COVID-19 Update

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Updated 16th June 2020

Draycote is open for fly fishing

Severn Trent will be controlling the overall numbers of visitors onsite, once the available car park spaces are full, THEY WILL CLOSE THE SITE, for a short period. You will be able to leave whenever you want

We are offering our Full Range of fishing sessions, Boats, Full Day, Part Day & Late evening. Please be aware the main entrance gate will close at 6pm you therefore if your fishing the last 4 hour session need to be onsite before 6pm

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The fishery will have hand sanitiser at the lodge & on the pontoon for you to use, we advise you also bring your own & use it especially if you have used a keypad or gone through a gate.

The main toilets at the lodge will not be open, Severn Trent advise us that the toilets at their ranger base / country park entrance will be

Draycote Fishery Specific Guidelines for Anglers

To ensure we comply with social distancing & government guidelines I have produced new operating guidelines for everyone to follow which are highlighted below.

I would ask during these difficult times & to ensure we keep within the COVID-19 guidelines which could change at any time, you comply with any daily instructions issued by fishery staff & our landlord’s representatives Severn Trent Rangers.

Staff working the pontoon will be wearing either a Face Shield, masks & disposable gloves with all touching points on the pontoon regularly disinfected. All boats & life jackets will be disinfected after every session.

Staff in the lodge will be wearing Face Shield when interacting with customers and have access to hand sanitiser. At all other times, the recommended outside social distancing will be observed.

All customers will have access to hand sanitiser at the lodge & on the pontoon

All touching points at the lodge, doors, handles, desk, phone, till, PDQ machine etc will be disinfected at least once every hour & more often if required.

Anglers Are Required:

  1. Pre-Booking: All Bank & Boat anglers, including season permit holders will be required to call the lodge & pre book your visit. We will only accept anglers who have pre-booked
  2. Pre-payment will be required at your time of booking, this will reduce the necessity for you to enter the lodge, and for the staff to handle cash & visit banks.
  3. Pre-payment will be made once your booking for the Boat or Bank is confirmed with payment made by credit / debit card.
  4. Confirmation of your Boat Booking along with your receipt, allocated boat number & confirmation of the booked bank anglers will be posted on the outside of lodge window for you to pick up.
  5. LOYALTY CARDS: You will need to keep hold of any receipts issued by the Draycote lodge from May 28th 2020 to claim your boat & permit loyalty stamp at a later date to be announced, when normality returns to the fisheries & we once again start issuing permits across the lodge desk
  6. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines you should travel to the fishery by yourself unless you are travelling with a family member & you live at the same address.
  7. You will be required to meet social distancing rules.
  8. The Booking in & out sheet will be placed outside the lodge door; hand sanitiser will be provided.
  9. Lodge & Tackle shop Open from 15th June:         Shop Guidelines
    • To prevent queuing at the lodge we will continue to ask anglers to pre book & prepay for their bank & boat visits via debit /credit cards with permits & your receipt posted outside the lodge next to where you book in. Hand sanitiser provided.
    • Maximum 2 customers in the shop
    • Shop customers will be required to observe government social distancing guidelines
    • Everyone entering the shop will use the hand sanitiser provided
    • Shop access restricted if possible, to tackle purchases
    • Credit or Debit card payment for purchases preferred
    • Staff working the lodges / shop will be wearing face shield or masks when dealing with customers.
    • Gutting Room will remain closed
  10. Boats: New operating procedure to ensure we comply with COVID-19 guidelines                                                                                                                 Two members / season permit holders may fish from the same boat (Updated 16th June 2020) we recommend you follow the Angling trust guidelines, wear a face mask when the boat is under power, allocate one person to handle the anchor or drogue, do not share tackle & bring sanitizer to clean your hands as requiredTwo anglers may fish from the same boat (Updated 16th June 2020) we recommend you follow the Angling trust guidelines, wear a face mask when the boat is under power, allocate one person to handle the anchor or drogue, do not share tackle & bring sanitizer to clean your hands as requireBoat Anglers Guidelines


    All Anglers  Wait Here


    Fishery Staff will call you forward onto the pontoon.


    Boat Numbers will be allocated once your called forward.


    Prevent Queuing & Delays

    Minimize your journey to & from the boat.


    Do Not Tackle up in the boat next to the pontoon, staff will instruct you to leave the pontoon as soon as possible.


    Two Anglers fishing together MUST BE READY when called to come onto the pontoon together.


    The angler in charge of the engine will enter the boat first while his partner passes him/her the tackle.


    Minimize Queues & Delays

    If you require to leave the pontoon to pick up other tackle items it should ONLY BE ONE OF YOU, the other angler in charge of the engine remains in the boat.

    Returning to the pontoon


    Fishery staff will be controlling the number of anglers on the pontoon at any one time.

    BE PREPARED TO WAIT for their instructions for you to come forward & secure the boat to the pontoon.


    On returning have your tackle ready to vacate the boat & pontoon as

    quickly as possible.


    Boats & Life Jackets will be

    Disinfected after every session.


    At all times comply with the instructions given by the fishery staff, this is to ensure we meet our current operating guidelines & social distancing rules.

  1. The gutting room remains closed