This week has seen some fantastic fish coming out of Draycote from both the bank and boats. No less than 60 fish over 6lb have been taken this week, with 3 fish over 8lb being recorded, the best a fantastic 9lb 8oz fish taken by Mr K Wilkinson, followed by S Peck with a rainbow of 9lb 5oz.
Jude Tuffs took a superb bag of fish from at Toft Shallows, 8 fish weighing 33lb 6oz !! Jude was fishing a floating line with a combination of nymphs and minkies. Tom Gamble and his father recorded 8 fish, also from the bank, weighing 32lb !
The boats have fished well too, with some bonanza bags appearing. Regular visitor John Hoskins took 13 fish on a Flash Attack Coral mini bite size 14 booby, fished on a di-3. He said “ they hit it like a rocket. At one point I almost lost my rod as I put it down to light a cigarette, it frightened me to death!” John’s friend Peter Elliot, also fishing from a boat, winning the SKB tackle match on Saturday, with 8 fish for 26lb 7oz.
The best bank areas have been, Toft Shallows, Rainbow Corner and Lincroft Point to the Cornfields. Minkies, minky boobies, diawl bachs, crunchers, and buzzers have taken most fish, fished on floating lines.
The boats have had the best of the fishing also in Toft Shallows, and the tower dam wall has also produced some big fish, especially browns ! The dam wall in front of the fishing lodge has had a good head of fish over the last week or so, with fish moving into the dam on the fry lined along its margins.
Fry lures have been the best flies from the boats, fished on floating lines to di-5’s. The bigger fish have tended to come deeper down.
Only 3 boats remain for our popular Christmas Fur and Feather match this year, Sunday 24th Nov, So if you would like to fish this friendly, fun and free to enter event(except normal fishing fees), then please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018. All anglers are reminded to bring along a token gift on the day, so all anglers go home with something. E.G, bottle of wine, tin of biscuits, fly lines, ect ect ect. There will be superb hampers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
This week catches –
Number of rods 191
Number of fish caught 309
Number of fish returned 371
Rod average 3.5
Bookings are now being taken for our 2014 season, opening on March the 4th. There are now limited boats available for opening day. Club days, competition events, corporate days, are all catered for with our fleet of 29 boats (We can cater for more boats upon reasonable notice).
Tight lines to all
Craig Barr www.flashattackflies.com