Draycote has continued to fish well despite the changeable weather conditions and water clarity. The clarity is improving and latest catches are reflecting that. The Coppenhall Fly fishers held a match on Saturday, and the 20 anglers took a very credible 5 fish average, in the current tinted water !!!!!
The England Youth team also held a weekend of practice matches. They too took excellent bags, up to 15 fish per man !!!!
London angler Eugene Hughes set the pace for the week with over 30 fish taken along the dam wall in front of the lodge. Eugene was using a di-3 and di-5 sweep line with a team of cormorants and a small booby on the point. “The fish were taking as the flies came up off the bottom” he said.
The buzzer fishing is still rather sporadic, mainly dictated by the changeable weather. The bank continues to fish well, with the better catches coming to buzzers fished on floating lines. Damsels, cats whiskers, and the Pitsford Pea lures are still taking a good majority of fish, as the fish haven’t decided whether they want lures or buzzers.
Boat anglers have taken the majority of fish on lures, a combination of blobs, boobies, and streamer lures.Di-5 and Di-3 lines have proved the best lines, and fishing close to the shores is imperative!! The fish are still tight into the banks, as the water remains cool.
The best bank areas have been, the Tower Bank, Dunns Bay point, Lincroft Point, The Corn fields and Rainbow Corner.
Boats have done well in Toft Shallows, The Farborough Spit, The draw off tower, and Biggin Bay.
JULY 13TH – Rio Pairs Match £1000 tackle 1st prize – prizes to 10th place. FLOATING LINE ONLY – INTERNATIONAL FLY SIZE RULES. YOU FISH WITH YOUR PARTNER. FRIENDLY MATCH, ANYONE CAN ENTER.
27TH & 28TH JULY –LEXUS INDIVIDUAL MATCH – TOP PLACES TO GO TO THE INTERNATIONAL FINAL AT CHEW VALLEY WITH THE CHANCE TO WIN ANEW 4X4 LEXUS !
SATURDAY AUGUST 10TH (DATE CHANGE !!) £1000 CASH BOAT PAIRS MATCH – FLOATING LINE ONLY – BOAT PAIRS DRAW TO BE DONE ON THE MORNING OF EVENT. ANY SIZED FLY CAN BE USED. HEAVIEST BOAT PAIR COMBINED WEIGHT WINS £1000 CASH ! £25 ENTRY PP, PLUS FISHING FEES.
To book any of our competitions please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018
The restauraunt above the tackle shop is now open from 10am. Car parking is FREE for anglers, and unloading by the boat dock is available to all boat anglers. Bank anglers have full access around the lake with plenty of car parking spaces available.
Number of fish killed – 399
Number of fish returned – 585
Number of rods – 314
Rod Average – 3.13
A fresh stocking this coming week should wake a few of them up.
Craig Barr – flashattackflies.com