Draycote Water Fishing Report week ending 29th March 2015

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 Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 29th  March 2015

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This past week the weather has been a bit unsettled but mostly dry, with the wind sometimes changing direction on an hourly basis. It was in fact , blowing hard enough at the weekend to close the reservoir to boat fishing. I must admit I was expecting this to dramatically change the rod average, but not at all. Those anglers who “ toughed it out ” on the bank still did exceedingly well .

This weekend we welcomed the first two of this years “ Beginners Fly Fishing Tuition days “ hosted by Hywel Morgan. Despite the weather the courses seemed to go very well, with a number of students bending a rod into their first ever hard fighting Draycote Rainbow. Well done one and all. More information on future courses can be found on our website.  

It’s no surprise to learn that the fish are still holding in close to the bank, indeed as reported on several occasions, anglers have had fish swimming around their feet. The best piece of advice when bank fishing here at the moment is, to check the water in front of you before wading in, as the fish may be literally underneath your rod tip.

Buzzers are featuring more and more as the weather warms up, with green and black lures, fished just a few feet below the surface, accounting for some good bags. Again reports of daphnia may require the use of an orange blob, whilst bloodworm are also featuring on many pages of the catch return.

Anglers have been doing very well using floating lines, midge tips , intermediates, or even a DI 5 on occasion.  

Such flies as buzzers, bloodworm, montanas, pitsford peas, damsels or an orange blob are working well. .


Best Areas ; Tower Bank, Dunns Bay, Biggin Bay, Lincroft Point , the cornfield and Toft shallows


Weekly Free Boat Draw

This weeks free boat draw has been won by Mr Kurt Russell from Burbage.


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 166     Number Trout Taken: 343      Number Trout Released:   750

Total Catch:   1093               Weekly Rod Average:  6.5

Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 19:15

Boat All Day: 08:30        until  19:15

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30     until 13:45    PM  13:45    until  19:15

Last 4 Hours from: 15:15        until    19:15     

All Anglers to be off site by: 19:45

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.

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.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, 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.


Tight lines

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