Draycote is continuing to fish well for some and not quite so well for others. I was lucky to get my own first session on the water on Sunday(26th) for the afternoon. This allowed me to see how the water was fishing from my own perspective. The water remains coloured, though not to coloured to hamper the fishing as I and some visiting Scottish anglers discovered. I managed 21 fish to the boat, all on buzzers, and one Scott’s pair boated 49 fish on boobies and cormorants, including a rainbow of 10lb!! The key factor to both our catches was depth ! The water temperature remains cool for the time of year and the fish are still not freely moving in the top layers. I took all 21 fish on a midge tip line with a 22’ leader and 4 size 8 grub hook “owl buzzers” with the fish taking at an estimated depth of 12-16 feet with the very slowest of figure of eight retrieve, virtually static !
A lot of fish between 4 and 6lb are now being caught. A group of anglers visiting from Scotland took fish of 7lb 6lb 5lb and 4lb respectively. Garry Davies and his colleagues from Wales have also done well over the bank holiday weekend with plenty of fish to the boat. Dei Williams weighed in a cracking fish of 7lb 12oz caught on a black buzzer.
The bank has generally fished well, though the trick seems to be to move around the lake if things appear slow. The fish are in places still close to the banks. Chain eyes cats whiskers, Pitsford Pea lure, black buzzers, Diawl bachs and crunchers have been the most consistent patterns for the last week ns have done well, and sinking lines have done better on windier days. Trial and error with lines is a must from the boats if the tactics you start off with are not working, as the general feedback from the anglers this week are the fish are deep, very deep !!
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Number of fish Killed 393
Number of fish returned 722
Number of Anglers 247
Rod average – 4.5
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