Draycote Water weekly report week ending 16th September 2018
Telephone Number 01788 812018
Overall a good fishing week with overcast conditions for much of it and the continued falling water temperature. We have seen some good catches of the top on dries as well as bank anglers reporting good catches on washing line and dry fly tactics. A total of 276 anglers visited landing a total of 1552 fish for a rod average of 4.1
Light winds from the south west kicked off the week, with dries featuring well on the catch return. Peter Elliot landed 18 fish all on size 12 bob’s bits drifting from the overflow to A buoy. Ian Richardson fished from the bank at the overflow to land 5 fish on crunchers and diawl bachs including a lovely 4lb rainbow. Season ticket holder Kevin Rees landed 15 on dries using bob’s bits and hoppers. Jeff Ide also fished dries to land 11 fish from the overflow.
The wind remained in the south west on Tuesday which started blustery, although the wind did drop later in the day. Season ticket holder Brian Warwick enjoyed good sport from the bank landing 6 fish from the overflow on diawl bachs and crunchers. Out on the boats Colin England & Tony Plummer enjoyed great sport landing 20 fish using a washing line and big hoppers. Ian Pugh and Tim Tong landed 17 fish all on dries drifting from Rainbow Corner out towards A Buoy. Mr Woodroofe utilised dries to great affect landing 10 fish with beetles being the best pattern.
Near perfect conditions with overcast conditions, with he wind swinging slightly into the North West. Fishing the overflow Ian Richardson landed 8 fish on big reds taking 4 with 4 more falling to nymphs. Ian also landed a fantastic 5lb rainbow. Terry Tappingden fished alongside Ian at the overflow landing 9 fish on big reds and bob’s bits. John Hurst & Peter Watson landed 17 fish from Rainbow Corner using black pennel teamed with a white fry booby on a washing line. Andy Lane also fished around Rainbow corner with hoppers to land 17 fish. In House guide Lee Henfrey took Kevin Bright out on the water for an 8 hour guide. Enjoying fantastic sport with 40 fish coming to the boat using washing lined hoppers on a midge tip. To book a guided session with Lee call the lodge on 01788 812018.
The water temperature dropped down to just over 16°C which will hopefully mean that the difficult fishing off the water summer is behind us and the trout will start to look up before switching onto fry for the back end. Season ticket holder Peter Fisher landed 16 fish on a dry soldier palmer. Another season ticket holder also catching well from the boats was John Dickens who boated 14 fish all on dries. Steve Barby used the rudder to land 10 fish on tubes and snakes on a di 3 sinking line over the shoals. Thursday also saw the West Midlands police hold a small competition with 8 anglers taking part landing 57 fish for a rod average of 7.1 with the best tactics being dries and washing line in Rainbow Corner.
With temperatures around 17-18°C with winds from the west south west and intermediate cloud it looked a good day for fishing Friday and this turned out to be the case with a rod average of 6.3. Tony Broadway fished the bank from the overflow to land 10 fish which all fell to a big red. It was also dries that proved to be the best tactics from the boats. With Ed Douglas landing 23 all on dries drifting from Rainbow Corner towards A buoy with ginger midas being his top pattern. Kevin Rees also used dries to land 24 but this time it was Bob’s Bits, Kevin found the fish around the flat stones and down the dam wall. Paul Cushnie and Henry Russell from Scotland fished around B buoy to land 29 fish to the boat again on dries. Alan Masters fished Biggin Bay on the boats to land 12 fish using a washing line with a coral booby on the point and cormorants and hoppers on the droppers.
The good sport that had been experienced Friday continued into the weekend with good catches coming from both bank and boat. Mike Garner fished on the tower bank in the morning then rainbow corner later in the day, straight lining diawl bachs to land 7 fish. Mr D Baker fished from the bank at the overflow to land 9 fish on washing line technique with a floating fry and cormorants. Saturday also proved a good day for the rudder as three boats fishing the method all caught well landing doubles figures. Using tubes and snakes on sinking lines across the deep water towards the Draycote Dam. Iain Barr & Ed Foster ventured down to Toft and were rewarded with a catch of 25 between them. Nick Lant enjoyed good sport using a RIO Hover and a booby snake drifting from the overflow to down the Hensbrough bank to land 17 fish. Once again Paul Cushnie & Henry fished dries around B buoy as well as using snakes for a short period to land over 50 fish to the boat.
A much winder day Sunday with speeds up towards 20mph, make the conditions slightly trickier that the previous days. Andy Birkett enjoyed a great days sport boating 31 fish. Andy used buzzers in the morning to great effect with dries later in the day with hoppers being the bets pattern. On their final day of 3 Paul & Henry landed 25 fish on sedge hogs drifting from the Draycote Dam towards B buoy. Father & Son team D & A Speight enjoyed a good day’s sport using popper hoppers to boat 21 fish from Rainbow Corner. John Maxwell also fished Rainbow Corner to land 16 fish on washing lining on a midge tip with hoppers and cat booby.
Weekly Boat draw
Congratulations to Jim Hall from Hinckley the winner of this week’s free boat draw.
Number Rods: 276 Number Trout Taken: 393 Number Trout Released: 1159
Total Catch: 1552 Weekly Rod Average: 4.1
Current Fishing Times:
Bank: 07:30 until 19:30
Boat All Day: 07:30 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 (Ticket sales available from 15:15)
Gutting Room Closes – 19:00
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:00
Guiding & Tuition.
New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/
Dates for the Diary
Draycote has joined the Troutmasters Competition. Entry forms can be found next to the booking out sheets. You will need a member of staff to countersign your entry. Good luck!
Troutmasters Final – Monday 8th October – See Fishery staff. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FISHERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY FOR THIS BOAT & BANK EVENT
The Draycote Team
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