from the boats saw Steven O’Hara, who was down with the McGregor’s on a three day break, land 12 fish using pinks snakes fished on a 3 inch per second sinking line around the Aerators. The McGregor party caught using snakes on sinking lines landing 29 fish between the four of them.
Conditions improved on Saturday with the winds dropping to give a good ripple on the water. The conditions first thing looked perfect with overcast skies. However this did then give way to more bright sunny weather. Out on the boats regular Ifor Jones had a fantastic day landing 24 fishing taking them from B buoy the Aerators and then through the middle of the lake.  The McGregor’s again caught well again landing 29 fish using similar tactics as the day before. Mr Gunnell enjoyed good sport out in the boats landing 8 fish all coming to orange daddies and hoppers, while his boat partner Dave Lang landed 5 to the same flies. Mr Nataly landed 10 fish on Hog Daddies and gold ribbed hare ears. Mr Tappingden enjoyed good sport from the bank on bobs bits and diawl bachs landing 10 fish.

The conditions for Sunday where ideal at times with a light rippled, however, wind kept changing conditions which made presentation challenging. A number of anglers said while they caught well with the rod average of 4.4 the fishing was tricky with a number of fish coming short and just coming and swirling at the dries and not taking them confidently. The best catch came from the boat with Mr Pattinson and Mr Farrell catching 34 fish to the boat all taken on snakes in various colours in a 5 inch per second sinking line. Mr Booth and Mr Nixon enjoyed good day’s sports using dries to land 20 fish, with 12 of those being over 3lb.   Kevin Rees also used small crippled midge pattern in the middle of the lake to land 11 fish. Finally Russ Jackson had a good day using buzzers from the boat to land 12 fish.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 306    Number Trout Taken: 404    Number Trout Released:  924
Total Catch:  1328  Weekly Rod Average: 4.3

Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until    20:30
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     20:30
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:30PM   14:30   until 20:30
Last 4 Hours from:     16:30    until    20:30   (Ticket sales available from   16:15)

No Gutting of Fish after 20:15
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:45

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.

Congratulations to Richard Pelly of Greens Norton, Towcesterwho is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
Beginners Tuition Day on Saturday 17thSeptember hosted in house by our own Kevin Hart & Tom Bird. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell fish to members of the public on site.


Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that even for short periods whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they only use the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, if they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. Much work has taken place & we would ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 20:30

Anchoring
Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available. Some anglers came close to being disappointed this week when almost all of the available passes were used.

Rudder Hire
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.

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Draycote Water:Weekly report week ending Sunday 7thAugust 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
As predicted, the fishing continued to show fine form this week, although at times towards the end of the period the winds became quite dramatic.  Once more the cream of the fishing was enjoyed by the boat anglers. However there was also some good sport to be had on the banks but this was sporadic.  Monday started well with a rod average of 6. Vince Aronica had a great day out on the boat fishing Hare’s Ear Nymphs on a floating line to bring 17 to the net whilst season rod Mike Garner remained on the bank in Rainbow Corner to take a brace of fine rainbows on dries.He also tempted a further fish to a Diawl Bach. Dries fished over the front of a drifting boat over open water was nevertheless the clear way to go. This was admirably demonstrated by three boat anglers fishing such tactics individually. They set the tone for the remainder of the week by netting 62 rainbows between them!

Tuesday was tough on the banks but regulars Brian Allwood, Gordon Slack, Keith Hughes, Ken Key & Steve Robinson fished hard and all managed three apiece. Again though, the cooler water offshore was where the best of the sport was enjoyed. Top rod for the day was Eugene Hughes who fished washing line tactics to end with a 40+ fish total. Lee Henfrey & Nigel Keeber chose to have a day on the rudder & between them, using tube flies on Di 5 sink rate lines, also brought forty rainbows to the net. During his evening session, Richard Pelly deployed his usual tactic of Big Red on a lightweight outfit to land a total of nine. Wednesday saw a welcome spike in bankside action with Dennis Jones netting a dozen to his team of size 14 nymphs.

