Draycote Report W/E 20th September 2020

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week ending Sunday 20th September 2020

Overall a challenging week with the sun conditions and cool North and North East winds having a negative impact to the fishing. However, we did see marked improvements for both the bank and boat anglers, which looks positive for the coming week with a further stocking going in as well. Overall a total of 283 anglers visited the fishery landing a total of 575 fish giving a rod average of 2.0.

A far from ideal start to the week with flat calm, cloudless start with the temperature hitting 24 degrees. However, this being said the few anglers who did visit the water produced a rod average of 4. With such adverse conditions most of the fish came from the Aerators and fishing deep was the order of the day. Fishery Ranger Lee Henfrey used an Airflo Booby Basher and a tube to land 10 fish leaving the line to sink for 50 seconds before retrieving. As the weather cools and the fish turn onto the fry and drop deeper in the water column why not book Lee for a guiding session to get the most out of this bountiful time? For bookings call Tom on 01788 812018. Seeing what Lee was doing Don Coe and boat partner Alistair Baker landed 14 fish to the boat including a cracking 5lb rainbow with their best fly being a brown minkie booby. With again the key to the success was the long countdown before starting to retrieve the fly Don was leaving it around 1 minute and half. Fishing along the Aerators but this time sticking to dries was Gordon Byers and Tim Groves who used Big Reds and Orange Daddies to take 10 fish to the boat.

Tuesday was very bright and sunny with only the slightest breeze. Ian Reeve and his boat partner managed 14 fish to the boat on Daddies on a floater, before going deep on sinking lines and snakes. Kevin Rees caught 7 fish on dries such as Crippled Midge. Lee Patten and Peter Elliott had a bakers dozen to the boats on a mixture of nymphs and dries.

Wednesday saw the wind swing round into the north east and proved a challenging day for the anglers. Tony Parker had 5 fish to the boat using dries and nymphs, one of which was over 5lbs. Alex Campbell reported lots of surface movement and some interest in his flies, but it wasn’t until he started fishing buzzers on a long leader down deep, that he started catching. Alex returned 4 fish for the day from long drifts around P buoy and along the Farborough dam.

A bright and sunny day on Thursday with a north easterly breeze on the water. Yesterday proved quite tough out on the water, but Thursday was much improved with the rod average rising to 4.4. It turned out to be a day of many methods, with fish coming to deep sinking lines, washing lines with a Sparkler booby on the point and also dries. Young Mike Garner caught 3 fish from the bank using Red Diawl Bachs in Bigging Bay and Toft Shallows. Mr Gordon Bramwell and Mr K Cooke used a Fast Glass Line in Toft to boat 25 fish between them. Draycote regulars Eddie Mitchell and Dave Kennell had 17 fish to the boat using a 12 foot slow tip, Diawl Bachs and Boobies. Highlighted of the day Mick Nicholls 7lb4oz rainbow taken on a sinking line and lure photo www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

A difficult day Friday with a bright sunny conditions with the winds in the East, this resulted in a poor rod average of 1.48, with no one really cracking the method to catch. Tony Broadway & Gordon Slack landed 6 fish between them on Minkies on intermediate lines. Colin Jones with boat partner Nick White landed 7 fish between them using mini lures on sinking lines around Farborough spit and into Biggin Bay. Don Coe and A Baker used Crunchers to take 5 fish between them fishing around the Aerators. Steve Styles landed 4 fish with 3 coming to snakes and 1 to a Bob’s Bits.

Another day of difficult conditions Saturday with bright conditions from around 10am with the wind once again on the North East. Fishing proved difficult for some but more productive for others. It seems that the Swans Nest in Toft was the place to be, using a 12 foot slow tip with a Sparkler Booby on the point and 2 Nemo Crunchers. This area and method put at least a couple of boats well into double figures. Season permit holder Mike Garner fished from the bank by the Swans Nest to net 6 fish on Nemo Crunchers and Diawl Bachs. Mike Laycock and Frank Sumnall fished a DI7 with a Sparkler Booby on the point and a FAB on the top dropper in various places around the reservoir to boat nearly 30 fish between them. Mike said that the fish were holding between the surface and 6 feet down.
A warm day Sunday with sun for the majority with the wind staying in the North which did at time get up and help to take the edge of the hot sun. Peter Mercer & P Pendlebury landed 30 fish between them using a 12ft slow tip with a FAB on the point and crunchers on the droppers. The pair found the majority of the fish at the end of the Farnborough Dam wall just as it joins to the Swan’s Nest. Fishing in the same area Mr C Adams & J Maxwell boated 17 fish between them also using a washing line on with a sparkler booby on the point. All water season ticket holder Paul Walker enjoyed a good days sport from the bank landing 9 fish from the Swans Nest and also the Cornfield on Diawl Bachs and pheasant tail nymphs.

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Competition

Fur & Feather- Sunday 29th November 2020.

We are please to announce we have the date for a popular Fur & Feather competition on Sunday 29th November. As always there will be some fantastic Christmas Hamper prizes up for grabs for the 1st prize and bottles of wine and spirit for 2nd 3rd and the biggest fish.

Fish with your partner to fishery rules 12 fish limit to the boat no time bonus heaviest weight wins. To book your place please phone the lodge on 01788 812018.

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Tuition & Guided Sessions
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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 19.15
Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 19.15
Morning Boat – 8.30am – 14.00
Afternoon Boat – 14.00pm – 19.15
Last 4 Hr – 15.15pm – 19.15pm
All Anglers Off Site – 19.45pm

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Fisheries Covid Guidelines

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A reminder of our Covid operating procedures at our fisheries, Draycote – Thornton – Eyebrook.

All our counters have a Perspex screen fitted with hand sanitizing points as you enter the lodges.

Ensure you remove any litter from the boats especially any food wrappings, bottles, cans etc & place it in the dustbins provided.

Covid Operating Procedure While Visiting Draycote Eyebrook & Thornton Trout Fishery

  1. Pre-Booking: All Bank & Boat anglers, will be required to call the lodge & pre book your visit
  2. Pre-payment will be required at your time of booking, this will reduce queuing at the lodge.
  3. Pre-payment can be made by a credit / debit card.
  4. Confirmation of your Boat or Bank Booking along with your receipt will be posted at the lodge next to the Booking In – Booking Out sheet. Hand sanitiser points are provided at the lodge entrance doors for you use
  5. Lodge & Tackle shop are open, use the hand sanitiser as you enter & from July 24th it will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering within the shop, this can be a Buff, scarf, mask, face shield etc
  6. Observe the 1m+ social distancing guidelines within the lodges / shop
  7. Bank Anglers are to ensure they observe social distancing and while fishing keep a minimum of   15 meters apart. Bring your own hand sanitiser and use it as required during the day especially if you’ve used barrier key pads, combination locks, sat on benches or opened gatesBOATS:
  8. Two anglers may share a boat, or three anglers from the same household
  9. We recommend you follow the Angling Trust guidelines & wear a face covering while the boat is moving under power
  10. Bring your own hand sanitiser & use it as required during the da

Pontoon Access Guidelines Posted at the Pontoon Walkway-

  1. All Anglers Wait at the pontoon walkway
  2. Fishery Staff will call you forward onto the pontoon.
  3. Boat Numbers will be allocated by the staff working the pontoon once your called forward.
  4. Prevent Queuing & Delays Minimize your journey to & from the boat.
  5. Do Not Tackle up in the boat next to the pontoon, staff will instruct you to leave the pontoon as soon as possible.
  6. Two Anglers fishing together MUST BE READY when called to come onto the pontoon together.
  7. The angler in charge of the engine will enter the boat first while his partner passes him/her the tackle.
  8. 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

  1. 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.

  1. On returning have your tackle ready to vacate the boat & pontoon as quickly as possible.
  2. Boats & Life Jackets will be Disinfected after every session.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove your litter from the boat & place it in the dustbins provided at the fisheries.

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Draycote Report W/E 13th September 2020

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01788 812018 email: lodge@flyfishdraycote.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk

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Our COVID-19 Guidelines
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Fishery Report: Week ending Sunday 13th September 2020

Overall a busy week with 338 anglers visiting the fishery landing a total of 993 fish for a rod average of 2.9. With the majority of the fish still sitting high in the water, however, we have also seen the rudder anglers starting to drop a little deeper in the lines and being rewarded with some cracking fish.

