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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 »




Draycote Weekly Report Week Ending 19/05/2013

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Draycote weekly update 19/5/2013 Bank fishing is available but only from the natural grassed banks. Bank anglers can take their cars around the reservoir but we are restricted to 30 bank anglers cars at anyone time, we recommend you call the lodge and book one of the 30 car passes available. Draycote is continuing to… Read more »




Draycote w/e 12/5/13

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Draycote  has continued to fish well despite the changeable weather conditions and water clarity. The clarity is improving and latest catches are reflecting that. The Coppenhall Fly fishers held a match on Saturday, and the 20 anglers took a very credible 5 fish average, in the current tinted water !!!!! The England Youth team also… Read more »




Draycote report w/e 5/5

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As much as we all prayed for some warm weather to finally wet our nets on a more consistent basis, the warm weather quite often brings along with it the dreaded word “algae”. Last week we saw a recent bloom all but disappear, all but to return after the weekends long awaited warm sunshine. As… Read more »