Meanwhile Jim Hall fished the Lin Croft end of Biggin Bay with son Richard to end a six fish session with a buttery gold spotted brownie in the four & a half pound bracket. The beauty, which was returned to the water, took a small close copy damsel in shallow water right at the end of his retrieve. Whilst a few good bags were recorded from the boats, especially Yusuf Dar who netted sixteen & Mr Perris with a dozen, the day was generally much harder for most. Similarly Thursday proved to be challenging generally with a dip in the daily rod average to 3.6 That said, Mark Brace went afloat for a couple of very hectic evening hours fishing dries & buzzer for a ten fish tally. Friday saw some great all round action with bank anglers Jude Tuffs taking 10 -  just pipped by Tony Broadway & Ian Richardson who recorded 11 apiece. As he did the previous week, Ian “matched the hatch” and found his fish with a mix of shrimp & snail patterns together with dries & hoppers. Boat fishing for many on Friday was fantastic with Dave Adams leading the way with a 31 fish total. Peter Elliott was also 20+ with Alex Urquhart finding 14. Will Hunt delivered, posting a return of nine to the net including a fine rainbow at 5lbs! Andrew Flitcroft was also in the middle of the action with fifteen to the net on a dry fly mix of Big Red & Amber Shipman’s.

Saturday & Sunday saw the venue hosting a regional heat of Anglers World Holidays Fly Fishing Championships. Sport proved to be fast & furious for most competitors. On Saturday, thirty six anglers went afloat fishing to a three fish limit followed by catch & release.  Top of the water tactics, mainly washing lines with small crunchers & diawl bachs or dries, proved to be the order of the day. A total of 295 trout were netted for a staggering competition rod average of 8.19! Top honours went to Ian Gaskell with 21 fish & a combined fish + bonus weight of 44lbs 3oz. He was followed by Pete Scholes in second place with 20 to the net and Vince Howley in third with 19. David Holroyd took the largest rainbow at 4lbs 5oz. The Sunday heat was a floating line event with 44 anglers competing. Once more, despite extremely high winds, sport was hectic with eleven anglers getting into double figures. A total of 290 were caught representing a competition rod average of 6.59 . Leigh Pond headed the leader board with a 17 fish total for a combined fish + bonus weight of 39lbs 3oz. Local rod Peter Elliott followed up in second place with a fourteen fish tally with Christian Jadouille taking third place, also with a fourteen fish total. Event organiser John Horsey commented on how incredibly well Draycote had fished during the bright, warm and windy August conditions experienced over the two day event.

For full results visit John’s Facebook page: “John Horsey Fly Fishing”

Whilst there is still a good spread of fish throughout the venue, the western end of the reservoir continues to be the most productive – probably with fish taking advantage of slightly cooler water temperatures. Drifts from the vicinity of the Overflow towards “A” buoy, the Inlet/Flat Stones towards “B” buoy & drifts over & around the aerators have been the most productive.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 371Number Trout Taken: 636    Number Trout Released:  1214
Total Catch:  1850Weekly Rod Average: 4.98
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until    20:45
Boat All Day:   08:30     until     20:45
Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:30PM   14:30   until 20:45
Last 4 Hours from:     16:45    until    20:45   (Ticket sales available from   16:30)
No Gutting of Fish after 20:30
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.

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.

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.

Congratulations to Steve Radcliffe of Staines, Middlesex who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
Beginners Tuition Day on Saturday 17thSeptember hosted in house by our own Kevin Hart & Tom Bird. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell fish to members of the public on site.


Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that even for short periods whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they only use the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, if they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.


Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. Much work has taken place & we would ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 20:30

Returns
Many anglers have been failing to book out at the end of their fishing. In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure. Too many anglers have been failing to do this of late & this distorts the figures leading to potential fishery management  issues.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available. Some anglers came close to being disappointed this week when almost all of the available passes were used.

Rudder Hire
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.

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Draycote Water: Weekly report week ending Sunday 31stJuly 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
What a difference a week makes! After the mini heatwave the week before last it is pleasing to be able to report that things have cooled down and the trout have reacted accordingly. Whilst we are at that time of the season where the fish often  “sort the men out from the boys”, some of the sport experienced this week, particularly to well-presented dry fly tactics, can only be described as fantastic. Bank anglers have enjoyed periods of good sport, but generally, as one would expect for late July, the cream of the fishing has been enjoyed by the boat anglers. The aerators have been on all week &, again as expected, much of the action has taken in that area.

