Finally the water clarity is clearing and the overall clarity is now good. This will hopefully set us up for a fish bonanza as the lake has not yet reached its true potential for this time of year. At times the fish have been high in the water and have often been feeding on buzzers off the surface. Pin fry are now in the boat harbour and fish have already started hoarding these up to the surface!
The Civil Service held there final match here on Draycote this last week, and 24 rods produced a 3.8 average. Match organiser Frazer Mcdonnel said it is the first time for as long as they can remember there has not been a blank in the final !
The bank is still producing some good catches. Holec landed 10 fish from the bank, and Mr Hancox landed 16. Buzzers have been doing well as have damsels.
The boats have had some varied catches this week. The occasional day with strong winds have hampered the preferred methods of many, buzzers. Tony Parker, a season ticket holder, landed 20 trout, 2 of which were over 5lb, the majority of which took the dry fly. Mr Hanlon recorded 4 fish for 14lb.John Worley stole the show with 8 fish, one of 8lb, 6.5lb and 5lb were amongst his 8 fish limit. He took the fish on the boils using an intermediate line and a black tadpole.
The biggest fish recorded this week was caught by Mr P Mann, a fish of 7.5lb. Plenty of foish between 3-4lb were also caught.
Saturday 13th July – RIO BOAT PAIRS MATCH – FLOATING LINE ONLY, INTERNATIONAL RULES – FISH WITH YOUR PARTNER. £25 ENTRY PP. WIN £1000 RIO TACKLE(rrp) 2nd prize £600(rrp).Prizes to 10th place !! ONLY 7 BOATS LEFT !!
Lexus individual qualifying heat 27th & 28th July. Book you place in the final to win a lexus 4×4
AUGUST 10TH – OUR FIRST £1000 CASH PRIZE BOAT PAIRS MATCH. FLOATING LINE ONLY, ANY FLY. £25 ENTRYPP. YOU GET THE HEAVIEST COMBINED BAG WEIGHT, YOU WIN £1000
Number of fish caught 360
Number of fish released 435
Number of rods 190
Rod average 4.1
To make a boat booking or to book any of the above competitions please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018.
Craig Barr www.flashattackflies.com