Draycote fishing report week ending 19/08/2012

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Draycote Fishing Report week ending 19/08/2012

The recent hot weather has inevitably taken its toll on the fishing this last seven days. Despite huge numbers of fish moving on the calmer days, they have not been the easiest to catch. Having said that, the Draycote Open boat pairs match fished Sunday 19th produced a stunning bag of fish for the winners, 16 fish for 53lb 15oz. Julian Hubbard and Ronnie Gent fished the same place when won the first £1000 pairs match last year, drifting from the dam near the Tower onto D buoy. Fishing deep, they tempted their haul on Tube flies. Peter Elliot and Lee Patten took 2nd place with 16 fish for 40lb. They caught their fish predominantly in Rainbow Corner, using floating and midge tip lines and black buzzers. 34 anglers took part with a rod average of 2.8 – quite reasonable for a hot sunny still day !

Earlier in the week fished better as demonstrated by Mt J Maplethorpe who took 8 fish for 23lb, the biggest weighing 5lb 13oz. He took all these fish on a floating line using buzzers and diawl bachs. Regular visitor Tony Broadway landed 7 fish the biggest weighing 5lb 5oz.

Wednesday proved to be the best day of this last week with a rod average of 5.1. Mr G Dawkins caught the biggest fish this day, and for the week, a nice 6lb 2oz rainbow. Mr Tait recorded 2 fish weighing 4.5lb and 5.5lb ! Mr Trotman landed 14 fish with his best weighing 4.8lb.

The bank fishing, as to be expected has slowed somewhat, however the minute I say this a good bag comes from the bank. The best times currently from the bank are the mornings and the evenings as the fish move closer in to feed on snails and fresh water shrimps in the weeds.

With so much natural food in the water, buzzers, dapnia, snails, and now fry, the trout appeared to gone off chasing lures, so floating lines and almost static nymphing has produced the best results.

Number of Rods 213  Number of fish caught 626   Number of fish released 213   Rod average 2.9

Sunday October the 14th is our next £1000 boat pairs match – to book a place call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018. A £25 deposit will be required at point of booking.

The Christmas Fur and Feather boat match will be fished Sunday 25th of November -NO ENTRY FEE. To book, please call the fishing lodge.

If you are planning to fish from the bank please call in advance to the fishing lodge to book a bank car pass.

Tight Lines

Craig Barr