Great conditions Monday with overcast skies and light winds, as a result the week got off to a busy start with a number of anglers hoping to catch some hard fighting tout. Draycote season ticket holder Peter Elliot landed 11 fish on a mix of daddies and dries from around Toft and also Biggin Bay. John Dickens also landed 11 fish drifting from X Buoy towards S and off the side of Croft shoal, he too used daddies. Fishing in a similar area as John, Kevin Rees used crippled midge and Bob’s Bits in claret to tempt his fish. Mr F Brookes & A Spencer enjoyed a “Fantastic Afternoons Sport” landing a dozen fish between them drifting from the Tower Bank into Duns and also off the Draycote Dam on a mix of dries and washing lined nymphs. Visiting Scottish angler Stuart Marklow enjoyed a good day boating 20 fish all on dries from a number of different areas with Toft and the open water around X buoy producing.

Another good day in terms of conditions with overcast skies but with slightly stronger winds than the previous day. As a result the good catches continued, on the bank Ian Richardson landed 9 fish. Using a minkie booby on the point with a mix of shrimps and nemo crunchers on the droppers, fishing along the Tower Bank. Draycote season ticket holder Brian Allwood also fished on the tower bank to take 4 fish and loose another 2. Bob Smith fished further down to the bank In Dunn’s & Biggin Bay to take the majority of his fish. With 3 coming from Dunn’s, 2 from biggin & 1 from the Tower Bank using the same cast as Ian with a Minkie booby and shrimps and crunchers. Brothers Terry & John Evans landed 16 fish between them all on dries fishing in Biggin Bay and also Rainbow Corner. All water season ticket holder Ed Douglas also landed 16 fish on dries using Bob’s Bits and crippled midge fishing around Middle Shoal and through the middle of Toft. Fishing with a washing line with 2 boobies and 2 Muskins, Dave Kennell & Eddie Mitchell landed 13 fish between them.

A cloudy start to the day, with the sun making an appearance at around 9am, with the wind remaining in the South West, which did later in the day swing to the North West. On the boats all water season ticket holder Paul Havard enjoyed a great day landing 6 fish on pink snakes on a Di 3. Although it was Paul landing his first ever brown trout that made the day a fantastic fish on 6lb 6oz. The brown came from drifting from B Buoy to Y Buoy and took halfway way between the two. Mr Sowerby enjoyed a good days sport landing 14 fish on dries, with Toft and Biggin Bay being his best areas. Mr Blackwood used claret Bob’s Bits in Toft to land 13 fish, with a number of other fish coming short to the dries as well.

A near perfect forecast with overcast skies and light winds, however, it was a frustrating morning for the anglers as there was not a breath of wind until 2pm. Gordon Bramwell & boat partner Ken Cooke laned 19 fish between them washing lining around P Buoy on a midge tip with a FAB on the point and nymphs on the droppers. Mr Paul Gillett landed 13 fish using a sparkler booby on the point, Diawl Bach on the dropper and then a muddler on the top dropper. Draycote season ticket holder Paul Mitchell landed 11 fish all falling to foam daddies fished around P Buoy. Fellow season ticket holders Dave Kennell & Eddie Mitchell landed 15 fish using a floating line with a booby on the point and 2 foam daddies on the droppers around P. Ed Douglas used dries to land 19 fish with the majority of the fish coming in the afternoon drifting from the back end of the Aerators towards P & X Buoy. Fellow dry fly fanatic Kevin Rees also found the fish in the same area to land 22 fish using crippled midge and bobs bits.

Friday was overcast with a good south westerly breeze. Bob Smith caught 7 fish from both the Tower Bank and the Swans Nest using Minkie Boobies. Ian Richardson also fished the Tower Bank to good effect netting 5 fish again on Minkie Boobies. Out on the boats Richard Ellis had 6 fish using Sparkler Boobies on DI5’s and DI7’s. Ruth and Tony Kirk ventured out in a boat to catch 9 fish on Shipmans Buzzers and Sedgehogs with a Fiery Brown Hopper on the point. Season permit holder Steve Orton had 8 fish to the boat on various patterns such as Daddies, Muddlers, Hoppers and a Pitsford Pea. Alex Campbell had 3 fish in a morning session pulling Sparkler Boobies on a floating line along the Farborough Dam.

Saturday was a bit bright throughout the day with a steady south westerly breeze. The fish are feeding sporadically on the fry and providing some great sport for both boat and bank anglers alike. Ivor Jones and Jim Dempsey had 13 fish on the rudder using various fry patterns such as Tubes and Minkies. Ed Douglas stuck firmly to the dries to boat 5 fish. Forresters Fly Fishers caught 22 fish between 12 of them to give a club average of 1.8. Alan Shufflebottom caught 9 fish from the bank on Crunchers and Boobies. 12 anglers from Cwmllynfell Fly Fishing Club did really well out on the boats with a total of 58 fish between them, giving them a club average of 4.8.

A warm day Sunday with temperatures getting to 24 degrees the warmest we have seen a couple of weeks. On the bank Draycote Fly Fishers hosted their Autumn Pairs Bank match with 12 members fishing, in the challenging sunny conditions. Winning the day was Dave Atkins & Brian Allwood who had 4 fish all of which came to cormorants from either the Tower Bank or Lincroft Point. In second was John Hanlon & Stephen Dewhurst & then in 3rd a tie all on 1 fish was Mike Nolan & David Rechtorik, Neil Berry & Mark JJ and Paul Walley & Keith Jones. Great to see such a good turn out by the club members in far than ideal conditions, details on the Draycote FF can be found below. On the boats fishery ranger Lee Henfrey & Nigel Keeber landed just short of 20 fish to the boat. The pair found that a Booby Basher Di 8 fished on the rudder drifting from the Cornfield into Toft, and then off Lincroft point towards the back of Croft Shoal. With Lee & Nigel landing some cracking fish all falling to tubes. Richard Walker also fished on the Aerators landing 9 fish using a mixture of minkies & snakes fished on a Di 6 sinking line. All water season ticket holder Ian Reeve took his grandson Flynn Lewis out with him fishing landed 11 fish using a black and gold minkie booby back drifting from the Cornfield through Toft, great to see more youth anglers getting out and enjoying this fantastic sport. Remember all juniors under the age of 16 are free when visiting with a paying adult.

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Competition

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Fur & Feather- Sunday 29th November 2020.

We are please to announce we have the date for a popular Fur & Feather competition on Sunday 29th November. As always there will be some fantastic Christmas Hamper prizes up for grabs for the 1st prize and bottles of wine and spirit for 2nd 3rd and the biggest fish.

Fish with your partner to fishery rules 12 fish limit to the boat no time bonus heaviest weight wins. To book your place please phone the lodge on 01788 812018.

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Tuition & Guided Sessions
From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

Opening Hours & Boat Session
Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 19.30
Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 19.30
Morning Boat – 8.30am – 14.00
Afternoon Boat – 14.00pm – 19.30
Last 4 Hr – 15.30pm – 19.30pm
All Anglers Off Site – 20.00pm

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Draycote Report W/E 6th September 2020

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01788 812018 email: lodge@flyfishdraycote.co.uk

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Fishery Report: Week ending Sunday 6th September 2020

Overall quite a busy week at the fishery with 296 anglers visiting the fishery landing a total of 887 fish for a rod average of 3 . With the majority of the fish getting caught quite high in the water column with the top 3 feet producing good numbers. Although we are seeing a number of fish getting caught on fry patterns with anglers reporting fish being caught coughing up perch into the net.

Monday was flat calm with overcast conditions for most of the day. Fish could be seen topping in quite a few areas of the reservoir from very early on. James Kelly fished from the bank during the morning and landed 2 fish on Diawl Bachs. Mr V King had 6 fish to the boat on Dries, Buzzers and Snakes. Season permit holder John Dickens caught 6 fish on Dries throughout the day. Andy Lilley also used Dries to good effect as well as Hares Ears, netting 5 fish from the boat. Mr M Jones’s group fished out the final day of their 3 day package to boat a total of 38 fish between, them using Dries and a washing line with Diawl Bachs.

