Draycote water fishing report W/E 28/4

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Draycote has been in fantastic form this past week with a rod average of over 10. The fishing has improved remarkably, partly down to the now crystal clear water.

The bank fishing remains in hot form, with fish being caught on all banks. Buzzers have been the main menu for the fish, although a lure on the point has been very productive too. The tower bank has been producing some of the lakes biggest fish recently, many of which have been over wintered. Lorenzo Serrano, a season ticket holder, has had fish up to 7lb off the tower bank, using damsels and buzzers on a sink tip line.

Draycote Fly fishers club member Brian Froggat landed his biggest fish of the season, a cracking 9lb 12 oz rainbow. He also landed a 7lb rainbow in his haul of 19 fish !! Mr G Hunter had a fish of 8lb.Andy ball stole the show with the weeks best of 10lb. The rainbow was taken off the bank at Toft Shallows.

The boats too have been in excellent form, with many anglers landing in excess of 20 fish.After the long spell of cold weather, the previously stocked fish have finally come to life and are feeding and making up for lost time. Mr T West landed 13 fish, 2 of which were over 6lb.

Sinking lines have still been the first line choice from a boat, however on calmer days buzzers have out fished the lures.Draycotes  renowned buzzer hatches are now here, and the fish are feeding hard on them, especially at Rainbow Corner and Toft Shallows. The buzzers are still small, so make sure you have some size 12’s and 14’s to hand !

Spaces are still available for our boat pairs matches on Draycote –

Rio Pairs match – international rules, floating line only. Entry pp £25 + fishing fees on the day. 1st place £1000 tackle. Prizes to 10th place.

£1000 cash pairs match – August 4th – floating line only. Entry £25pp + fishing fees

£1000 cash Autumn pairs match 13th Oct – reservoir rules. Entry £25pp + fishing fees


Total number of fish killed 516

Total number of fish released 1416

Total number of anglers 182

Rod average 10.61

Why not take advantage of our last 4 hour ticket at only £10 !! 1 fish then catch and release

Car access to the pontoon and car parking around the reservoir  is allowed.

Water clarity – very clear

Tight Lines

Craig Barr www.flashattackflies.com