Draycote Water fishing report week ending Sunday 27th July 2014

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Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 27th July  2014

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Considering the current weather the fishing at Draycote has been surprisingly good this week. Despite the bright conditions quite a lot of fish still seem to be holding in the top few feet of the water. This has in turn produced some good sport, mainly on floating or intermediate lines with dries , nymphs and small lures. A minor algae bloom has surfaced on occasion, but by the early afternoon this has blown into one corner of the reservoir leaving excellent water clarity everywhere else.

The fish still seem to be very keen to take dries particularly in the evening, with some good browns’ being caught. The best of which from the bank was a 5 pounder caught by Mr Alastair Gavin. Mr D Jones also had an excellent day on the bank using size 14 Dawl Bachs, fished on a floating line with a F A B blob on the point. Draycote member Mr Tony Parker used dry flies to great effect over two days, catching a large number of fish.

Visiting anglers  Andy Birkett and Brent Vinall extended their 3 day package to produce a personal rod average of 10.6, catching quite a lot of their fish on hares ears.

Welsh anglers Huw Thomas and Arwen Owen reported catching a number of good quality fish on dries in front of the outlet, despite bright sunshine and a slight algae bloom.

Lures are also working very well when fished on an intermediate or sinking line, especially over the aerators. This area has produced cracking sport for some of this weeks anglers.

Best flies. Daddies, claret hoppers and Bobs’ Bits. –  Flashback Dawl Bachs, Hares ears, crunchers and buzzers.   Damsels, cats whiskers and white minkies.

Best bank areas. Tower bank, Dunns bay and Biggin bay.

Best boat areas.  Rainbow corner, Draycote dam, the aerators, Dunns bay and Biggin bay.

Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yards of the aerators or the pontoons.


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 190             Number Trout Taken:  166           Number Trout Released:  265 

Total Catch:  431                  Weekly Rod Average:   2.2

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 21:30

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 21:30

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until14:30   PM 14:30 until  21:30

Last 4 Hours from:  17:30  (Ticket sales available from 17:15)

All Anglers to be off site by: 22:00

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.

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.

Rio Pairs Scheduled for July are Cancelled

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