After the dip in form last week, Draycote bounced back this week, after some cooler weather , with some great catches, both from the bank and the boat. 7 browns between 6 and 10lb were recorded this week ! Mr J. Pointing when fishing from a boat landed 2 browns estimated between 8-10lb on a big orange fritz lure. Paul Beasley landed 4 browns over 6lb with the biggest weighing 7lb 10, and Mr J Sleeth also netted a brown of 10lb. All these fish were safely returned.
Daddy longlegs have featured heavily on the catch returns this week, as the fresher winds have blown them onto the water on a frequent basis. Mike Williams and his patner fished daddies all day and between them boated 30 fish ! The fish have remained high in the water and are frequently found cruising through the wind lanes feeding on small buzzers and midge stuck in the film.
The best areas from a boat have been Toft Shallows, G and F buoys, Rainbow Corner and the Cornfileds area, though fish are now well spread throughout the whole lake.
The bank has started to produce some good bags this week, with season ticket holders John Dews and Tony Broadway netting 10 apiece from Lincroft point.
The best flies for the week have been Daddy longlegs, both on the surface and fished wet, crunchers, red nemos, hares ears, small black buzzers, sedge patterns, cormorants, blobs and boobies.
Sunday October the 13th is our £1000 boat pairs match. Fish with your partner to reservoir rules. Entry fee £25.00 plus fishing fees. (Prize fund is subject to number of entrants)
Sunday 24th of November is our Christmas fur and feather match – this is fished from a boat, and boat numbers will be limited to 18, so booking early is strongly advised !! All entrants to bring a small prize so every angler wins something. Fantastic Christmas hampers will go to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. FREE ENTRY. Normal fishing fees apply on the day
Number of rods 224
Fish killed 441
Fish returned 452
Rod average 3.9
Craig Barr www.flashattackflies.com