Draycote fishing Report w/e 19th April 2015

Posted by & filed under Reports.

Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 19th April 2015

Telephone Number 01788 812018


As always, the weather has been the main factor influencing the fishing this week. It has been unsettled & we have experienced a mix of extremes. We had high winds with a significant chill factor, frosty misty mornings, and bright sunny days with near flat calms. Nevertheless, although there have been highs & during this period in the consistency of sport, the overall rod average for the week was 3.96

We often overlook the fact that it is still early in the season & water temperatures remain low. That said however, the buzzer hatch remains very much on the rise & huge clouds of black buzzer can now be seen daily over the back of the Farborough Bank dam.Water clarity is currently excellent – it is crystal clear.

Whilst fish are still patrolling the margins & drop offs in big numbers, more & more are also being seen & caught over open water – particularly in the vicinity of the shoals. Early daphnia feeding is also still in evidence & a couple of specimen brownies have also succumbed to fry patterns. Loren Serrano, who caught an eight pounder last week, returned to repeat the experience catching & releasing a potential double figure brown which he took on a Minkie out over open water. Jude Tuffs found 16 fish during her hectic bank session on Thursday & Mr West came up trumps on the bank with a 6lbs 4oz Golden Rainbow. On Saturday, Mr Severn found his fish deep using lure tactics and weighed an 8 fish bag for 25lbs 8oz.

The competition season is now well underway. This week we hosted a Police Inter-Force Friendly & the Annual Civil Service Competition in the boats. At the weekend we also welcomed Thornton Fly Fishers who fished a bank event. Sixteen competed & caught a total of 68 trout for a rod average of 4.25. Top honours went to Mark Sturgess whose eight fish limit weighing 27lbs included a Rainbow of 6lbs 2oz. Congratulations Mark!

Weekly Free Boat Draw

This weeks free boat draw has been won by Mr Peter Wyles from Herefordshire. .

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  347   Number Trout Taken:    468   Number Trout Released:   909

Total Catch:  1377                Weekly Rod Average:  3.96

Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 20:00

Boat All Day: 08:30        until   20:00

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30     until 14:30    PM  14:30   until  20:00

Last 4 Hours from: 16:00        until    20:00     

All Anglers to be off site by: 20:30

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.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, The Tower 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

Follow Us on

facebook www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore