Opening Day Report 05/03/2013

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Opening Day got off to a flying start here at Draycote Water as we experienced the warmest day of the year, a far cry from the same time last year !!

The bank was fishable from all areas as the light wind enabled anglers to spread all around. The fish had been stocked at several locations and it was good to see the fish being caught almost everywhere.

107 anglers took to the water, with a rod average recorded at 14.7. The highlight of the day was a brown trout caught by local season ticket holder Tom Morris, estimated between 12-13lb. After catching stock fish, he decided he wanted something bigger so ventured into the centre of the lake armed with his DI-3 and a Flash Attack tube fly. Within minutes he hooked the fish, and landed it 10 minutes later. The fish was returned safely to fight another day.

Another angler returned a brown trout measuring 28”, and estimated it around 8lb.

With lake at full height and the water clarity excellent, the forecast is very good indeed.

If you are planning to fish from a boat we advise you call in advance to book. You can call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018.

Bank anglers wanting to drive their cars around the reservoir are advised to call the lodge & book one of the 30 available car passes, please when bank fishing you park your car in one of the available car parking areas & not on the grass or along the grass verge.

Fishery website has been updated with competition dates also dates on the tuition page for Hywel Morgan tuition dates.

The restaurant above the tackle shop will be opening on the 24th of April, and will be open for business from 10am.

Tight Lines

Craig Barr

Tel Lodge 01788 812018

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