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Draycote fishing report w/e 28/7

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  Draycote has hit sensational from in the space of 24 hours. This weekend saw the Lexus individual heats, held over two days. In the three years of managing the water I have never witnessed such a change in fortune for the angler. One amazing fact that stands out is how Sundays individual winner also… Read more »




Draycote fishing report

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It finally looks like the extreme heat of late is behind us. The fishing over the past few days has improved remarkably with the rod catches averaging over 4. Recent weeks has seen our water clouded with a mild form of algae, however for the past 4 days the water has returned to being crystal… Read more »




Draycote report w/e 14/7

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The heat wave we are experiencing is taking its toll as the fish have gone deep. Despite this, at times the lake has fished well, especially in the evenings, as fish have moved to the surface once the sun has gone down. On Saturday we hosted the Rio Pairs match, with winners Iain Barr and… Read more »




Draycote Water fishing report w/e 07/07

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The week started well with plenty of fish being caught near the surface. Indeed some anglers reported excellent sport on dry flies early in the day. Rainbow corner through the Hensborough Dam produced some of the best fishing to drifting boats using floating lines and a mixture of nymphs and buzzers. Whilst other anglers did… Read more »




Draycote Water W/E 30/6

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Draycote is now in top form with fish being caught everywhere, on all methods. Draycote hosted an AMFC match on Saturday and all bar 2 anglers bagged their eight fish limit from a field of 30 anglers !! The boats headed to all areas of the lake, highlighting the vast spread of fish. The bank… Read more »




Draycote report w/e 23/6

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As predicted within the last two weeks, once the water clarity cleared, the lake would hit top form, and it has certainly done that in recent days, with the rod average topping above 9 over the weekend. Local anglers Tom Morris and Hugh Shrimpton said that on Saturday the aerators were swamped with 3” roach… Read more »




Draycote report w/e 16/6

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Finally the water clarity is clearing and the overall clarity is now good. This will hopefully set us up for a fish bonanza as the lake has not yet reached its true potential for this time of year. At times the fish have been high in the water and have often been feeding on buzzers… Read more »




Draycote report W/E 9/6

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Draycote is still plagued by coloured water, however the fish are on most days not deterred by this.Better fishing conditions this week has seen some great rises and fish have been taken on dries. The water temperature is creeping up and with this the fish are now higher in the water, and can often be… Read more »




Draycote W/E 02/06/13

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This Week has seen a change in fortunes for most as the fish are now frequently both in the surface and rising. The week’s warmer weather ahead should now see things really coming to life as the water finally gets a chance to warm up. The banks have slowed a little this week as the… Read more »




DRAYCOTE WATER FISHING REPORT W/E 27/5

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Draycote is continuing to fish well for some and not quite so well for others. I was lucky to get my own first session on the water on Sunday(26th) for the afternoon. This allowed me to see how the water was fishing from my own perspective. The water remains coloured, though not to coloured to… Read more »