Another flat calm day here at Draycote with high cloud cover and not much chance of a breeze. Fishing was tough but Brian Allwood managed to winkle 4 out from the bank along Biggin and Dunns bay. Brian used a Minkie and fished around the weed beds where he could see fish moving. Draycote regular Mick Cronin caught 4 fish from the bank along the north shore using various fry patterns. Tony Broadway and Gordon Slack took to a boat and managed 9 between them using Minkies and Boobies on a washing line. Season permit holder Kevin Rees caught 6 fish on various dry flies such as Crippled Midge. Mr Keith Coley and Mr B Taft had 7 fish to the boat on Muddlers on a floating line. Matt Osbourne caught 3 fish during an evening session on Sparkler Boobies. Mr D Newnam and his boat partner netted 9 fish from a boat, all on dries.

A changeable day on Wednesday with a bright start with near flat calm conditions, which by lunch time had clouded over with rain and quite gusty south west winds. Which dropped the air temperature by nearly 10 degrees, On the bank Bob Smith landed 5 fish from the Tower Bank and also Dunn’s Bay on a mix of shrimps and boobies with Sparkler and also Minkie Boobies proving to be the best on the day. Geoff Preston fished a morning session to land 4 fish out from the Sailing Club using a fast sinking line and a white and silver lure. Peter Elliot fished from Rainbow Corner to A buoy and off the Draycote Dam towards B to land 7 fish on a sparkler booby. Another angler who found Sparkler boobies the key to success was Mike Boswell who landed 9 fish using a washing line with a Sparkler Booby on the point and Muskins on the droppers.

A rainy start to Thursday, before the sun came out around 3pm with the winds staying in the South West. Matt and Nathan Currell had one each from the bank using Cats Whiskers and Black and Gold Humungus.
Both Alex Urquhart and Kevin Rees had 5 fish each on a variety of patterns such as Crippled Midge. Mr J Juckes had 4 fish to the boat on Claret and Red Diawl Bachs on the top. Dave Kennel caught 8 fish on a washing line using a Sparkler Booby on the point and Muskins on the droppers.

Friday started with a very cool westerly breeze and quite dark clouds overhead. Young Tony Broadway had a good day with 4 fish from the bank on Floating Fry patterns and Daddies, as did Stephen Dewhurst. Richard Pelly and his boat partner Mr T Sykes fished Floating Fry patterns to great effect around the Valve Tower, netting 8 good fish on floating lines. Chris Pallot and Paul Southgate had 5 fish to the boat using Sparkler Boobies drifting around the valve tower. Draycote regular Ed Douglas took 11 fish on dries. Mr R Thompson caught 6 fish from the boat on Boobies and Diawl Bachs. Graham Homer had 8 fish to the boat using fry patterns and dries. Mr G England and Mr S Hill had 22 fish to the boat using White Snakes drifting around A Buoy up in Raibow Corner.

Saturday was bright and cool to start with but clouded over about 10 o’clock with a steady westerly breeze.
Ian Reeve and his boat partner Steve Hubbard caught8 good fish from the boat using Floating Fry patterns on a floating line. Ian said that they found the best method was to draw the flies back quickly through the wave. Nick Lane and Dave Summers had a baker’s dozen to the boat on dries. All water season permit holders Phil Mee and Andy Lilley caught 7 fish on fry patterns around the Tower and D buoy. The boat pairing of Tony Broadway and Steve Ottley caught 6 fish on a mixture of fry patterns and dries.

Sunday was bright, calm, and cool to start with and warmed up as the day went on. On the bank Mr R Parris landed 3 fish on dries from Dunn’s Bay. Draycote season ticket holder Paul Walley also fished from the bank landing 2 fish but loading a number of others that manged to make for the weed bed. John Woodcock also landed 3 cracking fish all on some home tied specials. On the boats P Bridge enjoyed a great day landing 17 fish on dries. With Daddy longlegs taking the majority of the fish with Royal Wolf dry flies also taking 8. Jim Smith & Ed Douglas enjoyed a good day boating 20 fish between them with dries being the order of the day around lunch, before using snakes and tubes to take the other fish in the afternoon. The pair found the fish around Middle shoal drifting around P & X Buoy. Andy Taylor & Steve Smalley landed 30 fish to the boat using a mix of nymphs and boobies fished on a washing line.

Draycote Guides Andy Miller & Lee Henfrey ran another successful beginners day, see our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore for Andy Millers report.

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Competition

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New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water
Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details
www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1888&sectionTitle=AT+Loch+Style+Autumn+Series
Further details email Andy.Taylor@anglingtrust.net

Two heats at Draycote
Draycote 6th September & Draycote 25th October

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Scierra Pairs

Draycote 26th July details via Phil Dixon www.scierrapairs.co.uk/heats/

Tuition & Guided Sessions
From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

Opening Hours & Boat Session
Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 19.30
Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 19.30
Morning Boat – 8.30am – 14.00
Afternoon Boat – 14.00pm – 19.30
Last 4 Hr – 15.30pm – 19.30pm
All Anglers Off Site – 20.00pm

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Draycote Water Fishing Report w/e Sunday 29th August 2020

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report.

 

Tel: 01788 812018   email: lodge@flyfishdraycote.co.uk

 

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Fishery Report: Week ending Sunday 30th August

 

The government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings are to be worn within all shops in England from Friday 24th July. These can be a Buff type, scarf or mask etc.

 

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges.

 

Great conditions were forecast on Monday with light winds and overcast skies, although the sun did make an appearance later, knocking the fish off the feed a bit. Draycote season ticket holder Kevin Rees landed 8 fish on dries with a crippled midge being his best pattern. He fished from a boat around J Buoy heading towards the Farborough Dam. Will Hunt fished in Rainbow Corner using a Green Peter and a Black Hopper on an intermediate line to land 6 fish. All Water season ticket holder Paul Walker landed 6 fish from Toft and also Biggin Bay on buzzers. Overall it was a challenging day, with a number of anglers landing no more than a brace. This may have been due to the sun and the angling pressure from the previous days competition.

 

With the wind speeds too high the boats did not go out on Tuesday. The only two fish of the day were caught from the bank by Ken Key and Mr R Moseley, whos’ catch weighed in at 4lbs 8 oz.

 

Wednesday, although still a bit blustery, proved to be a much better day out on the water. Ian Reeve and Matt Pittaway had 11 fish to the boat between them on Diawl Bachs, Daddies and Hoppers. Paul Taylor caught 10 fish from a boat on Montanas and Olive Damsels. Mr Tony Harris caught one from the bank by the overflow but the thick weed relieved him of another 4. Tony Broadway caught 4 fish from the bank using Floating Fry patterns.

 

Thursday was overcast with a light southerly breeze and fairly cool temperatures. There were plenty of fish topping early on in the day around J and T buoy, and Croft shoal. Throughout the day the best of the fishing seemed to be in the top few feet of the water with fish coming to dries and Sparkler Boobies on a washing line. Although the ever popular Diawl Bach accounted for a few fish, a Black Muskins with a red thorax put quite a few fish in the boat for many of the anglers. Season permit holder Bob Smith caught 6 fish from the bank at Lincroft point and the Tower bank using Snakes, Pin Fry patterns and Minkie Boobies. Ian Richardson caught 3 fish from the Tower bank on small Minkie patterns. Kevin Rees had 10 fish to the boat on dries such as Crippled Midge.

 

Friday was overcast and fairly calm to start, with the wind picking up through lunchtime. The rain that was forecast didn’t arrive until much later in the day, giving anglers a bit of respite. The Fly Dressers Guild were out in force, practising for their match tomorrow, and played their cards very close to their chests as regards returns. However, the rod average remains good for the time of year, with the water temperature now dropping to a balmy 17 degrees, and water visibility is good. The fish seem to be feeding sporadically on the fry and have been caught using lures such as Snakes and Humungus. They are still holding in the top few feet of the water column and are also being taken on dries such as big reds. The washing line has accounted for a good number of fish using Black Muskins or Diawl Bachs, with a sparkler Booby on the point.

