Draycote Fishing Report 23rd November 2014

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Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 23th November 2014

Tel. 01788 812018

As the end of the season looms ever closer, Draycote is still producing some good sport for those anglers willing to don woolly hats and scarves and brave the elements.

Both bank and boat anglers have been catching fish in good numbers, using a mixture patterns such as lures, floating fry patterns, dawl bachs and buzzers.

The Draycote Fur and Feather match on Sunday got off to a damp start. 37 anglers wrapped up warm against the weather and ventured out to what should have been a very wet and breezy day. However,  the weather was kinder than forecast and despite being a bit soggy at the close of play, the anglers caught a total of 121 fish for a rod average of 3.2.

The best bag of the day was taken by Mr Nigel Keeber – 8 fish for a total weight of 24lb 13oz.

The biggest fish of the day was caught by Mr Simon Peck –  a rainbow of 5lb 5oz.  

A big thank you to all who turned up and supported us on what turned out to be a very successful day.


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.


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   228                             Number Trout Taken:     302       Number Trout Released: 510

Total Catch:    812                Weekly Rod Average:  3.5


Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 – 15.45

Boat All Day: 08:30 – 15:45

Boat Part Day:  AM   08:30 – 11:45   PM  11:45  – 15:45

Last 4 Hours from:   11:45

All Anglers to be off site by:   16:15


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.



Don’t forget that the season ends here at Draycote on 30th November 2014 and we open again on 4th March 2015.



We are now taking bookings for the 2015 season. Please contact the lodge for further details.


Season Tickets.

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.


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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