Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 31st August 2014
Telephone Number 01788 812018
As predicted, Draycote has continued to improve week on week as we move towards the back end of the season. The fish are responding well to the cooler water temperatures and whilst the boats are still doing well, a lot of the fish have moved in closer to the shoreline. This has led to a marked improvement in the bank anglers catch returns.
The fish are still occupying the upper reaches of the water with more and more browns being caught. This seems to be mainly due to their pre occupation with the pin fry.
Thus, this week has seen some exceptional catches.
Ellis Phillips and Rowland Owens did very well, picking fish off the top of the wave in very windy conditions, using foam daddies.
Draycote member Peter Elliott, once again was very successful from a drifting boat, using dries.
Mr M Cox and Mr H Smith, fishing on Monday, caught a large number of fish using floating fry patterns and hoppers.
Other anglers who did very well from the boat this week are, Mr G Preston, Mr Francis, Mr Tony Worley, Mr I tearle, Mr R Morris and Mr M Shields.
Ray Rouse did very well fishing from the bank on Tuesday, returning a large number of browns off Lincroft point.
Other bank anglers who also got into double figures this week are, Stan Hillman, Ray Cramp, Tony Broadway, Jon Dews, Ray Rouse and Don Roper.
Best flies. Crunchers, dawl bachs, buzzers – Daddies, hoppers, shipmans buzzer – Pitsford Pea, damsels, humungus.
Best bank areas. Lincroft point, the cornfield and rainbow corner.
Best boat areas. Hensborough bank, the tower, biggin bay and toft.
Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yards of the aerators or the pontoons.
Number Rods: 256 Number Trout Taken:497 Number Trout Released: 817
Total Catch: 1314 Weekly Rod Average: 5.1
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30 until 20:15
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 20:15
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until14:00 PM 14:00 until 20:15
Last 4 Hours from: 16:15 until 20:15 (Ticket sales available from 16:00)
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:45
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 may wish to note that we now have a rudder for hire at the daily rate of £7. It can be pre booked at the time you make your boat booking.
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