Regular Dennis Jones nevertheless managed five from the bank on Monday morning at the overflow whilst Peter Bierenacki fished dries the last four hours on the bank to net seven. Season rods Ed Douglas & Kevin Rees went afloat & also fished dries netting 25 & 17 respectively.
Tuesday proved to be a harder day generally, particularly for the bank anglers. However, out on the water Eugene Hughes showed his consistency with a total of 28 to a mix of pulled lures on sinking lines together with half a dozen quality fish to the dries. Our own Tom Bird partnered up with Andy Taylor for a mini session on the dries to land a total of fourteen.

It was the boats again on Wednesday with Thornton anglers Richard Dayman & Norman Perkins netting 22 between them to a variety of surface tactics. Dave Hesletine was also afloat that day & it is good to report that many of his ten fish total came to that great old traditional wet fly pattern – the Mallard & Claret.

On the bank on Thursday Terry Tappenden led the way with a four fish catch  with Peter Bierenacki returning for a later session to also net four but comment how it had been “bright, flat calm & (therefore) slow”. It was once more better out over open water with Geoff Preston enjoying sport during his regular morning boat session. He took 12 with two over 4lbs on his favourite Olive Wholly Bugger pattern presented a few feet down. Graham Homer partnered up with Roy Taylor & both fished Bob’s Bits to take 20 fish between them. Kevin Rees was afloat once more, again in action with his dry flies, this time netting 21.

Gordon Slack had a good morning session on the bank on Friday with half a dozen fish to the net. Also on the banks was Ian Richardson who admirably demonstrated the “match the hatch” concept with an excellent nine fish total taken on a mix of snail, shrimp & dry fly patterns. “A cracking day – brilliant!” was his parting comment on the session. Dave Kennell & Eddie Mitchell were also enjoying fine sport in the boat describing their session as “Fantastic! …Fish up to four pounds plus & all on dries!” They landed 23 between them. Richard Ellis & John Hurst also shared a boat and enjoyed a tremendous day with 37 to the boat. They used various tactics & flies ranging from snakes to muddlers & dries.

Although Saturday proved to be an astonishing day for the boat angler, Dennis Jones returned for a repeat morning session on the bank to land another five fine rainbows. Steve Gibson also managed four from the bank during an afternoon session. Meanwhile action out over the boils was frantic with fish mopping up dries left right & centre. Amongst the action was Adam Larbalestier & Ben Bayliss who netted in excess of forty between them, Peter Elliott & Alex Urquhart who amassed a total in excess of fifty plus David Hoppe who was also a “thirty plus” rod. All were fishing dries & hoppers.

The week ended with many eight fish limits in the Mid Northants boat event on Sunday. Top result on the day came to the boat partnership of Martin Rowson & Neil Deakin who “mixed & matched” snakes & dry fly tactics for a total of 46 fish to the net.
Signs for the coming week bode well. As I write, regular Paul Lloyd has just come off the water having netted a dozen on hoppers.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 335Number Trout Taken: 435    Number Trout Released:  1053
Total Catch:  1488Weekly Rod Average: 4.44
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until    21:00
Boat All Day:   8:30     until     21:00
Boat Part Day:  AM    8:30 until   14:30  PM   14:30   until 21:00
Last 4 Hours from:     17:00    until    21:00   (Ticket sales available from   16:45)

No Gutting of Fish after 20:45

All Anglers to be off site by: 21:15

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.

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.

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.
Congratulations to Brian Moore of Coventry who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods.

The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

tp://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events:
John Horsey Anglers World Fly Fishing Championships two heats Sat 6th August & Sun 7th August(Floating Line only heat). Some limited availability still - to book for this competition contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jim Williams Tuition Day on Sunday 7th August. Two places on the course are left. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Bank Angler Car Park
Angler Car Park number 7 will remain partially closed while Severn Trent repair a footpath and will be using the car park to store stones for the repairs. Anglers wishing to fish in the areas below car park number 7 will have to park in either car parks 6 or 8 and walk to the area.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell fish to members of the public on site.


Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that even for short periods whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they only use the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, if they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Anchoring
Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available. Some anglers came close to being disappointed this week when almost all of the available passes were used.

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 Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 24thJuly 2016.
Telephone Number 01788 812018
Report
The Draycote anglers have had a mixed week, with some days providing sport to dries and nymphs, while other days have been very tricky to say the least. This was due to the very high temperatures warming the water leading to the trout moving off into the deeper, cooler water. The mini heatwave also caused many to go off the feed altogether. Anglers have therefore needed to frequently change tactics from last weeks’ top of the water methods to fishing the depths with fast sinking lines with lures. The figures & rod averages for this exceptionally hot week  fell as expected with 239 anglers catching a total of 375 fish for a weekly rod average of 1·56.

Monday kicked off with a very hot one, with temperatures getting towards 30°C and a near flat calm. Conditions looked tricky, however the fish did continue to feed, especially in the morning, before the sun got too high in the sky. From the bank Jude Tuffs caught well using dries fished tight in along Biggin Bay and into Duns Bay. She later moved into Rainbow Corner where she continued to catch, finishing the day with ten to the net. Ray Cramp also enjoyed good sport from the bank with 8 fish for 23lbs from Duns Bay using small Shipman’s in red or orange. Mark Wall enjoyed a good days bank fishing with 9 fish all falling to CDC buzzers. Out on the boats Rod Wilson had a great days sport using a 5 inch per second sinking line with tubes and snakes to 20 fish to the boat. Also enjoying a good days sport was fishery ranger Tom Bird and season ticket holder Roger Kerrison. They landed 11 fish to the boat having stuck to dries all day long. Amongst their fish Tom also landed a cracking grown on fish which can be viewed on our Facebook page at :- www.facebook.com/flyfishstore.
Tuesday was the hottest day of the year so far with temperature’s reaching 34 °C with very little to no ripple. Fishing was understandably very difficult.  On the boats Mr P Jeffs  landed two fish using Minkie boobies over the shoals. Both were lovely fry feeding fish, one being a 4lb brown which he spotted marauding the fry & covered perfectly. On the bank Mr R Southworth landed 2 fish from near the outlet using dries.
Wednesday saw the temperature’s drop slightly with a light ripple on the water this. This led to  an improvement in the fishing for both the bank and the boat anglers. Bank angler Dennis Jones landed 12 fish using size 14 Diawl Bachs near the outlet. On the boats Eric Whale and Steve Brown used the rudder to land 27 fish the boat. They found that the best tactic was to use two7 inch per second sinking lines spliced together & fished in conjunction with tube flies. The pair commented that the majority of the takes came when the second line hit the tip ring. Their best areas were drifts out from the outlet towards A buoy and then going from the dam towards B buoy.  Mr Southworth also took to a boat to land 7 fish using nymphs on a floating line from Rainbow Corner. Dries worked later in the evening with Fishery Ranger Tom taking advantage after work to land 5 cracking fish in an hour up near the inlet.
On Thursday the high temperatures returned which again made the fishing very hard. On the boats season ticket holders John Dews and Tony Broadway had 7 fish to the boat back drifting with a full di 7 and snakes and cats whiskers.  Also out on the boats Geoff Preston landed 4 fish in the morning again on a Di 7. Such were the temperatures however that most anglers blanked. Kev Hart  commented that it was probably the hardest day he could ever remember for the water.
Friday was a very similar story to Thursday with hot conditions really knocking the fish off the feed and forcing them deep. On the bank Tony Harris landed 2 fish on dries using Shipman’s buzzers near the inlet. Out on the boats Ian and Carl Malpass had 8 fish to the boat using a Di 7 and snakes to catch the fish. Kevin was out guiding two fly fishing novices & also chose to deploy similar tactics for them. They were rewarded with thirteen or fourteen hook-ups with 7 rainbows to nearly 4lbs netted.
Saturday saw a marked improvement in the catches, although nearly every fish that was caught was tempted deep down from the boats, either on Di 7 or even a Di 8 lines around B buoy. Melvin Severn used the rudder with a Di 7 line and tube flies to land 12 fish.  Another boat doing very well on the rudder was Ifor Jones and Jim Dempsey who had 31 fish to the boat, again using fast sinking lines and a combination of tube flies and snakes. Ian and Carl Malpass where back on the water and this time landed 24 fish to the boat using either a 7 or 8 inch per second sinking line with snakes and buzzers.
Sunday saw a better day fishing day with overcast skies and cooler temperatures. Throughout the day the fish still remained deep. Gareth Jones and Tony Cartwright found them deep using sparklers and tubes on a full 8 inch per second sinking line. They landed 10 fish including some fantastic grown on full tailed specimens. Late afternoon, coming onto early evening, the fish did come up and dries once more became the method. Derek Edwards and Arthur Owen landed 8 fish using size 14 claret and red hoppers as well as daddies. Also having good sport using dries in the afternoon was Jim Smith who targeted snail feeders in Rainbow Corner with dries to land 12 fish. Mr P James also had a good day from the bank landing 6 fish up to 5lb.
Looking ahead to next week the weather looks set to be slightly cooler and more overcast days with some rain.  Hopefully water temperatures will drop slightly as a consequence and the fish will be back up on the top feeding. They have already been seen today working the edge of wind lanes out over open water.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  239       Number Trout Taken:  129   Number Trout Released:  246
Total Catch:  275               Weekly Rod Average:  1.56
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until    21:15
Boat All Day:   8:30     until     21:15
Boat Part Day:  AM    8:30 until   15:00  PM   15:00   until 21:15
Last 4 Hours from:     17:15    until    21:15   (Ticket sales available from   17:00)

No Gutting of Fish after 21.15
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.

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.

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.

Congratulations to Alex Cameron of Earl Shilton who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
SAGE ONE rod is to be fazed out we therefore have excellent offers on our SAGE ONE rods while stocks last, contact the lodge for details  

Forthcoming events.
John Horsey Anglers World Fly Fishing Championships two heats Sat 6th August & Sun 7th August(floating Line only heat) to book for this competition contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jim Williams Tuition Day on Sunday 7th August. Two places on the course are left. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that even for short periods whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they only use the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, if they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. Much work has taken place & we would ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 21:15
       

 

 

 

 

 

Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 11th July 2016.
640 acres
Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report
This week at Draycote 344 anglers caught a total of 1433 fish giving a rod average for the week of 4.1. A varied week weather wise with some days with near perfect conditions, making way to days of strong winds, rain and patchy bright sun, these changeable conditions made the fishing tricky at times however the rod average remained steady around the 4.0 throughout the week.
Monday saw the week get off to a fantastic start with numerous anglers enjoying great sport. Top rod on the day went to season ticket holder Kevin Rees who landed 27 fish all falling to dries. Kevin found the fish up near the inlet and down the dam wall in the shallow water. Kevin fished small size 14 bobs bits in red and fiery brown. Also out on the boats Steve Barby had a good days sport using the rudders and tubes to land 14 fish from the middle of the lake.

Tuesday saw the Draycote regulars take to the bank and as usual they found the fish. Brian Warwick had a good day fishing the top of the cornfield using crunchers on the washing line and small claret bobs bits to take 12 fish. Jude Tuffs had a good day landing 13 fish from in Biggin Bay, Jude found the key to her success was to take advantage of how close the fish where to the bank and to not wade, fishing a big red 2ft out. Tony Broadway landed 14 fish from the bank in Duns bay using washing lined crunchers with a FAB on the point and commented how nearly all fish took the nymphs rather than the FAB. Stan Hillman also had a great day from the bank catching 14 fish including a 7lb brownie and a 6lb rainbow using CDC patterns. From the boats Mr A Masters and MR E Masters had a good day landing 21 fish to the boat using Diawl Bachs, buzzers, dries and snakes catching from Rainbow Corner and Biggin Bay.

