Draycote is still plagued by coloured water, however the fish are on most days not deterred by this.Better fishing conditions this week has seen some great rises and fish have been taken on dries. The water temperature is creeping up and with this the fish are now higher in the water, and can often be seen moving.
The bank fishing is now more sporadic than of late as the fish at times are drifting into slightly deeper water, though in areas where there is weed growth and grasses the fish are sometimes in close feeding on snails ect.
Boats are now edging the better sport with fish now in all areas of the lake. The dam wall in front of the lodge (Farborough bank) is holding a good head of fish as fish are constantly rising there throughout the day, for at least the last 3 weeks !! Toft Shallows is too producing regular catches of good numbers of fish, enhanced by the warmer water temperatures.
An AMMFC match held at Draycote for 30 rods produced a rod average of 4.9. Mr J Douglas was the first angler to reach his 8 fish limit finishing at 13.05 hours after a 10am start ! Six other anglers also got there bag limits.
Tosh’s adventures(a regular group visiting from Scotland) had some cracking fishing over there 4 day stay with us. Big Tosh led the way with some superb fish, the biggest topping 8lb. Tosh used the bung to entice most of his fish, using a cast of Dennis the Menace buzzers. His rod average over the 4 days was 13!!
Best flies have been black and green lures, orange blobs, fab blobs, small boobies, buzzers, and Diawl bachs.
Best lines have been DI-3 & 5, Midge Tip and floating lines
There are still boats available for the Rio Pairs Match on Saturday 13th of July. It is a floating line only competition fished to International rules. Entry fee is £25pp + normal fishing fees. The winners will win £1000 worth of Rio Tackle
Lexus Individual 2 day heats July 27th and 28th – call fishing lodge for details
Saturday August the 10th is the £1000 winner takes all boat pairs competition. Floating line only however any fly can be used ! Entry is £25pp + normal fishing fees on the day.
CALL THE FISHING LODGE ON 01788 812018 TO BOOK ANY COMPETITION
(PRIZE FUNDS WILL BE DICTATED BY THE NUMBER OF ENTRANTS ON THE DAY)
Why not take advantage of our fantastic 3 day fishing packages – Excellently priced at only £145 for 3 days for 2 anglers. This is for a motor boat and 2 anglers taking 1 fish each per day,£185 for 3 days taking 8 fish per angler per day. We have arranged a fantastic deal with the Draycote Hotel for anyone wishing to stop in the area.(5 mins form the lake )Please call 01788 521800 for details( ask for Mina, and quote Draycote Fishing)
Number of rods 306
Number of fish killed 704
Number of fish returned 767
Rod average 4.8
Craig Barr www.flashattackflies.com