Some excellent fishing continuing at Draycote but with methods as various as the weather conditions and wind direction.
Buzzer tactics have remained the favoured, and perhaps most effective method currently, together with slow retrieved Crunchers & Diawl Bachs.
Fish have also been coming to dries periodically, with evidence of fly hatches being clearly given away by the presence of swallows & martins – often in large numbers.
Lure anglers have also found significant fish in both size, condition and numbers with most reporting fish located in the upper levels of the water column. Winds have been variable all week and, at times, extreme, so best areas have been difficult to predict.
Some fantastic angler feedback has been received during the week. Tosh Storrar’s 2 boat party recorded 39 fish over their 3 day break describing it as “A great week again – will be back from Scotland next year”. The Whittackers reported a 20 fish boat catch with rainbows to four and a half pounds commenting “Fantastic fishing”.
R.Wilson’s eight fish limit from the boat included a four and a half pounds Brownie whilst Bob Smith caught seven to 5lbs from the bank on buzzers.
Several rainbows in the 6lbs class have come to the net this week from boat and bank with one visiting angler reporting on their fighting qualities as “maniac fish!”
Rods 261 Fish taken 520 Fish C&R 457 Total catch 977
Rod Average 3.74
There are a few remaining places for the RIO CHALLENGE boat pairs match on SUNDAY 1ST JULY. The winners will win in excess of £1000 of Rio & Redington tackle and 2nd place will win in excess of £800 worth of Rio & Redington tackle. There will be prizes upto 10th place. To book one of the last remaining boats call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018. Entry fee is £23pp +normal fishing costs.
Free car parking for all visiting anglers(limited to 30 cars on the bank, and 30 cars for boat anglers)
Bank anglers are permitted to drive around the lake, with the only restrictive bank fishing areas being the big dams.
Tel 01788 812018