Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 13th July 2014

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Draycote Water  weekly report week ending Sunday 13th July 2014

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Despite being in the height of summer with long warm days and temperatures soaring, Draycote has fished well under a wide variety of methods.The excellent water clarity has enabled the anglers to see the vast shoals of fry, which bodes well for some good sport at the back end of the season.

A party visiting from Ireland , which included Mr Lynch and Mr McCarthy, on our ever popular our 3 day package, where catching on dries down to size 20.

Draycote Regular Mr Pelly has continued his good run of form also on dries, making good use of our last 4 hour ticket, while Draycote Member Kevin Rees has yet again been very successful fishing dries from a drifting boat.

Nigel Keeber and Lee Henfry fished both Saturday and Sunday on the rudder using large tubes on a Di 7  They reported good sport on both days with fish up to 5lb..

Nymphs such as olive hares ears worked well for Mr Steve Conway on Monday, who reported seeing large numbers of fish feeding on pin fry.

Overall the picture looks very good, with fish being caught on a variety of flies on all 4 corners of the reservoir.

Best Boat areas have been the Inlet, Biggin Bay, Lincroft and the bottom of Toft.

Best bank areas have been Rainbow corner, Biggin bay and Lincroft point.


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 223           Number Trout Taken:  330             Number Trout Released: 591  

Total Catch:     921               Weekly Rod Average:   4.1

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 22:00

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 22:00

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until14:30  /  PM 14:30 until 22:00

Last 4 Hours from:  18:00  (Ticket sales available from 17:45)

All Anglers to be off site by: 22:15

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

Tight lines,


Up & coming events

9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Hywel Morgan, beginner / novice tuition day. Limited to 6 people per day, all tackle provided including fishing permit, cost per person £60.00 contact the lodge or visit our tution website for further details and to book your place www.flyfishtuition.co.uk Dates September 6th & September 7th

Rio Pairs is Cancelled

Local Angling Club

Draycote Fly Fishers Association is the local angling club to Draycote, during the season they organize various club competitions and during the winter they hold six club meetings in a venue in Dunchurch. For further information contact the club secretary Graham Hommer 024 76402464

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