 

Saturday started very cool with a strong north westerly breeze and once again overcast. The breeze strengthened through the middle of the day and made for uncomfortable conditions across the lodge side of the reservoir. Dean and Neil Shilton ventured out in a boat to land a dozen fish between them, one of which was a 5lb brown. Mr S Proffitt caught 6 fish from the bank using Floating Perch patterns in Biggin Bay. Season Permit holder Chris Pallot caught 4 fish from a boat on a DI 3 and Olive Snakes. Saturday also had 44 members of the Fly Dressers Guild Fish the John Watts Competition here at Draycote water. Conditions were a little tough, but the anglers managed to net a total of 143 fish between them, for a competition rod average of 3.25. The competition was won by the team from Thames Valley Invictas with a total of 22 fish for 35lbs. In second place were the Surrey Snakes with 19 fish for 36lbs 2 oz, closely followed in third place by New Haylie Fly Fishers with 16 fish for 29lbs 14oz. Well done to all those who took part.

 

Sunday was a bright and breezy start with a bit of a nip in the air, and thankfully not too much water in the boats. Mr Jones and his friends visiting us from Wales on a 3 day package, had a total of 57 fish between them on various patterns and methods such as Dries, a washing line with cormorants or a Sparkler Booby on the point, and Pulling Snakes on a fast Glass. Jim Smith and Ed Douglas also enjoyed a good day out in a boat , catching 30 fish between them. Jim and Ed  said that they fished all over the reservoir using various methods such as Dries, a washing line with buzzers, and Tubes fished on an intermediate line.

Mr D Eames had 19 fish to the boat using various methods all fished over open water. Season permit holders Matt Pittaway and Ian Reeve had 9 fish to the boat between them using Perch Fry patterns and Dries.

 

 

New Demo Tackle for you to take out and try: SAGE SONIC Fly Rods, RIO Slick Cast. We have the excellent new SAGE SONIC 10ft #7 demo rod for you to try, team it with our RIO Slick Cast #7 Gold or Grand fly lines. Call the lodge 01788 812018 to book your demo.

 

Bank anglers please note: The perimeter track is extremely busy with families, cyclists & joggers. Exercise caution while driving around the reservoir & observe speed limits

 

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop. We currently have a Fishery Management (UK) ltd Daddy Dry Fly Selection.

 

 

Competitions

Angling Trust / TEFF Loch Style Fundraiser Sunday 27th September

Booking details

https://anglingtrust.net/competitions/at-teff-loch-style-fundraiser-2020/

 

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Tuition & Guided Sessions From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we have resumed our 1:1 casting tuition & 1:1 guided boat sessions. For the latest information on tuition under Covid-19 guidelines please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk. For bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 20:00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 20:00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 14.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 14.00pm – 20:00

Last 4 Hr – 16:00pm – 20:00pm

All Anglers Off Site – 20:30pm

 

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Great article on the Draycote club in this months issue of Trout & Salmon, photo on our www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

 

Draycote Fishing report week ending 23rd August

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DRAYCOTE

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Our COVID-19 Guidelines

Full details of our updated guidelines can be found on our website http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/latest-report/

Fishery Report: Week ending Sunday 23rd August

The government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings are to be worn within all shops in England from Friday 24th July. These can be a Buff type, scarf or mask etc.

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges.

Lots of thunder and the chance of rain around Monday with quite a close muggy day, with the pressure changing all the time it seemed to knock the fish off the feed with most anglers experiencing a challenging day. Season ticket holder Kevin Rees landed 8 fish all on crippled midge. Kevin said that he only caught when the conditions went flat calm, and the boat had to be positioned onto the moving fish. Iain Barr & Andy Axon fished together getting a practice in before the Anglers World Final on Sunday taking 13 fish between them, but, remained tight lipped on areas and methods.

 

Tuesday proved to be a very good day out on the water as the rod average rose to 3.1. Many of the returns are showing that the fish are still holding in the top few feet of the water with only a few fish coming to deep sinking lines. Season permit holder Brian Allwood caught 4 fish from the bank on Diawl Bachs and lost another 3. Mike Garner netted one form the bank with many follows on Crunchers up in Rainbow Corner. Mr Moore caught 2 fish from the bank on Big Reds and lost another 4. Dave Adkins had 9 fish on sinking lines and snakes on the aerators.

 

A very wet day on Wednesday put paid to quite a few peoples plans. Although there were 21 rods on the water returns were light, which is to be expected before a big competition. Mr Paul Cramp had 8 fish to the boat using Dabblers. Draycote regular Ed Douglas took 12 fish on dries and Nymphs. Alex Campbell had 3 fish to the boat in a morning session. Alan used dries such as the Copper Hopper, Crippled Midge and foam Daddies with drifts around D buoy down in Toft Shallows.

 

A busy day Thursday with 37 boats taking to the water with it looking one of the best days of the week with regards to the weather. However, the weather altered late Wednesday giving sunny conditions teamed with high winds not he ideal trout fishing conditions. With a lot of anglers practicing ahead of the John Horsey Final on Sunday methods and areas were a closely guarded secret. However, from the lodge we could see a number of fish getting caught down along the Farborough Dam wall. Season Ticket holder Gordon Bramwell fished a Di 3 with blobs and Cormorants. Also, fishing this method was Fishery Ranger Lee Henfrey who landed 5 fish on a Sparkler Booby and also cormorants but reported a lot of fish following right to the boat. It would seem that fish following but not taking was a common theme throughout the day with many anglers commenting fish coming short. Anchored up in Rainbow Corner Ian Reeve landed 9 fish using a blue flash Damsel and also a barred olive Snake.

 

With the high winds Friday the boats had to be cancelled but thankful it dropped enough Saturday for the anglers to get out on the water for the official practice day before the match. Again not ideal conditions with wind speeds in the 20s and a mix of sun and cloud. Early reports from the anglers looked like pulling on either a Di 3 or Di 5 was producing fish with Andy Cooper taking 7 fish on Di 5 and a sparkler booby by 12pm. Other anglers also reported good catches to similar tactics of pulling sparkler boobies with various blobs and mini lures up the cast. Looking at the spread of the boats they seemed to be catching fish from the Farborough Dam drifting from T and J Buoy, in Rainbow Corner and then around P Buoy and middle shoal. Although specifics on flies and areas was being a closely guarded secret with a holiday up for grabs the next day.

 

The match day dawned with dramatically reduced winds which had swung more to a straight West, the day started bright with some cloud and rain forecast later in the day. The match started in a slightly different manner to normal as the anglers where only allowed access on the pontoon 10 boats at a time and then headed out to a staging area to await the start of the match. At the start of the match at 10am a good proportion of the boats headed for Farborough Dam, the Spit and Toft with the rest either heading for Rainbow Corner or up towards the Tower and Biggin Bay. As the day progressed it was clear it was going to be a close match, when the staff headed took to the water carry out the fly checks. Steve Cullen was leading the way fishing around the Valve Tower and the area around the Aerators, which had been turned off for the match. Steve was using a DI 7 sinking with a mix of blobs and boobies, fished at around 10ft. Iain Barr was also doing well fishing around P Buoy and Middle Shoal using a slow glass with a mix of FABS and foam daddies. By the time, the weight in had come around there was some good catches with a number of 8s, 9s and some anglers into double figures. However it was last years Champion Gary Morris who took the trophy home for the second year in a row, an absolutely fantastic achievement. Gary’s Winning Method was to fish an Airflo 12ft Fast Tip (https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/airflo-superflo-mini-tips/) with a 20ft leader 5ft between the flies with a black eyed sparkler booby on the point and cormorants on the droppers. With a figure of eight retrieve or a roly-poly finding the fish 150 yards off the Cornfield drifting down to the Nature Reserve buoys in Toft. In second place Iain Barr landed 13 fish on his method of a slow sinking intermediate and foam daddies taking his fish both from around P Buoy and also into Toft. In Third place with 11 fish was Neil Barrett who fished a RIO Midge Tip long with a sparkler booby on the point taking most of his fish pulled in Biggin Bay, with Neil landing 6 fish in the last half an hour. Steve Cullen finished in 4th place also with 11 fish just have a smaller weight on the scales than Neil.

