Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 16th November 2014
Telephone Number 01788 812018
I’m afraid to say it hasn’t changed folks. During what has been a week of changing weather conditions Draycote is once again offering some exceptional sport. I didn’t think the water would fish this well for so long. But it has, and there is no sign of this slowing down as we move ever closer to our closing date of Sunday 30th November 2014.
The bank anglers are having the best of it by far and indeed, whilst out cutting the willow during the week, it seemed that every time we looked up , there were rods bending everywhere.
Kevin Rees, ( A name with which I am sure you are all now familiar ) has visited us this week on two separate occasions, catching a total of 47 fish from the bank using buzzers presented on a washing line with a FAB blob on the point.
Jude Tuffs did exceptionally well on white minkies down in toft, taking 8 good fish , and returning 21.
Mr Riches, Mr Kelly and Mr Cox also fishing from the bank, had all their sport in the cornfield using a mixture of Minkies and Buzzers.
John Clifford used a mixture of floating fry patterns and buzzers to coax a total of 21 fish to the net on Wednesday, again from the bank.
Friday brought a morning of showers and quite blustery conditions for our day out fishing with guests from both the Visitors Centre here at Draycote and Severn Trent. The weather improved as the day went on and for some, so did the fishing. Biggest fish of the day went to Severn Trent Ranger Ady Shaw , weighing in at an awesome 5lb 2oz. Whilst the largest bag of the day went to the deadly duo of Kevin Hart and Sara Cooke, with a total of 16 fish for 27lb. Sara , the more seasoned angler of the two, fished her purple socks off, bagging her 8 fish on a pink booby in Biggin Bay . All those who took part reported having a great day out .
Congratulations to Mr John Hurst , the winner of this weeks free boat draw.
This coming Sunday, 23rd November, is the Draycote Fur and Feather competition. There are still 3 boats available. The match will be fished from 9 am until 4 pm to an 8 fish limit under fishery rules, no Rudders. All participants should bring a prize. There will be individual prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and also the biggest fish.
Don’t forget that the season ends here at Draycote on 30th November 2014 and we open again on 4th March 2015.
We are frequently asked about the availability of season tickets for next year. Current members have a renewal option so it is not yet known if any vacancies will arise. However we have created a list of those interested in membership. If you would like to have your details added to this list, please contact the lodge.
Best flies. Crunchers, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, especially fished as a “washing Line” –– Minkie Boobies & various floating fry patterns
Best bank areas. Biggin Bay, Lin Croft, The Cornfield & Toft (Lodge side).
Best boat areas Toft, Farborough Bank & Spit, Biggin Bay to Lin Croft Point and the Cornfield.
Number Rods: 197 Number Trout Taken: 313 Number Trout Released :906
Total Catch: 1219 Weekly Rod Average: 6.1
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30 until 16:15
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 16:15
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until12:15 PM 12:15 until 16:15
Last 4 Hours from: 12:15 (Ticket sales available from 12:00)
All Anglers to be off site by: 16:45
Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yds of the pontoons, aerators or Tower.
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 booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.
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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