Draycote Water Fishing Report w / e Sunday 5th April 2015

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Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 5th April 2015

Telephone Number 01788 812018


The end of March through to the beginning of April is a peculiar time for the weather, 4 seasons in one day, literally. We’ve had it all this week, hail storms, bright sunshine, flat calms and winds strong enough to close the water to boat fishing. I can’t honestly remember the last time we had such extreme and unpredictable weather.

In fact, the only thing that is predictable here at the moment is the fishing. Yet again, the fish are holding in close to the banks and drop offs around the reservoir, with reports of some larger fish being caught in both Toft, and along the Hensborough bank. The buzzer hatches are improving, with vast swarms being spotted everywhere, and some inevitably being swallowed by joggers and cyclists alike. And there was you thinking they were only eaten by the trout. 

For the last couple of weeks we’ve been reporting that the fish are taking buzzers or small black and green lures. On that front, nothing has changed. But as the weather improved towards the end of the week, so did the fishing. Indeed , some anglers reported, for the first time this season, that they were catching on dries down in the bottom of toft. Hopefully a sign of yet another excellent season of top of the water sport.

Anglers have been catching mostly using floating lines, midge tips or intermediates, with some using DI 5.  

Best flies ; Buzzers, black and green lures, dawl bach’s, shuttlecock’s or the orange blob.

Best Areas ; Tower Bank, Dunns Bay, Biggin Bay, Lincroft Point , the Cornfield, Toft shallows  and the Hensborough bank.


Weekly Free Boat Draw

This week’s free boat draw has been won by Mr Glyn Chesters from Atherstone.


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 235     Number Trout Taken: 345      Number Trout Released:  1081

Total Catch:  1426                Weekly Rod Average:  6


Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 19:30

Boat All Day: 08:30        until  19:30

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30     until 14:00    PM  14:00    until  19:30

Last 4 Hours from: 15:30        until    19:30     

All Anglers to be off site by: 20:00

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.

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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