Draycote Water fishing report week ending Sunday 10th November 2019
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A week during which torrential rains, together with some frosty and foggy mornings, combined to make fishing conditions uncomfortable at times. Wind directions were also all over the place which made fish location an issue for some. Nevertheless, good numbers of grown on rainbows came to the net during the course of the week with perch feeding fish still the prime target for the boat anglers. Some good sport was enjoyed by bank anglers too with regulars in particular still getting amongst shrimp feeding fish along the rocky shorelines. During this period xxx anglers visited the venue. A total of 765 trout were landed, representing a weekly rod average of 3.9.
Monday saw light winds from the south turning into the east & north east as the day progressed but mainly dry with air temperatures into double figures. Good returns followed with John Hall & Ian Richardson both landing seven rainbows each on the bank. John fished the Cornfield & took his fish on a Pitsford Pea whilst Ian stayed on the Hensborough and stuck to his minkies. Kevin Rees latched on to fry feeding fish too with a nine fish total on floating fry & minkies in Toft. Ian Bradfield & Dave Davis had a good day in the boat drifting the Farborough Dam with olive snakes & boobies for a combined total of 14 to the net. Leigh Cheshire boat fished with a humungous and netted a magnificent brace of rainbows, both of which weighed over 5lbs. Tony Day also enjoyed good boat sport with 7 rainbows caught & released. Tuesday saw some frenetic action on the water – especially for bank anglers. Alan Grant fished Lin Croft catching 11 on minkies up to 5lbs 2oz. Tony Broadway did very well too with three grown on rainbows for the pot & a further 4 caught & released on his shrimp patterns. Bill Robinson also fished shrimp patterns on a sink tip line from the bank at the Swan’s Nest. He caught & released nine rainbows alongside Alan Topping, who stuck to olive fry patterns to take seven. Out on the boats, Tony Plummer fished a morning session with two netted for the pot & four released. Lee Patten & Peter Elliott searched the water all day with snakes & fry patterns, mainly on Di3&5 sinking lines and did exceptionally well landing 15 & 17 respectively. Clive Wilkins fished fry patterns along the Hensborough Bank and boated six rainbows topped off with a fin perfect 5lbs+ fish which he said, “fought like a train”. Good cloud cover for Wednesday & a change of wind direction into the south led to a good day for the boat anglers with a 4.4 rod average for the day. Mr Sowerby fished snakes to land a dozen as did Jamie Scott whose olive version tempted nine to his net. Eyebrook regulars Ian Jobe & Clive Moore visited and got in on the action too. Both landed 6 rainbows with Ian netting a fine six pounder. Tony Parker took his boat down into Toft where he also caught six good rainbows – all of which came to a black minkie booby. Alex Campbell, who found fish holding quite deep on drifts through G buoy, managed to tempt five to the net using olive snake patterns presented on a Di5. Those on the bank were also catching with Dave Manning landing six, Yousef Dar caught 4 and John Woodcock three. Whilst chilly in the morning, Thursday’s wind was a south westerly with good cloud cover. Ian Richardson was bank for his second bank stint of the week and fished off the Hensborough with fellow season ticket holder Bob Smith. Ian fished a team comprising booby, shrimp & snail pattern over the weeds to take what he described as five “bars of silver”. Bob, meanwhile, stuck to a booby & landed four. Ed Douglas explored deep water with a variety of sinking lines, boobies & snakes from all over the venue and ended his session with 15 to the boat. Kevin shared a boat with Roger Kerrison and they found fry feeding fish up to the 5lbs mark on various fry patterns using intermediate, Di3 & 5 mainly along the Hensborough Bank. Kevin Rees had a good afternoon session from the bank in Toft catching eight rainbows on a cast of minkie, buzzer & FAB with many takes coming tight to the shoreline. As seemed typical this week, the winds turned abruptly overnight and Friday anglers faced a cold, brisk north, north-westerly causing many boats to seek shelter at anchor along the north shore marks from Lin Croft and along to Toft. The wind conditions aided presentation for bank anglers there with Alan Grant netting a very creditable nine fish catch, Brian Allwood also landed five on his new favourite Apps bloodworm pattern & Paul Walker h ad four. Notts police team anglers were afloat for the day and did consistently well with a 6.2 fish rod average. John Goodwin & Chris Howkins shared the best results with eight fish apiece. Ben Bayliss & Adam Larbalester boat fished snakes & minkies for a joint tally of 10 and John Dickens landed 6 on olive snakes. John Hoskins anchored off the trees adjacent to the Cornfield where he fished booby humungus on a Di3 to catch eleven. He noted how the fish seemed to have had a distinct feeding session up until about 11:30, coming back on again from mid-afternoon. Chris Sayer fished further down into Toft and also enjoyed good sport with eight rainbows coming to his white booby humungus. Overnight rain was followed by clear skies leading to a Saturday morning of freezing fog. Soon after clearing (and yet another 360° wind change), the forecast rains arrived which persisted all day & into the evening. Despite this, eighteen anglers braved the elements & put their waterproofs to the test. As expected, action was hard to find for many but, as is always the case, a few anglers scored well. Ifor Jones & Jim Dempsey fished the rudder pulling lures for 7 & 6 fish respectively. Adam Drescher landed 4 on a humungus with most other rods averaging about a brace. Kieron Jenkins however got into some really good fish on drifts from the overflow up into Rainbow Corner. Using a Di3 & small snake patterns, thirteen rainbows had come to the boat at the conclusion of an extremely soggy day. Yet again the wind direction completely altered overnight with Sunday anglers facing a north to north north-east blow, and bright sunny conditions through until lunchtime. Ruth and Tony Kirk netted 8 fish from the bank in the Cornfield using Hare Ears. Paul Walley caught 6 fish from the bank at Lincroft Point using a DI3 and snakes. The boat pairing of Ed Douglas and Jim Smith had over 30 fish to the boat pulling on a DI3 with lures. They fished various points around the reservoir but saw most of their success at P buoy. Mark Hunt caught 9 fish from a drifting boat using Minkies fished on a DI3 and a DI5 line. Mr Chris Flay had 12 fish to the boat using a DI5 and green Snakes.
FUR & FEATHER COMPETITION
This year’s Fur and Feather match is sold out, reflecting the excellent back end of season sport here at Draycote water, with good numbers of grown on 3lb – 4lb+ fish being caught.
For anyone who is interested we do have some availability for season tickets for the 2020 season both at Draycote and also on our popular all water season ticket. Here is the link to the prices www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/prices/season-permits/ and to register your interest please email email@example.com
Fishery Tackle Shop & Online Shop at www.flyfishstore.co.uk
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Demo SAGE, Vision & Redington rods & RIO fly lines for you to take out and try. Call the Draycote lodge for details
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.
Weekly Boat draw
Congratulations to Mr Martin Price from Coventry , the winner of this week’s free boat draw.
Number Rods: 193 Number Trout Taken: 219 Number Trout Released: 546
Total Catch: 765 Rod Average: 3.9
Current Fishing Times:
Bank: 07:30 until 16:15
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 16:15
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 13:00
Last 4 Hours from: 12:15 until 16:15 (Ticket sales available from 12:00)
Gutting Room Closes: 15:45
All Anglers to be off site by: 16:45
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Draycote Water fishing report week ending Sunday 10th November 2019