Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 3rd August 2014

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Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 3rd August   2014

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It’s good to see that the warm, muggy conditions haven’t dampened the enthusiasm of the fish here at Draycote, with the numbers of trout being caught sometimes matching those from the opening week of the season. On brighter days there has been a slight algal bloom, but this has not made an impact on the fishing so far. The water clarity is still very good. The fish are still feeding on pin fry, and with large shoals of perch and roach fry swimming around, this trend looks set to continue. Despite the bright conditions the fish have once again stayed up in the water, the vast majority of them being caught on, or very close to the surface. With the fish preferring the more open, cooler water, the boats have fared slightly better than the bank. Various methods have worked well this past week. Those anglers who have chosen to fish dries have definitely had the best of the sport.

Mr N Evans and Mr T Ward, visiting us on a 3 day package, boated a good number of fish, including a 7lb+ rainbow, all on dries. Draycote member Kevin Rees is in excellent form again this week having caught 12 fish on Monday, again, all on dries.

It was good to see Former manager Craig Barr back on the water. Craig fished all day on Friday, again boating a large number of fish on various methods.

Some good browns were caught and released this week. George Denny took a brown of just under 5lb on a dry fly down in Toft. Mr J Scott caught 12 fish on Monday, including a brown of 3lb 3 oz.  

Best flies. –  Suspender buzzers, bobs bits, hoppers and daddies. – Crunchers, snatchers, dawl bachs, hares ears, buzzers and ptns’. – Damsels and small white lures such as cats whiskers.

Best bank areas. – Rainbow corner, the tower bank, Dunns bay and Biggin bay.  

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

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

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  194           Number Trout Taken:  258          Number Trout Released:  522

Total Catch:    780               Weekly Rod Average: 4

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 21:15

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 21:15

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until14:30   PM 14:30 until  21:15

Last 4 Hours from:  17:15  (Ticket sales available from 17:00)

All Anglers to be off site by: 21:30

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.


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