 

New Demo Tackle for you to take out and try: SAGE SONIC Fly Rods, RIO Slick Cast. We have the excellent new SAGE SONIC 10ft #7 demo rod for you to try, team it with our RIO Slick Cast #7 Gold or Grand fly lines. Call the lodge 01788 812018 to book your demo.

Bank anglers please note: The perimeter track is extremely busy with families, cyclists & joggers. Exercise caution while driving around the reservoir & observe speed limits

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop. We currently have a Fishery Management (UK) ltd Daddy Dry Fly Selection.

Tuition & Guided Sessions From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we have resumed our 1:1 casting tuition & 1:1 guided boat sessions. For the latest information on tuition under Covid-19 guidelines please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk. For bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 20:15pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 20:15pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 14.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 14.30pm – 20:15

Last 4 Hr – 16:15pm – 20:15pm

All Anglers Off Site – 20:30pm

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Draycote Report W/E 16th August 2020

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report.

 

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Web Site www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk

 

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Our COVID-19 Guidelines

Full details of our updated guidelines can be found on our website http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/latest-report/

 

Fishery Report: Week ending Sunday 16th August

 

The government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings are to be worn within all shops in England from Friday 24th July. These can be a Buff type, scarf or mask etc.

 

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges.

 

A hot start to the week with temperatures in the high 20s and even into the 30s at times, resulting in a high water temperatures and moody trout. Thankful towards the end of the week we had some cooler overnight temperatures which lowered the water temperature and did see an improvement in catches. A total of 181 rod visited the water landing a total of 413 fish giving a rod average of 2.2 fish per angler.

 

A hot start to the week Monday with temperatures in the high 20s, although we did have some cloud to start the day. The threat of thunder later in the day and also the heat kept a number of anglers away, with only 3 boats heading out and one bank anglers. Although the anglers who did head out were treated some great sport with the rod average for the day finishing at 8. Season ticket holder Mike Garner fished the bank and landed an impressive catch of 6 fish all on crunchers and cormorants, following a chat with fishery ranger Lee, who had found fish the day before in Toft. Mike headed for the top of the swan’s nest and cast out letting the flies swing towards the end of Farborough Dam. All water season ticket holder Steve Orton fished for a morning landing 5 fish all on dries. Steve found the fish and lost many more doing one long drift from the bottom of Toft, past croft shoal and out towards Biggin Bay. Fishery Ranger Lloyd Thompson fished with a former RAF colleague on the rudder landing 16 fish between them. The pair found the fish around the Farborough Dam wall and also out towards T buoy using Tubes on di 5 sinking lines. Out in the afternoon Draycote season ticket holder Lee Patten & Peter Elliot landed 20 fish to the boat all on dries before the lightening put an early end to the evening.

 

Tuesday started overcast and grey, with the sun cutting through the cloud cover about 10 o’clock, to produce yet another warm muggy day with only the lightest of breezes. Mr Paul Skelton rose over a dozen fish to dries in Toft and Biggin Bay but unfortunately didn’t manage to boat any of them. Mr M Brown caught 7 fish on Buzzers and Big Reds. Dries seemed to be working really well in the bright conditions as season permit holder John Falconbridge netted 4 fish from the top of the water. All water season permit holder Keith Coley had 5 fish on a mixture of the washing line and dries.

 

Wednesday has to be one of the hottest days we’ve ever experienced here at Draycote water. The air temperature through the afternoon had to be well in excess of 30 degrees. Fish could be seen moving in the surface early on as we were working on the boats, but by 10 o’clock they had disappeared. Yousef Dar caught 4 fish, while Mr Ron Howard managed 2. Mr K Allison caught 2 using Big Reds and Green and Black Diawl Bachs.

 

A much better day on Thursday with overcast conditions and a north easterly breeze. With a water temperature of 21 degrees, it was never going to be the easiest days fishing, but some anglers still did quite well. Mr C Wilkins caught 4 on Bob’s Bits, while Gordon Bramwell had 6. Draycote regular Tony Broadway caught 1 fish from the bank at Lincroft Point on a Shrimp pattern. All water season permit holders Chris Bobby and Leanne Frost had a dozen between them fishing Cormorants on a Fast Glass line.

 

Again overcast conditions and a light north easterly led to another rise in the rod average on Friday. Tony Broadway and Brian Allwood both caught a brace from the bank at Lincroft point on Shrimp patterns and Big Reds. Out on the boats Ed Douglas caught 7 fish on dries and Boobies. Mr D Boulton and Mr T Moore had 3 fish apiece on Buzzers fished very deep. Season permit holder Kevin Rees caught 8 fish on the drift using dry flies such as Cul’s and Bob’s Bits. Mr Derek Adams bagged 3 fish from the boat, one of which was a 5 pounder caught on a Diawl Bach. Mr M Grover had 4 fish to the boat using Muddler Daddies.

 

Saturday arrived with a good north easterly breeze and once again stayed cloudy all day. A much better days fishing was had by a lot of the rods who ventured out, particularly through the wind lanes that sprung up in Toft. The water temperature has now dropped to 19 degrees, and hopefully will drop more in the next couple of days. All water season permit holder Phil Mee was drifting from G to H buoy in Toft using dries such as Big Reds, and whilst he boated just one fish, he had a great days sport losing several more. The boat pairing of Tony Parker and Tez Livin had 11 fish to the boat between them on dries and nymphs around G buoy in Toft. Mark Hunt had a great day out netting 8 fish on Ginger Hoppers, and dropped quite a few more. Mr Dave Eames caught 18 fish using Snakes and Sparklers on a DI3 and a Fast Glass line, during long drifts from D buoy in Duns Bay, to B buoy up in front of the Draycote Dam.

 

A cooler start to Sunday with winds in the North with a slight bit if East in them, the air temperature did rise towards the afternoon as the sun tried to make an appearance. However, around 5pm the rain was torrential with thunder and lighting around too bringing all the boats in early. Jim Smith and Ed Douglas found success early on dries around P Buoy, T Buoy and around the Farborough Spit with crippled midge landing most of their fish. As the sun came out Jim did use a Di 5 and a tube to land fish around OL buoy and also T buoy, but overall it was dries that took the majority of the fish. Draycote season ticket holder Richard Walker fished over the Aerators to land 9 fish all coming to sinking lines fished with snakes and zonkers. Fishery Ranger Lee Henfrey fished with Nigel Keeber on the rudder to land over 30 fish to the boat using a DI 3 and tubes. The best area the pair found was casting tight in to the Farnborough and Toft Dam wall and drawing the flies off with Nigel landing a 6lb 8oz Rainbow that took within feet of the Dam wall.

 

 

New Demo Tackle for you to take out and try: SAGE SONIC Fly Rods, RIO Slick Cast. We have the excellent new SAGE SONIC 10ft #7 demo rod for you to try, team it with our RIO Slick Cast #7 Gold or Grand fly lines. Call the lodge 01788 812018 to book your demo.

 

Bank anglers please note: The perimeter track is extremely busy with families, cyclists & joggers. Exercise caution while driving around the reservoir & observe speed limits

 

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop. We currently have a Fishery Management (UK) ltd Eyebrook Daddy Longlegs Selection packs available. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/

 

Competition

 

John Horsey Final August 23rd  (Practice Day August 22nd ) event fully booked

 

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New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details

www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1888&sectionTitle=AT+Loch+Style+Autumn+Series

Further details email Andy.Taylor@anglingtrust.net

 

Two heats at Draycote  Draycote 6th September & Draycote 25th October

 

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Tuition & Guided Sessions From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we have resumed our 1:1 casting tuition & 1:1 guided boat sessions. For the latest information on tuition under Covid-19 guidelines please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk. For bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 20:30pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 20:30pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 14.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 14.30pm – 20:30

Last 4 Hr – 16:30pm – 20:30pm

All Anglers Off Site – 20:45pm

 

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Draycote Report W/E 9th August 2020

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report.

 

Tel: 01788 812018   email: lodge@flyfishdraycote.co.uk

 

Web Site www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk

 

Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

 

Our COVID-19 Guidelines

Full details of our updated guidelines can be found on our website http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/latest-report/

 

Fishery Report: Week ending Sunday 9th August

 

The government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings are to be worn within all shops in England from Friday 24th July. These can be a Buff type, scarf or mask etc.

 

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges.

 

Overall this week 242 anglers visited the fishery landing 763 fish, producing a rod average of 3.15.

 

The week kicked off in fine form with a rod average of 3.9 fish per man with the majority of the fish coming out on dries fished out around the open water. The bank also fished well for this time of year with both Tony Broadway & Gordon Slack landing 4 fish each. Gordon took all his 4 fish in Dunn’s using a washing line. While Tony took 1 fish from the Cornfield, Dunn’s, Lincroft & The Overflow. On the boats Draycote season ticket holder Kevin Rees used Bob’s Bits drifting around the top dam wall to land 17 fish. Tony Fox & A Smith used dries this time CDC shuttlecocks and also F Fly’s take 25 fish between them. The pair found the fish drifting around C Buoy down to B Buoy and also around P Buoy. Tony Baldwin also enjoyed a good day on dries using a mixture of Midas and also Bob’s Bits, again Tony concentrated around the Sailing mark buoys and the open water.

 

Tuesday was a bit mixed weather wise, mostly overcast with some blustery conditions at times, but at least the rain held off. Bob Smith and Ian Richardson had 4 fish to the boat during a morning session, all on Daddies. Season permit holder Tony Parker caught 12 fish from a drifting boat around A, B and P buoys.

Mark Hunt had 8 fish to the boat using CDC’s and Buzzers. Mr D Eames caught 9 fish using Dries in the morning and snakes in the afternoon. Keith Coley and his boat partner Bob Taft caught 9 fish from a boat using Muddlers. Mr Graham England caught 3 fish during an afternoon session using Hares Ears and Shrimp patterns. One of Mr England fish weighed 4lbs. The boat pairing of Peter Elliott and Lee Patten netted a total of 16 fish, all on Dries.

 

Wednesday turned out to be quite blustery but dry day with the north shore almost unfishable at times. Mr Mark Franks had 15 fish to the boat on Claret Hoppers and a Red Stimulator around D buoy. Chris Malcock caught 6 fish on Diawl Bachs, while Ian Western caught 7. Mr John Honor caught his 7 fish on Daddies. The boat pairing of Don Coe and Gordon Byers had a dozen fish between them on Big Reds and Shuttlecocks. Season permit holder Colin Grainger fished the bank down by the Swans Nest to land 4 fish on PTN’s.

 

Thursday was almost ideal conditions for fishing, apart from a couple of light showers in the afternoon. There weren’t too many bank anglers out, and those that were, failed to give us any returns. Out on the boats all water season permit holder Phil Mee caught 5 fish on Daddies and Big Reds. Steve Orton also had 5 fish to the boat using Daddies, Crippled Midge and a Blue Flash Damsel. Gordon Bramwell managed to net 14 fish, all on dries.  Lester Booth and Mr N Nixon had 17 fish to the boat using Claret Hoppers and Midas, over Middle Shoal and Toft Shallows. Draycote season permit holder Kevin Rees caught 12 fish using dries such as Bob’s Bits.

 

An extremely hot day Friday with temperatures over 30 degrees for most of the day. As a result the fish got knocked a little bit of their stride with the rod average dropping to 2.9 fish per man. Rob Edmunds& son Albert bucked the trend landing 20 fish in a half day session. The pair used a Di 5 forty plus line with 2 chained eyed humongous, using a roly-poly retrieve with the fish taking after “Hanging” the flies at the boat for a long period of time. They found fish all along the North Shore, around the weed bed off the Farborough Spit and also some larger fish in Rainbow Corner. Fishery Manager Tom Bird fished the Aerators with Fiancé Sarah, landing 12 in just a few hours. Tom opted to use a Barred Olive Snake booby on a Di 5, while Sarah used a weighted olive version to start with before changing to a single FAB fished on a floating line.

 

Another warm day Saturday, with slightly more wind than the previous day with he breeze coming from the North. Jim Dempsey and Ifor Jones fished the rudder using Di 5 sinking lines landing 6 fish between them, with tubes being the best pattern. They picked fish up in a number of places from Farborough spit to T buoy, Middle Shoal and also the Aerators. Mr M Wooley fished over the Aerators to take 4 fish all on a blue flash damsel. Out on the water we also have the Invicta Club, who have written a report on the day:-

 

Invicta Carr Cup Round 2 and Carl Hunter Bowl, 8 August 2020, report by David Moore

Another good turnout of 28 members fished Draycote on one of the hottest days of the year.

Blazing sun and water temperatures of 20’ to 22’ across the lake were far from ideal conditions as boats spread out from Toft to C buoy with tactics ranging from dries to Di8 and tubes.

By midday most boats had moved downwind towards the boils, drifting towards the dam and few rods had taken more than a couple of fish.

New member Sam Smith on his first visit to Draycote was paired with David Moore who had practiced a few days previously and they got off to a good start with both taking 2 on nymphs and daddies drifting close to the bank from D buoy to the tower before moving onto the boils and C buoy where Sam took 3 quick fish on tubes and Di7.  A return to the original drift and switch back to midge tips brought a fish a piece before returning to the boils and a long drift to C buoy where David caught a 6lb-9oz brown on a green and white tadpole and Sam caught his 7th and match-winning fish.

Carr Cup table- topper Sam Edmunds was fishing with Mark Searle and after a slow start in Toft they pulled hard with tubes to take 5 fish each for the 2nd placed boat.

The 28 rods caught 53 fish reflecting a very hard day in the sun and 30’+ temperatures.

There wasn’t a formal weigh-in but the first 4 fish were killed with subsequent fish counting as 2lbs and it was clear that Sam Smith’s bag was the winner. David Moore weighed his 4 fish at 14lb-8oz and it was agreed they were top boat with 11 fish to Mark and Sam’s 10 and received the two permits kindly donated by the fishery.

A big thank you to Mark Searle for organising the day and to fishery staff Tom and Lee for their help.

For a picture of David’s fantastic brown please visit our www.facebook.com/flyfishstore

 

Sunday started a lot cooler with winds coming from the North and overcast skies to start the day before the sun broke through around 11.30am. The day saw the All Abilities Friendly Fly Fishers taking to the water in a club day. All the members enjoyed a great day on the water catching fish on dries, with popper hoppers being the best flies, with most of the fish coming from Toft. Although Mark Goodge did land some earlier on in the day around the school slips, the fish still came to the dries even in the sun. Season ticket holders Jim Smith & Ed Douglas landed over 30 fish to the boat, with lots of action again to dries. Jim caught a few earlier on in the day using snakes and tubes around Middle Shoal. Then when the sun broke through and the heat of the day started, Jim took a break and more relaxing way of fishing and went on the dries. To find much to his delight the fish were willing to come and take a well presented dry fly, with G buoy in Toft being the hotspot. Fishery Ranger & Guide Lee Henfrey went out with friend Nigel using the rudder, this proved to be a great call with the pair landing over 30 fish between them. Finding the fish from the Spit to T & J Buoy and then down the Farborough Dam Wall. Both Lee & Nigel found tubes to be the most successful flies with Lee on a Di 5 and Nigel on a Di 3. Overall despite the heat Draycote fished well producing a rod average of 4.08 for the day.

 

New Demo Tackle for you to take out and try: SAGE SONIC Fly Rods, RIO Slick Cast. We have the excellent new SAGE SONIC 10ft #7 demo rod for you to try, team it with our RIO Slick Cast #7 Gold or Grand fly lines. Call the lodge 01788 812018 to book your demo.

 

Bank anglers please note: The perimeter track is extremely busy with families, cyclists & joggers. Exercise caution while driving around the reservoir & observe speed limits

 

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our online shop. We currently have a Fishery Management (UK) ltd Eyebrook Damsel Selection packs available. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/

 

Competition

 

John Horsey Final August 23rd  (Practice Day August 22nd ) event fully booked

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New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details

www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1888&sectionTitle=AT+Loch+Style+Autumn+Series

Further details email Andy.Taylor@anglingtrust.net

 

Two heats at Draycote  Draycote 6th September & Draycote 25th October

Fishery Management UK Ltd is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the first qualifier of the NEW Angling Trust Style Autumn Series at Draycote Water on Sunday 6th September. This is an exciting new competition where there will be cash prizes on offer for the top four anglers on the day. This is an individual, catch and release match where you will be paired with another angler in the boat. The match starts at 10am and will finish at 5pm with the angler who catches the most fish being the winner.  In addition to the top four cash prizes, the top ten anglers will qualify for the spring final next year at Grafham Water on Saturday 3rd April 2021.

The cost of this match is £51.75, this comprises of a £30 entry fee and a fishing fee of £21.75. 70% of the entry fee goes back into the prize pot for this event. The remaining percentage goes to raising funds for the England seniors, ladies and youth fly fishing teams. The more anglers that enter then the greater the prize pot. We need 16 anglers for the heat to run with a maximum of 50 anglers on the day. If 50 anglers fish (ie a sell-out) then the prize pot will be £900 split as follows: 1st £360, 2nd £270, 3rd £180 and 4th £90. If we get the minimum of 16 anglers the prize pot will be £320 split as follows: 1st £128, 2nd £96, 3rd £64 and 4th £32. The more anglers that fish the greater the prize pot will be!

The match is to be fished from drifting boats and to international rules with regards to the flies to be used.

We will also be holding further qualifiers at Eyebrook on Sunday 11th October and again at Draycote on Sunday 25th October. These two matches will be to fishery rules.

So, whether you’d like to try competition fishing for the first time, fish your local club matches or are an experienced match angler this event is for you!

The event is booking only and this can be done at https://anglingtrust.net/competitions/draycote-water/

 

For further information please email Competitions Support Officer Andy Taylor at andy.taylor@anglingtrust.net or 07946 251826

 

 

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Tuition & Guided Sessions From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we have resumed our 1:1 casting tuition & 1:1 guided boat sessions. For the latest information on tuition under Covid-19 guidelines please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk. For bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 20:45pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 20:45pm

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Draycote Report W/E 3rd August 2020

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report.

 

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Fishery Report: Week ending Sunday 2nd August

 

The government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings are to be worn within all shops in England from Friday 24th July. These can be a Buff type, scarf or mask etc.

 

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges.

 

The weather for Monday can certainly be described as wet and windy, with blustery south west winds teamed with showers all day. As a result we had a quiet day with most of the anglers opting to come on the better weather days later in the week. On the bank fishing at the overflow Draycote season ticket holder Colin Granger landed 5 fish. Colin used a washing line with small size 14 Diawl Bach’s on the dropper to tempt his fish. On the boats Kevin Rees fished with dries all day using Bob Bit’s to take his 10 fish. Kevin fished under the shelter of the top Dam wall drifting towards B buoy.

 

Still quite a strong gusty wind on Tuesday, with cloud and sunny intervals. The wind made presentation difficult at times, however it was still flies fished high in the water that caught the lion share of the catches. On the bank season ticket holder Tony Broadway used a washing line with a FAB on the point and shrimp patterns on the droppers. To land 5 fish with all of them coming from the Cornfield. On the boats Kevin Hart fished over the open water through the middle in the rough weather to take 8 fish. Kevin used sunk hoppers and dabblers on an intermediate. Tim Jones and Ian Pugh used dries all day drifting from the top dam wall taking 12 fish between them. Draycote season ticket holder Lee Patten and Peter Elliot landed 26 between them in the afternoon using dries with Bob’s bits being the best patterns once again coming out from the Draycote Dam. One angler who didn’t catch the fish high in the water, was Rudder regular Steve Barby who found the fish on a double Di 7 and Tube going from T Buoy down past the spit to land 7 fish.

 

Excellent conditions greeted the anglers on Wednesday with light winds and overcast skies, as a result we saw nearly all the boats taking to the water in the hope of some good sport. Chris Flay took to the water with newcomer to the sport Ann- Marie Edwards with Chris landing 8 fish while Ann lost 3 at the net. Frustrating morning for Ann, however, I am sure they will stick next time. Chris caught all of his on a home tied Damsel pattern on a floating line from the Farnborough Dam wall and then into Toft. Alex Campbell fished down in Toft for the morning from a boat landing 6 fish. Once again it was Alex’s Copper Hopper doing the damage, with an even mix of dry flies and pulling lures on a Di3. Fishery Guide Lee Henfrey took to the water for his first days Guiding since we where able to resume the service earlier in the month. Taking all water season ticket holder Phil Mee, who wanted to learn about fishing dries. Phil enjoyed a fantastic day using dries all day catching fish from in Toft around G Buoy, for information on guiding please contact Tom on 01788 812018. Draycote season ticket holder Tony Parker & Andy Axon landed 22 fish between them fishing in Toft and from the Draycote Dam towards A buoy using dries. Richard Hood & Chris Webster also found the fish in Toft around G buoy drifting through the open water landed 26 fish between. The pair found using a slow sinking intermediate with a FAB on the point and sunk hoppers on the droppers to be the most successful tactics.

 

Thursday was a bright and breezy day throughout which some would think would make for difficult fishing conditions. Whilst the bank fishing is a bit slow at the moment due to water temperatures, the boat are doing quite well. Even in these bright conditions, the fish are still sitting in the top few feet of the water, making for some great dry fly sport. Mr D Eames had 15 fish to the boat around P buoy on Foam Daddies and Crippled Midge. New fishery staff member Lloyd Thompson enjoyed some great sport with much the same method on drifts around both P and D buoy. Season Permit holder John Dickens using a washing line and Buzzers to great effect to net 7 fish from a drifting boat. Chris Bobby and Leanne Frost had 18 fish to the boat between them, all on dries.

 

Friday gave us scorching temperatures with the mercury hitting 34 degrees in the afternoon. As a result the morning fished best with James Alexander fishing dries in the morning to land 5 fish. James, spoke to Lloyd in the morning and explained how the fish at P Buoy wanted to take crippled midge just sitting in the surface film. Taking on board Lloyd’s advice James enjoyed great sport and rose a number of others. Brothers Gary & Shaun Martin also found fish around P Buoy drifting towards D Buoy, using dries in the morning before switching to a washing line. They found a 12ft midge tip with green holographic Diawl Bachs on the droppers and a hopper booby on the point. All water season ticket holder Paul Walker fished with hoppers and buzzers in the Aerators to take 8 fish.

 

The weather was much better Saturday with the temperature dropping by about 10 degrees and the sun being replaced with cloud from around 9.30. On the boats Jim Dempsey & Ifor Jones used the rudder to take 15 fish between them. The pair fished barred olive snakes on a mix of Di 3 sinking lines also Di 7 sinking lines taking the fish a little deeper. The pair concentrated around the top dam wall in the deeper water taking the fish around A and B Buoy. Andrus R & G Wadsworth enjoyed a good day landing 20 fish from around A Buoy. They found that the majority of the fish (15) took a white snake while the other 5 came to an olive buzzer. Fishing for the last four hours season ticket holder Martyn Hancox landed 10 fish all on Big reds fishing around the top dam wall.

 

Another bright day forecast for Sunday with the cloud that was forecast in the afternoon not really materialising. With the sun out in the force over the past few days the cooler mornings have certainly been the most productive times. Season ticket holder Jim Smith took 7 on dries in the morning drifting around the school slips and N Buoy using a crippled midge and a shipmen’s buzzer. Later in the day the fish stopped being so willing to come and take a dry. As a result Jim opted to go down a little deeper using a Booby Basher and a tube over the Aerators to take a further 12 fish. Richard Walker also found success on the Aerators landing 9 fish in a morning session using a barred snake fished on a Di 5 sinking line. Tez Livin used dries all day to land 7 fish drifting from Rainbow Corner to A Buoy. All water season ticker holders Ian Reeve & Matt Pittaway landed 15 fish between them using Damsel and Perch fry patterns. The pair found the fish around the Aerators and the Outlet.

 

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Bank anglers please note: The perimeter track is extremely busy with families, cyclists & joggers. Exercise caution while driving around the reservoir & observe speed limits

 

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Visit our online shop. We currently have a Fishery Management (UK) ltd Eyebrook Damsel Selection packs available.

