Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 12th May 2019
Overall Draycote has fished pretty well this past seven days. The week started well with light winds and dry cloudy conditions, but was forecast for some rain and a steady drop in temperature through until Thursday. Up until recently the boat anglers have had the lions share of the sport here at Draycote, but after a midweek stocking livened up the north shore and rainbow corner, bank anglers are now putting in good returns. The main areas on the bank seem to be duns bay, biggin bay, Lincroft point and rainbow corner, whilst out on the boats the school slips, rainbow corner, biggin bay and the markers in open water seem to be producing well. The rod average this week was 5.5.
Monday looked like a good day to be out on the water with conditions nigh on perfect. The boat pairing of Tom Finney and Tony Parker netted 16 fish on a mixture of dries, nymphs and blobs. Chris Bobby and Lianne Frost caught 13 and 14 a piece. Draycote regular Jim Smith netted 18 fish on dries. Kasidit Leoviriyakit, assisted by his son, netted 15 fish on a DI5 and cats whiskers, as well as buzzers and fabs on a floater.
Tuesday saw Draycote season permit holder Ian Richardson catch 12 fish on buzzers from the bank in duns bay, and remark on “an excellent day”. Yousef Dar and Peter Elliott had 29 fish to the boat between them in various spots around the reservoir. Seasoned regular John Clifford caught 8 fish in a morning session, which included a brownie of 8 lbs. Mr M Dewey, Mr M Hatton and Mr T Teil, who are bank fishing Draycote this week had 23 fish between them on buzzers.
Wednesday was a wet and windy day overall with more bank than boat anglers for a change. Mr Hatton caught a total of 8 fish from the bank on buzzers, one of which was a 7 lb rainbow. Whilst out on the boats Kevin Jones and Anthony Ashford netted 6 fish between them.
Thursday saw the bad weather clear up a bit and allowed for some good sport, with Mr Hatton, Mr Dewey and Mr Teil netting 30 fish from the bank. Mr P Cleaver also had a good day on the bank catching 9 fish on claret shrimps with a slow retrieve. Mr C J Day netted 15 fish from the bank, all of them coming to a damsel. Mr Finch Noyes had 9 fish from the bank on black buzzers fished deep and slow. Staff member Michael Hanlon caught 5 fish from the bank in an evening session, all on black and green buzzers. Eddie Mitchell and Dave Kennel took to the boats to catch 31 fish between them. Mr M Draper and Mr M Burdette caught 24 fish between them from a boat . Ian and Ivor Tatton took advantage of our last 4 hour permit to catch 9 fish between them.
Friday saw some of the bank fishing regulars do quite well overall. Tony Broadway caught 16 fish from various points along the north shore. Pete Allen caught 13 fish from the bank. Alan Bettles, again fishing from the bank had 23 fish in duns bay on a blue flash damsel. Ian Richardson had 20 fish from the bank using buzzers on the bung. Mr R Gilks from Derby County Angling Club caught 7 fish from the bank and remarked that they were in very good condition.
Saturday was yet again a good day out on the water with plenty of fish being caught in nearly all areas of the reservoir. Saturday regulars Ivor Jones and Jim Dempsey had 30 fish to the boat on sinking lines and lures. Mr Martin Moore netted 21 fish from a boat on green buzzers from croft shoal and toft shallows. Mr C and Mr I Malpass had 25 fish to the boat using brown buzzers. Their haul included 3 perch and one pike. Mr Luke Orton managed 16 fish from the bank on damsels and olive buzzers. Season permit holders Jim and Richard Hall caught over 30 fish from the bank on diawl bachs and buzzers.
Sunday started very bright and sunny, with some broken cloud cover rolling in around midday. The conditions seemed to suit season permit holders Jim Smith and Ed Douglas who boated over 50 fish between them, in areas such as P buoy and rainbow corner using buzzers and diawl bachs with a FAB on the point. Staff member Michael Hanlon caught 3 fish from the bank in a short afternoon session using olive buzzers. Mr A Mcgill and Mr A Muir had 24 fish to the boat between them.
This weeks special offer, following on from last week relates to buzzers. The guiding & tuition team have put together their 5 best patterns. For information see the bottom of the report.
Draycote has a wheelie boat for hire, which includes a ramp and hydraulic lift for wheelchair access. To book the wheelie boat call the lodge on 01788 812018.
Fishery Tackle Shop & Online Shop
Draycote has a tackle shop at the fishery stocking SAGE, RIO, VISION, REDINGTON, WYCHWOOD, GREYS, SNOWBEE, FULLING MILL, FARIO, LOON, FISHPOND and STREAMWORKS products with demo SAGE, Vision & Redington rods & RIO fly lines for you to take out and try.
We also have an online shop. For all you anglers who might not be aware www.flyfishstore.co.uk is the online store for Draycote and the whole of Fishery Management (UK) Ltd. During the 2019 season we will be looking at doing weekly specials offers on the website. The weeks special offer is the Guiding & Tuition teams’ best buzzers and how to fish them in the latest blog at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk by Tom Bird. To see the special offer please visit www.flyfishstore.co.uk/offers
COMPETITIONS During June
6th June Ladies International (boatmen / boatwomen required contact the lodge 01788812018)
15th & 16th June Angling Trust Loch Style Championship
27th June 2019 – Alex Booth Fly Fishers Charity Match contact Roy Lewin via 07762 746825
Weekly Boat draw
Congratulations to Mr Pete Giles from Brimfield near Ludlow the winner of this week’s free boat draw.
Number Rods: 317 Number Trout Taken: 208 Number Trout Released: 1558
Total Catch: 1766 Rod Average: 5.5
Current Fishing Times:
Bank: 07:30 until 21:15
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 21:15
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 15:00 PM 15:00 until 21:15
Last 4 Hours from: 17:15 until 21:15 (Ticket sales available from 17:00)
Gutting Room Closes – 20:45
All Anglers to be off site by: 21:45
The Draycote Team
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