Opening week report 10/03/2013
Draycote’s open week got off to a spectacular start, with the majority of anglers reporting superb sport. Fish had been stocked all over the lake pre-season and this showed as anglers caught all around the 600 acre lake.
Opening day’s weather was warmer than the Balearics, as some anglers wore only t-shirts, a far cry from this precise moment as we have blizzard conditions and temperatures of 0 degrees!
Fish were caught on the usual early season suspects, black and green lures, orange blobs and boobies, however those anglers who chose to buck the trend caught well on buzzers.
Andy Axon had the best recorded bag on opening day, with his 8 fish weighing 26lb. Bob Church who fished with Andy also managed 6 fish to the boat.
Local angler Tom Morris stole the show with a cracking brown trout of an estimated 13-14lb. He caught the brown towards the middle of the lake and it fell to a Flash Attack Tube Fly, fished on a DI-3 line. After catching plenty of stockies he chose to fish the middle of the lake in search of a bigger fish – he certainly got that right !! The fish was safely returned to the lake.
Both bank and boats have fished tremendously during the first week. Mr G Owen returned a brown estimated at 7lb, James Cameron landed a personal best of 6lb, and one angler returned a brown measuring 28” long.
Total rods for the week 253 Total number of fish killed 897 Total number of fish released 2599
Rod average for the week – 13.8
The lake is at 100% level and visibility is excellent.
Boats can be booked in advance by calling the fishing lodge on 01788 812018.
Bank anglers can drive around the reservoir but we are restricted to 30 bank angler cars, we suggest therefore to save a long walk you call the lodge & book one of the 30 bank angler car passes. Bank anglers are required to park in the car park areas provided & not on the grass verge, STW tankers require a clear access at all times.
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