 

Competition

 

John Horsey Final August 23rd  (Practice Day August 22nd ) event fully booked

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New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details

www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1888&sectionTitle=AT+Loch+Style+Autumn+Series

Further details email Andy.Taylor@anglingtrust.net

 

Two heats at Draycote  Draycote 6th September & Draycote 25th October

 

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Tuition & Guided Sessions From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we have resumed our 1:1 casting tuition & 1:1 guided boat sessions. For the latest information on tuition under Covid-19 guidelines please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk. For bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 21:00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 21:00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 14.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 14.30pm – 21:00

Last 4 Hr – 17:00pm – 21:00pm

All Anglers Off Site – 21:15pm

 

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Draycote Water Fishing Report w/e Sunday 26th July 2020

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report.

 

Tel: 01788 812018   email: lodge@flyfishdraycote.co.uk

 

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Fishery Report: Week ending Sunday 26th July

 

The government has announced that mandatory Face Coverings are to be worn within all shops in England from Friday 24th July. These can be a Buff type, scarf or mask etc.

 

This mandatory rule will cover our shops / lodges.

 

The bright weather continued to start the week, however, some cloud did arrive to give a mix of bright and cloud for the afternoon. Fishing off the bank Draycote season ticket holder Ian Richardson enjoyed a good day’s sport using dries. Landing 8 fish from Biggin Bay just up from the old pipe, Ian opted for a Big Red and a Snail pattern on the dropper taking an equal mix on both. Fishing along the Cornfield, Mike Garner landed 4 fish from the bank on crunchers and a cormorant using a floating line. Out on the boats Mr D Cornforth & Mr G Cornforth landed 16 between them using a mix of snakes on sinking lines and pheasant tailed nymphs on floaters. The pair found the fish in the Aerators and also drifting around the Value tower and commented on the hard fighting qualities of the fish. Draycote season ticket holder Kevin Rees persisted with the dries even in the bright conditions to land 12 on crippled midge and Bob’s Bits.

 

The weather Tuesday started with bright flat conditions, that then later improved for the anglers with some cloud building later in the day and a light ripple. Draycote season ticket holder Brian Allwood landed 6 fish from the bank and was also broken twice. On the boat’s brothers Mr T Evans & Mr J Evans landed 19 fish between them fishing in Rainbow Corner using Diawl Bach’s with a small Damsel pattern on the point. All water season ticket holder Keith Coley fished with Bob Taft landing 11 fish on muddlers pulled through the surface. Chris Pyke started the first of his 3 day break in fine form taking 12 fish, Chris found a lot of fish out over the open water around P & Y Buoy. Chris mentioned how as you headed back up wind to start a drift you could see the fish moving and then. The key to catching was to make sure you covered the fish with the flies and pulled them away using a mix of FABS and Blobs.

 

Sunny with cloudy intervals was the weather greeting the anglers, the fish still remained high in the water. On the bank Terry Tappingden landed 6 fish all falling to Bob’s Bits, with Terry finding the fish in Biggin Bay and also off the overflow. Fishing from the boats Draycote season ticket holder Tony Parker fishing with Andy Axon landed 26 between them. The pair used dries all day in Rainbow corner to take the fish using a mix of various dries. Mr B Joseph fished from the bank for half a day up till 12pm and landed 6 fish, Mr Joseph commented the sport had been best in the morning before the sun broke through taking 5 of his fish early. Mr Joseph found the fish very tight in along Lincroft point using a team of crunchers to catching the fish just feet from the bank with the flies parallel to the bank. Fishing for a half day session from the boat Chris Flay landed 7 fish including a cracking brown of 7lb. Chris, fished using a floating line and a damsel pattern drifting from S buoy just off Lincroft shoal towards Farnborough spit.

 

Great conditions Thursday with cloud all day, with winds of 14mph coming from the South West. As a result of the good conditions the fish responded well with 52 anglers catching 303 fish for a rod average of 5.8. On the bank Beginner season ticket holder Antony Hart landed 4 fish using a washing line set up in Rainbow Corner. Out on the boats Chris Pyke used a midge tip line with a washing line set up to take 11 fish. With all of Chris’s fish coming from the open water around P, X and Y buoy on a mix of the FABS and nymphs. Draycote season ticket holder Gordon Bramwell fishing with Mr K Cooke landed 19 fish from around B buoy using a washing line on a floater. Kevin Rees fished dries all day landing 15 fish, using crippled midge. Kevin found the fish drifting from the sailing club toward the spit, then later in the day around P buoy. Paul Mitchell fished around the top dam wall with dries and also pulling FABs on an intermediate to land his fish. Derek Moore and Felicity Appleton enjoyed a great days sport landing 29 fish between them all on Midas fishing from Rainbow Corner towards A buoy.

 

Another cloudy start on Friday, although the sun did break through around lunch. Draycote season ticket holder Pete Allen fished off the bank landing 5 fish. Pete took 2 from Biggin Bay, before taking his other 3 at the overflow. Pete commented that the fish where at maximum range at the outlet. With the fish taking crunchers and a small black booby on a floater. Tony Broadway also had 5 from the bank all on Bob’s Bit dry flies. Out on the boats dries still seemed to be the best method, Tony Parker fishing with Tez Livin used dries drifting from Rainbow Corner to A Buoy and also around the Inlet to boat 19 fish. All water season ticket holder Ed Douglas also fished dries to land 13 fish. Ed found the fish around J Buoy in the morning before heading to the top dam well using a mix of Bob’s Bits and crippled midge. Stephen Peart fished with Steve Smalley with the pair landing over 30 fish on a mix of dries and also pulling blobs. The pair concentrated on the wind lanes and also fishing off the Draycote Dam going toward B Buoy.

 

Saturday was again overcast and warm with light breezes, and had the odd shower thrown in for good measure. In preparation for the Scierra Pairs match tomorrow, some anglers were playing their cards very close to their chest with areas and methods used, and who could blame them. Others such as Tony Baldwin note 10 fish on dries. Keith Allison caught 3 fish using Diawl Bachs, FAB’s and Big Reds. Mr R Wheeldon and his boat partner had 6 fish to the boat using dries such as Big Reds and Culs. Most of the fishing is to be had up on the Draycote dam and in Rainbow Corner, and generally in the top couple of feet of the water. With the surface temperature still down in the teens and lots of overcast days, the fishing is pretty good for this time of year. Dries or a washing line with a sparkler booby on the point and Diawl Bachs are working really well. Pulling lures such as snakes is also producing good returns, as long as nothing more than an Intermediate or a DI3 is used.

 

Sunday was again an overcast day with at times a strong breeze blowing through Draycote. The bank fished reasonably well for the time of year, with Mr H Lambert catching a brace on Orange Foam Daddies up in Rainbow corner. Mr S Featherstone also caught from the bank In Rainbow corner, netting 3 fish on Buzzers, whilst Mr Keith Jones had 4.

 

The Draycote heat of the Scierra Pairs match got under way with all competitors in fine fettle as they arrived in the morning. Once the briefing was done they headed out at 10 am in what can only be described as good fishing conditions which stood throughout the day. It wasn’t the easiest of days out on the water and some boats were seen moving constantly from place to place. With 12 fish needed for the competition only 4 of the boats bagged up with a further 2 getting in to double figures. The heat was won by the boat pairing of Rob Middleton and Steve Cullen, who bagged up pulling off Croft Shoal, which it was noted during the week was holding a good head of fish right through towards G buoy. Our congratulations to all those competitors who took part.

 

 

Bank anglers please note: The perimeter track is extremely busy with families, cyclists & joggers. Exercise caution while driving around the reservoir & observe speed limits

 

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Visit our online shop. We currently have a Fishery Management (UK) ltd. Washing Line pack offer on the online shop which is available here https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/fishery-management-uk-ltd-washing-line-selection/

 

Competition

 

John Horsey Final August 23rd  (Practice Day August 22nd ) event fully booked

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New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details

www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1888&sectionTitle=AT+Loch+Style+Autumn+Series

Further details email Andy.Taylor@anglingtrust.net

 

Two heats at Draycote  Draycote 6th September & Draycote 25th October

 

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Tuition & Guided Sessions

From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we have resumed our 1:1 casting tuition. For the latest information on tuition under Covid-19 guidelines please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk. For bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.

 

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 21:15pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 21:15pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 14.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 14.30pm – 21:15

Last 4 Hr – 17:15pm – 21:15pm

All Anglers Off Site – 21:30pm

 

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