Since 2011 Ifor Jones of Fishery Management (UK) Ltd has managed the fishery ably assisted by fishery manager`s Tom Bird &Alan McGrory.
Draycote is a renowned fly fishery set in the Warwickshire countryside, a few miles from Rugby town centre and within easy access of the main midland routes M1, M6, M40 and M45.
Draycote water (600 acres) produces the finest buzzer fishing in the midlands, with its exceptional buzzer hatches ensuring superb fly fishing. This abundance of food ensures Draycote reputation for large grown on rainbow and brown trout with fish in excess of 5kg (10lb+) caught each year.
Bank anglers have easy access to the superb bank fishing with 30 anglers cars permitted onto the 6 mile perimeter tarmac road of the reservoir at any one time. All the natural banks are fishable with Toft Shallows, Cornfield, Dunns Bay and Rainbow Corner the most popular areas. We recommend you call the fishery and book one of the 30 available car passes if bank fishing.
32 boats all with outboards are available for the visiting fly angler giving access to Draycote’s 600 acres and its famed shoals (underwater islands). For competitions, group bookings if required extra boats can be moved from our other fisheries increasing the fleet to 50 boats. Anglers fishing from a drifting boat, fishing a team of dries or buzzers over and around these shoals, will experience some, if not the finest top of the water fly fishing any midlands reservoir has to offer.
During the autumn, the abundance of fry and the inevitable superb fly fishing opportunity it brings, is the time of year some of our largest trout are taken, with this food bonanza bringing those large brown and rainbow trout within easy casting distance of the bank angler.
Draycote is a popular competition venue with many clubs and associations enjoying its excellent fishing and facilities. We are also hosting a round of the Lexus competition this year and with fishery manager`s organising our own competitions (see competition page).
We feel passionate about our sport and are keen to encourage other anglers into fly fishing, or if required, try and improve their knowledge. To this end we have what we consider to be the finest fly fishing guides and instructors available, visit out Guiding/Tuition page for further details or call 01788 812018.