Draycote has remained in good form, and at last the fish are switching to buzzers more and more each day. The water clarity is improving too, encouraging more and more fish to move on or near the surface.
The bank fishing is still very good with a good number of fish still hugging the shores. The tower bank has noticeably provided the best sport from the bank with some good over wintered fish being caught, mainly on buzzers.
The boats have also been doing well, and more reports are coming in with buzzers being the favoured fly choice of the fish. The fish have still on average remained deep, however in more sheltered areas the fish have readily been seen moving.
The best flies from the bank have been black and red buzzers, gold head damsels and the Pitsford Pea lure fished on a floating line. The boats are still doing best with sinking lines boobies, blobs and buzzers(under the right conditions).
The restauraunt at Draycote Water will be open for business from this coming weekend. It is opening at 10am.
Competition dates for your diary
13th July Rio Masters boat pairs match – floating line only, international rules – £25 entry pp + fishing fees. Winners will win £1000 worth of Rio tackle, prizes to 10th place.
27th & 28th July Lexus Individual boat match – winners to proceed to the international final at Chew Valley and the overall winner will win a Lexus 4×4 for 12 months.
4th August – £1000 boat pairs match – Floating line only. £25 entry pp + fishing fees on the day. The winning pairs combined weight wins £1000 CASH. (The prize fund WILL be subject to number of entrants)
To book into any of the above competitions then please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018
Total number of fish caught 476
Total number of fish returned 734
Total number of rods 232
Rod average 5.2
Craig Barr www.flashattackflies.com