Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 26th October 2014

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Draycote Water  weekly report week ending Sunday 26th October 2014

Telephone Number 01788 812018

We’ve had a very good season so far and despite the weather at the beginning of this week, Draycote continues to fish well from both boat and bank. Huge winds, in the aftermath of “Hurricane “Gonzalo”, kept the boats off the water on Tuesday. Nevertheless, those who chose to fish from the bank still enjoyed good sport.

The fish are fry feeding, mainly up close to the banks and various structures around the reservoir. Most of the bank anglers are reluctant to wade in, as this tends to push the fish further out into the water. The boat anglers have been doing quite well fishing up close to the dam walls and there are a large number of good quality browns being caught on a daily basis.

Whilst lures and floating fry patterns have accounted for a lot of fish, dry flies such as daddies are still working very well, as are buzzers and diawl bachs.

The water quality is currently excellent.

This week yet again saw the arrival of the McGregor group from Scotland on a 3 day package. The lads achieved a rod average of 5 during their stay, fishing through some quite testing weather conditions.

“Fishability” is a charity run for the benefit of ex-servicemen organised by Tony Hern of Albury Estate Trout Fishery.  We were pleased to welcome a group from the organisation to Draycote on Saturday and were able to introduce some newcomers to the sport for the first time. Nine boats with guides went afloat & sport was enjoyed by all. Some fine browns & rainbows were caught  with the biggest fish, a rainbow of 4lbs, being caught by Mr Jay Mathurin. Congratulations to Jay who is new to the sport with no previous angling experience. A very big thank you also to all the guides, including the Draycote Fly Fishers, who volunteered their services for the day.

 Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   294          Number Trout Taken:   378            Number Trout Released:   577

Total Catch:     955               Weekly Rod Average:   3.24

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 17:00

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 17:00

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until12:30  /  PM 12:30 until 17:00

Last 4 Hours from:  13:00  until 17:00  (Ticket sales available from 12:45)

All Anglers to be off site by: 17:30


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.

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

The Fur & Feather event on Sunday 23rd November is now fully booked.

The season closes on Sunday 30th November 2014.

Local Club

Draycote Fly Fishers Association is the local angling club to Draycote Water. During the season they organise various club competitions and during the winter they hold six club meetings at a venue in Dunchurch. For further information contact the club secretary Graham Homer 02476 402464

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