Dennis Jones had a good day from the bank Wednesday landing 16 fish on small size 14 Diawl Bachs fished near the outlet on a floating line. Out on the boats Mr Wood and Mr Jones had a great day fishing dry shipman’s buzzers in the middle of the lake to land 26 fish with the best being a 5lb rainbow. Having a fantastic day in the boat was Eugene Hughes who landed 31 fish washing lining nymphs on a fast glass in the middle of the lake. Another boat who had a great days Sport was Paul Walker and Jimmy who weighed in a 9 fish bag for a fantastic 31lbs which included a 5lb brownie. They found that the fish wanted white boobies fished around D buoy on sinking lines. See pictures on facebook www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Mr C.J Day enjoyed good sport from the bank on Thursday landing 16 fish from the cornfield, Lincroft point, Dunns and Toft. Mr Days top flies where boobies, damsels and buzzers fished on a floating line. Mr Andy Birkett and Brent Vinall enjoyed good sport to a variety of dry flies with the majority being over 3lb with a number of 4lbers mixed in. John Dickens and Kevin Rees also caught well using dries this time small size 14 bits being the key to success and like Monday Kevin found the fish in the shallow water near the inlet. Mr Pelly had a good evening on the last four hour ticket landing 6 fish all on big reds and even managed to hook a Vision rod that was pulled in by a fish on Monday.

Friday saw the return of the regulars on the bank, and again it was the same anglers who caught well. Tony Broadway landing 12 fish to washing lined nymphs, John Dews taking 10 to the same tactic and Jude Tuffs having 12 fish again on dries. On the boats Peter Elliot and Lee Pattern had a good days sport landing 22 fish. Alan Guest and Andy Dowell took 20 fish to their boat Friday from a various areas.

On Saturday Draycote hosted the HASSRA fly fishing competition with 16 anglers from all over the country taking part the top rod went to Mick Barker who had 14 fish, Mick found that the fish wanted nymphs or dries fished high up in the water. A Birkett and B Vinall had good days sport landing 22 fish to the boat all on dries, with hoppers & shipmen’s near the tower and the dam wall being the best tactic.

Lee Henfrey and Ronnie Gent enjoyed good sport down in toft shallows landing 26 fish to the boat, and commented on the amount of grown on in toft. Spencer Williams and Steve Hawkins had an absolute red letter day landing 40 fish to the boat all falling to dries with brown shipman’s and big reds being the best patterns.  
Season ticket holder Dave Pacey and Paul Lloyd enjoyed good sport on the rudder going from A-B buoy using sinking lines and tubes to take 12 fish to the boat. Lee Henfrey returned Sunday with Nigel Keeber and they again found the big fish down in toft landing over 30 to the boat using tubes and snakes on 3 and 5 inch per second lines.

Another angler who enjoyed a good days sport was Tony Day who was out on a guided day with Fishery Ranger Tom Bird on fishing dries. Tony landed 10 fish 9 of which were on a big red. Their top area was the shallow water in front of the inlet and along the dam wall. You can book Tom for a guided session on Draycote by contacting the lodge, pictures of Tony successful morning with Tom at  www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:  344        Number Trout Taken:  498    Number Trout Released:  935
Total Catch:  1433                Weekly Rod Average:  4.1
Current Fishing Times :
Bank:  07:30 until    21:45
Boat All Day:   8:30     until     21:45
Boat Part Day:  AM    8:30  until   15:00  PM   15:00   until 21:45
Last 4 Hours from:     17:45    until    21:45   (Ticket sales available 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.
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.

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.

Congratulations to Dave Adams of Hardingstone who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.
Demo Tackle
We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods
http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/
 
Forthcoming events.
John Horsey Anglers World Fly Fishing Championships two heats Sat 6th August & Sun 7th August(floating Line only heat) to book for this competition contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jim Williams Tuition Day 6th August.3 Places left to book contact the lodge.
Jim Williams Tuition Day 7th August.4 Places left to book contact the lodge.

Bank Angler Car Park
Angler Car Park number 7 will be closed for 2 weeks while Severn Trent repair a footpath and will be using the car park to store stones for the repairs anglers, wishing to fish in the areas below car park number 7 will have to park in either car parks 6 or 8 and walk to the area.

Selling of Fish
Anglers are not allowed to sell fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays
Anglers need to ensure that even for short periods whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they only use the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, if they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room
Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. Much work has taken place & we would ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 21:30         
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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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 18:52